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The Cafe in the Park

The Aquadrome Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 1NB, England
+44 1923 711131
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Aquadrome Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 1NB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and superb coffee with friends. The delicious and fresh produce is the best way to start the day. Highly recommend

Thank Knight356
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, don't let the queue put you off, it moves really quickly. The food and cake selection are always delicious and well presented.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit often. Sometimes for coffee and a fantastic fruit scone (a meal in itself), sometimes for lunch. I love the food choice, and the new salad dish is gorgeous. Great place to meet friends or go as a couple. Like the quiet room as main...More

Thank dawn w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very slow service. Went in for a quick sandwich. Qued for 10 minutes to be told they made a conscious decision not to do sandwiches to keep their 'chefs' engaged haha. Oh please. So instead they have burgers and grilled halumi. That should keep them...More

Thank jjdominici
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were waiting for your review, we could tell by the way you came to the counter and told us how you felt we could run our business better that you would also take to this platform to let others know your thoughts. You also...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

First let me say I come here quite often, and depending how busy they are the food goes from good to mediocre. I was out on another errand and took my small portable dog (3 kilo) with me. I decided to pop into the Aquadrome...More

Thank beastmaster9
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Good to mediocre. That's a bit of a kick in the teeth for our kitchen team who work tirelessly. Please do let us know what dishes you think are good and which ones are more mediocre, it will help us improve. Please remember this is...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

I visited with 3 children, and was very happy with the menu and the actual food. It is really good quality, clearly freshly made. All plates empty at the end. The lamb and rice dish was particularly lovely Also super impressed with the nice range...More

Thank irvingfan
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

This is just the sort of review we love receiving, thank you. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed not only our food but our general hospitality. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review to let us and others...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We came here when it was raining and it was quite quiet We have well behaved small dogs but were forced to sit outside in the rain. No explanation was given. I Just can not comprehend how a park cafe which is clearly in a...More

Thank TheProfessor_2012
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hello Many thanks for your note, I appreciate that this is frustrating and I myself have a dog so I do understand. However, as we are in a park there is no way we could let dogs in as we would be overwhelmed as you...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is a very good watering hole with hot and cold drinks and food. Lots of tables and chairs inside and outside dependent upon the weather. We bought some fruit scones and a child's burger with chips which were all tasty. There is a good...More

Thank DavidL408
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you so much, so glad you enjoyed your visit. Carly

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Visited for the first time with a friend for lunch. We were just after a sandwich, so I went into the cafe (we were sitting outside) and politely asked 2 separate young members of staff whether the cafe did sandwiches, in both cases the answer...More

Thank Tilly1001
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hello I was really sorry to hear that our team didn't know about whether we do sandwiches. This is no excuse but we do have some young people who are helping us out on these really busy days and haven't worked here before. Any of...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Everywhere does Coconut Milk these days but my request for it was greeted with your the first ever person to ask for it! You do all the others so a polite request please add to your list .More

Thank chelseagirl61
cafeinthepark, Owner at The Cafe in the Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Sorry you were disappointed, as you say, it is not something we have been asked for before. We will stick with soya and oat for now as they seem to be popular and we would worry that we would end up wasting more if we...More

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Jemma C
7 September 2017|
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Response from cafeinthepark | Property representative |
Hello unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the café but we have a covered area outside.
I think there's probably quite a gulf between a leisurely drink or meal and waiting in line for 15 minutes to be served (on Sunday 21st June) only to be told that any hot food would take another hour to arrive. Yes, everything is cooked fresh, but that is just a ridiculous wait time and unacceptable even to those that value the ingredients over the experience. It was Fathers Day, but the Cafe itself and tables outside were far from full. Either something had gone wrong yesterday (and on some previous visits), or the model is broken. A sign indicating the unavailability of hot food would have been useful as it's never good to hear bad news after a lengthy queue. So yes, we went elsewhere as we were interested in lunch not an evening meal. Oh, and if a cafe advertises breakfast up until twelve, it's also probably a good idea to offer it to people who finally reach the front of the queue before that cut off point. Lovely place - just needs to realise that it's a cafe not a fine dining experience for an evening out.
22 June 2015|
Response from cafeinthepark | Property representative |
Hello Firstly thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we honestly appreciate it. We take on board all of your comments and we totally appreciate your frustration. The system isn't broken but we haven't a big... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:30
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Aquadrome Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Rickmansworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 711131
  • E-mail
An all-day dining venue with sustainability at the heart of everything we do.Core menu with daily specials, all bread and cakes baked in house. Speciality coffee, British wines and beers. Many products sourced locally, all meat is free-range. Serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Head Chef - Will Hitchcock, ex-sous chef at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, London.
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