The Oxleas Wood Cafe

Posted by: on Apr 22, 2012 | 19 Comments

The Oxleas Wood Cafe is Nestled at the top of Shooters Hill in South London, overlooking a panoramic view of the Kent borders.

They pride themselves on providing a first class service to their customers, whatever their requirements and always with a friendly smile.

Visit their website here.


If you have a review of your time at the cafe please leave a comment for us.


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  4. Ama
    March 17, 2016

    This is a lovely little cafe. Clean, good food, fair prices and very welcoming to adults and kids alike. Really nice Italian ice cream.
    They don’t allow dogs into their outside eating area although they can wait at the gates. This works fine for me as there is an enormous dog mess problem in the area, owners do not clean up after their pets and that ruins the woods.
    Great for little ones.

  5. Mrs cherry
    January 1, 2016

    Hi will the cafe be open today? New years day 2016

  6. Penny
    December 15, 2015

    What a wonderful cafe nestled on top of Shooters-Hill with fantastic views over Kent.The service and food is excellent for a Parks Cafe and great value for money. Would recommend to anyone. On the last Sunday of the month the Cafe hosts the well known Hot Rod club the “DETONATORS CC” who have held there early morning breakfast meet there for over 10 years. Always some exciting American cars to see can’t wait until the next one. Thank you

  7. Will Esson
    September 7, 2015

    I am one a of a large group of dog walkers local to Oxleas and we are always keen to find new places to meet, walk the very well behaved dogs and have food and drinks, I went to scout it out lovely area, but the café is off limits, so that is a group of 10 who cannot use the café, and will not bother to use the woods, on each gate to the café a threat of a £1000 fine if we dared to enter, SHAME!!!

    • Colin
      December 29, 2015

      Good! Most people do not want your dogs around them when they are eating and relaxing with their children.

      • Terry
        November 29, 2016

        Some people also don’t want children around them when they are eating and relaxing!

  8. David Ellin
    September 18, 2014

    I visited last week and am sorry to say that the service was glacially slow and the food was very ordinary.
    There were 5 or 6 people working behind the counter but the food was coming out extremely slowly. Several people in the queue passed comment on this.
    My table was clean but had a film of stickiness on it.

  9. Rachel
    September 8, 2014


    The link is not working for the cafe, I wanted to check its opening hours and hopefully see the menu. Could you please advise or check the link?

    Many thanks,

  10. Wendy Kay
    July 14, 2014

    Was at the cafe Sunday for full English veggie style…fabulous and the view is to die for. We are there next Saturday as there is a classic scooter ride out between 12 and 2 with music etc.

  11. Nicki Mansell
    June 19, 2014

    friendly service and nice coffee & snacks! I will be going back!

  12. Nees Argon
    August 23, 2013

    It would be very helpful if opening and closing times were posted on the website together with a menu. It could save a wasted journey. Many thanks.

  13. David Neale
    July 6, 2013

    I visited this cafe and it was fantastic. The service could not be faulted.

  14. greenman
    August 23, 2012

    Hi Jayne, not sure when you last visited, they did close for a while a few years back for a refurb. Since then they’ve been open as normal.

  15. Jayne Marino
    August 19, 2012


    Could you tell me if the Cafe is still open? I’ve been told it has been closed for some time.

    Thank you.

  16. kathy curtis
    July 23, 2012

    Must say didn’t find the girl who served me friendly at all, refused to serve me first, as I hadn’t queued in the “right place” (how was I supposed to know) although was there first then nearly refused to take my money as she said she had no change. May be she needs a stint at charm school

    • Mary Valente
      January 18, 2018

      Man smoking a smelly cigar on steps into cafe

      Yes I did find the girl serving very rude as a man was smoking a very smelly cigar siting on the steps which take you into the cafe I was eating my lunch at the time. I was very very put off. I sat just outside the door.

      I told the waitress and she did not care about the smelly cigar. So I told her I will not be eating here again. She was so rude.


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