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“Halcyon blue water, fresh air and genuinely good food” are some of the reasons why readers make a beeline for this beautifully restored art-deco lido on the edge of Brockwell Park. You can still brunch on eggs Benedict with a glass of fizz while triathlon trainers do their stuff nearby, but the space has also become a charming evening destination. In winter, fairy lights and the gun-metal reflection of the pool create a cosy vibe, while in summer the terrace is highly sought after. The menu wins plaudits of its own – our starter of breaded pig’s ears with truffle mayonnaise was a crispy, unctuous delight, and venison haunch with celeriac and beetroot gratin was suitably wintery, rich and hearty. Drinks are given proper thought too (note the interesting wines of the month and the Beavertown IPA), while service is cheery and personable.

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  1. The Lido Café sits within Brockwell Park on the Herne Hill side overlooking the pool. We were there on a warm, bright summer’s evening.

    The menu changes monthly and from it I began with a light, refreshing cocktail of Aperol Spritz, whilst awaiting my starter of Chorizo, Squid, Chickpea, Chilli and Rocket Salad. I usually find rocket boring, but the pepperiness of it complimented the spiciness of the chorizo and chilli nicely. I absolutely loved this dish – the texture’s fab and the rich piquancy from the chorizo moreish – sunshine on a plate.
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  1. I do enjoy a night out that doesn’t involve getting on a tube or bus. So a fresh and breezy 25 minute walk from our flat to Brockwell Park in Herne Hill, was a nice way to work up an appetite, ready to sample the menu at The Lido Cafe.

    It’s an interesting place. As an original lido built during the 1930s, this is a special piece of Art Deco history that you’ll see in a few of London’s parks...
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  1. I do enjoy a night out that doesn’t involve getting on a tube or bus. So a fresh and breezy 25 minute walk from our flat to Brockwell Park in Herne Hill, was a nice way to work up an appetite, ready to sample the menu at The Lido Cafe.

    It’s an interesting place. As an original lido built during the 1930s, this is a special piece of Art Deco history that you’ll see in a few of London’s parks...
    More from OH SO LONDON »

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