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“A GEM OF A CAFE IN A GEM OF A PARK” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Golders Hill Park Refreshment House

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Golders Hill Park Refreshment House
North End Road, London NW3 7HD, England (Hammersmith / Fulham)
+44 (0)20 8455 8010
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Ranked #13,889 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
London, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“A GEM OF A CAFE IN A GEM OF A PARK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Golders Hill Park is part of Hampstead Heath, but like its grander nearby sister, Kenwood, it has a character all of its own. A real family park it has attractions for all ages; beautiful formal gardens, interesting walks, tennis courts, a small but well stocked zoo with a deer enclosure, a large and recently refurbished adventure playground with sandpit and a butterfly house (restricted opening times).

Atop all this at the summit of the park is the most delightful chalet-style cafe with a huge terrace where seating is always available regardless of the amount of customers there. You can enjoy anything from an excellent coffee and Danish to some first class home-cooked Italian pastas, salads and generously filled rolls and sandwiches. Everthing is made with first class ingredients and the staff are friendly and helpful; I saw one of them offering to carry an elderly lady's tea to a table for her.

Although there is seating inside the terrace is the place to be because it is so full of regulars of every age that there is a warm buzz of familiarity.

The Refreshment House is not only top of its park but also top of its game. Other park cafe operators should study, learn and at least try to copy.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
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“A Cafe with a Park or a Park with a Cafe?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Long established Italian family cafe with over 100 outdoor seats, south facing and always full of happy customers from old dears in their 90's to trendy mums and their.little babies and everyone in between. Open till late in summer. A new menu just introduced with great authentic Pizza, and veggie meals as well as salads and cooked meals. and cakes and Ice creams.. Also good seating inside. Open.all year. The huge Park is not obvious from the road.. it is opposite Hampstead Way NW11.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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