Bristol Lido, Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BJ t: 01179 339 530
A local guide book indicated that Bristol Lido was different so we had to give it a try, however we needed to use our sat nav to find it as it is tucked away in side streets near Clifton Village.
Basically, the lido is a restored Victorian swimming pool, the original opened in 1850 and the pool was finally closed in 1990 and redevelopment as flats was threatened for several years.
Thankfully, the site was bought by established Bristol restaurant group, Glass Boat Company, and underwent a huge facelift, re-opening its doors over ten years ago.
It is open to the public for swimming and it also boasts relaxed dining overlooking the outdoor pool which is heated throughout the year.
Ladies who do coffee and love to chat sit beside young mums and businessmen and this superb coffee shop, which leans heavily towards health foods.
It overlooks the 24m outdoor swimming pool which is heated throughout the year.
The blurb says: “In a spirit of hedonism rather than health, the Lido restaurant and poolside tapas bar offer amazing food served in a buzzy yet uniquely chilled-out setting.”
We loved the buzz and the offering. Distinctive tea and coffee and an interesting menu. Highly-recommended the loos were five-star.