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Riverside Cafe

23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
+44 1423 546759
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (21 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“ice cream” (11 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We regularly stop for coffee and a snack on Sunday morning. Staff are always friendly and welcoming. Good quality coffee and tea with good value snacks and breakfast items. Lovely views of the river and good outside seating area and very accommodating for dogs.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here today as Marigolds (opposite) new menu did not appeal. Very surprised at how good this place was as I thought the reviews were from friends or family ! I had jacket potato with chilli, hubby had Stilton beef burger. Great good, couldn't fault...More

Thank Sheel52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot review food or service really as place did not open at 9.30 as advertised. Asked staff as they arrived and said 10 mins so walk up and down river for 10 mins.. sat down at tables outside young lady came out gave us menu......More

2  Thank stizzmeister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a family group of 7 twice in the day, the first simply for coffee, which we took inside, then later after a walk along the river side returning for lunch at the outside tables. On both occasions the service was fast, efficient...More

Thank thomas g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Riverside Café is small, so I was glad I made a reservation for lunch for our group of 7 (4 adults, 3 kids). In our group were three dairy-allergic and one gluten- and dairyallergic. Non of these allergies were a problem, as almost everything was...More

Thank gerben v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice walks along river, + boating if you feel the urge. Riverside cafe good value for money friendly service , dog friendly inside and out. my reason for not giving excellent :- We ordered two pots of tea, 1 x toasted teacake and a Lincolnshire...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice sunny afternoon sat by the River, with my mother in law and sister in law for Coffee and Scones. The warm Scones just melted in the mouth so delicious and the Coffee was brilliant they loved it. Great food and great service.

Thank Gill7379
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by chance for a quick snack and I cannot speak highly enough of the service, quality of food and value for money. Absolutely delightful place and a wonderful setting. Thank you very much.

Thank Julian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked along the riverside quite a distance the delicious aroma of coffee pulled us over for a rest stop. Not disappointed the coffees were delish. The staff are lovely. The menu is mouth watering and the view..... well that speaks for itself. We only...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a very nice and sunny morning we brought our young granddaughter here down by the riverside in Knaresborough to feed the ducks as you do, then called at the cafe for a very tasty and well portioned Ice cream, what could be better, friendly...More

Thank dnowland_12
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6 July 2017|
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Response from deerer | Reviewed this property |
Riverside do a wide range of gluten free products including toasties and sandwiches on both white or brown bread hope this helps
30 June 2016|
Response from Yorkshiregirl29 | Reviewed this property |
There is no parking but there are car parks nearby with a short walk along the river or down from town. Not sure about booking tables, it's quite small in inside, also there is outside seating. Hope this helps.
10 April 2016|
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Response from Phil R | Property representative |
as everything is homemade a lot of gluten free meals are available jackets, burgers. chips mayo is gltuen free so coleslaw ice cream is also ask when your there they will tell help you enjoy !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23A Waterside, Knaresborough, Harrogate HG5 8DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate  >  Knaresborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 546759
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