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The Riverside Cafe

Riverside | Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BP, England
+44 1451 820373
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (15 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Riverside | Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the middle of the town, this cafe provides a great view on its second floor. Quite a variety of food choices, from scones to soup to sandwiches. Not fantastic food but great to have a leisurely meal while watching children playing in the...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a nice seat by the open French Windows on a hot Sunday in June. The toilets were clean, the soup was good, but the toasties and salad weren't great at all and would probably make this a last resort stop on any future...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited b-o-w with our nine week old. We picked the riverside as it had a nice selection of simple food and although it was in a nice position,wasn’t packed out with people-we had a pram and try not to cause too...More

Thank Billyray911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good breakfast. Staff could do with a bit of customer service training for example asked if they did cooked breakfast at the till they said yes but rather than handing over a menu or explaining the different option just rung it up. They...More

Thank Inspired2
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I went there as highly recommended - was not busy - service was polite but cafe was grubby with spilt food not cleaned from the floor - paninis were ok but not "to die for" - coffee again was OK but was...More

Thank PTY999
Reviewed 2 June 2018

While on a trip with Sixty Sixty from Merthyr Tydfil, we decided to try here for afternoon Tea, the only thing was that all the tables were full, but plenty upstairs, which is no good for me as I have to use a walker, but...More

Thank Janie564b
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The town is ridiculously busy today as it’s a bank holiday so we were lucky to get a table. They handle the crowds very efficiently and despite the numbers manage to serve quickly. Very good value simple cafe fare, generous portion sizes. BLT had nice...More

1  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

In Bourton on the water early Sunday morning. Lovely walk through the village and found the cafe with upstairs view over the water. Very clean. 2 x full English Breakfasts which included tea and toast. Added a milk shake for daughter and a spare plate...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Amusing motto behind counter. Reasonably valued ploughman's lunch. Polite and friendly staff. Nice view.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Called here on the way from Oxford to Cheltenham. Had a nice lunch with coffee served by pleasant staff in a lovely village.

Thank Colin D
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Questions & Answers
29 March 2018|
Response from mjb42 | Property representative |
Hi Alex Yes we will be open at 9am on bank holiday Monday Regards Michelle
16 August 2017|
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Response from Madmac61 | Reviewed this property |
yes you can and very friendly staff
Jennie J
2 August 2017|
Response from Rbecksr | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I just posted a review. Maybe contact the owner with your query. Good luck. It's tricky finding dairy free ice cream!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside | Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 820373
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