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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (16 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
“hash browns” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Waterside Cafe serves restaurant style food which is all freshly homemade and extremely tasty! There is a wide variety of main meals and smaller dishes to suit everyone. The staff are very friendly and the views are stunning. My friends and I love it...More

Thank jen_lilstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most delicious afternoon tea, a choice of sandwiches and cake as well as a freshly baked scone! The service was impeccable - friendly and warm, with stunning views of the lake. Can't wait to return! My new favourite cafe 😃

Thank Kathryn T
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and wonderful comments about our café, food and service! I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and will pass on your comments to my staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Lovely lunch, two sausage and mash and one whitebait. All piping hot and freshly cooked. Friendly staff and worth a bit of a wait. Great location over looking the lakes. No need for a pudding. Good coffee.

Thank reed256
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review of the café. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and food. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Lovely location by the side of the lakes and provides a constant source of interest in watching the wildlife. Food and service good. A little on the expensive side but good for a special day out.More

Thank wellsofglenacres
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words about our café and venue. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and food. Sorry you found us 'expensive', we believe we are very competitive for what we offer, we try to cook all our own food freshly...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

The Waterside Cafe at Hawkhurst Farm is in a beautiful location. The staff were most welcoming and the service was excellent.Our snack lunch was most satisfactory.

Thank diammo
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for your positive review of our café and farm. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Such a peaceful and beautiful setting. The staff are really helpful and the food is amazing... Definitely recommend it to everyone.

Thank Deborah L
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our café and farm. We really appreciate your time to give us your feedback. My staff will be delighted with your comments. We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

counter staff very friendly Waitress extremely helpful. Pleasant setting, however when the tea arrived the ham sandwiches the bread was stale the ham which were told was butcher ham was not it was the plastic type you get from the supper market. the scone was...More

Thank Les W
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

I am sorry to read your review of our high tea. Our bread is delivered fresh daily by a local baker, our ham is indeed butcher's ham supplied by our local butcher, so I am mystified and disappointed by your comments. Our scones are very...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

My husband and I have eaten several times at the Waterside Cafe and the last occasion with our son his wife and 3 grandchildren who live in France. The surroundings are beautiful, we enjoyed the food sitting outside overlooking the lake and seeing all the...More

Thank triciah29
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review of The Waterside Café. I am so pleased that you enjoy your visits here and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Beautiful views for breakfast IF you can ever get a table on the terrace. Breakfast are good and hearty, although the bacon is always very fatty.More

Thank Helen S
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review of our café and our breakfasts. During busy times our extensive outside seating area does become busy but we are quite happy to reserve a table for you if you give us call beforehand. I am pleased you find the...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We spoke to Louise and explained our wishes for this event , nothing was to much trouble , and they manage our party of 30 exceedingly well .the food was freshly cooked ( no waiting ) and delicious .Out of our 30 . none had...More

2  Thank David H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Hawkhurst
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 754000
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Description
Waterside Cafe is situated at Hawkhurst Fish Farm, a complex set in the perfectly quiet location between the Kent and Sussex border. It is a landscaped venue which includes planted gardens, scenic waterfalls and hosts a wide variety of wildfowl from assorted parts of the world making it an oasis of tranquility and an abundance of picturesque features. Our balconied cafe which overlooks the complex, offers a selection of Freshly cooked homemade food and deserts including all days breakfasts, cream teas, lunches & more! With beautiful surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere, free ample parking & open 7 days a week! Waterside Cafe is a favorite among locals and holiday makers alike. Waterside Cafe is currently open from 9am until 4pm daily (Serving food until 3:30pm) There are also three junior coarse ponds for Fun Fishing for children and adults! With rods & nets available for hire - No license required! Our water bailiff will be happy to give you some hints & tips to get you catching! (CLOSED until 13th February 2016) Kent Tackle - Kent's best stocked Tackle & Bait shop! All Things Aquatic - a friendly, family run aquatic shop, specialising in Marine, Tropical and Pond Fish! & Slap n Dash - Paint your own ceramics, Make a bear, clay imprints & more are also situated on our complex!
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