If you're visiting Lauderdale House, make sure you make time for a cup of tea and a slice of cake in between looking around the galleries or attending a class or concert!


Today's hours:

Park7.30am - 9pm
Café9am - 5.30pm
Office10am - 6pm

With direct access on to Waterlow Park, the cafe at Lauderdale House is a popular spot with dog walkers, park users and local residents.

From 12 April the cafe is open for takeaway and outdoor table service in line with roadmap instructions. The menu features many of our signature recipes - from totally indulgent chocolate brownies to delicious healthy salads - which you can takeaway to picnic in the Park or pre-order and take home for lunch or dinner. The cafe toilets are still available for cafe users. 

You can now order your favourites online through our Click and Collect service – everything from a special indulgent tea selection to ‘heat at home’ tasty suppers that the whole family will love. 

Pink Food, are our brilliant catering partners and in addition to running the cafe provide an extensive and sophisticated range of catering for our weddings and parties. They are dedicated to producing high-quality local ingredients, focusing on high standards of animal welfare and environmental sustainability. 

The cafe serves teas, coffees, breakfast pastries, cakes, snacks and hot food. 


The menu described here is our 'standard', but please bear with us as the current situation may mean some items are not available due to challenges in obtaining some ingredients and supplies. 

We will however greet you with a welcoming smile and a tempting selection of food and drink!

Cakes (all hand-made here except the croissants and pastries):

  • Croissants (£1.90)
  • Almond croissants (£2.35)
  • Pain au chocolat & Danish pastry selection (£2.10)
  • Home-made fluffy scones with jam and cream (£2.50)
  • Rich and silky chocolate brownies (£3.75)
  • Delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (£3)
  • Giant Cookies (£1.80)
  • Captivating cupcakes from our kitchen (£2)


Salads (£5):

  • Creamy pesto and soft goats cheese, tomato and basil pasta salad
  • Hot smoked salmon with new potatoes, green beans, capers and dill with a horseradish crème fresh
  • Quinoa salad, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, red pepper, parsley and garlic


Wraps/Pittas (£5):

  • Falafel pitta pocket with hummus, jalapeno, sweet chilli and cucumber
  • Chicken Caesar wrap
  • Classic BLT wrap


Lickalix ice lollies and Taywell Farm ice creams (£2.50)



  • Teas, coffees and hot chocolate (from £2.20)
  • Soft drinks including Coke, Diet Coke, Luscombe, San Pellegrino and sparkling water (£1.90)
  • Chilled bottled beers (£4.50)
  • Red wine (£5 per glass)
  • White wine (£4.50 per glass)

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