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Waterside Cafe

Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
+44 1580 754000
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Hastings Road | Hawkhurst Fish Farm, Hawkhurst TN18 4RT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in advance for Father's Day and the reservation in the shade was much appreciated at 30 degrees! The afternoon tea in such a wonderful setting was delicious. The jugs of water and squash provided went down a treat with all ages. Catering for...More

1  Thank audreymcdonald100
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your visit on Father's Day. I am so pleased that it was a success and that you all enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast, A good selection, good portions and excellent service. A beautiful location to sit outside on a sunny day.

Thank Betty B
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed you visit and hope you will return soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit yesterday. Very pleased with menus choices, prices very reasonable, service and surroundings excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken A
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review! We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location food did not match unfortunately. Bit disappointed as had been recommended by a couple of people.

Thank Thealphadog
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry you found the food to be disappointing. If there was a particular problem with your order, did you bring this to the attention of the counter staff and were they able to rectify the issue? https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g1639517-d7119135-r487678441-Hawkhurst_Fish_Farm-Hawkhurst_Kent_England.html#

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

lovely lunch for my family of 6 in pleasant surroundings with really nice staff and good survive. Couldn't ask for more. I can thoroughly recommend Thai noodles or the Asia pan fried salmon. My son was overwhelmed by his huge portion of beer battered haddock...More

Thank justanotherfoody
Jasmin L, Front Office Manager at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review of our café, staff and food. All reviews are passed on to the staff and they are always delighted to receive such positive feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times recently as have been to the nearby slap n dash. For a 'cafe' there's not all that much on the menu for lunch. Not everyone wants a hot lunch or a £9 salad. So much so I only had...More

Thank Natalie E
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our café. I am surprised and sorry you think there is not much on the menu, did you look at the lunch menu rather than just the Specials Board? We do a large range of food, freshly prepared and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a decent breakfast with a view to match, the Waterside Cafe is the location of choice particularly when the sun shines. Overlooking the adjacent fishing lake, the waterside cafe offers some beautiful views with wildlife aplenty including ducks and swans. The...More

Thank Wayne P
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review of our café and fish farm. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your breakfast, we do have a range of breakfast options for those who don't like the traditional Full English, home made granola with yoghurt and fresh fruit,...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely view in a relaxing ambience. Perfect place to relax. Staff are so lovely, informative and welcoming; shout out and many thanks Jane and Linda of waterside cafe for making our visit memorable and fun. We'll come back to go fishing next time!More

Thank Jan Li M
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review of our café and fish farm. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon for fishing and more food and drink! I will pass on your comments to my staff, who...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Me and my family organised a tea party for my Nan here. We went today and although the weather wasn't great the settings were beautiful. Even saw some baby cygnets. The staff were very friendly and helpful, they made it feel really nice and relaxed....More

1  Thank Lauren T
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

We are delighted that your Nan's 91st tea party was a great success! Amazing achievement to reach that age and thank you for choosing our café to host your celebration! Thank you for your kind words. We have two cygnets as you saw, newly hatched...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had a nice time today. Food was good. However I think it was expensive . 33 pound for lunch! Would have been 5 stars otherwise.More

Thank Elvis P
Dawn W, Owner at Waterside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your positive review of our café. I am sorry if you found the food expensive, not sure how many of you were fed for £33? The majority of our main meals are priced at below £10, which for home cooked food I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19
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
Good for
Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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
  • E-mail
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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