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 triple 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 just launched a menu of craft beers (all brewed in London) that are great on their own, but even better when paired with the right food.