This December sees The Lido Café in Brockwell Park transform into a cosy, winter bistro where you can expect to be warmed from the chilly outside air. The Lido Cafe will be swapping iced drinks for warming cocktails, ice creams for ice cream sliders, and outdoor BBQs for indulgent Christmas treats. Expect to find Chilli Hot Chocolate, Venison Burgers and’Bad Santa’ mince pies. These warm dusted pies will be served with a ball of homemade salted caramel ice cream on top, and a mince pie White Russian infused with spices and candied fruit on the side.

The transformed Café will transport customers from the frosty streets of London into an inviting interior of spiced candles, cosy blankets and comfort food. Wintery ferns, a chalk drawn pine forest and soft lighting will surround the tables and chairs creating an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. 

The award winning Café is a unique space, and perfect for a group Christmas lunch or dinner. The specialty Christmas menu offers a three course meal with Prosecco, tea or coffee and additional Christmas treats, available from December. Starters includeSevern and Wye smoked salmon with Dorset crab, avocado puree and fennel; and the quirky and indulgent Confit Duck Scotch Egg. Tempting mains include a Succulent Pan fried bream fillet with seared scallop, aromatic lentils, caper vermouth and cream sauce; and Roast pork belly with truffle mash and all the trimmings! Last but certainly not least will see the likes of a heavenly Pear tart tatin with crème fraiche, Chestnut and dark chocolate torte, Christmas pudding ice cream with a brandy tuille or an artisanal English cheeseboard with fig chutney and biscuits.

Add a lovingly chosen selection of wines, cocktails and local craft beers, and a warm welcome whatever the weather from the friendly front-of-house team, and you can see what makes The Lido Café South London’s very own poolside paradise all year round.

The Lido Café will be serving a very naughty mince pie aptly named’Bad Santa’. This indulgent treat will be a warmed mince pie served with a ball of homemade salted caramel ice cream on top. It doesn’t stop there! It will arrive alongside a’Mince Pie White Russian’ – the vodka having been infused with spices and candied fruit…

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