Cafe on the Water at
Hanningfield Waterside Park

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With its spectacular views over the reservoir and surrounding countryside, Café on the Water and Gift Shop is one of a kind. This is a popular destination for all with its stylish interior and quality food and drink.

You can enjoy delicious meals and scrumptious sweet treats comfortably amongst the newly fitted, stylish interior including a children’s area for families to enjoy. There is a large decking area outside should you choose to enjoy your food alfresco while enjoying the breath-taking scenery. Perfect to enjoy a meal, celebrate an occasion or refuel after fishing, everyone is welcome.

Although we do love our four legged furry friends, we are unable to allow dogs on any part of our site, including in the café. Assistance dogs are still welcome.

The gift shop within the café stocks amazing home gifts and handmade wooden toys for that extra special person you know, or just as a treat for yourself. A great way to end your relaxing visit with a little retail therapy!

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2024 opening times

We are open throughout the year from January to December. Please see below for our opening times throughout the year.

Café is open from 9am until 4pm, our servings times are as follows:-

Breakfast 09.00 – 11.30

Breakfast Sandwiches 09.00 – 12.00

Lunch 12.00 – 15.30

Tea and cake 09.00 – 15.45

Whats on the menu?

Download our sample menu above to see the type of delicious meals and treats on offer.

Sample Menu

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Where to find us

Directions to Hanningfield Waterside Park

From the A12 take Southend Road towards Howe Green. After three miles turn right at The Bell public house into South Hanningfield Road. After two miles, turn right into Giffords Lane just after The Old Windmill public house.

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