It will feel like spring this weekend and even if the clouds are not currently forecast to break the crocuses are out and the birds are singing — so we are restocking our popular ice cream from the heart of the Weald of Kent. We are also rolling out another English country favourite; the Dorset sheep’s milk yoghurt that has been a big seller at Parliament Hill Fields Lido is now also available in Queens Park and you can order it online for home delivery.
Our second week making falafel wraps and salads for NHS staff in St Leonard’s, the hospital of Edith Cavell and the first hospital in World War 2 to receive casualties from the Blitz. St Leonard’s is just over half a mile from Hoxton Square where we first started selling falafel nearly 17 years ago.
Until last week we were able to sell our excellent Breton cider for a very good price of £5 a bottle. But since Brexit the cost to us has gone up to more than that so we have had painful task of passing on the price rise. But we are delighted that we can hold our prices on the large consignment of wines from small Burgundy growers that we shipped right at the end of last year.
We are delighted that our customers have started ordering home deliveries again — several from Parliament Hill Fields Lido Café and a couple from Queens Park. Just a reminder about how the 3 dishes of the day order works. For the first order you select first of the three days and pay by card. For the next two you select day two and day three and get the food but don’t pay. The menus aren’t the same at each café – see below for what we currently have at the Lido — but you can always ask for falafel or a crêpe if you prefer.
Snow looks very likely from 10am today transforming the WW1 mud landscape outside Parliament Hill Fields Lido into a winter wonderland. We should have thought of this earlier but there is a chance one of Kentish Town’s shops will have a toboggan or two we can lend suitably disinfected between slides to our takeaway customers.