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The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant

75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
+44 1298 79065
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 19:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a cold Saturday morning a fairly full Hydro cafe was inviting for coffee. Good cups of coffee and friendly service. Tables were clean and tidy ready for next customers. Lots of people eating, so it looks a popular venue in Buxton. When we left...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank grantourismo99
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Place looks nice, staff all seem a bit busy with other things. Presentation very good, coffee okay, tea weak and tastes like train stations. Scone was served warm (microwaved) and rather stale. Shame as the atmosphere suggests it will be good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dl_live
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

They do great gluten free choices - including gf fish and chips and some lovely cakes. Great service. Relaxed and informal. Friendly customers and staff Very dog friendly- they get their own menu and a bowl of water! Decent sized portions reasonably priced. Home cooking...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carriecI7042FQ
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

The location is great just on the main high street, the menu looks nice with GF, & vegan options. Once we entered the dated and well used cafe we felt so cold that had to leave our coats on. The staff were polite but slow...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Foxtrot426
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We went for lunch last Thursday after shopping and fancied the all day breakfast but according to the menu we were just a bit late. There was plenty of other things to choose from but before we did the waiter came over (as he'd heard...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The staff were polite but not brilliant. The overall appearance tired and not too clean. The food took ages and was awful. Poached eggs were solid. Brie was off and handed back. Left feeling as if we had been ripped off to be honest by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for afternoon tea/coffee on a cold October day. Pleasant staff and surroundings. Plenty of choice for breakfast, lunch and tea. Vegan and gluten-free unusually well catered for.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tnunn100
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Nice little cafe with great ambience and a wood burning fireplace. Staff was great. Had risotto and fish and chips. All good and cost was average. Lots of food options and always the same with drinks. Had a great time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Pouring with rain temp 10c freezing Soon as walked in and sat down told served said be over in a min and they were.. had the fish n chips... FANTASTIC... service is great.. red hot meal and beautifully cooked...thank you Hydro

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 177graemen
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We have used the Hydro through its various incarnations over the last twenty five years, and it never dissappoints. The food and service is excellent and the surroundings quirky and interesting. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gary E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 79065
  • E-mail
The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant is a 1950's & 60's themed Diner that provides delicious homemade food. Service is 5 * and we are family friendly. Come in and soak up the nostalgia. From Full English Breakfasts to Delicious desserts we have something for everyone. Also, we are the only Cafe / Restaurant to offer a wide range of Gluten Free & Vegan Foods.
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