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. Last orders for breakfast is 11:20am and last orders for food at the end of the day is 15 minutes before closing.

*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*

Catering Trailer and Ice Cream Van

This Summer we have a catering trailer and an ice cream van on the grass outside the Oxford Wet n Wild aqua park. These will be serving hot drinks, cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. They will be open every day from 10:30am – 6:00pm from Saturday 9th July. We also have an exclusive party tent for people that have booked birthday parties with Oxford Wet n Wild. Please email us to find out more information about our party tent! Or visit the outside catering page for more information.

The Walk around the Lake & Animal Trail

Wandering Kitchen customers are welcome to walk around the lake and take part in our animal trail. We have hidden nine animals on the walk, the animals are holding letters, find all the letters to spell a word, find the word and win a prize.

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

*We will not be refunding the pass over the Summer months, the refund will return for the winter*

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