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Lauderdale House

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Worth Lauding

Splendid venue in a lovely little park deep in the heart of Highgate. Went to celebrate the life of... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
bryanedwin
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Wonderful jazz venue, Clark Tracey Quintet just superb this Thursday!

This recently-renovated venue with its cosy cafe and new toilets is a great venue for music and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
gary w
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2 May 2018
“Worth Lauding”
27 Apr 2018
“Wonderful jazz venue, Clark Tracey Quintet just superb this Thursday!”
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Built in 1582 and set in Waterlow Park, Lauderdale House runs primarily as an arts and education centre welcoming over 65,000 visitors annually. Our varied programme includes performances, exhibitions, classes and events, as well as weddings and...more
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Lauderdale House Highgate Hill | Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG, England
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

The old cafe was much better. There are no proper meals or menus, just snacks in disposable bowls or plates.The little savoury tarts might fill up an elf. Reusable is much better than recyclable anyway and do the biodegradable bowls get composted? I doubt it....More

Thank debfuller54
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Lauderdale House and Waterlow Park we love. Shame about the restaurant! At lunchtime we stood in a small queue whilst what went on I know not and neither, apparently, did the staff. There were four people working there but after more than twenty minutes we...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Splendid venue in a lovely little park deep in the heart of Highgate. Went to celebrate the life of a friend and colleague. It was a jolly affair with excellent wine, a fresh and regularly re-filled buffet and all served by cheerful and well-trained staff.

Thank bryanedwin
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This recently-renovated venue with its cosy cafe and new toilets is a great venue for music and art. We saw Clark Tracey (drums) with his impossibly young quintet of outstandingly good players - Alexandra Ridout (trumpet), Sean Payne (alto), Elliott Sansom (piano) and James Owston...More

Thank gary w
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I recently put on an Retrospective exhibition of my mothers artwork at Lauderdale House. It has been such a good experience. Staff were helpful, friendly and warm, and the refurb has added and spruced up without detracting from the historic building itself. The grounds and...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I visited this new cafe on Saturday morning and fell in love with the food offering, everything looked incredible! The manager and the chef were both very helpful serving in a very busy cafe! Also, amazing coffee with a beautiful leaf!

Thank J M
LauderdaleHouse, Manager at Lauderdale House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We always aim for the best possible customer service in the cafe and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The staff were falling over themselves to help, great venue. Although it's been done up it retains its character.

Thank Richard O
LauderdaleHouse, Marketing Manager at Lauderdale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for wonderful review and we hope you continue to visit Lauderdale House and the Cafe.

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Situated half way up Highgate Hill (above junction with Hornsey Lane ) is Lauderdale House. If historical interest, the house has a selection of concerts and recitals, art shows and occasionally a craft market. Well with popping I especially if you are visiting the lovely...More

Thank Kashvili
LauderdaleHouse, Marketing Manager at Lauderdale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear your experience of the Cafe wasn't up to the usual high standards and your comments have been passed on to the Cafe management. All cafe staff have been trained on how to correctly prepare all drinks...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

visited yesterday having not been since the refurb and what a disappointment . My biggest gripe was being served coffee in a paper cup and when I asked for a proper cup received a look of surprise and disdain. Fine for take away but not...More

Thank Ginpinny
LauderdaleHouse, Marketing Manager at Lauderdale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your comments. As part of the Cafe and Pink Food's commitment to sustainability all cardboard mugs and plates used to serve food and drink are fully biodegradable. However staff will be more than happy to provide a cup if requested. Pink Foods...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Unsmiling staff, long queues, minimal waitressing, minimal hot food. Ambience not what it used to be - now just feels like any old fast food high street chain. Great shame as the venue is really special.More

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LauderdaleHouse, Marketing Manager at Lauderdale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your comments. We're sorry to hear you didn't receive the high standard of service that we are committed to delivering in the Cafe. The Cafe is managed by Pink Food which is the inspiration of Merrilees Parker and Bernadette Fitzpatrick, two passionate...More

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jandrbevan
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