Rotunda Café, Brighton

Brighton, East Sussex

Food and drink

The Rotundas Café has been part of Preston Park since it reopened to the public in 1929. A common myth is that the Rotunda was brought from the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley following its closure in 1925. In fact, it was the work of Brighton Corporation’s superintendant of parks and gardens, Captain Bert Hubbard MacLaren.

Bramber were selected to undertake the major refurbishment of the iconic building and popular building in Brighton; our works included both internal and external renovations. Internally we refurbished the kitchen and the restaurant, externally we replaced the leadwork and installed a new cedar shingle roof.

The cedar shingle tiles were imported from Canada; in fact, when our contracts manager contacted the merchant to see when these were to be delivered he was told “they are still trees in Canada!”

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