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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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1 - 10 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner took me here on our Vespa and I was totally in love the moment I saw this little gem of a place! Food was outstanding and great value for money as for the cakes my taste buds salute and my waistline frowns..........lovely walk...More

Thank Salvagehuntersme2
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our farm and café. I am so pleased you so enjoyed your visit and our cakes which are all home made here! Hope you'll get the Vespa out again and return soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a bad experience at a nearby pub so much so that we left hungry so decided to go somewhere we knew would be our saviour. Had banoffee pie which was devine. Lovely situation and great staff. Been here many times and always been very...More

Thank Peeddoor
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted that we saved the day for you all! Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased that we met with your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for a break on our way to Eastbourne. We had cheese scones which were delicious, you could tell they were freshly made. I had the fresh squeezed orange juice which was great and my husband had an Americano with cream. A lovely...More

Thank Beagle82
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review of our café and our scones! We make our fruit and cheese scones freshly every morning and they are great favourites with our customers. We are delighted you enjoyed them. We hope you will revisit us again soon and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked in advance for Father's Day and the reservation in the shade was much appreciated at 30 degrees! The afternoon tea in such a wonderful setting was delicious. The jugs of water and squash provided went down a treat with all ages. Catering for...More

1  Thank audreymcdonald100
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your visit on Father's Day. I am so pleased that it was a success and that you all enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Excellent breakfast, A good selection, good portions and excellent service. A beautiful location to sit outside on a sunny day.

Thank Betty B
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed you visit and hope you will return soon!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

First visit yesterday. Very pleased with menus choices, prices very reasonable, service and surroundings excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken A
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for the positive review! We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Great location food did not match unfortunately. Bit disappointed as had been recommended by a couple of people.

Thank Thealphadog
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

I am sorry you found the food to be disappointing. If there was a particular problem with your order, did you bring this to the attention of the counter staff and were they able to rectify the issue? https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g1639517-d7119135-r487678441-Hawkhurst_Fish_Farm-Hawkhurst_Kent_England.html#

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

lovely lunch for my family of 6 in pleasant surroundings with really nice staff and good survive. Couldn't ask for more. I can thoroughly recommend Thai noodles or the Asia pan fried salmon. My son was overwhelmed by his huge portion of beer battered haddock...More

Thank justanotherfoody
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review of our café, staff and food. All reviews are passed on to the staff and they are always delighted to receive such positive feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Been here a couple of times recently as have been to the nearby slap n dash. For a 'cafe' there's not all that much on the menu for lunch. Not everyone wants a hot lunch or a £9 salad. So much so I only had...More

Thank Natalie E
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your review of our café. I am surprised and sorry you think there is not much on the menu, did you look at the lunch menu rather than just the Specials Board? We do a large range of food, freshly prepared and...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a decent breakfast with a view to match, the Waterside Cafe is the location of choice particularly when the sun shines. Overlooking the adjacent fishing lake, the waterside cafe offers some beautiful views with wildlife aplenty including ducks and swans. The...More

Thank Wayne P
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your detailed review of our café and fish farm. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your breakfast, we do have a range of breakfast options for those who don't like the traditional Full English, home made granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 754000
  • E-mail
Description
Waterside Cafe is situated at Hawkhurst Fish Farm, a complex set in the perfectly quiet location between the Kent and Sussex border. It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a wide variety of wildfowl from assorted parts of the world making it an oasis of tranquility and an abundance of picturesque features. Our balconied cafe which overlooks the complex, offers a selection of Freshly cooked homemade food and deserts including all days breakfasts, cream teas, lunches & more! With beautiful surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere, free ample parking & open 7 days a week! Waterside Cafe is a favorite among locals and holiday makers alike. Waterside Cafe is currently open from 9am until 4pm daily (Serving food until 3:30pm) There are also three junior coarse ponds for Fun Fishing for children and adults! With rods & nets available for hire - No license required! Our water bailiff will be happy to give you some hints & tips to get you catching! (CLOSED until 13th February 2016) Kent Tackle - Kent's best stocked Tackle & Bait shop! All Things Aquatic - a friendly, family run aquatic shop, specialising in Marine, Tropical and Pond Fish! & Slap n Dash - Paint your own ceramics, Make a bear, clay imprints & more are also situated on our complex!
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