Monday - Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 4pm (last orders 3.45pm)
Kitchen Opening Times
Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 3pm (last orders 2.45pm)
- Disabled Access
- Easy Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Swimming Pool
- Event Space
- Children's Menu available
- Awesome View
About The Lido Cafe
Designed by HA Rowbotham and TL Smithson Art Deco Brockwell Lido was built in 1937 and is similar in design to other Lidos built in England around the same time. It remains one of the best examples of the celebrated style of this era.
It was closed in 1990 as part of cost saving measures by Lambeth Council. Around this time, the Brockwell Lido Users group was established and pushed for it to re-open. In 1994 Brockwell Lido re-opened and proved to be as popular as ever with the diverse local community.
Fusion Lifestyle took over the running of the pool in 2003, at around the same time the building was given Grade II listed status.
We took over the running of the Cafe in late 2009 and after an extensive refurbishment, opened it to the public as well as swimmers for the first time in it’s history.
The Lido Cafe is a modern British restaurant open all day. We serve award winning Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in one of London’s most unique settings.
Using seasonal ingredients when they are at their best and most abundant we create monthly changing Lunch and and Dinner menus.
From the sourdough bread we use for our Breakfasts, to the oil we cook our chips in, we take great time and care, working with small producers to find the best ingredients we can.
Our all European wine list has been thoughtfully selected, and we offer many of these by the carafe and glass.
We have a menu of craft beers (all brewed in London) that are great on their own, but even better when paired with the right food.
Lovely lovely place.thank you for giving my family a lovely time
I had my birthday brunch at the lido and loved it ! The staff were more than amazing and friendly and deserve 10 stars! They really made it all very special ! I so appreciate it ! X
Always love dining here!
There was an unacceptable delay for food this time. I know it was very busy, but isn’t that predictable for a sunny Sunday morning in August? It appears that you could certainly have done with a few more kitchen staff.
A simply fantastic setting for brunch. Delicious food and a wicked Virgin Mary. Friendly service too.
Food and location/atmosphere was great but sadly we were forgotten about so many times, meaning we had to try and grab someone if we ever needed anything, which spoilt it slightly.
1. We were waiting for over 4 minutes at the door, repeatedly looked at by staff but ignored 2. I had to get up and request drinks from the waitress because they weren’t attentive enough 3. Poached eggs on toast only included one poached egg - poor value for money
It was packed at Lido but staff were still lovely and food delicious.
We were pretty disappointed with our visit. We have been for lunch last year and enjoyed our lunch but this was disappointing. The service was disappointing. My food (avacado on toast) the kitchen forgot to put the avacado etc on the 2nd bit of toast. £7 for mainly toast. The “freshly squeezed orange juice” was from concentrate. The staff were very unhelpful. Its a shame but next time we come to the lido we we feel it would be a waste of money to dine at the cafe.
Food was very good?
We had to flag down a passing waitress for everything from menus to the bill except once.... the food was fantastic as always but service very mediocre
In this weather, sitting by the pool, noshing on the Huevos Rancheros...I could be in sunny Mexico! The food in the Lido is authentic and delicious, and the setting is relaxed and basic, but comfortable to linger over an extra mint tea!
I strongly recommend the orange and polenta cake with ice cream! thank you for our lovely lunch.
Felt like being on holiday. Lovely service
We had booked for lunch at 12.30. It was total chaos. We weren’t spoken to by a waitress for 30 minutes and when she did saunter over casually she announced that there was a delay of 30 minutes in the kitchen because they were busy. She didn’t apologise- just shrugged her shoulders and walked off. When the food arrived at 1.30 (I’m not kidding) it was ok. A bit cold. Then followed a farcical display of disorganisation and unprofessionalism. About 5 different combinations of food and drinks attempted to be delivered to us ( none of which we had ordered). We returned them all, ordered the bill ( which had about 3 things on which we hadn’t ordered ) and left. They made sure that they’d added 10% service to the bill though. Absolutely disgraceful. All this time there was a queue about 15 deep of people trying to sit down and the outside tables were almost completely empty!!! We had been in the middle of a heat wave that was in its 3rd week and the cafe is partially outside and next to the pool , so to not expect it to be busy and staff it accordingly is just shortsighted and ridiculous. Get your act together Lido Cafe- it’s a great location and could be really good.
Delicious food, lovely staff and fantastic setting!
Great food and great atmosphere. Really friendly service
lovely airy cafe with friendly, laid-back staff. Book online if you want a table for weekend brunch...difficult to reach by phone.
Really lovely and helpful staff. Food very tasty if somewhat over priced on certain items. For example fresh fruit came out in a tiny cup and for £2.50 I don’t think that was good value for money. It was essentially 2 strawberries, some blueberries and a few grapes. Either increase the portion size or lower the price. Overall great experience.
Booked in for a pre-festival brunch as we were going to Field Day 2018 in Brockwell Park so it was the perfect location. We had a delicious (if a little pricey) brunch which kept us going all the way through the festival in the afternoon. Being next to the pool made it feel like we were on holiday as well which was a nice touch. I highly recommend the cajun spiced potatoes.
Cute venue and yummy food. Great summer brunch spot if you get an outside table
I had brunch with a friend last Friday. Despite the restaurant being about half full we had to ask 3 or 4 times for our hot drinks which never arrived during the entire meal. Only when we asked for them to be taken off the bill was there even an acknowledgement we hadn't received them. Very disappointing.
Very good atmosphere - service could improve. Overall would come back!
Fantastic place for brunch- my new favourite weekend hangout
The food was delicious but the service and facilities were pretty poor.