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The Hydro Cafe & Restaurant

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75 Spring Gardens, Buxton SK17 6BP, England
+44 1298 79065
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon 08:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat in this cafe regularly, The food is always good.the currys are wonderful. Sometimes there is a wait,but the food is well worth waiting for

Thank benny457
Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buxton was busy on the Bank Holiday Monday and we felt fortunate to find a table in this '50s themed cafe (Elvis Presley was played throughout our visit). It took a long time for our food to appear, but when it did it was reasonably presented and just about met expectations. There is a hygiene rating of 5 on the... More 

1 Thank 745miker745
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Early start from Manchester - coming through the peaks - want some breakfast - stop in Buxton - almost first place we see is the Hydro - looks popular, lets try it - nice welcome - personable staff - great fresh food (almost too large a plate for the full English - nice restaurant - on our way again very... More 

Thank bigcheeser
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stooped for a cup of coffee late on Sunday afternoon. The staff were polite and attentive. Its great to go to a non-chain cafe. Toilets were clean.

1 Thank Stevethearchitect
Lincolnshire, UK
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quirky establishment that offers something for everyone with a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Staff were friendly enough and the service was good. My partner really enjoyed her veggie meal and I ordered the vegan curry, which was nice but I have to say tasted exactly like the vegan curry that Wetherspoons offer, which was a... More 

Thank SirMass
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a breakfast on our visit to Buxton. Nice friendly staff. Husband had the full English which was a huge plateful with doorstep toast, I had poached eggs on toast with tea. All the food was cooked fresh and lovely and hot. The rest of the menu looked nice too.

Thank Joanne H
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We went for lunch one day- my partner had a burger and I had the vegan chilli and jacket potato. It was really tasty and came with a big side salad. There was plenty of choice for vegetarians and even vegans on the menu. The staff were all friendly and polite and we didn't have to wait long at all... More 

Thank JessHuddersfield
Greater London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had dinner and breakfast here as my daughter has a gluten intolerance. The menu is quite wide and there were lots of good gluten free options including a GF cooked breakfast. Service was ok and the interior decor and layout is a bit quirky but a good central spot . Vegan options also on the menu .

Thank dmaccallum63
Preston, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We chose this cafe/restaurant as it already looked busy, which we thought was a good sign that it must be good. And we weren't​ disappointed. The menu was varied, & a good choice for vegetarians & vegans. Service was spot on, & although you have about 20 minute wait for food, it is cooked from fresh.

Thank Janet R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wasn't at all impressed,we waited 40 mins for our food,that long our bottoms became sore sitting on the very hard uncushioned chairs. I won't be going again . I wasn't the only one unhappy,could hear a lady behind me complaining too.

Thank kellyandarren

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Restaurant Details

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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?