Leagrave: McDonald’s, Three Horseshoes roundabout. On the route. Open all day.
Biscot: The Old Moat House, Nunnery Lane. 11am-11pm; breakfast only 9am-11.30am.
Wardown Park Museum: Tea Room. Tue-Sat 10am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm.
Luton: McDonald’s, George street. On the route in town centre. Open all day.
Luton: Cafes in the The Mall shopping centre.
Luton: The Windmill, Windmill Road. Family run pub with food served from 11am to 9pm.
Luton: The Brache (Beefeater Grill), Osborne Road (next to Premier Inn). 11am to midnight (Sun 11pm).
Luton Airport Parkway Station: Parkway Express cafe beyond the barrier. Open all day.
Cold Harbour: The Red Cow. Open all day.
Batford (Harpenden): Amble Inn, Station Road, open all day from 11am. Food Tue-Sat 12-3pm; Sun 12-4pm.
Batford (Harpenden): Shop by the Park, Station Road. Mon-Fri 7am-7pm; Sun 7.30am-4.30pm. Coffee, drinks, hot pasties and sandwiches.
Wheathampstead: The Bull. Open all day.
Wheathampstead: Artisan Bakery & cafe (opposite The Bull). Mon-Sat 7am-5pm.
Lemsford: Long Arm & Short Arm. Mon-Sat 11am -11pm; Sunday 12-11pm. Food Mon-Sat 11am-2.30pm & 6pm-8.30pm; Sun 12-4.30pm.
Stanborough Park: Stanborough Coffee Shop. Open in summer.
Mill Green: Mill cafe, Tue-Thu 10am-5pm; Sun & Hol Mon 2pm-5pm. Cream teas on summer Sunday afternoons.
Cole Green: Cowper Arms. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10.30pm. Food Mon-Sat 12-10pm; Sun 11.30am-9.30pm.
Hertford: Black Horse, West Street (on the route). Mon-Thu 12-11pm; Fri-Sat 12-12pm; Sun 12-10.30pm. Food Mon-Fri 12-4pm & 6-9pm; Sat 12-9pm; Sun 12-5pm. Established 1817.
Hertford: Old Barge (on towpath at start of navigation). Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-12pm; Sun 12-11pm. Food Mon-Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-6pm.
Ware: Cafes and pubs in the High Street.
Ware: Cafe Frappe, 2 New Road. 7am-5pm.
Ware: Ware Station cafe. Mon-Fri 5am-2pm; Sat 7am-2pm.
St Margarets: The Jolly Fisherman pub on the route by the river. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12-10.30pm. Food Mon-Sat 12-9.30pm; Sun 12-8.30pm.
Stanstead Abbotts: The Red Lion, High Street (east end). Sun-Wed 12-11pm; Thu-Sat 12-12pm. Food (mainly Italian) Mon 12-3pm; Tue-Wed 12-3pm & 7-9pm; Thu 12-3pm & 6.30-9.30pm; Fri & Sat 12-9.30pm; Sun 12-5pm.
Rye House: Historic Rye House pub. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12-11pm. Food 12-9pm.
Dobbs Weir: Fish & Eels inn. Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm; Sun 11.30pm-10.30pm. Food all day.
Carthagena Lock: Tea, drinks and ice cream in cabin behind lock cottage. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm
Nazeing: The Crown, on towpath opposite Broxbourne. Mon-Sat 11.30am-11pm; Sun 11.30am-10.30pm. Food all day.
Broxbourne: The Old Mill Retreat Cafe, Mill Lane. 9.30am-dusk.
Cheshunt: The Windmill, next to Cheshunt Station.
Cheshunt: Ramblers Rest Tea Shop, YHA, Windmill Lane next to Pindar Car Park. Food 11am-3pm; hot drinks 7am-11pm.
White Water Centre: Cafe bar. Mon-Tue 10am-4pm; Wed-Sun 11am-4pm.
Cedars Park: Cedars Park Cafe. 9.30am-dusk.
Waltham Abbey: McDonald’s, Highbridge Street (on main road between river and church). Open all day.
Waltham Abbey: Narrowboat Cafe, on the route south of bridge. 7am-9pm.
Enfield’s Causeway Bridge: The Greyhound. Corner Ordnance Road on the route. Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12-10.30pm. Food Mon-Sat 12-9pm: Sun 12-6pm.
Brimsdown: McDonalds, next to station.
Brimsdown: The Station Tavern, next to station. 11am-11pm. Food lunchtime and evening to 9pm.
Ponders End: The Navigation (Harvester), off Wharf Road. 9am-11pm. Food breakfast 9am-11am; meals 11.30am-10pm.
Stonebridge Lock: Waterside Cafe. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm; reduced hours in winter.
Tottenham Hale: The Ferry Boat pub, Ferry Lane. Cross the bridge at the lock and follow the main road east to a third bridge spanning the Old River Lea. Open all day.
Tottenham Hale: Wetlands Cafe. 9.30am-4pm. Entrance opposite Ferry Boat.
Tottenham Hale: Loven Bakery, Waterside Way, Hale Village (between lock and station). Tue-Sun 10am-3pm.
Markfield Park: Pistachio in the Park. 9am-6pm.
Spring Hill: Riverside Cafe. 8am-5pm.
Lea Bridge: The Princess of Wales. Mon-Thu 12-11pm; Fri-Sat 12-12pm; Sun 12-11.30pm. Food Mon-Sat all day; Sun 12-4pm & 5-8pm.
Hackney Wick: Crate Brewery, White Building, White Post Lane Bridge. 12-11pm. Locally sourced ingredients pizzas. www.cratebrewery.com
Fish Island: The Counter Cafe, 7 Roach Road E3 2PA. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat & Sun 9am-5pm. Co-operative owned cafe.
Old Ford Lock: Lock 19 Artisan Coffee. 7.30am-5.30pm. Fish Island smoked salmon rolls. Blankets and hot water bottles in winter.
Bow: McDonald’s. Open all day.
Three Mills: Miller’s House Cafe. Mon-Fri 10am-3pm.
Three Mills: Tesco, Three Mill Lane. Mon-Sat 6am-12 midnight, Sun 12pm-6pm.
Cody Dock: Cafe. Tea, coffee, ice cream and North African food. Mon-Fri 9am-2.30pm; weekends 11am-5pm.
Trinity Buoy Wharf: Fat Boys Diner. 11am-4pm. 1940s American-style diner.
Trinity Buoy Wharf: Bow Creek Cafe. Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm; weekends 10am-5.30pm. Homemade food served overlooking River Lea.
Limehouse Basin Entrance: The Narrow. Mon-Sat 12pm-11pm; Sun 12pm-10.30pm. Food including bar snacks all day. A Gordon Ramsey pub with restaurant.
Limehouse Basin Entrance: The Grapes, Narrow Street (east side). Mon-Wed 12pm-3pm & 5.30pm-11pm; Thu-Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-10.30pm.