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The Lido Cafe

#14,200 of 18,211 Restaurants in London}
££ - £££European, Cafe, British
Dulwich Road | Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA, England
+44 20 7737 8183
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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European, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Dulwich Road | Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a local and know ins and outs of Brixton very well. This used to be a very nice local cafe with personality and friendly staff. I literally have been kicked out this Sunday and i never been so frustrated. After a nice Sunday...More

Thank Alex O
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I have been trying to enjoy the lido cafe for about 4 years because it has all the hallmarks of a cafe that I would love: it is next to my gym, has a lovely view over the pool and a great menu. Every single...More

Thank Tamar C
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch before going to the Royal Albert Hall for a movie. The pizza was delicious and reasonably priced for London. Lovely view next to the river.

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We popped in after a swim on Sunday morning and managed to get a table inside - next time we'll definitely book in advance and ask for an outdoor table as it looked lovely. Service was warm, friendly and prompt, and the food delicious (and...More

Thank PollyA85
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Came in for coffee after lunch - lunch rush clearly over with people leaving. Sat at an empty table, waitress came to take our order but manageress intervened and shooed us out as they were too busy. Unbelievable!

1  Thank ELHerneHill
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Wandered in post swim looking for hot chocolate & cake, but the menu looked lovely so we ordered dinner instead. The food was gorgeous, some of the best we've had in the area. We had soup, steak & sweet potatoes & a key lime cheesecake....More

Thank uselessscreenname123
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Such a cool spot, if it hadn't been for the rain it would have felt like we were on holiday, sitting by the pool sipping Aperol spritz. Really nice vibe with a mixture of south London hipsters and young families. This is my favourite sort...More

Thank Hilary O
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We arrived at around 12noon and the lady at the reception told us there is 20-30 mins wait... we looked around and seen four empty tables and many people finishing their food so I have asked about it... she said..'oh yeah but we are too...More

1  Thank Lenka H
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Brockwell Park area is one of London's best kept secrets. Beautiful, sprawling park with big trees, an open air swimming pool, and this lovely restored 1930s cafe. It's bright, airy and cheerful inside and you look directly onto the water. Has its own entrance so...More

Thank nagapie_eh
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal here last night with friends. We ordered three starters to share which were mussels, sticky wings and burrata...all were lovely. For mains two of us enjoyed the pork belly and one had the steak...all very good and the desserts were lovely...More

Thank Liz R
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Response from Mukta D | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed if you sit outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dulwich Road | Dulwich Road, London SE24 0PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7737 8183
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In its contemporary form, The Lido Cafe was opened in 2009 following a massive refurbishment of Brockwell Lido. Open to the general public as well as swimmers, it is far from a typical poolside cafe. An elegant, sophisticated affair, it prides itself on locally sourced ingredients, the seasonal menu and a modern approach to dining. Paired with a handpicked European wine list and locally brewed craft beers, the menus change to suit the freshest available ingredients, sourced from independent producers. The breakfast and brunch selections are fresh, healthy and indulgent, with options to suit all tastes. Dinner is served in the summer months when al-fresco, sunset dining on the terrace attracts customers from all over London to this unique setting.
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