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32 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AU, England
+44 118 947 3522
09:00 - 23:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Alto Lounge recently with a couple of vegan friends and was very happy with the food and service. Nice to see that it is dog-friendly too.

Thank ReadingRenegade
Reading, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good range of affordable food or just coffee and cake. Dogs welcome and staff friendly. Good quiz on Sunday nights.

Thank Adam H
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We certainly do welcome dogs and provide water bowls and treats for them to encourage good behaviour and ... well because we like dogs. I am happy to hear that you found our staff friendly as we strive to keep our guests happy during their visit with... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alto is the sort of place you could go on your own and feel completely comfortable. The drinks are very nice and the last meal I had there was good although I've been disappointed on occasions previously. My main criticism is that it gets extremely noisy in there which makes chatting with friends very difficult at times, I'm sure that... More 

Thank Coral B
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. Making our guests happy is what keeps us going and we strive to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for our guests to enjoy. All the best Team Alto More 

United States
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349 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of infants and toddlers but if you are patient with the slow relaxed (but very friendly) service and you can take the noise of crying and screaming kids then the food is actually really really good!

Thank Vsm09
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are a family friendly venue and there are some times of the day we have more families with children in than others. We pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming and are happy you felt this way about our staff on your recent visit. We look forward to... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Tuesday evening, pre-booked and was given great table. On Tuesday's they offer 3x Tapas dishes and a glass of wine £9.95 which is great value, beautifully presented and high quality Tapas. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend.

Thank Flatulent
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking some time to write this lovely review. It always makes us work even harder when we know we keep out guests happy. All the best Team Alto More 

Reading, berkshire, UK
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I've been to Alto lounge many times and always go for the twisted chicken club which I've been happy without any grumbles but I was really disappointed the last time I visited. I went with my mum for her birthday lunch and decided to venture out and try the vegetarian breakfast for a change and I really wish I hadn't!... More 

Thank Jessicadaisy
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your insight! I am terribly sorry for your recent experience at our Lounge, it sounds like we did let ourselves down. Sorry to hear about your Mum's soup, our soups are made daily by our chefs and we always have two options a vegetarian and a meat option. These change daily and I am so... More 

Level Contributor
60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I have seen this place before as I visit Caversham often, but I had never tried it out. Perfect opportunity today as I had time on my hands, and I was on Caversham. It was not that busy at around 2pm, half the tables were empty, I went to the bar where 1 gentleman was waiting. I counted 7, possibly... More 

Thank T J
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Hi, I am terribly sorry for your recent experience at our Lounge. Please email me at alto@thelounges.co.uk as I would like to investigate this further. Regards Claire Assistant Manager More 

Madrid, Spain
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I came to this place often, even is in the other side if the river and sometimes is more difficullt to reach, but it worth to came. They hVe a complete menu with variaties like brunch, main courses that normally you should find something you like. I have tried the burgers and they are ver nice. Goid bread, meat and... More 

Thank alvaroa989
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

We do love to hear when people have gone out of their way to come and spend time in our lounge. Thank you for your review and recommendation, we pride ourselves on having a varied menu that caters to all and an environment that encourages out guests to relax and let us do the work. I also love a walk... More 

1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic evening, food was excellent and great service from our waiter which recommended our lovely food and drinks, will defiantly be back again!

Thank Lizzie H
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review. We train all of our staff to the highest standard with full knowledge of our whole menu so they are able to recommend dishes to our guests, I am so happy that your server was able to recommend dishes for you that you enjoyed on your recent visit and we all... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place for coffee & lunch, reasonably priced good menu, brunch is fantastic. Unfortunately last couple of visits there have been a little tarred by screaming children out of control around the establishment. Was wholly unimpressed on my last visit when two of them actually ended up climbing underneath my table to prod & poke my dog (no parental supervision... More 

Thank Megan H
Alto-Lounge, Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to give us a review. I can only apologise if the children making noise impacted on your time with us. We are a family friendly place and like everyone to feel at home. We hope that this wont stop you coming back in the future and do look forward to seeing you again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Bar, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading  >  Caversham
  • Phone Number: +44 118 947 3522
Alto Lounge is an informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bar open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?