Thames Lido

Kings Meadow, Napier Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 8FR
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Opening Information

Open 7 days a week
Breakfast: 8am - 11am
Lunch & Tapas: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner & Tapas: 6pm - 9pm
Sunday's Breakfast: 9am-11am | Lunch & Tapas: 12pm-4pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Bar

About Thames Lido

Nestled between the restored Edwardian pool and the river Thames, the restaurant is a relaxed and unpretentious space where the floor to ceiling doors slide back to let the elements in.

Watch the swimmers go by as your food is cooked in the wood-fired ovens.

Our menus have hints of the Moorish and of the Mediterranean, with a strong Spanish lilt. Great ingredients sourced from small-scale hand-picked suppliers are cooked over fire with a sense of pleasure and fun.

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Set Menu, Tapas
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

We had a lovely evening at the lido with delicious food and a great view of evening swimmers

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

I love everything about the Lido, food us excellent, always have great service both very professional and relaxed. Recommend it to all my friends 😊

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Another great lunch with friends. This is my go-to restaurant in Reading. My friends also.

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Amazing as always

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Visited On Monday, 21 September 2020

Shocked that they charge £5 car parking fee especially for those dinning in the restaurant spending over £150! Service was slow. Food was either loved or disliked by party. Bit hit and miss. Feedback from others has been very positive so will give the restaurant another go.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

It’s a lovely venue with a varied menu, the food was delicious and the service was attentive yet unhurried. Would definitely both eat here again and recommend it to friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Generous portion sizes for both starters and mains from the a la carte menu. Maybe even too generous as full before the dessert course!

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Excellent and warm service during a difficult time. Thank you all

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Staff are all really polite and friendly. My friends were able to pop in early to decorate the table for my birthday and the staff sang happy birthday while bringing over the cake. The tapas food was delicious as always and we enjoyed the sangria and wine we ordered too.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Had a great afternoon eating tapas by the pool - felt like we were on holiday. Friendly service and well organised so feels very safe.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Great level of service. Staff great

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

I came for a branding photoshoot and had lunch with my client. Really yummy food, really lovely staff. I was really impressed with the location and had a great day - we will definitely be back! I only marked slightly down on service because we probably would have had more drinks if we could get the attention of whoever was on duty. Many thanks :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Keep up the good work! Nothing to fault with the Thames Lido hospitality.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

"Sense of pleasure and fun" in the cooking is captured in the overall Lido experience (Pronounced "Lydo" since I come from Somerset not Venice) The Tuesday byo Wine is a great opportunity to enjoy my chosen wines with others, currently banned by Covid from the home. Absence of corkage is a generous addition to making the Lido experience way the best in our area. Thank you all.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

One of the most pleasant spaces in Reading to eat and drink. First time back in several months and both food and service were as excellent as ever.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Fab food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Really enjoyable lunch, tapas were great, service great and just love being at the Lido !

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Stunning location, Superb food and outstanding service!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A lovely setting with awesome Mediterranean cuisine freshly prepared. The staff are lovely and very attentive.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Perfect!

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Tranquil environment, the Lido is a little oasis from the busy working and COVID-19 World we are living in right now. Good service & food, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Our first visit back after the Covid closure. It was great to be back and we felt very safe: Covid precautions were excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

We had lunch at the lido and it was such an enjoyable experience. The food was lovely and the staff very helpful and friendly. They were very accommodating with our baby as well, would highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Another lovely breakfast on a sunny day. Hoping to come and sample the lunch and dinner menus soon. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

I have been to the Lido a few times since reopening and normally it is really good. On Saturday night the food service was really slow. The waitresses acknowledged this by giving our party complimentary desserts, we sat down at 8:15 and didn’t have our mains by 10:30. It wasn’t particularly busy so not sure of the cause, and it wasn’t representative of how good it normally is but annoying that it was during a birthday dinner

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