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Riverside Cafe

23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
+44 1423 546759
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (25 reviews)
“burger” (24 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a coffee by the river, sitting outside. The coffee was good and the setting relaxing. The food we saw being brought to tables looked lovely.

Thank Couple10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely cafe full of home cooked food and a warm welcome. Met the owner and his newest recruit served us - she treated us like family :-) Highly recommended if you are along Waterside.

1  Thank LimeMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great, scenic setting for a cafe. Good choice of snacks and cakes. Well worth a visit. when in the area.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We visit today... very friendly cafe. Very clean and cosy. Had an amazing homemade scone to take out and a doluet pepsi. We will definitely return if back to the area. Loved it x

Thank Julieladders
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I visited last week on a really sunny day and we were lucky enough to get a table right in the sun. The food was great and arrived promptly which was great as I was starving! The sun stayed on us the whole time even...More

Thank Oliver B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Been to riverside cafe a few times now and it's always good ! I love the chilli con carne and a full English for him will be back can't wait till next week 😀

Thank deerer
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Today we returned to have lunch at The Riverside cafe, once again it was a great experience and the food and service was amazing, the cafe was full but we were still served quickly, great place to relax and enjoy good food, Thank you.

1  Thank AndyTowno
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Been here several times now in fact each time we are in the area we visit, the food, service and quality of products are superb. The homemade cakes and scones are second to none. This is not a fast food place as everything is cooked...More

1  Thank john d
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We went for drinks on a Sunday afternoon, first experience of the cafe was waiting in the queue, took quite a while to be served but the main issue was being so cramped up the staff kept having to ask us to move, ok when...More

Thank Violet205
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This cafe has a prime location in terms of views and footfall, but they don’t take anything for granted. There are reminders on the menu and inside that food orders will take a while as everything is cooked to order - but it’s worth the...More

Thank Richard W
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Cara S
3 February 2018|
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Response from Anthony C | Reviewed this property |
best just to go present yourself and go ask. in time this will build confidence. Think about what you want , be prepared to be shown and ask questions. put mobile away ! be polite with manners - good luck !!
5 July 2017|
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Response from deerer | Reviewed this property |
Riverside do a wide range of gluten free products including toasties and sandwiches on both white or brown bread hope this helps
29 June 2016|
Response from Yorkshiregirl29 | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking but there are car parks nearby with a short walk along the river or down from town. Not sure about booking tables, it's quite small in inside, also there is outside seating. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23A Waterside, Knaresborough HG5 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546759
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