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The Lido Restaurant

Add The Lido Restaurant to your Itinerary

Clifton Lido food and pool


The Lido is a uniquely Bristolian experience: a 21st century take on a Victorian institution. The restaurant sits in the old viewing gallery, with a wonderful vista of the pool, which is dramatically lit at night. The Lido menu is updated daily and takes inspiration from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. The chef uses only the best local, seasonal produce, some of which is grown in The Lido’s own kitchen garden in Pill and the wood-fired oven gives a distinct, subtly smoky style, as food critic Jay Rayner concurs below.

“Here, on a menu which takes much of its inspiration from southern Europe, and many of its ingredients from its own kitchen garden, wood roasting is reserved for quail and venison, fish and potatoes, and that marvellous bread. Flavours are big and the essentials carefully managed. They make very fine pasta, for example, of the soft, silky, egg-yellow type, used here in ravioli of venison. The meat is long-braised to a tangle of glossy fibres, the pockets dressed with soft cubes of roasted pumpkin and an artery-hounding sage butter. Discs of more pumpkin turn up deep fried, drizzled with a slick of honey and with crumbly lumps of a mild goat's cheese, the whole sprinkled with oregano. It is a very simple, very effective plateful.” Jay Rayner, The Observer.

The poolside bar serves some of the best cakes and pastries in Bristol, all home baked by our craft baker, alongside loose leaf teas and freshly roasted coffee. If you’re after a quick bite downstairs, tapas and light meals are served from 12pm until 10pm, and in the summer, you can take advantage of the outside sun terrace, whilst watching the swimmers plough their lengths!


Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Open all year
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties


  • Freddy Bird at the Lido

Map & Directions

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Special Offers

  • Set Menu

    The offer: The Lido’s set menu is available from 12pm until 2.45pm Monday to Sunday and from 6pm until 6.45pm Sunday to Friday. One course £12; two courses £16; three courses £20.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact The Lido on 0117 332 3970, mentioning that you saw the offer on

    Offer link: Eating out


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • stroudcaro
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Asparagus to tickle the taste buds
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd April 2017
    5 ladies 630 pm Saturday evening. Friendly attentive service but perhaps don't squat waiter. Certainly plenty of staff around for anything we needed, drinks, water, ice etc. All came very quickly... Read full review
  • Tim G
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    really enjoyed our lunch
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd April 2017
    It was my wifes birthday and we decided on lunch at the Lido and glad we did. The welcome was enthusiastic and because it was her birthday we were offered a complimentary prosecco a brilliant... Read full review
  • BristolPog
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Not as (very) good as it used to be
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd April 2017
    Fourth visit to the Lido restaurant and, when I reviewed it back in November last year, I said it had a claim to be one of the best places to eat in Bristol. It's hard to stay at these heady heights... Read full review
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Tel: +44 117 933 9530

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Opening Times

Please check website for opening times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Poolside Bar (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Poolside Bar: Open from 8am - 10pm Mon - Sun
Restaurant: Open from 12-3 and 6 - 10pm Mon - Sun

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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