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Summer eveing bistro now open late Tue-Sunday

Saturday 8am - 10pm

Sunday 8am - 9pm

Last food orders 845pm

We close at 6pm every Monday, last food orders 5pm

Winter opening hours start from September 29th 

we will then close at 6pm every day.


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Bringing the outside in

Our veranda now has glass walls, so you can enjoy the view of the Thames without having to brace the elements. Try it out next time you pop in. Dogs welcome


The Waterfront Café is situated in the heart of rural Oxfordshire, perched on the banks of the River Thames at Benson.

The café is open seven days a week throughout the year serving food all day. During the summer months (April-September) the evening bistro is open Tuesday - Sunday evening until 10pm - Mondays 8am until 6pm.

The idyllic setting makes it a perfect place to watch the stunning sunsets over the river with a glass of wine.

Opening at 8am the café is ready to serve the early risers breakfast. A traditional full English, Eggs benedict, bacon sandwich,freshly baked Croissants and Danish pastries are just some of the choices available. Daily homemade specials are excellent value and always popular with the regulars. Alternatively we offer our all day menu with a wide range of homemade favourites, lighter plates and freshly baked baguettes which can always be taken away for those on a tight schedule.

The café is also renowned for its impressive selection of homemade cakes and desserts and is popular with those with a sweet tooth. Ice creams or cream teas can also be enjoyed on the large patio - weather permitting!
During the summer months the evening bistro comes alive and offers an additional menu which allows our chefs to showcase their culinary talents.




Opening Hours 

Summer opening

  April - September

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 10pm
Wednesday 8am - 10pm
Thursday 8am - 10pm
Friday 8am - 10pm
Saturday 8am - 10pm

8am - 10pm 


Winter opening hours 

Oct - March 

8am - 6pm

free wi-fi

Gift Cards available





Benson waterfront, Oxford road, Benson, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 6SJ

Telephone +44 (0) 1491 833732   email: info@waterfrontcafe.co.uk