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
  • 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 Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Really enjoyed my spa experience. My only negative was choosing the wrong dessert. I chose the chocolate avocado, which was a bit disappointing in appearance and was too much going on with the flavours; chocolate, pecans, mango and pomegranate. Would have been nicer served in a small glass, rather than a lump on a plate.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Wonderful food and excellent value for money.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

First time at Thames Lido for a birthday celebration meal and we’ll definitely be returning. It was lovely to choose from a menu where the vegetarian choices are as delicious as the meat & fish options. A fantastic lunch

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Amazing food and great service as always

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

We had a very pleasant experience, relaxing atmosphere and the food was extremely good.

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and professional staff. Great food

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

I notified the restaurant when I booked and when i sat down that I could not eat gluten or cow's milk. Unfortunately both the starter and the dessert I was given contained gluten or cow's milk. Staff realised the errors quickly when told by the kitchen and took the plates away to rectify, but I would not have realised had I not been told. I had eaten a small amount of the dessert already. The service staff were very attentive and apologetic which was appreciated and the assured me this would not happen again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Really nice location, with great food!

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Ref the spa area/- it would be better if there were more areas with loungers/chairs to sit and have a more relaxing coffee.

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Lovely environment. Good food apart from my bitter lettuce. Very friendly and professional staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Service is much improved! We had the same waitress for the entire duration of the meal - he was friendly and engaging. When she was unsure of what an ingredient in a dish was she would immediately ask a colleague. The food seems to have improved also, with decent sized portions.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Unique dining experience. The bath house has been beautifully restored. Looking forward to coming back for a swim and eat package

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

We had a super time at the Lido. Fab food, great service, lovely chilled atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Parking was a problem

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Lovely people lovely setting lovely food. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

We had a lovely time. Would mention that the sun was an issue at one point during the meal and it would be good if the blinds could be changed to accommodate this and the windows tinted to stop the sun shining in when eating.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Very attentive and responsive service from the waiting staff moving us to a preferred table and paying attention to catering for food intolerance. One of the items on the menu was unavailable. And alternative was offered. A couple of adaptations are made to dishes to accommodate our preferences.The only thing that could be improved is a little more meat on the beef skewer given the price. Thanks very much guys

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Love the Lido. Set menu can be a bit limited, but if you try something new, it's usually a good option!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Wonderful place. Always have such great conversations there. Eventually will get round to swimming, till then savouring the rating experience. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Great evening. Friendly welcoming staff and incredible food. Really enjoyed it!

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Parking is a significant issue, I had parked in the public carpark with two hours parking expecting to be able to extend it. My food arrived as it was due to be renewed, I had no signal so went outside, was unable to top up any less than 12 hrs parking. Went to see if I could find any where else to park. You barrier said pre-paid parking only. I tried to find somewhere ele to park but had to come back to the public car park. I managed to scrabble around in the car to find enough coins to pay for two more hours (you can do that manually). Thankfully my wife had asked for my food to be put up and kept warm so it was given to me upon my return to the restaurant. Took the edge off a very pleasant night out. I realise that some of this is beyond your control but it impacts your customers.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. We all had the tasting menu which was outstanding. Jess was very attentive and ensured we had an excellent Lido experience. We will definitely be back soon.

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

Brilliant!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Very long wait for dessert

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