The Lido Restaurant

Oakfield Place, Bristol, BS8 2BJ

Tel: +44 (0)117 933 9530

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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.” 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!

Spa & Dining packages

If you are looking to visit the Lido and would like to use the pool plus enjoy a meal or even indulge in a massage, there are some packages available to book even if you are not a member. Please note all packages are for adults only (18 and over). Please see the website or below for the latest offers.


  • Freddy Bird at the Lido

Special Offers

  • Swim & Breakfast

    The offer: Come and use the pool and spa facilities (outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam room) from 8am, then head to the restaurant for breakfast at 10am - package cost £40. This package is not available on Thursdays from 1st June. Breakfast includes 1 course plus a juice and hot drink. Towel and robe hire available, at £3 and £5 respectively. Only suitable for those aged 18 & over. Maximum group size 6 people.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit The Lido website.

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    Offer link: Spa Offers

  • Swim & Lunch

    The offer: Come and use the pool and spa facilities (outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam room) followed by a 2 course a la carte lunch in the poolside restaurant - package cost £50. There are 2 swim and lunch time slots available: Early Swim & Lunch  – swim at 10am with lunch at 12pm or Late Swim & Lunch – swim at 12.30pm with lunch at 2.30pm.

    Towel and robe hire available, at £3 and £5 respectively. Only suitable for those aged 18 & over. Maximum group size 4 people.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit The Lido website.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

Further Information


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Licenced for civil marriages

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route


  • Locally Sourced Produce


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