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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. There are also three…
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Waterside cafe is in a lovely setting, we had booked for afternoon tea and asked for our reserved table to be outside. The food is lovely and fresh especially the scones. But I feel that something is a miss here. We gave our order to...More
Date of visit: March 2019
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
Thank you for your review of our cafe. I am sorry that your afternoon tea was not quite right! We were exceptionally busy yesterday with the first sign of sun! Our Front of House was off yesterday unfortunately and is it she who normally ensures...More
A Friend and I having a long over due catch up yesterday popped in for a light lunch and it was Brilliant! We were made to feel welcome nothing was too much trouble all the staff were lovely we both had the Advacado and Poached...More
Date of visit: February 2019
1 Thank KentishMaid21
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit so much. My staff are always so pleased to receive praise such as yours - thank you. The daffodils will soon be out at the farm - spring is in the air! We look forward to welcoming...More
Never been here before but will be back. What a lovely place to sit and eat. We were lucky to be able to sit outside and have our lunch.
Great views and good service.
Was nice to see the fish rising.More
Date of visit: November 2018
1 Thank Cherie K
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019
I am so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the farm and the cafe. Yes, some lucky people have visited recently when it has been sunny enough to sit outside. The wildfowl are all getting busy to start nesting and our resident swans are...More
Booked a table of 8 for Xmas lunch/ Dinner, some had Delicious Pork Belly with crackling on black pudding mash, some had Lamb and all the trimmings whilst the rest had the maple roast Turkey dinner.
All cleared their plates, says it all !
Date of visit: December 2018
1 Thank Les C
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018
We are thrilled that you and your party enjoyed our Christmas Menu so much - thank you for your kind comments which I have passed onto the chefs and staff! We wish you all a Merry Christmas! Just to let you know we will be...More
Loved the painted pumpkins in the restaurant, we had the pumpkin Soup which was delicious, full of flavour and very seasonal! Other autumn specials were available, we sat outside on the patio as the sun was shining!More
Date of visit: October 2018
2 Thank kiplings
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018
So pleased you like our Halloween decorations, Louise our Manageress has been very creative this year and they do look fab! Thank for your kind appreciation of our pumpkin soup too! So glad you enjoyed it. We've got lots of Halloween special things in the...More
Went today to the waterside cafe for a treat,
Not the nomanl place we go to eat, however the place is a picture, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is great it's fresh and natural. It's not ur average cafe its hi end,...More
Date of visit: October 2018
1 Thank melons007
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018
Thank you for your kind review of our cafe, food and staff! My staff will be delighted with your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to you visiting us again soon.
It’s a lovely setting and food perfectly ok but the service is so slow
Needless insistence on cash for under £5 slows everything down. It took 25 minutes for 11 of us to be served!!
They should learn a lesson from bedgebury forest.
Date of visit: September 2018
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe. I am delighted that you like our setting and the food but obviously I am disappointed to read of your dissatisfaction with our service. We do remember your party, yesterday was unexpectedly busy in the...More