Blue River Café at Thames Riviera Hotel
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There are few more enjoyable experiences than watching the world go by on a warm summer evening. Throw in a delightful river terrace, great company, and some truly incredible cuisine, and you might just come up with a little slice of heaven.
The Thames Riviera is among one of the lucky few restaurants that can offer this, with the added bonus of being located on the bank of the river Thames. Boasting views over Maidenhead’s Grade I listed stone bridge; the Blue River Café combines Victorian elegance with modern amenities and plentiful parking. The menu is designed to appeal to all tastes and ages, with a number of menus changing through the day and through the week. On top of all this, prices are exceptionally low for such fine food. I chose a mushroom risotto to start, drizzled with truffle oil and topped with Parmesan shavings. Our main courses were dishes to savour - a flavoursome aubergine tagine, and a two deck tower of sticky barbeque ribs stacked with seared chicken breast.
Dessert was as indulgent as they come. A homemade double chocolate brownie, still warm from the oven and served with white chocolate sauce, and a decadent scoop of Madagascan vanilla ice cream. If you find yourself in Maidenhead for any period of time, we recommend that you visit here.