Hidden River Cafe

4.7
161 reviews
£26 to £40
British
From 13th April - 17th May we will be serving the Al Fresco menu in our Hidden River Barn. don't worry about the weather, we have a large tipi and fire pits to provide shelter.

Please call the cafe to book in for an Afternoon Tea with at least 24 hour notice and a pre payment required of just £19.95 per adult. This also includes all of your hot drinks!

If you would like to book a taxi to and/or from Hidden River Cafe please call Lee Taxi Service on 07739082259 at a price of just £20, any additional drop offs/stops would be for an extra charged on the meter.
COVID GUIDELINES - Please follow government advice. Please contact the restaurant if you have any questions

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 161 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnnaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely meal and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Had an issue with a noisy table next to us but the staff arranged for us to move to a quieter area.

JK
JanetK
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it , relaxing and great food in an amazing place definitely be back

NO
NicolaO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent x definitely worth a visit will highly recommend

AP
AlanP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time but definitely won’t be our last, can’t wait to go when it’s fully open and we can try something from the full menu. Good food, good atmosphere, what’s not to like

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MsMustang
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful setting on a spring evening. Covid precautions carefully in place and dining in a large teepee allowed for social distancing and still an intimate ambiance. The food was exceptional, moules and frites was the best I've ever tasted (and I have had a lot!) good choices of pizza, burgers, flatbread and salads too. The service was excellent. The staff were very attentive without being invasive. Thank you for a lovely relaxing evening. We will definitely be returning soon.

CC
ChristineC
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled to discover this hidden gem and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch on the terrace overlooking the river. We shared excellent tuna and squid for entrees and had a buttermilk chicken burger and a falafel with flat bread to follow. Very good. A very good luncheon experience.

SD
SharnaD
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decorated tipi, staff friendly. Food was gorgeous! Would definitely return.

AM
AndrewM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous location, lovely food and outstanding staff. Will definitely recommend and return many times. What a brilliant place.

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Frankie
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting, nice atmosphere & the teepee was fab to sit in and keep sheltered.
Nice woodfired pizza & pleasant staff.

Thank you

JD
JamesD
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff & stunning setting

JM
JohnnyM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stunning food and stunning location, service was good and staff very accommodating

DG
DarrenG
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal at the hidden river barn. Will be back.

BS
BarryS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time out after lockdown and Hidden river was a hit.
Outdoor giant teepee with plenty of space and the roast beef sunday dinner was really good.
One drink each and 2 beef dinners £30

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aaronr
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time with 2 adults and 2 kids, opted for Sunday dinner which was really nice and good value. We will definitely be back again to sample the burgers.

AH
AnnH
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied Brunch menu. We were a party of 5 who had a few different choices all of which were delicious. Highly recommend. The tepee is fantastic and has heaters if the weather gets a bit cooler. Really accommodating if you want to make changes to what's on the menu which is always a bonus.

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AntonyG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a stunning location. They had put a Tipi up for weather conditions and Covid rules but was well managed and a great atmosphere.

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Kimberleys
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with lovely service, the venison stew was amazing and the kids were well looked after.

AH
AshleighH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting even in the rain. Food was delicious and good value, drinks a bit on the pricey side but don’t mind that for the beautiful setting in quite remote location. Will definitely be back!

CA
CarolineA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a fab visit to the cafe they’ve certainly done their very best to make al fresco dining as comfortable as possible-it was a very miserable wet day but that didn’t spoil our visit. All staff were polite & helpful and we actually got seated a little earlier than the booking time. Food was perfect and if we are in the area again we’d certainly visit. Thank you

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Nin901
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a great set-up. The teepee was so lovely and the staff friendly and quick. It was very busy when we were there but it added to the atmosphere 🥳

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catherineg
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister, who lives in Cumbria, and I from Northumberland met up for the first time in a while! I have just moved up so it was a big event😊Jill had the steak burger and thought she had died and gone to heaven, followed by the brownie. I had delicious felafel with flat bread and red pepper houmos, sadly pudding is not my thing. It was cold wet and horrible but the staff were upbeat and brilliant and I had brought rugs. You are a great place to meet up and so gorgeous - we will come again and this time go for a walk😊

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite appalling weather the tipi dining experience was amazing from start to finish.
The staff were attentive, informative and delightfully cheerful and welcoming. Zander in particular was outstanding and made it feel as if you were visiting a friend’s house.
The food is fantastic quality and beautifully presented.
Such a wonderful trip out and well worth the journey for us all.

KB
KarenB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Unfortunately it absolutely poured down with rain and the wind was quite cold in the tipee. However the food was great as was the service. Definitely go again

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Mr0001
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Was lovely sat in the tipi would highly recommend! Xx

JR
JulieR
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very helpful & professional, setting is amazing & at these strange times the outside sheltered area is great. Food is very tasty and very well presented & arrives quickly & hot. Can’t wait until we can sit inside again as I feel there is actually more space indoors than outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helped us feel more normal again, Thankyou

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PAULB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love this place.
The food is great and the staff are brilliant. The location is amazing

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GP91
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was brilliant. Worth travelling that little bit further out of town to get such a good experience

RM
RuthM
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different experience, beautiful peaceful location ,professional staff and service excellent good and choice

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And40
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good overall considering it was outside in a tent.
Food was very good as always.

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Gethyndyne1
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, shame it was raining and cold. Staff were great running the food to us. Recommend this restaurant.

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NicolaB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A beautiful setting for lunch with friends and family. Food was lovely and the surroundings were stunning

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Samson
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In a quaint location, very picturesque. Good food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden River Cafe was recommended by a friend and it didn’t disappoint. We could only book brunch at short notice as it is so popular, and we absolutely loved it. I will definitely book brunch again - and hope to get a lunch or dinner booking sometime soon too!

DB
DamianB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place
Small menu but food was nice
Out in the sticks but lovely place once we found it.
Staff were nice and worked really hard.
I would recommend to people.
I would definitely go again. I would have liked a slightly bigger menu. The tipi was a great atmospheric place.

CS
CarlaS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food, attentive and lovely staff and a lovely atmosphere! Would highly recommend to all! I want to come back and stay in a cabin next time!

PC
PaulafromCarlisle
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the teepee, added to our lovey experience! ❤️

EH
EmmaH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem!!!
Travelled from Scotland to meet friends halfway and we are so glad to meet here. Great food - pizzas a must, excellent service and loved the tipis.
Lovely walk along the river kept the kids amused whilst the (driving ) adults looked longingly at cocktails.
Can’t wait to return when everything fully open again and we have already checked out the lodges

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Mill
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food as always was amazing!! Service was a bit slower than expected.

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Xxxx
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff could not have been more helpful, food was delicious and an outstanding setting. Can’t wait to visit again!

FAQs

Hidden River Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01228 792489.

Hidden River Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.