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The Sidings, Hereford, Herefordshire

The Sidings

4.3
4.3
16 Reviews
£25 and under
Cafe Dining
  • Great for brunch
  • Charming
  • Innovative
Welcome to The Sidings, a unique destination brought to you by Carriages Restaurant. Nestled amidst serene landscapes, The Sidings combines a farm shop and café to offer an immersive experience for train enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs alike.
Our exquisite First Class carriage café, adorned with elegant art-deco elements, provides a one-of-a-kind dining experience from 10am – 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and 10am - 3pm on Sundays. Our carriage Farm Shop, open from 10am – 6pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and 10am - 4pm on Sundays, features fresh, seasonal, locally produced products, ensuring quality and sustainability.

You can book a table for inside the café, however walk ins are welcome.
We are only dog friendly outside on a lead, unless they are a service dog.
Smoking is not permitted on site.

For more information please visit: https://www.carriageshereford.co.uk/thesidings

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2 people

20:30


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cafe Dining, Breakfast, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 10:00–16:00 Sun 10:00–15:00
  • Phone number
    01432 852303
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  • Herefordshire

    Most Booked

16 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for tea and cakes, unfortunately only a choice of two different cakes and no scones however what we had was lovely. Staff very friendly, lovely interior, nice crockery/ cutlery etc and very good value. Bought some eggs from the farm shop too which again very reasonably priced.

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  2. KatieD

    Worcestershire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our whole experience was brilliant. The staff were really helpful, friendly and very efficient. Thank you
    The SidingsResponded 5 days ago
    Hi Katie, Thank you for your lovely review of The Sidings. We look forward to seeing you again soon for another first class experience. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Venue is excellent, refurbishment of carriage is superb which offers a different dining experience. Waitresses very good too. Some problems with our meals but we will visit again. Well worth a visit.
    The SidingsResponded 5 days ago
    Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Sidings. We are pleased to that you found so many positives in your experience. We are appreciate we have some areas to improve on and we hope you have a flawless time with us on your next visit. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  4. SarahB

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a novel place to eat. The food was good in part - excellent focaccia and goats cheese - but they replaced the toasted croissant as it was almost impossible to cut. The cakes looked good. The service was very good, friendly and helpful. The outside space was especially nice. Probably a good place for coffee and cake.
    The SidingsResponded 5 days ago
    Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to review The Sidings. We are pleased you found the service to be friendly and helpful. We pride ourselves on a welcoming and generous atmosphere. We hope when you return you will take the chance to sample more of our menu and we look forward to impressing you the second time around. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely surroundings in the carriage, good coffee, friendly staff, tasty cake. I will definitely be taking friends there again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting only spoiled by the surrounding buildings. It's a great idea, good was great and staff very friendly and patient.
    The SidingsResponded on 4 July 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on The Sidings. I am so pleased you found the staff to be friendly and welcoming. Great service is something we want to pride ourselves on and our new team are doing a great job at delivering it. I am also thrilled to know you found the food to be great and look forward to returning to sample more of the menu. Whilst our surroundings are not typical we hope that we have managed to create a small idyll in which people can immerse themselves for the duration of their experience. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely allday breakfast. Must try the pancakes when we next visit.
    The SidingsResponded on 4 July 2024
    Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your full cooked breakfast that features produce from so many local artisans. We look forward to welcoming you back to sample even more from the menu. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  8. billsgills

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely concept to restore old carriages, beautifully done and lovely food. A great addition to the Hereford community
    The SidingsResponded on 4 July 2024
    Thank you for leaving a very kind review on The Sidings. We are very proud of the unique dining and shopping experience we have created for Herefordshire. It has been a labour of love to take the two 1970s train carriages and lovingly alter them so that they have purpose again. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  9. Sophie

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited 45 minutes for a coffee, no milk for another 20 minutes. Table behind had the same experience. Such a shame as the place is absolutely beautiful and so well presented.
    The SidingsResponded on 4 July 2024
    Dear Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Sidings. Whilst this clearly shows we have fallen short on this occasion it is still invaluable feedback that we take seriously in order to improve. We are a new business, operating with an entirely new team and as such have inevitably fallen short on some occasions. For this we can only apologise. As we enter now our second week of trading we believe we are constantly getting better and we hope you give us another chance to deliver a first class experience. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely having brunch at The Sidings, eating in a railway carriage, all nicely done and different, I had the pancakes with summer fruits which was gorgeous, my husband had the meat platter which was lovely but he did miss a little rocket salad and some sort of bread but still really enjoyed it, my son had the eggs benedict which he said were amazing and his girlfriend had the pancakes and loved them. We bought some things from the farm shop after which is also a railway carriage! Great experience!
    The SidingsResponded on 4 July 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for The Sidings. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Your kind words regarding the pancakes and eggs benedict mean a lot to the team. We are committed to producing excellence at all times. Thank you also for your notes on the Shropshire Salumi cured meat plate. We have since amended the plate to include a slice of Alex Gooch sourdough bread. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon. Kind regards, The Sidings Team

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The Sidings is rated 4.3 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for The Sidings

Whitestone Business Park, Whitestone, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 3SE

Additional information

  • Area
    Hereford
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 10:00–16:00 Sun 10:00–15:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cafe Dining, Breakfast, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Cafe, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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