Written on: 24/09/2012 by colletesmummy (1 review written)
I recently ate there with my husband and 3mth old baby. I had not seen any of the staff before with the exception of a man who had large black eariings/holes and whom I think may have been the cook. It was quiet as it was early and the woman on the till made a gesture as if to mimic me, as I have a health condition. I had never seen her before so thought it was coincidence. However her colleague also repeatedly made the same gesture and they were laughing. I felt very uncomfortable. My... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2011
I don't live nearby, so the fact that I visit (usually with my grandchildren) speaks for itself! The food is tasty, varied and delish! Only complaint is that I can never decide what to order! It's buzzy and very child-friendly - but there's also a quiet room for those who prefer a little less buzz! A great place to go - with or without children- and the setting is beautiful. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2011
I struggle to reconcile some of the comments I've read here with my experience of the cafe. My favourite dish is the beef burger and chips: where else can you expect to pay £8 for free range burger and piping hot chips? The smoked mackerel burger is also great - hardly your boring bog standard cafe fare! The teas are made with Tea Pigs bags (my favourites!) and the cakes always taste great according to my wife, who regards herself as something of a world expert in these things! The cafe... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2011
We went to the Cafe this morning and ordered two hot chocolates and a coffee and a cake. The lady who served us said very abruptly "you will have to wait 5-10 minutes for the hot drinks". We sat down and came back 5 minutes later to find that the drinks had been waiting getting cold. The whole atmosphere was that the staff were doing us a great favour to serve us. A very unpleasant experience. Such a shame as a lovely park is spoilt by the poor customer service in the coffee shop. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010
Over priced and over fussy, tries to be kiddy friendly but not happy with the noise/mess that comes with them! Cakes are not the best - normally very dry. Service is slow. Unfortunately there is no other place to go on the beautiful aquadrome. Perhaps some competition is needed to make the place decide who they want to cater for and buck up it's ideas. (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
Ok to sit outside for a coffee (which was very nice) but food takes too long even when only moderately busy.
Only stop off when walking dogs, would not sit in to eat as has been taken over by kids who run about and make the cafe like sitting in a nursery. I am all for being child friendly but not for the whole focus to be on children.
Would be a nice cafe stop if prices were a little lower service was faster and fewer mummy and child groups hoarding groups of seating and spoiling... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2010 by park ranger (1 review written)
the Cafe in the Park is a great place to have a drink and something to eat, especially in the week when it is quieter.
on the weekend it can get very busy, but worth the wait. the combibnation of an interesting menu and good coffee and tea make it worth the wait.
during the week it can get full of 'yummie mummies' and there not too disciplined offspring.
the views around the lakes are stunning and the parking is free!! (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2010
Absolutely awful. I ordered 2 saugage rolls and chips. Despite it being reasonable uncrowded my meal took 33 minutes. The chips were served in a cold bowl and were cold themselves and probably the worst chips I have tasted. The saugage rolls were on really hot plates, however, the rolls had not been heated. I asked why they put cold sausage rolls on hot plates and just got a shrug. I asked for one to be heated. 20 minutes later it came back with the pastry warm and the filling still... (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2009 by shoegal34 (3 reviews written)
Good varied menu, with everything i have eaten tasty and well presented.
good selection from kids meals through to burgers, salads and sandwiches.
can get extremely busy at weekends and in summer and seems to overwhelm staff sometimes.
that said, there's space for families and people without kids too, and the fact that the queue can be out of the door is testament to its popularity!
despite the fact that you sometimes have to wait a while for your food, we love it! (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2009
The Cafe in the Park, Rickmansworth Aquadrome VERY noisy- the quiet room was not quiet at all. The place needs to have some sound absorbtion put in place. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2009 by Bobby234
The Cafe in the Park is set in a beautiful surrounding near a lake in the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth. I went for lunch with a friend and although busy found the service slow. The food was of good quality but took 40 mins to be delivered. There was also a lot of kids about, so it made it difficult to chat. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009
Went to The Cafe in the Park on recommendation. Found good food & drink and reasonable prices. However, very noisy due to echo from bare walls and ceiling and place was full of lots small kids. Very difficult to hold conversation. (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2008 by mates inc (1 review written)
friendly staff, great coffee and yummy cakes. i have become a bit of a regular. good for kids and dog walkers. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2008 by bigmamma (1 review written)
This venue is Rickmansworth's hidden treasure! Fantastic view, good tasty food and drink - both free range and artisan, all at very reasonable prices. Free parking, fresh air, beautiful surroundings and wildlife, enhance the Cafe in the Park experience. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008
The Cafe in The Park at Rickmansworth Aquadrome is in a lovely setting, by a lake with lots of birds. Walks of various lentgths are close by. Wheelchair accessible.
The philosophy is of using high quality ingredients, as much as possible locally resourced. There are a range of products of varying cost. The staff are helpful and friendly; at peak times waiting times can be longer. It is amazing what is achieved in a very small working space!
It would be good for indoor seating to become... (read more)
Written on: 24/06/2007 by carlytg (1 review written)
The Cafe in the Park at Rickmansworth Aquadrome is great for kids, as there's a large play corner. The cafe is fenced to keep wildlife out and kids in. The food is great, and the burger is the best I have ever eaten - beats all the new trendy burger places in London. (read more)
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