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Riverside Cafe Tea Room and Gardens

Houghton Bridge, Amberley BN18 9LP, England
+44 1798 831066
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Houghton Bridge, Amberley BN18 9LP, England
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I've been a regular customer at Riverside for some time now, and with good reason! The menu is very varied, the food is delicious (the cakes in particular are divine!) and the staff are so welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble, and even when it...More

Thank L_Haines94
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We often call into riverside throughout the year for breakfast, lunch or just coffee and cake. Staff are always welcoming even on the busiest of summer days when almost every seat is occupied. It's wonderful to see riverside thriving, I've seen the negative reviews and...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Have to say I couldn't fault the staff and food, made to feel welcome and catered to all our needs, this was my 4th visit in last year, quality and guantity in abundance, the views of river are an added bonus, 100% and 10/10 all...More

Thank paulamartinlfc
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

One of the top places in the countryside lovely views lovely food lovely service from the very pleasant place

Thank Kevin Q
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I always go to the Riverside tea rooms for my birthday with friends . Has never disappointed, beautiful surroundings , yummy cakes and lots of tea , staff have always been very friendly and efficient . Will be back again next year , if not...More

Thank ChrissieEK
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

An absolute pleasure to visit, children and pet friendly. I've been coming here for years and even go out of my way to visit. One of the nicest, if not the nicest tea room around. The staff are very polite and friendly and the owners...More

Thank KraftyKockney
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I'm shocked to see such comments regarding the manager. I have been coming here since it opened and have found the manager delightful. The happy team working there reflects this. Please don't let this review put you off. Go and visit you won't be disappointed...More

Thank Janis T
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I hope people read all the reviews of this lovely tearoom and form an opinion based on the very high number of positive reviews. I have been a repeat customer here for years and have enjoyed every single visit. The food is fabulous, the staff...More

Thank DebBlaber
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Just had a wonderful breakfast here in an idyllic setting. The staff were all lovely and helpful, we chose to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine plus we had our dog with us although we were told we could bring the dog inside. Would definitely...More

Thank KathyW1952
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Absolutely delighted with my first visit to Riverside Tearooms this afternoon, taking my elderly Mother out for lunch and cream tea..... yes we had both, we enjoyed it so much. Food was superb, delicious, hot and plentiful and the staff could not do enough to...More

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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!
Brian L
17 June 2016|
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Response from Debbie G | Reviewed this property |
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28 June 2015|
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Response from Jane B | Reviewed this property |
Hello Ann, There were a couple with a dog there when we visited and i am fairly sure that the owners have a dog too. I am fairly sure they had a dogs bowl outside for your pets to quench their thirst. Jane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
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
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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