Booking Lead Time

We take reservations for lunch, dinner and accommodation 6 months in advance of the month we are in. Private dining room bookings are accepted up to 12 months in advance.

Room Bookings

Please note that we are unable to accept any bedroom reservation without an accompanying restaurant booking. A room reservation automatically guarantees a table reservation.  PLEASE NOTE we are not permitted to take “room only” bookings.  If you ask to cancel your restaurant reservation then the room booking will automatically cancel.  If you cancel your room we cannot guarantee a non-resident table will be available in the restaurant.

Room Deposit

Room bookings are confirmed by full payment of the room rate at the time the reservation is made.

Room Cancellation

Bedroom reservations should be cancelled 7 days or more prior to the arrival date in order to receive a refund of the room rate paid at the time of booking. If you cancel a room booking your restaurant reservation is automatically cancelled.

Restaurant Bookings

Please note that our restaurant opening times are strictly 12 noon for lunch and 7pm for dinner.  As a “restaurant with bedrooms”, rather than an “hotel”, with limited bar and lounge facilities, unfortunately we are unable to host you if you arrive ahead of these times.

You may notice us checking in or out our staying guests, whilst preparing the restaurant ready to welcome you.  Please rest assured that we work hard right up to opening, to ensure all arrangements are in place, ready to welcome you.

The restaurant is not suitable for children younger than 9 years of age

Restaurant Deposit And Cancellation

Lunch / Dinner for 1 – 5 people
Card details required to guarantee the table.
No show or cancellation less than 48 hours prior will be charged at £100 per person.

Lunch / Dinner for 6 or more
Deposit of £100 per person refundable on 3 days’ notice of cancellation.
Non-refundable in the event of a no-show.

Private Dining Deposit and Cancellation

Lunch / Dinner for 6 or more
Deposit of £100 per person refundable on 3 days’ notice of cancellation.
Non-refundable in the event of a no-show.

Children and Babes-in-arms are welcome in the private room

Pre-Selected Menu

We ask our private dining parties to select one set menu for the whole table in advance. This choice will be served to the entire table. We will, of course, cater for anyone with special dietary requirements

Allergies and Dietary Information

In advance of your visit, please notify us of any dietary allergies or intolerances. All the dishes are prepared “a la minute” therefore your Maitre d’ will discuss any modifications with you on the day. Your safety and enjoyment are our top priority, however we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination, since we have one kitchen only.


Guests are kindly advised that, if you wish to take a discreet photo please refrain from using any flash and kindly respect the privacy of others.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones should be restricted in the dining room.

Dress Code

Please be aware that our restaurant dress code is “elegantly smart”.  Although gentlemen do not need to wear a jacket or tie, long trousers are compulsory. Casual sportswear is not permitted in the restaurant or on the terrace by the river.  Please note that entry to the restaurant will be entirely at the management’s discretion, should this guidance be unheeded.  Thank you for your kind understanding.


Our restaurant and bedrooms are not suitable for children under the age of 9 years old

Pets and Guide Dos

Animals are not accepted unless assisting guests with disabilities


The restaurant is accessible for wheelchair users, but our toilet facilities are not accessible for wheelchair dependants.

Request a Reservation

Send us your requirements and we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. The Waterside Inn is not suitable for babes in arms and children younger than 9 years of age.


+44 (0)1628 620691



The Waterside Inn, Ferry Road, Bray, Berkshire, SL6 2AT, U.K.