Tuck Into A Festive Feast By The Water At The Lido Café

Guy Parsons Guy Parsons

Lido Cafe Christmas Dinner

How’s this for a lovely spot for dinner?

From Friday, December 6, south London’s Brockwell Lido café will be serving up a ravishing Christmas dinner from a menu devised by head chef Lily Ferguson-Mahan.


There’ll be starters like confit duck, apple jelly and sourdough, while mains range from slow-roasted pork belly with crackling and medlar jam, to whole roast acorn squash with whipped maple sweet potato stuffing, and roast free-range Suffolk guinea fowl in garlic and herb butter.

Desserts include ginger sticky toffee pudding with pumpkin ice cream, and pecan pie with brandy crème fraiche, and a ginger and quince martini will be yours on arrival. The art-deco venue promises to be cosy and candlelit for Christmas, and the menu (£35 for four courses) is available until December 22nd.

Photo - The Lido Cafe night 1

If you want to work up an appetite, the lido itself is still open in the winter months, but as it’s totally unheated, so you’ll want to bring either a wetsuit or a sterling constitution. Still, you’ll definitely feel like you’ve earned your supper afterwards. (I’ll be on the side with martini shouting words of encouragement.)

Book a table at the Lido Café’s website.

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