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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting. Menu is fine and food well presented. Unfortunately the coffee was lukewarm at best and a little lacking in flavour. Would be nice to be able to purchase a biscuit or shortbread to finish with as opposed to the usual cakes

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love coming out here for breakfast, so relaxing with great views and free parking Breakfast is gorgeous, we had in our party the full english, sausage baps and scrambled eggs- all were delicious and not greasy. Reasonable price, great service and decent coffee

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a lovely venue in a lovely setting, but be warned if you're a veggie or vegan. I ordered the veggie breakfast, without the egg as eat a vegan diet, and a server came to advise that the veggie sausages had been cooked...in the fish fryer so weren't suitable. I received my breakfast of baked beans, mushroom and a tomato. I asked why there were no hash browns, as advertised, to be told they also were cooked in the fish fryer. The poor servers had to make the apology to me. I asked for a partial refund as the breakfast was not as advertised and told the manager would have to decide. I expected the manager to come and see me but, after a long wait, an embarassed server once again was left to apologise and give me some cash in my hand. The poor servers were so embarassed and put into a difficult position that I believe the manager should have taken responsibility for, hence the 2 stars.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Nina D, General Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking time to leave a review regarding you're visit with us this weekend. Firstly, our menu does not advertise the vegetarian breakfast as being a vegan option, many vegetarians eat fish therefore posing no issue with products being cooked in the same oil...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and visited as reviews were good. The setting is stunning, the food was wonderful and clearly cooked fresh from scratch. The menu was varied and interesting. We both opted for the fish finger butty and weren’t disappointed. The cakes were...also delicious. We found the staff to be friendly and attentive. We’ll certainly make a point of returning if we’re nearby again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 7 May 2022

Been a couple of times since my last review. I'm glad to report that they still offer cream with their coffee and always happy to go off the menu slightly to accommodate my low carb options. I choose a pannini filling served up with extra...salad. Always served with a smile and sitting by the lakes in the sun is just beautiful.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 16 April 2022

We stopped for breakfast here on the way down to Rye, and it was a great find! A great selection of breakfast options, lovely views across the fishing lakes and friendly service

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 March 2022

Had afternoon tea very reasonably priced. Even with our fussy request it was no trouble for them. Believe me we were fussy. Other items on the menu were vast. The fish and chips looked especially appetising, maybe next time. Very clean facilities staff were exceptional....Our first visit and we was made to feel like regular customers. Had a good laugh with the serving staff. Would highly recommend this cafe, good food, staff and excellent facilities. Can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 13 February 2022

All year round this would boast fantastic views. Food and coffee perfectly acceptable and service friendly and fast. Bangers and mash were a firm favourite.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

Fantastic coffee and lovely cake! Popped in for afternoon tea and I ordered an oat flat white. It was excellent! The lemon olive oil cake was also divine. Beautiful view and lovely staff.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 21 November 2021

Had Fish and chips here - was quite simply delicious, lovely setting, good service. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the fish farm or anyone just in the area!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Yes, Waterside Cafe offers takeaway services.

Waterside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5