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Lime Wharf Cafe

Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Riverside Cottage, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
+44 1797 253838
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“cake” (11 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Spanish, Cafe, International, British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Riverside Cottage, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Lime Wharf Cafe and camping a couple of times and each time we have had a wonderful time, even in bad weather! The place is so well run and everything has been thought of from fire pits and logs to salted...More

Thank Hattie S
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Pleased to hear you've tried out everything we have on offer here, we like to think we've covered most bases! Look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago

wow.... just had an absolutely fantastic weekend with you just me and my grandson. loved the return river cruise to the castle, and to the guys for giving my grandson a chance to drive the boat. my apologies for his bad driving and hitting the...More

Thank richard296allen
Vanessa F, Manager at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, maybe it is a good thing he wasn't too good at driving or he might have put our Captain out of a job! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious food, stylish surroundings and really great customer service! We were a big group camping on the site and went to the cafe for breakfast and had their weekend BBQ. All delicious and 'hipster'! Carry on the good work :)

Thank 857beverley
Vanessa F, Manager at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. You definitely made the most of the live music, dancing the night away with cocktails in hand! Look forward to having you visit soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a couple of times and if we were more local, would frequent more often (a good 1 ½ hour drive for us) as the whole site of the café’; camping and the river trips are excellent! Very pleasant & helpful staff, engaging in conversation...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this wonderful spot a few years ago, we hired kayaks and enjoyed a wonderful lunch. We have since bought a tent for the sole purpose of staying over to enjoy more! This is our third year camping and despite the rain, it was...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited while waiting for our boat trip to Bodiam castle. Was delighted to find a variety of drinks not just the usual teas and coffees. I had a strawberry and banana smoothie which was able to be adapted to my dietary needs (changing apple...More

Thank laurasummers92
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your writing a review, pleased to hear you enjoyed the fresh smoothies! The table varnish reacted with our cleaning product and has made them a bit sticky (while trying to keep them clean!!), we are trying to work out a way of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience this time round, knocked the socks off the first time! We arrived to a cracking table in the sunshine with fantastic live music. The atmosphere is very special - chilled out, warm and friendly. Perfect place to head with a family of little...More

Thank laurarossseaside
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and all the yumminess the BBQ has to offer! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from slow service you will find it hard to fault this eatery tucked away on the Kent Sussex border. Good sized portions from a varied menu in idyllic surroundings.More

Thank Dave H
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear you like our menu and our beautiful setting, sorry to hear you thought the service was slow. August is our busiest time and our kitchen is very small and sometimes this means...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

9 of us went for lunch today. Great location, amazing food and really nice friendly, attentive staff. Can't fault any aspect. We are already planning our return visit. This place is a gem.

Thank Meopham-Mum
BodiamBoatingStation, Owner at Lime Wharf Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ahh! What a lovely comment. Thank you so much and look forward to looking after you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure of the difference between LWC and BBS but we camped here and were not disappointed, I had previously visited to check the facilities. Our stay was enhanced by the fantastic weather and a BBQ lunch when we arrived was tasty and filling. The...More

Thank Bob D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$32
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Television, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Riverside Cottage, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Newenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 253838
  • E-mail
Description
Sharing the same site as Bodiam Boating Station, our restaurant is a stunning, Scandinavian boathouse inspired building, offering a relaxed, friendly and fun atmosphere, with indoor seating for up to 60. Indulge in a lazy breakfast made with locally sourced produce. Sample our authentic Spanish tapas, our popular burgers & other lunchtime delights or treat yourself to an afternoon cream tea. Grab the kids a treat from our ice-cream parlour & watch them let off steam playing ball games in the secure play area, whilst you enjoy a chilled beer on the sofa. The building lends itself well to private parties in the evenings and we host regular music themed nights, BBQs & other events. Dog friendly. Open Feb-Dec
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