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Café 1899 opens the outdoor seating area at Gedling Country Park

Date Posted: 9:32 AM on Tue, 18 May 2021 Councillor Gary Gregory and Councillor John Clarke sat at the outdoor seating area for Cafe1899 at Gedling Country Park

A new, covered outdoor seating area is now open for Café 1899 customers at Gedling Country Park.

The café has only been operating a take away service via the hatch since last year, due to restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The take away service will be continuing, but visitors can also eat and drink on the new decking outside the café.

Tables will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will be allocated by the café team. Customers should visit the hatch to request a table and will be shown to their allocated table by a member of staff. Food and drink orders will be taken at the hatch and then diners will be called to collect their order when it is ready.

Safety measures in place at the café include a one way system and regular cleaning of tables and chairs, which have been positioned to enable social distancing and help ensure the safety of all customers and staff.

Both the café hatch and the country park have been very popular with visitors during the pandemic. The park has provided a safe place for people to exercise outdoors and when restrictions allowed, to meet up with others. Visitors have been able to enjoy the park and its views, especially from the two recently opened viewing platforms which offer views as far as Lincoln Cathedral, Newark and Belvoir Castle.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said:

“We are really pleased that once again people can visit this wonderful park and enjoy meeting friends and family over food and drink at the fabulous café.

The new decking area is wonderful and anyone will be able to enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches or just a coffee and cake from here, come rain or shine, while enjoying some of the most beautiful views in the area.”

The café is open from 9am – 4pm on weekdays and 9am – 4.30pm at weekends. Toilets are open during these hours and the car parks are open from 8am until 9pm. For more information about the park and the café, visit or call the cafe team on 0115 926 1388.