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Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens

Houghton Bridge, Amberley BN18 9LP, England
+44 1798 831066
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Houghton Bridge, Amberley BN18 9LP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place with great staff and manager food was very nice there burger was great and the ham egg and chips was more then a meal it was nice with great views give them 10/10 for all round service thank you for nice...More

Thank KevinQ982
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Superb tea room. Lovely rhubarb scone with our cream tea. Friendly staff. Quick service. Proper tea pot. Dog biscuit. Plenty to eat. The staff took excellent care of some rather frail elderly folk whilst we were there; nothing seemed too much trouble and they were...More

Thank ichibu110
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lunch here on 5th November and it was excellent. Ham and eggs for hubby and toasted goats cheese sandwich, chips and salad for me. All cooked and presented beautifully. Don't be put off by basic furniture go ahead and try their home cooked...More

Thank colmarmay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this very popular cafe for the last 3 months on a regular basis and have found the staff to be nothing more than highly professional and exceptionally polite. The service is always prompt and I have been delighted by the quality...More

Thank LordLockers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

...that's what I was told when I went to try to order after waiting for about 25 minutes being totally ignored. We'd got menus from people at a nearby table, but the server still came back to the table with me to take the order....More

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francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I apologise for the error on your bill and am pleased that we were able to rectify this, mistakes do of course happen. On that particular Sunday in late October, we had an unexpected burst of hot weather that caught us out as we had...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just visited the tea rooms after walking along the river with dogs found the service poor, we had to ask after 10 minutes for our order to be taken, we were not told of a delay with food, so after 25 minute enquired how...More

3  Thank Setchell
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What an unprecedented day of "summer" weather! Of course that meant we were very busy and my staff worked at their best all day - I was working on the bar all day and so I know that serving 320 people their drinks took us...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were in the area for a walk that was on the South Downs National Park website, so decided to visit here for lunch beforehand. As we approached, we were quickly greeted by a member of staff who asked if we were there for the...More

Thank James A
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon, Best regards Francesca

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Whilst visiting Amberely we stopped off for a tea and cake at the beautiful tea rooms, perched next to the river Arun. Little did we know they now run boat trips which allows customers to take out small power boats alone up the river. It...More

Thank emmakelly496
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, the boats have been such a success in their first year and what a lovely summer too! We are so pleased that you had a lovely time, please tell your friends! Best regards Francesca

Reviewed 20 September 2018

occupies a great position with gorgeous views of the south downs, a very welcoming and happy staff who efficiently supplied us with a delicious lunch.

Thank dggstj
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we pride ourselves on our lovely staff so thank you for noticing and mentioning them! Best regards Francesca

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in as it’s just a couple of minutes from the South Downs Way, and was given an extremely warm welcome despite only wanting a cup of tea! The dog was welcomed too and provided with a large Bonio biscuit! Extremely pleasant ambiance, lovely views...More

Thank LeonPomeroy
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving a review, we love all the furry friends that come to visit us and there are bonios for all! Best regards Francesca

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Sammy A
6 January 2018|
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Response from KevinQ982 | Reviewed this property |
I have taken several elderly and disabled people to this site and they are selling gluten-free items I would suggest if you are not sure please give them a call the manageress is extremely helpful and will but you right with... More
9 August 2017|
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Response from ronborrett | Reviewed this property |
there is some parking available and you can normally find a space
12 August 2016|
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Response from francescula | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay - yes we do! A very popular choice with our younger diners!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Houghton Bridge, Amberley BN18 9LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 831066
Situated on the banks of the River Arun, Riverside offers breakfast, lunch and traditional afternoon teas all year round. Enjoy sitting outside by the river in the South Downs National Park, drinking a cold beer or enjoying cream tea, we are opposite Amberley Station and 5 minutes walk from the South Downs Way.
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