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
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Event Space
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.
A very enjoyable experience. Enjoyed critiquing the swimmers doing laps in the pool (easy when you’re not the swimming). Attentive and polite staff.
Choice of food limited and not varied enough No children’s menu/choice/size
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.
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.
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.
Great food, great service, as ever. We feel so lucky to have this amazing venue so close to us.
Making the car park available to users of the restaurant would be good.
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
Amazing ambience &food
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.
Fixed price menu is good. Lemon posset possibly a bit rich!
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
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
Delicious food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. A great evening out.
Beautiful setting and great food x
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.
Loved the Bird Food advent menu. Had a great selection of dishes and some wonderful flavours. Love the Lido!
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.
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!
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.
Great authentic tapas - impeccable service- relaxed atmosphere - highly recommended!
Disappointed at the toilet area, not that clean.
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
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!
A great place to celebrate!