The Ugly Duckling


    Riverside Tearooms, Knaresborough

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Reviews from ‘Trip Advisor’

Having walked past this cafe on many occasions we decided to take the plunge and wasn't disappointed.

Firstly, it's spotless which is remarkable given they allow dogs and nicely presented with relaxing views of the river. The coffee is excellent, as are the cakes and scones. The service is friendly and efficient and this really is a great place to while a way an hour or so after a long walk. The all important prices are reasonable too.

Knaresborough is lucky in that there are many very good independent cafes, but this one deserves to be added to the list and certainly worth a visit.

Visited May 2017

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An excellent place to enjoy a well earned lunch or tea - especially if you are walking along the River Nidd Waterside Walk.

You can sit inside or out and enjoy the lovely home cooked food.

Recommended.

Visited May 2017

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First visit to this lovely riverside cafe... lovely food and very friendly, accommodating staff. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again. Thanks for a lovely lunch. Jeanette & Tony. Oldham.

Visited May 2017

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Geofrey M

We called for lunch after walking the dog. Sitting outside at the table overlooking the river we enjoyed a variety of soup, sandwiches and cake. The quality was first class and the service was friendly and efficient. Well done. We will be back.

Visited April 2017

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Called in for a warm up coffee and tea cakes and bacon sandwiches after arriving in knaresborough on a chilly day ! What a delightful tea room - on the corner of the main river car park- love the decor and feather lamp shades !! Toilets and tea room spotless - very friendly service - highly recommend '!

Visited April 2017

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Came upon the cafe after a long walk with 2 children and a dog. We were all more than welcome inside or out. We opted for inside, but would sit out if nicer weather. Drinks and tasty homemade cakes, very reasonable priced. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. Will visit again.

Visited February 2017

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The Ugly Ducking Cafe is a gem in Knaresborough. We found this by chance today when we parked in the riverside car park. Lovely and clean and really good service. One to try

Visited March 2017

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We stumbled across this cafe after taking our dog for a walk along the Nidd Valley: It was nice to see that dogs were welcome both inside and outside.

We were welcomed in and had already decided we were going to have the full English breakfast.

The food arrived fairly promptly: 2 fried eggs, 2 rashers of bacon, a sausage, mushrooms, tomato and beans with 2 rounds of toast each. I find that the sausages and beans are a good indicator of the quality of a breakfast and in both cases we were not disappointed. The sausage was delicious and obviously a premium brand and the beans were one of the 57 variety kind.

A real find and for anyone parking at Conyngham Hall I would recommend a visit, particularly for breakfast.

Visited February 2017

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