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