Lunch At The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace – Hever Castle

Bonjour lecteurs! If you are looking for a day out in Kent, Hever Castle is a classic location in the area. We have been many times as it offers so many activities for Baba to have fun: a play area, a maze. Et bien sûr, le fameux château! But did you know that 5 min drive down the road, you can also have some lunch at The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace? Located within the Hever Castle Golf Club, le restaurant offers some really good food. Plus a beautiful space for you to dream!

The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace

Next time you visit Hever Castle, make sure to stop by the Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace and enjoy some food in the beautiful country setting.

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With its large garden and terrace, you are in for some relaxing time.

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A Rainy Lunch

Easy to find, carry on Hever Road and the restaurant is adjacent to Hever Golf Club. But no need to be a member to enjoy a meal there!

There is a large free car park and we were in for a rainy lunch.

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The staff greeted us at the entrance. Nicely decorated, we got a large table for 4 as I was catching up with a friend. The lunch menu offers all the classics you would find in a country pub such as burgers but also sandwiches.

The Food

I got a burger while Grumpy Boyfriend enjoyed some fishcakes.

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The service was quick and efficient and the food was delicious. Portions were generous.

And the kids’ menu was un succés too as Baba had one of his favourites: fish fingers and chips!

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Look at that plate! That is what I call un déjeuner de champion!

Ambience & Atmosphere

Despite the weather, the restaurant was quite busy and other families were enjoying their food.

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You can even book an Afternoon Tea if you have a celebration.

The decor of The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace is somehow country chic. We observed the fireplace.

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It was cosy and family-friendly while the other side of the building is more like a bar for golfers to relax after a match or two.

Outdoors Facilities & More

But the gem of the restaurant is truly its terrace. It is really big and I can imagine it to be lovely on a sunny day!

It would be so relaxing to enjoy a glass of wine by the water. And you are surrounded by nature, which is very charming!

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Another thing that might seduce you is the social distancing measures in place. I know that many prioritise safety when it is about eating out now.  And I think that the Waterside Restaurant has it covered!

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Each table was far enough from each other. There is a very clear one-way system in place and all staff were wearing a mask or a visor.

A Quick Visit To Hever Castle

As we were in the area, we had a quick stop at Hever Castle & Gardens. It was obviously not very busy so we parked right opposite the entrance.

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Baba enjoyed a bit the play area.

You can still visit the castle but be prepared to queue to enjoy this trésor anglais. Indeed, due to new rules, there is a system of bubbles in place for people to visit the château.

So we enjoyed an ice-cream instead!

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The day we visited, it was a 40 min queue to get in. But if it is a one-off trip, you can not miss it!

Also, be aware you will have to wait to enjoy a 30 minutes slot or so in other popular spots such as the maze and the play area.

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But Hever Castle has so much to offer all year round I am sure you can always find something to do!

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There are always some events such as jousting and even an outdoor cinema!

The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace – Le Verdict

We have been to Hever Castle & Gardens many times as we have some family in the area. And it always makes a great family day out.

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But I was not aware of the possibilité to eat at The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace.

I am so happy we discovered it! The premises are really charming and the food was nice.

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Stop by the Golf Club and enjoy some food with your famille after a day of magical adventures at the romantic 13th-century castle.

 

Disclosure: With thanks to The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace for inviting us free of charge. Please, note that photos from the castle are from previous visits. Visit our highlight ‘Hever Castle’ on Instagram for more footage in action.

 

 

8 Comments

  1. ashleigh allan
    August 27, 2020 / 8:48 am

    The food looks really nice – great day out!

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    August 27, 2020 / 9:06 am

    Truely amazing – havent been for years – so luxuxurious

  3. MARIA ROGERS
    August 27, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Love Hever Castle – such a beautiful place to visit

  4. Priscilla Stubbs
    August 27, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    That certainly looks like a lovely place to visit

  5. August 27, 2020 / 5:24 pm

    What a lovely place to go I’d happily visit it I lived nearer. The food looks delicious Lovely photo’s too

  6. Rachel Craig
    August 27, 2020 / 11:34 pm

    Not a place I have visited, as yet. Certainly looks worthwhile visiting if / when we get the opportunity. “Grumpy”, my fiancé tends to be Grumpy when he is tired (I’ve discovered). Food looks good, I think I would choose the fish cakes.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      August 29, 2020 / 1:44 pm

      Haha mine is usually Grumpy when it is about social media and my obsession of taking pictures. But he is getting better with it now 🙂

  7. Andrea Fletcher
    August 30, 2020 / 5:04 pm

    Looks like a great place to visit. The fishcakes look yummy.

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