Our Café

About Our Café

The Café is situated in the Woodland Centre building by the beach and children's Splash Pad play area on the far side of the 60 acre lake at the Lido. It is surrounded by more than 700 acres of woodland in what must be one of the most idyllic locations in Northwest London. What better way to end a pleasant walk than with coffee and a cake on the terrace with friends, watching the sun go down over the lake! For the more energetic, why not try the nearby outdoor fitness machines or relax on the leisurely Planets circular walk.

Completed in July 2013, the Café replaced the old facility which was part of the previous building and includes hugely upgraded facilities including air-conditioned inside dining, free customer WiFi, plus outside terrace and decked customer seating areas. In 2017 we also opened a Kiosk next to the Boathouse, serving drinks, snacks and ice cream.

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The Café menu caters for all tastes and serves a full range of hot and cold food and drinks including the finest Italian coffee, handmade cakes, delicious home made pasta dishes and 'Mama's Recipe' specials, prepared and cooked on the premises using quality produce. We also have old favourites that are simply a must in park Café, like a bacon roll on cold winters morning or a traditional scoop ice cream on a blazing hot summer's day!

Opening Hours

Our friendly team will be happy to serve you every day, all year round (except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when they are helping Santa). Our opening hours are shown below:

Spring/Summer (Apr - Oct) 09:00 18:00
Autumn/Winter (Nov - Mar) 09.00 16:30

The kitchen closes for food orders 30 minutes before these times.

The Kiosk is open weekends, school holidays and public holidays during Spring and Summer, with the same opening hours as the Café.

Who We Are

The Café is operated by San Remo Catering, as part of our Park Cafés group of locations in and around London and Oxford. A family run business with over ten years of experience, we know how to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We also have a fleet of vintage and modern ice-cream vans for hire and offer mobile catering for all types of event.


We are always looking for ways to improve our offering, so if you have any ideas or suggestions for new menu items or ways we can further improve the Café, please let a team member know during your visit. Alternatively, you can let us know by completing a short survey on the 'Feedback' page or you can email us using the details on the 'Contact' page. If you are happy with your visit to the Café, please tell your friends. If for any reason you are not, please tell us during your visit so that we have an opportunity to put things right.

What Others Say

Below is some of the survey and review feedback we have received from our customers:

Smilie Coffee Cup

"Portion size is excellent. Some places are stingy but not here and the food is really really good."

"Very busy but short wait for food. Friendly staff."

"Although this was my first time visiting the café, me and my family will be making many more."

"The quality of the coffee was outstanding and my child really enjoyed his hot chocolate, really warmed us up on a cold day."

"Definitely try the Parmigiana!! Had a great welcome, excellent friendly service and very high quality meal at this park cafe which really does have something which will appeal to everyone. Will certainly be visiting again soon."

Lido Sunset

"Plenty of staff so although the queues can be long you don't wait long. Ice cream girls were lovely."

"Last time you had delicious croissants at the cafe which was a treat. This time there were none and I really liked them so I hope you will have those again!"

"Lovely location. Great service."

"I'm a major Cappuccino fan and I have to say this was the best one I've in a long time."

"The price is right considering that the food is freshly made on the premises - and it is also healthy food. Not just fast food as in many places."

"Friendly atmosphere and good service"

Ice Cream Selection

"The overall experience me and my family had was truly magnificent and I would like to admit that we feel this way because your staff work extremely well to ensure that."

"The staff are all friendly and seem really happy which is important as it creates a welcoming atmosphere."

"My son had an ice-cream. It was good enough for me not to get the opportunity to try some of his!"

"I love your Brie and Cranberry Panini and my dogs 'encourage' me to stop and have a sausage. One of the best cafes in Ruislip!"

"Staff were pleasant and service was quick. I sat outside on the veranda and had a delicious Bacon Roll."