5 Must-Visit Places for Food & Drink in Londonโ€™s Parks

Upgrade your picnic at one of these eateries


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Fancy something a little more exciting than a picnic of soggy sandwiches and packets of crisps? Look no further than the many cafes and bars that sit conveniently in and around Londonโ€™s parks and green spaces. With a range of cuisines on offer, thereโ€™s something to suit everyoneโ€™s tastes.ย ย 

1. The Lido Cafรฉ, Bar & Restaurant, Brockwell Park

Overlooking the restored Art Deco lido of Brockwell Park, The Lido Cafรฉ is the ideal place to watch the world go by. A welcoming atmosphere is paired with deliciously indulgent food from breakfast to dinner, with the outdoor terrace being of particular attraction in the summer. Booking is advisable here due to the Lidoโ€™s popularity, but there are a few tables kept free for walk-ins.
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outdoor seating area at the Lido

2. Le Dรฉlice in the Park, Lloyd Parkย 

In the welcoming oasis of Lloyd Park, Walthamstow, is Le Dรฉlice, a cafรฉ that serves classic lunchtime staples from salads to chips, baked potatoes to sandwiches. A real draw of this cafรฉ is the selection of indulgent ice creams and ice lollies that come in a range of flavours (Cherry Brandy, anyone?). The perfect place to grab a bite to eat before heading out to top up on some Vitamin D.
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exterior of le delice in the park

3. Roti Joupa, Clapham Common

Just a five minute stroll from Clapham common, Roti Joupa has been offering up the tastiest dishes Trinidadian cuisine has to offer for years. A friendly team and affordable pricing makes this a real hotspot, while their takeaway-oriented food ensures that youโ€™ll bag the best picnic in town. A selection of cold drinks will satisfy any summerโ€™s day craving.
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Roti Joupa sign

4. Urban Meadow Cafรฉ, Kensington Gardens

Between both Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, Urban Meadow Cafรฉ is in a prime location for those on the lookout for some fresh air. This โ€˜urban countrysideโ€™ cafรฉ offers locally sourced, fresh ingredients transformed into a tempting range of full sized meals and tapas bites. Takeaway is available for those wanting to make the most of the local parks, but a multi-course dining experience is also on offer for those looking for a bit of luxury.
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interior of urban meadow

5. Seto, Regentโ€™s Park

This family run restaurant provides the very best of Japanese cuisine just around the corner from Regentโ€™s Park. Ramens, broths, gyoza and fresh sashimi are all on offer, the ideal post-walk pick-me-up. Itโ€™s also excellent value, making for the perfect guilt free lunch.
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food at seto


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