Coronavirus, Covid-19 update

Following government advice both our cafes are closed for the foreseeable.

We’re sad to say that we’re also no longer continuing our fill your freezer menu

We have been following the government advice about how we proceed in the current environment and want to be sure that any service we offer can be done so safely, whilst protecting both our staff and customers as best we can.

We have had to furlough our staff (stop our staff from working) in order that they can benefit from the government scheme to pay 80% of their wages. This leaves only the two of us to purchase the ingredients, cook, clean and deliver all the meals.

Over the last few days we have attempted to make this work, but the volume of orders has increased and we no longer feel that we can continue to offer the fill your freezer menu in as safe a manner as we feel is necessary and therefore are closing the service.

As we have said all along, we will and can only continue to do what is practical and safe.

The situation may change in the future and we will make any appropriate announcements at that time.

Thank you for your support, we have been overwhelmed by all the kind messages we have received and are so sorry as we realise how disappointing this is.

Stay safe

Phil and Steph



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 every other Friday night in Goring - supper.

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

Due to the busy nature of the cafe in Goring we highly recommend booking a table - please call us on 01491 874464 to book on the day or use the contact form below for advance bookings. Of late, Friday's and Saturdays have been particularly busy, so we recommend booking well in advance.

Opening hours:

We’re open Tuesday to Saturday 8am - 4pm.


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're open Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm with hot food served between 8am and 2pm.

To talk to us about your requirements or catering for corporate lunches and parties please call 01235 431276 or email


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


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


A pinch of Pierreponts

Find us

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

Contact us

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Alternatively give us a call on 01491 874464 for Goring, or 01235 431276 for Harwell.

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