SquareMeal Review of
The Lido Cafe
“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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