The hydro tea room
The hydro tea room
- 75 Spring Gardens
- Buxton, Derbyshire
- SK17 6BP
- 01298 79065
|Monday - Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00 Friday - Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 10:30 - 17:00 (High Season April – September) Monday to Saturday 10.00 till 5pm Sunday 10.30 till 5pm|
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8 October 2012
7 October 2012
Penny from Brighton
I chose the Hydro Cafe because the board outside advertised all day breakfasts. I was put off by the badly stained tablecloth, dusty windowsill, the tired decor and the music, but we stayed as I was hungry. I was informed that it was too late for the all day breakfast (it was 2.45 p.m.) but was able to order a bacon and egg bap, which was satisfactory, but I did have to request a knife and napkin. My friend ordered chicken and vegetable soup, which turned out to be tinned cream of chicken soup with a single parsley leaf floating on it - £4.50! We had to ask twice for our drinks. When the bill came, I had been charged for a full English breakfast. What really amazed us was the brochure on the table, which made the place sound like an elegant venue, serving the finest food. It is many years since I have visited such a poor cafe.
3 August 2012
Popped into the Hydro Cafe, whilst visiting Buxton last weekend. My impressions were overall very good. We were seated quickly and served very quick. No problems with our food but I suppose the music in the background was a little annoying. It is placed in a perfect location so if I do ever visit Buxton again I would use them again.
1 July 2012
I was on my first visit to Buxton for nearly a year and visited the hydro cafe for lunch with my wife and two friends.
Once seated I noticed the table cloth was stained and rather grubby looking but after a short discussion we decided to stay and order.
My friends wine was poured by the waiter into a dirty glass and has something floating in it, when this was pointed out to the waiter he took the glass, thew away the already poured wine and gave clean glass but the no offer to replace the lost wine.
The food was severed prior to having our cutlery dumped on the table all in one pile.
The food order was three lasagne and one chilli with fries.
My wife's lasagna was stone cold in the middle so i told the waiter who without apology took the plate to the kitchen and announced quite loudly "the lasagna is cold is she's not happy"
Then after putting vinegar on my fries I noticed something about the size of a one pence piece floating in the vinegar, It looked like a piece of mold.
I was assured this is normal and was just the malt separating.
I have not yet checked this explanation out but I would suggest removing what ever it is before it reaches such proportions.
The lasagna once reheated in the microwave was OK but my Chilli really was second rate, lacking flavour and watery.
3 x lasagna, 1 x chilli, 2 small beers, 1 x wine, 1 x cup of tea. Nearly £50 so it's not cheap ?either.
28 May 2012
Good food, excellent service & the best music selection. I'd highly recommend a visit if you're hungry in Buxton.
13 July 2009
The Hydro is a unique Tea Rooms & Restaurant owned and run by the innovative and dynamic charity Fundamental.
Fundamental began life in March 2005 founded by Chief Executive David Hirst and has become one of the fastest growing charities in the North of England. In this short time Fundamental has helped change the lives and shape the futures of 1000’s of children and families in deprived areas of England and Eastern Europe.
In August 2008, Fundamental bought the Hydro Café and spent over 16 weeks refurbishing the tired café into a beautiful Victorian style Tea Rooms & Restaurant.
Now stands a beautiful, sophisticated and ambient 84 cover licensed restaurant with excellent surroundings, food and service.
Choose from our delicious daytime menu made up of the finest traditional British fayre or our sophisticated Fine- Dining Evening Menu.
At the Hydro you will find Food & Service that is ‘second to none’ and has recently won us the Restaurant of the Month and Michelle Minett our Maître d' The Waitress of the Month in June 2009 with hundreds of you voting for us and commenting on our excellent food and service. (Pub’s R Down to Us June 2009)
The Hydro is unique to most other businesses in the way it offers employment and training to some of the neediest people in society who are struggling to positively engage in society, education and find meaningful employment. Also, every penny you spend in the restaurant or donate to the charity goes to helping children, young people and families in crisis in the UK and overseas through its Grant Aid Programmes. See www.fun-damental.org
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9 April 2009
I visited on 7/4/09 had an excellent
Cream tea the service by the head waiter was exceptional the setting was spectacular,well worth a visit just to admire the chandeliers.
14 October 2008
The hydro tea room is a nice tea room which serves a large range of cakes and drinks. It is located in the centre of town!
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