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Blue River Cafe

The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
+44 1628 674057
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible22%
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Bar, British, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I eventually got served, after about 10 mins. I nearly left. Initially, I ordered an Appletizer and a pint of water, simple enough, right? I was given a half pint with no ice (note: it was over 25 degrees outside) The Appletizer was ok, although...More

Thank Selina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entertainment, venue and location were excellent. Unfortunately the food was very poor. There was not enough staff, especially behind the bar, which you had to go to for your drinks. Such a shame as it could have been a great night out.

Thank Kay B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend for lunch but won't be going again.. you get better service at a snack vending machine!! And frankly more satisfaction too! If you aren't put off by all the other reviews and are determined to visit for the river views.. just...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a groupon deal for afternoon tea today for two at Blue River Cafe. Even though we arrived a bit early. We were served by the lovely hostess Vi. Very polite and friendly, with excellent customer Service. We were sat by window so had the...More

Thank nahmahd
gmthames2017, General Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

On behalf of Vi and the team, we are delighted you enjoyed your afternoon tea at the Blue River Café. Thank you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last year and enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea on the terrace looking out over the river, so my daughter decided to treat us again for my birthday. However, on arrival this time the manager stated that we could not eat outside even though...More

Thank Richard B
gmthames2017, F&B Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

Should any guest wish to eat outside they can order from the extensive a la carte menu or the Sunday lunch carvery. Traditional English afternoon tea is served in the restaurant, on this day you were allocated a quiet table, away from the group, overlooking...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charlotte our waitress worked hard to ensure we enjoyed our meal. Staying at the hotel for a friends weekend it was a perfect choice, guitarist playing in the background food good couldn't fault it.

Thank 6Vienna6
gmthames2017, General Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

On behalf of Charlotte and the team, thank you for your review. We regularly have live music on a Friday night in the Blue River Café, next time you are in the area, please revisit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something's on the menu are dear enough, but that could be down to the fact I'm a northerner. Food is nice and the staff are sound

Thank Sèan L
gmthames2017, F&B Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, nice to hear from a fellow northerner!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for an impromptu lunch - service was awful - they only had 3 meals to bring and they came out at different times. Long waiting time for food. The restaurant wasn't even busy. The food was awful. My daughter had a jacket...More

Thank EMMA197240
gmthames2017, General Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

Please do not hesitate to contact me to further discuss your review. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant could do with painting, very expensive for what it is. The full cooked breakfast unfortunately was not nice. The mushrooms tasty funny, my egg was not good. The only nice thing was the beans. I could not knock the restaurant staff they were...More

Thank Liz O
gmthames2017, F&B Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, your comments have been noted and actioned accordingly.

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Do not trust the online booking system because for all you have the confirmation etc when you turn up both the general manager & the duty manager inform you (limply) that they haven't received the booking but that they can accommodate you in the bar...More

Thank Jeff M
gmthames2017, F&B Manager at Blue River Cafe, responded to this review

Easter Sunday was busy, we did offer you a table in the restaurant but you declined and decided to eat in the bar area, I apologise for any misunderstanding. Thank you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bridge Bridge Road, Maidenhead SL6 8DW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Windsor and Maidenhead  >  Maidenhead
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 674057
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Located on the River Thames, it has the ideal scenery with a large beer garden and terrace perfect for summer dining. Indoors is spacious, with comfy seating areas and live sports throughout the day. Live music is also available on Friday evenings in our bar area.