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Press & Awards November 2017

Taking a dip in balmy waters before tucking into a Mediterranean feast are activities not normally associated with the commuter town of Reading, but the new Thames Lido brings eating and exercise together in a refreshing and unexpected way.


The Guardian November 2017

Thames Lido is special.”


Felicity Cloake, The Guardian Weekend

‘Not only is Thames Lido hands down the best swimming pool cafe I’ve ever had the pleasure of warming up in, but local intelligence suggests it’s a strong contender for best restaurant in Reading full stop.”


Amy Bryant, Telegraph Magazine October 2017

“With the water dulling the sounds of the city and a skyline of trees the only sign of the world outside, it’s a unique experience only enhanced by the smell of just-baked bread.”


Country & Townhouse

“the lido is a beautifully simple mix of old and new”


Outdoor Swimmer

“a delightful hybrid”


Olive Feb 2018

“The restaurant’s executive chef Freddy Bird along with head chef Digby Littleboy are making waves.”



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