papi's pickles

To Do List Daily: Papi’s Pickles at The Lido Cafe – Thu 10 March

Sri Lanka comes to South London for this tiffin & dosa pop-up by the pool!

Herne Hill’s gorgeous Lido Cafe within the art deco environs of Brockwell Lido is championing new pop up dinners, starting with Papi’s Pickles.

The South Indian/Sri Lankan street food staple will showcase a brand new menu based on time-honoured handwritten recipes.

Guests can feast on:

  • Sri Lankan Mutton Rolls with tangy burnt garlic and mint chutney as a light snack.
  • Masala Baby Aubergines stuffed with ginger, coconut and tamarind for the vegetarians.
  • Edible Pastry Chaat Bowls with their signature Seeni Sambal onion chutney.
  • Masal Dosas (fermented rice and black lentil crepes) with fillings including slow-cooked free-range chicken and sautéed fresh Cornish co vegetarian Mysore dosas filled with grated paneer cheese; all accompanied by rich sambar, delightful coconut rice and the team’s famous fresh seasonal pickles.

Papi’s Pickles is a fantastic family-run social enterprise and London Living Wage employer, the team reinvest all of their profits in providing employment opportunities for women from these communities whose lives were destroyed during the conflict in Sri Lanka that ended violently in 2009.

At night the restaurant you can enjoy the mood of an exotic paradise, with candlelit tables overlooking the softly-rippling water and gently-swaying palm trees. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a delicious great value pickle-packed dinner in South London. See the full menu below…

Menu - Papi's Pickles at The Lido Cafe

Rupert Dannreuther

About 

I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-up, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips & much more.