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 | from 9am on Sunday
Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
Tapas served from midday until late every day

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Sunday, 16 June 2019

A very enjoyable experience. Enjoyed critiquing the swimmers doing laps in the pool (easy when you’re not the swimming). Attentive and polite staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Choice of food limited and not varied enough No children’s menu/choice/size

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Absolutely love the Thames Lido. We have visited many times for food, drink and use of the facilities and enjoy it every time. It is always our go to place with friends when they come to visit us. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Despite having received confirmation of my booking and confirming that we would come the restaurant didnt have ant record of our booking. AS the restaurant wasn't full it wasnt a problem and the sutauion was handled well by staff. The addition of French wine options by the glass would be a big bonus.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

We ordered a house lager which was overcharged on the bill.The only to rectify was to give a discount! Food was as always lovely, however, the beans with the pork had too much base of beans compared to meat quantity and was difficult to eat much of it despite being very tasty.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Great food, great service, as ever. We feel so lucky to have this amazing venue so close to us.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Making the car park available to users of the restaurant would be good.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

We enjoyed a delicious meal with friends, who were visiting for the first time on our recommendation. They were impressed with the food, service, interior setting. The transformation of this Edwardian pool is exciting to see. We plan to visit again in July for wedding anniversary. Thank you to the team for a special eve. KM

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

Amazing ambience &food

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Your staff were attentive but never intrusive, friendly and kind and they made our group of 7 feel relaxed and welcomed from the moment we walked in. The food was incredible, the presentation was fantastic and each dish was wonderful. Best night out I have had in a long time.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Fixed price menu is good. Lemon posset possibly a bit rich!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

This was the second time I’ve been to the Lido in Reading and it just wonderful Food was delicious- in-fact I made a point on complimenting the chefs The ambiance was lovely- no nice to sit down to a meal without being made to rush. Can’t wait to go again Keep up the good work Gabriella Crothers

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Really lovely food again at Thames Lido. The service was great - very friendly and helpful, but also quite relaxed. Although I do find the food and drink quite expensive generally, I think the set menu is excellent value and makes it an affordable treat for me and my family

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. A great evening out.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Beautiful setting and great food x

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Excellent food and great friendly service. Even better was being able to take own wine on a Tuesday, and get free corkage, when having two courses or set menu. Will go again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Loved the Bird Food advent menu. Had a great selection of dishes and some wonderful flavours. Love the Lido!

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Terrific menu and service. Bread would have been welcome to clean our plates but not offered when the order was taken. Sweetbreads not crispy as described in menu. Otherwise, all was acceptable or better.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Lovely evening at the Lido. Really surprised how good the food was, especially with the set menu that was excellent value. Staff were incredibly helpful particularly with the wine where many of the Spainish wines were new to us. Definitely recommend. The swimmers offer great entertainment too!

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

Hosting a small corporate meeting here worked very well. The food and drink were excellent and staff were very friendly. My only small criticism would be that timing was sometimes a little slow but this a minor point. Would be happy to come back and work the team again.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Great authentic tapas - impeccable service- relaxed atmosphere - highly recommended!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Disappointed at the toilet area, not that clean.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal - lots of flavour, looked & tasted fantastic! Such a lovely tranquil place to eat, the water adds a calmness to the atmosphere somehow. All be back v soon - Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Great place to come, great atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff in the restaurant but we had to wait a while before someone took our drinks and food order. The food is tasty but too fancy at times (perhaps we’re not sophisticated enough!) and a little over priced. We only had lunch as I had a birthday voucher to use up for the set menu. A ‘Happy Birthday ‘ would have been a nice touch. Would definitely recommend the Tapas in the bar but we probably won’t be eating in the restaurant again I’m afraid. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

A great place to celebrate!

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