The Rotunda Cafe was known by local kids in the 1950s as "the posh cafe" in Preston Park, it was the one that the family would go to when relatives were visiting (otherwise they'd use the Chalet Cafe).
In front of the circular building there is a circular pond with a central island, and stepping-stones that take the footpath across it. Visitors are asked when crossing the pond to keep a careful look out for any frogs or newts that might be on the path.
Information board text:
Built in 1929, this circular single storey building was the subject of a Heritage Lottery Grant, has been restored to its former glory, and is now a busy continental style cafe. Designed in Italianate style by Bertia MacLaren, the building has 11 glazed timber doors, leading to a terrace and overlooking a rose garden.
Media in category ‘Rotunda Cafe’
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- Chalet, Preston Park (BrightonHbk 1939).jpg 1,524 × 2,200; 2.92 MB
- New Sunken Gardens, Preston Park, postcard.jpg 3,000 × 1,944; 4.27 MB
- Rotunda Cafe, Preston Park (Brighton 2017).jpg 2,200 × 1,467; 2.28 MB
- Tea House and Gardens, Preston Park (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 2,124 × 3,000; 4.88 MB
- The Rotunda, Preston Park (BrightonHbk 1935).jpg 3,000 × 1,667; 3.65 MB