The Blue River Cafe

Thames Riviera Hotel, Bridge Road, Maidenhead, United Kingdom, SL68DW
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Opening Information

Monday: 6:30am - 10pm
Tuesday: 6:30am - 10pm
Wednesday: 6:30am - 10pm
Thursday: 6:30am - 10pm
Friday: 6:30am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Sunday: 8am - 10pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Blue River Cafe

The Blue River Café is situated on the banks of the river Thames and is the ideal place for customers to enjoy a long leisurely lunch or dinner looking out at the activity along the river.
We offer a warm welcome and great service along with excellent food at a reasonable price. We welcome families and our Sunday Carvery is a firm favourite with our regular guests.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Relaxing atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

It was the Saturday between Christmas & New Year, so the restaurant was very quiet, which we quite liked. They were very flexible with some slight changes we asked to make, e.g. chips instead of mash etc.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Booked table for 11 guests on Saturday lunchtime at 2.45, wasn’t informed that restaurant shut at 3pm for private function. We were the only diners. Therefore no atmosphere for a Xmas lunch. Had a one hour battle with manager Jonathon Brown (?) to have Festive menu which was advertised to be available lunchtimes Monday-Saturday. He informed me I should have requested this at time of booking though this was not stated on menu/flyer. He admitted that was wrong but would not offer us the menu until I insisted this was what we wanted, and what was advertised. Appalling customer service, no interest shown in our booking whatsoever. I hasten to add the food and restaurant staff were good. However the lunch was spoiled by the attitude of somebody who shouldn’t be in the position of manager.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 November 2019

Thankyou to all the staff that were on helping to put up Dec's for my dad's 70th had a lovely afternoon

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Waitress very friendly and attentive.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Outstanding

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Great setting but there was nobody else in the restaurant .

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Excellent service

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

We came, but had to leave as the Chef didn’t turn up !!! So, no sorry, I would be very anxious about booking again ...

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Excellent food and wine at reasonable prices

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Good food, great service and lovely presentation. Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Very bad service ...very dirrty place and disgusting food..

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

When I arrived for our lunch I was told there was no booking!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Myself and my friend enjoyed the food and drinks for our afternoon tea it was very quiet the time we was there but service was good and foot tasty too . thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

We hadn’t realised that you had changed from a more formal restaurant to a more casual dining experience with a smaller menu....however the food was really lovely, very reasonably priced and the service was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Had table for 3 booked for 7pm, arrived on time, were seated and given menus. At 7.05 a party of 14 arrived and the waitress began moving tables to accommodate them. At 7.20 the waitress then began taking THEIR order - she had not asked us for any drinks nor acknowledged us since seating us. Then the barman saw us and asked if we were being served - my reply was obvious and I expressed that I was very unhappy. STILL no-one came to take our order. We walked out disgusted and went to the Steakhouse half a mile towards Taplow.

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

Starters really good but too big. Mains not great, murgh curry not nice, no spicey heat. Good looked great but not so tasty . Staff were brilliant, helpful, fun , created great atmosphere .

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

Fawlty Towers on Thames. Chaotic service - is anyone in charge? Need more attentive and trained staff. Mundane food in dull, dreary and excessively noisy dining room. Broken window in bedroom (big chunk of window pane missing), window sash faulty, got early wake up call I didn't ask for, claim newsapers are available when they are not.... the list goes on and on.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

On entry your shoes stick to the tiled floor which must be covered in spilled drink The menu is very limited and mainstream mainly burgers and fish and chips. There was little to no atmosphere. Location on the Thames is a positive. However not recommended we got up and went to The Boulters Lock which I can recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The food and service was great the only criticism was a wobbly table

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Had prawn in batter for starters.Last time I was here they were twice the size- very tasty but would like more! Sunday roast was very good value and we will return again & again.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

We left as soon as we walked through the door. While this has once been a lovely place with a lovely atmosphere, the recent changes to the decor and set-up have turned the place into a lacklustre, unwelcoming, sad place. We had to go to Boulters Lock instead. Such a shame about the view, lovely building and amazing atmosphere and food you once had. We were really sadden to see the state of this once, lovely place which used to buzz with life and good atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Absolutely Fabulous food and great fast service. With a great view over the beautiful river Thames.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Great place, very friendly staff, great food, Room was lovely, Hotel could do with a lick of paint in places, looks like it's a work in progress but overall great place to stay

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Had a lovely lunch there this week. The food was delicious, especially the creamy mash!!!

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