4 reviews of The Waterfront café in English
The Waterfront Cafe has long been one of our favourite places to eat, mainly for breakfast at weekends but also for family lunches. Went for breakfast on Sunday. Cycled over from Long Wittenham along the river with the family (including the dog) and sat outside. The setting is beautiful, especially on a sunny summer morning.
Food was great – and not expensive. More importantly, it tastes great – and gives the sense that products are sourced from high quality providers (though can’t vouch for that).
Would strongly recommend.
It's all about the location and the Waterfront Café has it in spades, nestled perfectly on the banks of the Thames in Benson village. You can even pull up your boat at the moorings in the small marina.
On a nice sunny day the outdoor lifestyle comes into its own with also plenty of space for a child to get up to mischief, all under supervision of course. Indoor seating is slightly less abundant than that of outdoors but is clean, well laid out and flood with natural light.
My favourite local place to take a lunch, the food is light and nothing too overbearing. Wine by the glass is a much loved service as well, speaking as a better standard of café. The only detraction would be that it is highly overpriced for the food. You can easily spend more than you would for an evening meal whilst you enjoy a sun drenched riverside lunch.
For example, the 'pizza' is a half baked baguette melted with cheese. They of course have a slightly higher standard of topping such as red onion jelly and goats cheese. Still, it is essentially an oven ready bread with cheese.
For the fifth star the price either must plummet or the standard of food on service must improve. I would break down my rating as three for the location and up a notch for serving Sauvignon Blanc by the large glass.
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