Restaurant open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, poolside bar open for breakfast and for tapas until late 7 days a week.
- Free WiFi
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Families and Children Welcome
- Private Dining
- Outside Seating Area
- Swimming Pool
About Lido Restaurant & Poolside Bar
Dating back to 1849, the Lido in Bristol is one of the oldest surviving Lido’s in the UK, allowing year round swimming.
Having closed in 1990, the Clifton Baths, were left to decay for nearly 20 years at which point Arne Ringner purchased the site following a local campaign to ‘save the Lido’. The campaign gained strength when English heritage issued a grade 2* listing to the building which protected it from demolition. Click here to see photos during the Lido’s restoration.
The Lido opened its doors to Bristol and beyond on the 13th December 2008 and has since become a venue for every occasion from daily swims, celebrations and holidays.
Enjoyed a lovely afternoon lunch here with some good friends. Excellent service and food was delicious. Will definitely be returning here in the future.
Wonderful evening! Waiter was brilliant, great advice, perfect timing. Oasis in Bristol!
We have visited previously but this time brought friends who aren't local. They too thought that the menu was exciting and interesting, tempting all of us outside our comfort zones. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and the beautiful, unusual setting, helped along by excellent service from knowledgeable, helpful and cheerful staff. And it was good value.
Great lunch, great wine, great atmosphere, gorgeous setting.
Delicious food and great service
Out waitress was amazing and the food was absolutely spectacular. We had a great time.
Excellent standards have returned - well done. Great everything, we’ll be back.
This was our first visit and we had a meal with relations from New York. We all loved the venue - having the pool below the restaurant added to the atmosphere and it is obviously something very unique. We loved the decor and all the staff were friendly and knowledgable. The food was absolutely delicious. Very, very happy and we will definitely return. Thank you for a great evening!
Really sorry to say that the food and service at Lido has really taken a fall. I remember your Turkish eggs being so good, however, it's now nothing like what it use to be. I also felt the same about your sourdough bread - airy and chewy but is now dense and doesn't taste like sourdough at all. Coffee was great and the place is lovely as always but really disappointing regarding food and the service was slow in getting the bill.
Excellent food once again. The combination of flavours with underlying hints of North African spices is always welcome. It’s been too long since We were last here. We will be rectifying that.
It was an excellent dining experience. Someone recommended Lido restaurant to my parter. He came first and tried it; He loved it and then we decided to come back 2 weeks after for me to try!So we drove 4h (from/to London) to get the Lido experience! Thank you & very well done! You are All doing a great job! Will come back!
I booked the autum spa day with a friend of mine for the end of September. We went on a monday as a treat on our day off. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. The staff are curteous and welcoming. I tried a bamboo massage for the first time and had an excellent massage therapist, Callum. After the treatments we had a swim, jakuzzi and steam room and sauna. We went for the dinner option to end it off and where treated with very tasty and beautifully cooked dishes. I'd definately come back and would recommend the same package to anyone looking for a relaxing spa day in Bristol.
Probably one of the worst meals that I have ever had. All 4 diners agreed. Food was bland, dishes appeared incomplete and lacking finishing touches. Service was very poor with very long waiting between ordering an receiving food for each course even though the restaurant was only 30% full. I would not return even if the meal was free!
We had a great afternoon. Food was tasty, atmosphere very relaxed and all the staff were absolutely lovely! Will be back soon :)
Great night food excellent good service would definitely go back again.
Lovely meal in a very relaxed pleasant environment with attentive and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely add to this to our list of favourite places to eat out.
Thanks for accommodating an additional guest at our table at the last minute. Great food, drink & venue. Great setting.
We loved our experience, and will definitely be back. Food really great, and so lovely to watch the evening swimmers from our table.
Lovely evening. Friendly service and great food
We had an absolutely lovely evening - great atmosphere, delicious food and wine and particularly yummy salted caramel ice cream! The staff were really helpful with my gluten intolerance too - thank you.
an excellent meal
Fantastic setting, great food, great service