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Thames Lido

Napier Road, Reading RG1 8DF, England
+44 118 207 0640
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (25 reviews)
“ox cheek” (7 reviews)
“bird food” (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 4 days ago

I did not know what to expect when we booked a Spa Day here as it is not a traditional Spa at all. However, the Lido is beautiful, relaxing and very special. The food was outstanding. We had a Tapas lunch - 3 plates each...More

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with a group of my girlfriends for a spa day with tapas lunch. What an absolute delight this place is! Fantastic renovation of a beautiful old building and it is gorgeous. Great spa facilities and the treatments were so relaxing. I had the...More

Thank Ashleigh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a late swim and dine package for our wedding anniversary. It was exceptional! The staff were amazing, food impeccable and overall it was a great experience. We will be back. Thank you Thames Lido Staff and Chefs for a great evening.

Thank Odyssey623936
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was lovely - the 50%off deal i got was great value but honestly speaking i wouldn’t pay more. Pool was bit cooler than expected but soon got used to it. Food was really good and i did have a lovely afternoon/ evening with my mum...More

Thank carolO3064ZT
Reviewed 1 week ago

4-5 dishes is enough for a couple together with a dessert. We had braised beef and a peach salad. Both delicious. Some fish. Avoid the deep fried artichokes. Stringy and full of inedible leaves. Basil and black pepper ice cream was lovely. Nice view of...More

Thank Millarmaid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The set menu offered a poor range of courses so we too the a la carte menu. The crab and buttered toast starter is really poor - the crab is a liquid mush of brown meat which was not pleasant to eat. We told the...More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place - but we nearly just walked past on the Thames path, as from this side the building looks more like a industrial unit ...... but once you walk in and see what a fabulous place this is, serving lovely food &...More

Thank sweetytours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love it here. Definitely the best food/drink venue in Reading and would thoroughly recommend to anyone. I was given a voucher for the Swim/Dine package for my birthday and had a great time. The pool is a bit on the chilly side (I was...More

Thank Vanessalucyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for brunch and a coffee with partner and his sister abd it was wondercul. The environment is delightful and the food and service are all top notch! It's a little more pricey than some places you could opt for, but way, waaayyy better.

Thank jimandluce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 Stars because the renovation is fantastic and the two of us had a lovely time relaxing while enjoying the architecture. We also had a lovely dinner despite it being slightly overpriced. However, I do agree that the pool is predominately used by active swimmers...More

Thank TravelGirlUK89
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Questions & Answers
19 September 2018|
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Response from BackPacker799026 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is - they try to keep the temperature at between 24 and 26 degrees, I think. That is cooler than most pools in the UK, but for swimming it’s perfect.
Rachel K
27 July 2018|
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Response from gerry p | Reviewed this property |
Yes, though less now the old car dealer opposite has been replaced by a building site.
4 July 2018|
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Response from jasjam98 | Reviewed this property |
Yes . they are in the sun room in the corner , near the hot tube . They can be moved outside .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$79
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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