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Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens

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Houghton Bridge, Amberley BN18 9LP, England
+44 1798 831066
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09:30 - 16:00
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This venue has very little to offer unless you are desperate for rude East European charm and overpriced food. The location looks idilic, close to the river with views over the downs. But it's not. The river is obscured by a huge wall and the car park. The closest thing to see is the adjacent caravan park. It's not pretty.... More 

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1 Thank Alastair D
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

While I wait for Trip Advisor to remove your totally racist slur against my Polish team leader I have to answer you so that anyone else reading this will not believe your ridiculous accusations: 1) You visited and reviewed 5 stars a year ago when the menu and decor was IDENTICAL! Prices have NOT increased in the last year. 2)... More 

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140 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Lovely location right on the river, very scenic views etc. Food was ok, we just had a cream tea. The only down-side was the wasps :( I guess that's the pros and cons of being right on the river but it did take the edge-off slightly.

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Thank Theo P
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Wasps in February?! I then realised you reviewed everyone in the area over the last week so your visit here must have been last year. We were quite lucky as last year was not bad for wasps round here but we are totally committed to making our customers visit as happy as possible, so to elaborate on the "so many... More 

Meopham, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We found this restaurant that is hidden down a side road just around the corner from Amberley Museum. The lovely views over the river would be a perfect place to eat outside and appreciate more in the summer. The food was tasty and great portion size to satisfy any appetite, all served by friendly staff. We would not hesitate to... More 

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Thank ronborrett
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are restricted regards the amount of signage we are allowed as they are quite strict in the South Downs National Park, so we are very pleased you found us! Best regards Francesca More 

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149 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Visited this clean cafe where there was a good menu and pleasant staff. Breakfast choice varied with children's menu. Well presented food. There is outside space which would give river views. Would revisit for snack e.g. After museum visit

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Thank Tony M
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Regards Francesca More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Sunday the 29th January was a very special day for the family as we celebrated with our dad his 90th birthday, the day was made all the more special with the wonderful afternoon tea party held at the Riverside Tea Room. Francesca her daughter Charlie were very attentive in the weeks leading up to dads birthday surprise. On the Sunday,... More 

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1 Thank Andy F
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, it was our pleasure to play a small part in your Dad's 90th birthday celebrations! We hope to see you again soon! Best regards Francesca & Charlie More 

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We have visited the Riverside Cafe before and have always had great service and lovely food but yesterday they surpassed themselves, I took my parents over there on a beautiful sunny day to celebrate my Dad's 80th birthday. Not only did they wish him a happy birthday when he walked through the door, they then brought his breakfast with a... More 

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Thank mcculloch1996
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review! It was our pleasure to play a small part in your Dad's special day! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Best regards Francesca More 

Havant, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place by luck we got lost and went in to asked them for directions but in doing so we liked the feel of the place so said to them do they let dogs in and I couldn't believe it when they said yes so stopped looking and and ordered breakfast and what a lovely breakfast it was... More 

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Thank Will L
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review! We love our customers to bring their dogs to see us, free bonio for them! We look forward to seeing you again when you can sit in our lovely garden in the sunshine (we hope!), Best regards Francesca More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Twenty-two motorcyclists from the Waterlooville club optimistically reserved tables at the Riverside Café for a busy Sunday lunchtime. We had enjoyed a long ride so were all eager for refreshment and a natter. Despite it being a busy time of the week, the staff gave us a very warm welcome and amazingly quick and efficient table service too. The food... More 

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Thank Keith T
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, it was our pleasure to welcome your group! We were very lucky with the weather too! We hope to see you all again! Best regards Francesca More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

stopped of for a spot of lunch with the boss , kids n dogs . very nice location next to river staff very helpful and attentive , wasn't to expensive in the great scheme of things and the dogs being welcome was a bonus

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Thank photomadcolin
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Riverside! We love to see our customers' dogs, they are very welcome and we have free dog biscuits for them too! Best regards Francesca More 

West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We've been here many times over the past few years. We love the location on the river, but honestly preferred it when it was more of a tea-room/casual eatery. It's been 'fancied-up' (table cloths and decorations) and the prices have gone up accordingly. Better to serve few things on the menu and do them really well, then try to serve... More 

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Thank scorpio2310
francescula, Owner at Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens, responded to this review

Following a flood, we updated all of the inside and outside areas in March 2014 and this has proved to be really popular with all of our customers whether they want just a drink, a full lunch, tea & cake, afternoon tea - we are all things to all people! We still serve ice cream as a dessert and as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 16:00
Thursday
09:30 - 16:00
Friday
09:30 - 16:00
Saturday
09:30 - 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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?