Hi Everyone!

Available now - fabulous take away picnics for the British summer (minimum order quantity 2 people):

  • The baguette picnic
  • The vegetarian picnic
  • The tart picnic
  • Cheese & charcuterie platter
  • And a selection of extras!

See our full menu here

Welcome back! Opening hours

In the light of the latest announcements from the government, we continue to review how we best operate safely.

We are open at our cafe in Goring for take-away and eat-in drinks, cakes and savoury snacks Wednesday to Sunday 9:30am - 4pm. We are not currently taking bookings.


Our cafe at Harwell campus is now open 9am - 2pm, Mon - Fri for eat-in or take-away.

'Fill your freezer' menu

We’re launching a new approach to our “Fill your freezer” menu. Based on feedback from the community and seeing what works well we have created a new complete menu to increase the breadth of offering on an ongoing basis.

The new “Fill your freezer” menu is available now here. All dishes are prepared fresh for collection and home freezing. There is a minimum order quantity for each dish, but we can package up into smaller portion sizes for ease of home freezing and cooking.


About Pierreponts

Pierreponts is a café restaurant in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, and on Harwell Campus near Didcot, Oxfordshire serving fresh and locally sourced breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. And, in ordinary times, supper every other Friday evening.

We love great quality food and creating a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where wonderful quality food is served by a happy, knowledgeable team.

We create a high quality selection of substantial, flavoursome dishes and bring our passion for fresh produce to every part of our menu, helping to build Pierreponts' reputation as one of the best places to eat in and around Reading and Oxford.

Pierreponts in Goring

Opening hours:

We are currently open for takeaway and eat-in Wednesday to Sunday 9:30am - 4pm.

A few words on how it works in this world of Covid-19:

Please do use the sanitiser by the door.

Service is from the window. Please pop out to place your order. We will deliver to your table.

Please do not move chairs from other tables.

We are unable to have a one-way system for entry and exit, so please allow one another to pass safely on entering and exiting.

Please do not allow children to wander around the café.

Please keep dogs on leads.

If queuing for the toilet, please have consideration for others.

Our offering remains the same as has been since re-opening as a takeaway, i.e. tart and salad, baguettes, snacks, sweet treats, hot and cold drinks.

We’re sorry but we’re not taking bookings at the moment.

We’re trying this out. Please be patient as we work through this. We’re continually reviewing procedures, so things may change as we go forward.

Pierreponts @ the Quad on Harwell Campus

Join us on the Science Campus at Harwell where we serve high quality, local, sustainably sourced food for breakfast, lunch or call us about our corporate lunch service.

We are pleased to report that our cafe on Harwell campus remains is open Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm.

To talk to us about your requirements or catering for corporate lunches and parties please email orders@pierreponts.co.uk.

Our food

All our food is prepared on site by our chefs. We source all our ingredients from high quality, local (where possible) producers. Our breakfast and all day menu can be found here.


Running a sustainable service lies at the heart of what we do. Locality is key here; all of our ingredients are fresh and everything is sourced from as nearby as possible. Meats like our sausages and bacon come from the award-winning Vicars Game who only offer the highest quality produce. Fish is also brought in on a daily basis and when in season a local grower provides fruit and vegetables like baby chard and heritage tomatoes.

This ethos extends further than the food we serve, as we offer space for local designers and makers to sell pottery, handmade jewellery and all manner of gift items. We also participate in the village’s food festival as well as their arts and music festival, which happen on alternate years. We also make sure we’re on hand to provide a much needed energy boost in the form of flapjacks at the finish line of the Goring 10K, helping to raise significant funds for the local primary school.

For a taste of our food options please click on the images below:



Whether you’re after a full English, kippers or simply boiled egg and soldiers, at Pierreponts we’re renowned for the quality of our breakfasts.

If you’re after something more indulgent then our French toast with maple sauce and bananas could be for you. Or if it’s grains you want then our porridge or granola may be more up your street. Our smoothies and fresh juices prove ever popular as is does our lovingly prepared coffee.

Breakfast is served between 8am and 11:30am.



Brunch? 2nd breakfast? early lunch? Whatever you like to call it Pierreponts is a great stop off for that mid-morning fill-up. Popular with cyclists, walkers, day-trippers and locals alike brunch at Pierreponts includes all your favourites.

Griddled bacon or sausage and onion sandwiches with thick slices of fresh bread or rolls; salmon and scrambled egg; hot chocolate, cold shakes or fresh coffee.

Whatever the occasion brunch at Pierreponts will fit the bill.



Our lunch menu includes some of our classic dishes: rarebit, mushrooms on toast, salmon and avocado on toast  and of course, spinach pancake.

A choice of sandwiches and spectacular freshly stuffed rolls is complimented by a choice of soups and a tart of the day with selection of salads.

Our specials board offers a selection of hot and cold seasonal dishes with a variety of fish, game and vegetarian options.

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

Pierreponts is a great place for a spot of afternoon tea. We serve tasty cakes, many varieties of leaf tea and scones with jam and cream along with a range of delicious snacks from the bar.

We also serve a traditional set afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, scones, and cake on lovely vintage crockery.

And for that special occasion why not add a glass of champagne. Please call us or email to book at least 24 hours in advance.

Private parties

Pierreponts is available to hire for private evening parties, celebration weekend lunch parties or high tea. We cater for school parent group get-togethers, family birthdays, weddings, Christenings and just about any celebration you can imagine.

We offer a wide range of options for parties: cold or hot buffets, three course dinner, canapé receptions.

An example menu showing the kind of food available can be found here.

These are just a few of our most popular dishes, but we would be happy to tailor your menu to suit you.

Do speak to us and we will be more than happy to assist you in the planning of your menu and making your event a great success.

Telephone: 01491 874464

Email: Steph@pierrepontsgoring.co.uk

At home catering

We are happy to provide food for any of your private functions or dinner parties held at your home or another venue.

We offer an extensive choice of food that will travel well - from savoury snacks and canapés, to hot dinners and deserts.

An example menu showing the kind of food available can be found here.

These are just a few of our most popular dishes, but we would be happy to tailor your menu to suit you.

Do speak to us and we will be more than happy to assist you in the planning of your menu and deciding on quantities.

Telephone: 01491 874464

Email: Steph@pierrepontsgoring.co.uk

Find us

We're situated close to the bridge on the Goring side of the River Thames at Goring and Streatley.


Our Harwell site is currently closed, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. When we are open we are to be found just off the A34 on the Harwell science campus.

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Picnic menu

It’s getting hot out there!

Here’s our fabulous take away picnic menu for the British summer (minimum order quantity 2 people):

The baguette picnic – £12.50

  • Filled baguette
  • Sausage roll
  • Scotch egg
  • Crisps
  • Chocolate brownie

The vegetarian baguette picnic – £12.50

  • Filled baguette
  • Vegetarian sausage roll
  • Vegetarian scotch egg
  • Crisps
  • Chocolate brownie

The tart picnic – £17

  • Seasonal tart of the day
  • 3 x Salads of the day
  • Dips and crudites
  • Chocolate brownie
  • Strawberries and cream

Cheese & charcuterie platter – £16.50

  • Selection of local cheese
  • Selection of cold meats
  • Smoked mackerel pate
  • Smoked salmon
  • Selection of dips
  • Olives
  • Bread
  • Cheese straw

Full menu available here.