Hidden River Cafe

4.6
207 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Please note that all bookings made for after 21st June will be located in our Oak Framed Restaurant at the entrance of the site, instead of the Hidden River Barn (unless stated otherwise). Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page for more information on when the Barn will open to the public.

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 207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VanessaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the Hidden River Barn - very pretty venue and food was delicious. Service was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our whole evening. Thank you for a great meal.

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delightful place, the barn is amazing, we sat outside with views of the river.
Staff were really helpful and the food was delicious- kids portions were very generous.
There was no GF pasta for my first choice which was a bit disappointing but my second choice was lovely.

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LynnG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, idyllic surroundings. Would give a five for food if they did some low carb pancakes with fruit (think Bali breakfasts) and tattie scones.

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Nmwarbs
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location great service and food to die for!

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AllisonS
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Could do with better signs into the cafe. Friendly and helpful staff. Enjoyed our lunch and will be back again.

BE
BarbaraE
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The barn is a stunning venue inside and out. No lack of space for social distancing and with the French doors open on a warm evening we felt perfectly at ease. Enjoyed all 3 courses - just the initial drinks order a little slow

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IreneNeneC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very secluded, beautiful and quiet atmosphere. Prices are for sure worth the quality of food, service and location.

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SazzaC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a beautiful setting, great value for money.

JG
JulesG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is del but service is slow. However, as long as you're not in a rush (and you shouldn't be as the whole place is lovely and chill) it is totally worth it. Try the beef for Sunday lunch. You won't be disappointed.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place to have breakfast overlooking the water so nice booked to come back for evening meals later in the week

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Jlanky
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a stunning setting. The service was perfect and the food was amazing!

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IanR
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Music needs turning down, to be more background
Food not the best lobster salad, no dressing on the salad, nothing much available either when asked
Brownie over down and hard
Items on menu not accurate
Not great overall

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FionaI
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, on a sunny day . The whole experience was outstanding

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HannahF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting overlooking the river. The service was efficient. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ate in the hall as the cafe had a private function food was delicious and well cooked and service friendly and efficient

AN
AnnaN
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location. Delicious food. I would definitely recommend.

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AndrewS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location and decor, great food at a really reasonable price, would 100% recommend

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DanH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Beautiful setting, main courses not seasoned and meat dry/over cooked so a little disappointing but desserts were devine!

KM
KeithM
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, exceptional surroundings, WILL come back

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Michael
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revisited and glad to report food and service back to normal high standards. Looking forward to our next experience next week. :-)

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KelleyP
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for a birthday celebration! Fantastic food highly recommend!

SJ
SylviaJ
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Picturesque setting friendly service and tasty food

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Anji
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting. Gorgeous food. Desserts delicious. Will be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience4

Was average . Tables are to close together. Even more so with covid .
Vegan pasta pretty sure it come with normal cheese on . I just scraped it off . Bit bland .
Servers very pleasant but couple have been abit more attentive 6.5/10. OK if your passing bot worth a trip however .

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here & it was truly amazing setting. The food, service, friendliness of staff & value for money was second to none. We will certainly return and would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you for an amazing evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was lovely and a great menu. Only issue is slightly more training needed. Had to ask for cutlery twice, had to ask for sauce and vinegar etc. The staff didn’t know the soup or where drinks were from etc. Just the wee things that are easy to fix.

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KathyH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic warm welcome Friendly staff food fantastic beautiful building and views

Googled a place for a breakfast stop enroute to Scotland. Well worth the mysterious short country lane drive from M6.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very help full and friendly food very good will most definitely be going back.

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TracyS
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, yummy,yummy food and great service. Cannot wait to visit again

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Jimbo
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was slow and several orders were mixed up. Not busy when we were in so disappointed. Will definitely go back but someone needs to take charge in the service department to make it more enjoyable.

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Michelle
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visit and it did not disappoint. Definitely worth the drive ! Hubby was initially disappointed that the was no fillet on the menu so order the sirloin, he finished by saying it was the best steak he had ever had ! Four happy diners.

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ReubenS
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Really quickly came out of the kitchen. We had three courses and were there for 1 hour and a half. Food was hot and tasty. Was a bit pricey. Also the Staff were good but I felt they could have checked on you a bit more. But that’s being very picky. Overall was brilliant with a great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, good service and we throughly enjoyed our night out. It was our first night out in 18 months and we are glad we chose hidden river cafe as we felt safe and pampered. We will return there soon .

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AnnaG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff were super friendly and helpful. Stunning setting, one of the nicest meals out we’ve had both in terms of quality of food and tranquil, beautiful setting.

JR
JulieR
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful location and friendly staff serving great food. Signage a little unclear on first visit as the restaurant is at least half a mile further on from the reception area (which looks like a restaurant). As the staff member (receptionist?) was on the phone, I was unable to confirm I was in the wrong place for several minutes.
Still, overall I’d highly recommend.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. Service was fantastic, setting amazing and food was excellent. We really enjoyed the whole experience and can’t wait to visit again.

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue and staff were excellent. Topped off with lovely food!

MA
MATTHEWC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Setting is amazing , food is excellent and service was superb highly recommended

SG
SandraG
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely idea to use teepee and enjoyed a nice meal. Staff very friendly and attentive

MT
MrsT
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting in the outdoor tipi. The fire pits were a welcome bonus as it was a wet day. Roast beef dinner was to die for and all of the staff were very welcoming and attentive.

FAQs

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

Hidden River Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 207 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.