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The Lido Cafe

Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London, United Kingdom, SE24 0PA
Restaurant info
Opening Information

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)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Event Space
  • Children's Menu available
  • Awesome View
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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.

Cuisine: British, American, Brunch, Cafe, Child Friendly, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

I have had good experiences here in the past but on my last visit we had to wait half an hour to be served, the staff were stressed and quite rude so it was very disappointing as I really liked the place before. As a result I don’t think I will be returning.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

Great cafe for coffee/brunch. A little overpriced but you're paying for the vibes.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 March 2018

I tried to phone the cafe all morning but no-one answered. It's very echoey in there and hard to hear. I was slightly disappointed with the atmosphere this time.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

The staff were absolutely lovely and the food (especially the banana bread French toast!) was amazing. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Monday, 26 February 2018

Rather noisy but good for what it is.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 February 2018

Service is consistently awful, impersonal and slow

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Visited On Saturday, 24 February 2018

Fabulous new brunch menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 February 2018

Very poor. The Eggs Benny was cold and when I mentioned this to the waitress she merely said I should fill in a comments card (which I did).

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Visited On Thursday, 08 February 2018

I absolutely love eating at the Lido. Such a beautiful place and delicious food.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 February 2018

Great food, friendly service - the perfect way to start a leisurely Sunday.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 January 2018

Lovely food. Lovely staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 January 2018

The service, staff and atmosphere were great. I love that we didn’t feel pressured to order/pay/leave and could linger and chat. The food was plated beautifully and looked really appetising but the tortillas that went with the Huevos Rancheros weren’t what’s i expected and weren’t crunchy making the texture all a bit soft. My friend really liked her Eggs Benny however. It would be good to have some avo free options. I personally love them but they’re now ubiquitous on brunch menus and it would be good to see some alternatives! Thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 26 January 2018

We had two soy lattes and the milk was so curdled that I couldn't even drink it. I should have sent it back. We also had the super bowl in vegan version which was tasty but tiny in size. Needed to be twice the size for an appropriate meal for lunch and cost. Nice setting but really disappointed with the coffee and size of food.

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Visited On Monday, 22 January 2018

Great as always! Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 January 2018

Unfortunately a nice relaxing Sunday brunch was spoilt by the amount of young kids running around and screaming in the café.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 January 2018

Delicious food and lovely friendly staff! My only negative is that it was a tiny bit chilly! Will be returning very soon

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Visited On Saturday, 06 January 2018

Had lunch with the family. Great food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 December 2017

Being able to contact the Lido Café with any issues was impossible. The phone was never answered, I was told I could come to the café up until 4.30 to find it closed up and nobody every responded to my Facebook message. On the night everything went well bar one thing the mains were not hot enough in fact they were lukewarm. The décor was fab and everything else was great just sort out your communication.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 December 2017

Such good food, love this place!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 December 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was amazng and the atmosphere warm and inviting.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

The Lido has the best brunch in Brixton, easily!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 December 2017

Lovely cafe. Really interesting menu options that are well prepared and presented. Friendly staff. Only gripes: went on a Sunday and it was heeeeaving. Luckily we'd booked, but many were turned away. Our table was for two, against the wall. Bit of a squeeze getting into my seat as the table behind's chair was literally pushing up onto mine. Also, because so packed, food was a bit slow to arrive. Having said all that, we were impressed enough to want to return sometime in the near future to sample other items off the menu. Glad to have somewhere like this close by.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 December 2017

Two beef burgers ordered. Both were cremated. Bread also burnt. Sadly the worst meal i have had at the cafe. I hope this is just a one off.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 December 2017

We had a wonderful Christmas meal at the Lido Cafe. Such a wonderful setting and the service was amazing - we were made to feel very welcome. Great food and drink too - an all round very special evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 December 2017

The cafe was just too busy for the number of staff. Service was slow and we waited a long time for drinks and then food.

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