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Thames Lido

Napier Road, Reading RG1 8DF, England
+44 118 207 0640
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ox cheek” (7 reviews)
“tapas” (9 reviews)
“burrata” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Napier Road, Reading RG1 8DF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The service, food and ambience is of pure excellence. We have been thoroughly pampered by the restaurant staff on each visit. The food is beautifully and lovingly prepared and served and we have eagerly consumed every bit. However the wine, although very nice is horrendously...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a mini spa day which included use of all facilities, tapas lunch and a treatment. You can reserve a parking space if you've booked a package. The place looks amazing and everyone was friendly and helpful. The pool was lovely and really enjoyed...More

Thank dionnetamla
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had dinner here last month and I really can't think of a single negative. The building is stunning, the food was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive. We'll be coming back again soon!

Thank m0rganmccarthy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Thames Lido was great. Beautiful building with lots of original features. Everything was clean and pristine. The staff were fantastic, friendly and enthusiastic. I had a facial with a head and shoulder massage, the best I’ve ever had from a talented, experienced male therapist....More

1  Thank DDW1st
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered this place by accident and am so pleased! We had a wonderful meal that we simply cannot fault. The welcome and service was lovely throughout. I had the scallops for starter - they were perfectly cooked, sweet and so fresh they tasted of the...More

Thank SimonaSaunders71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely asset to Reading this beautiful outdoor swimming pool is a welcome retreat to escape too. Reasonably priced to come and swim and enjoy lunch and relax not far from Reading town centre. Walking distance from the station. Having grown up in this town...More

1  Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place has finally been restored, it’s an absolute gem and seems popular. I love to swim there and the staff are always friendly. I even enjoyed a treatment recently and the whole experience was top notch. Decided to treat ourselves to the...More

Thank Chaznay R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience at The Lido. The pool facilities are very well presented and clean. There are two types of sauna (one of them is extremely hot so beware) and a heated side pool, great for relaxing. The main pool is low chlorinated and is a...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch (first visit after much anticipation). Food is superb and the setting very pleasant (sunny day, doors open, light breeze). The service however is very slow. We did get an apology as we left so maybe today was unusual but it has...More

Thank nickrc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place in Reading by far. They have so many options for food, a la carte and tapas, all so tasty and friendly service. Great location to relax and also very very clean. After sauna and a lot of swimming, a selection of tapas and...More

Thank Madalina G
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28 November 2017|
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Response from Aidan C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alice, Facebook and Google maps have reviews on the pool and facilities- I can vouch for the excellence of the swimming experience- I'm a member.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$80
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Napier Road, Reading RG1 8DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 207 0640
  • E-mail
Just like our award winning restaurant, Bristol Lido, Thames Lido bar and restaurant is Reading's new venue for unpretentious dining with a strong Spanish and Mediterranean feel. The open kitchen and wood burning ovens and bespoke charcoal grill add to the drama created by the Grade 2 listed outdoor pool and surrounding buildings. We are open to all for breakfast, tapas, lunch and dinner.
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