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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (19 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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1 - 10 of 182 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had breakfast out on the veranda. It was a beautiful spot beside the lake. Food was very good and really reasonably priced.

Thank anne f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a booking for breakfast of 10 people, to celebrate a family members birthday. Granted you were busy, but you should be prepared for such days. Negatives Your staff placed the booking for Saturday not the Sunday as requested Your staff misplaced an order...More

Thank robertjcawsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a mid-week breakfast as they offer gluten free. Helpful staff, lots of parking and a wonderful view. Really enjoyed the food and location.

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our cafe and venue, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wonderful food, great location, indoors or outside by the lake, take a look a the special board inside, so much more than the basic menu. “Parfait”More

Thank Les C
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review of our cafe! Our specials board is constantly changing and we try to offer a variety of home cooked, quality food using fresh local ingredients at a reasonable price! I also delighted that you enjoyed our venue -...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Four middle-aged bikers needed a new Sunday morning breakfast venue. Nothing wrong with our old faithfuls, just fancied a change. I looked up this place on trip advisor and it appeared to have everything we like. Fun roads to ride on the way, friendly, good...More

Thank Rcdrich
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our cafe and farm. I am delighted that you are adding us to your list of 'old faithful' haunts! We are very popular with bikers, as you say we have lots of parking which makes it easier! We...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Wanted an afternoon tea. Never been here before. Lovely location overlooking lakes etc. Arrived just after 2:15. Service at counter rather chaotic and no fruit scones left so no chance of either cream tea offers on menu. Staff behind counter seemed quite stressed. Had one...More

Thank alexhL6457QI
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your review of our cafe, we were extremely busy this weekend due to the good weather. We make our fruit scones daily every morning and normally have more than enough to last all day, there must have been exceptional demand this weekend,...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Dropped in on a week day at noon, with a lady friend for lunch. Found the place to be in a lovely setting, right on a lake, surrounded by beautiful gardens. If you are a fisherman, this is the place to come for Carp and...More

1  Thank sebbs
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your kind and detailed review of the fish farm and the cafe. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and our food and service. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2018

Very pleasant setting for the cafe overlooking the fishing lake. The place is very clean and friendly and the staff helpful. Food is of good quality, portion sizes are large, and the price is reasonable. I was toying with giving a score of 5, but...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review of our cafe. I am so pleased you enjoyed our food and will give your feedback to my staff. We have an eclectic mix of customers for the cafe and a big demand for fried food from our anglers,...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Now my wife's favourite eatery. And mine! Delicious food (other half had quiche to die for; me, the full (make that FULL) afternoon tea. Beautiful spec & fantastic vfm.More

1  Thank Phil A
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review of our cafe! I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and food! My staff will be delighted with your feedback, we are working very hard to ensure our food quality is high and represents good value...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful lakeside surroundings for a meal. First class food and service. This tranquil place to relax and eat should not be missed

Thank Jonto27
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review of our cafe - we are delighted you enjoyed our venue, food and service! We look forward to serving you again soon.

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
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
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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. 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!
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