The Wandering Kitchen at the Lake is our café near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. When we first visited the location at Queenford Lakes we knew instantly that this is where we should be. Although we like wandering we also knew that the lake satisfied our need for fun and adventure. There are two other businesses that share the site with us: Oxford Wet n Wild aqua park and Oxford Wakeboard and Ski club.  They are both so much fun for all and it just felt like something that we wanted to be involved with.

Please visit the menus page to find out more about what food we will be serving. 

*Please note that we use all 14 allergens in our kitchen and front of house and therefore we can not guarantee that any of the food and drink we make is allergen free and therefore not suitable for severe allergies*

Half term colouring competition

Our very own Wanda (the hare from our logo) is going on a half term adventure and she needs a little help to bring some colour to her trip. If you would like to help Wanda, you need to download the colouring sheet below, colour in the picture and draw a picture of yourself stood on the jetty. Wanda is going to pick one lucky person to win a stash of halloween sweet treats. Entries need to be handed in at The Wandering Kitchen cafe (Queenford Lakes, OX10 7PQ) by 4pm on Sunday 29th October. Please note entrants must be under 16 to participate.

You can download our half term colouring competition here*Copies of the colouring sheet are also available in the cafe* 


The Walk around the Lake & Wanda’s quest

Wandering Kitchen customers are welcome to walk around the lake and take part in Wanda’s Quest. Wanda is the hare from our logo and she has to get around the lake and get past 9 mysterious creatures. Each creature has a letter, find all the letters to spell a word, find the word and win a prize. There is an audio story to go with the trail, which you can find here.

Anyone doing the walk must have a visitor’s pass & lanyard. These are available to buy inside the café, along with Wanda’s Quest sheets. Passes cost £3 per person, or £5 for a family of up to four.

The walk is approximately 2.5 km and is flat, it can get a bit muddy as some of it is on grass, so we recommend wellies for the little ones. It is buggy friendly but if it has rained it can get muddy. Dogs are welcome but please read the rules below:

Rules for the lake

  • Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a lead at all times
  • Please do not allow children or dogs into the water
  • Please don’t throw sticks into the water
  • Take all rubbish and dog poop with you
  • Be aware that there are speedboats in operation at all times

We look forward to seeing you at the lake