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Riverside Cafe

23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
+44 1423 546759
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (22 reviews)
“chilli burger” (2 reviews)
“malteser cake” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a cold day walking around Knaresborough we found this little cafe set into the rocks by the side of the river. We were welcomed inside with our dog and had a lovely cup of cappuccino (various flavours available) together with homemade warm scones with...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our journey today took us to this little gem . After 30 windswept and rain battered miles on the bike we arrived and got inside . It’s a very welcoming little cafe , warm and staff were great . We all ordered the sausage and...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked the Riverside Cafe for our family day trip after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. Gluten free food was an essential and location perfect as it was close to our planned walk by the river. Whilst it could be described as cozy inside,...More

Thank beccacello
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly visit for breakfast or a coffee and a cake, the food is great and the staff are friendly.

Thank Shaun D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to enjoy good food served in a friendly environment, you can’t go past this place. Amazing!! Andy T.

Thank AndyTowno
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were visiting Knaresborough for the day and had strolled down to the riverside to check out the views from there. Feeling a bit peckish we stopped at the riverside cafe and saw the sign "friendly dogs welcome" tick 1 welcome our dogs and you...More

2  Thank Kennethm M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Read about this place on Trip Advisor so popped in for a quick bite. Friendly service and decent sized bit of delicious chocolate brownie and a flavoured latte. Sat outside and enjoyed hearing the water - very pleasant

Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were on our way back from a visit & came across this cafe it was delightful. We choose a "meal deal" of homemade soup sandwich & chips. The food had been locally sourced & was freshly cooked. The price was £9:50 including a flat...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Stroll in Knaresborough yesterday. I'm local, know everywhere to go. Keep coming back here as the cakes are second to none. The problem is choosing which one. Opted today for freshly made Malteser Cake with fresh cream. Simply gorgeous!!! Friendly fun service. Oh and the...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch last Saturday. I love my burgers and I've tried many places around knaresborough but although this place advertises that they do homemade burgers I'd never had the chance to try it. I'm very glad I did! Lovely homemade burger with a...More

Thank flashsam7267
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6 July 2017|
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Response from deerer | Reviewed this property |
Riverside do a wide range of gluten free products including toasties and sandwiches on both white or brown bread hope this helps
30 June 2016|
Response from Yorkshiregirl29 | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking but there are car parks nearby with a short walk along the river or down from town. Not sure about booking tables, it's quite small in inside, also there is outside seating. Hope this helps.
10 April 2016|
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Response from Phil R | Property representative |
as everything is homemade a lot of gluten free meals are available jackets, burgers. chips mayo is gltuen free so coleslaw ice cream is also ask when your there they will tell help you enjoy !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546759
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