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Alto Lounge

32 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AU, England
+44 118 947 3522
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“tapas” (42 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
32 Church Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8AU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to come here regularly but the terrible customer service and the constantly circling fruit flies eventually put me off. We visited here again recently and it was so much better. The decor has been overhauled and the staff were different: polite and friendly!...More

Thank m0rganmccarthy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to alto lounge 3/4 times in total and usually because it's reviewed highly as somewhere to have a light bite/brunch and ideal place to meet up with friends or for families with young children. Unfortunately, every single time I have been, I...More

Thank starfishy-15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my husband for tapas. Utterly disappointed as few tables available so we sat on a table with dirty plates on and waited for them to be cleared. After 20 minutes one waitress took a few away and said she would be back...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This busy cafe/restaurant is well worth a visit. The barman was friendly and helpful, the food hot and tasty and the waitress efficient.

Thank Clonark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Atmosphere is ok. They get busy early it seems on a Saturday night around 6pm we were told "we are full". we got there at 7 and it was half full, so either that was a lie or people left in droves unsure. Anyway ordered...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in here last night for a quick beer with a friend. There was one member of staff serving drinks to a guy in front of us, another member of staff behind the bar drying forks and another member of staff collecting glasses and others...More

Thank Qwerty698
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I haven't eaten in Alto for years, not since the days of going out for late rowdy nights with the mums of Caversham. Those messy nights full of red wine and tears. What fun. Even then the food (tapas usually the choice) was average at...More

Thank Pixidusty
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Didn't really know exactly what to expect as this is a very different type of place I would usually choose but as it is dog friendly thought I'd give it a go. Service - really nice, helpful as we didn't book Food - Most people...More

Thank Claire W
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Good evening Claire, Thank you for the lovely review, how wonderful that this wouldn't normally be your choice of place to come but you enjoyed your visit with us. We love that people can come in and find something that we will enjoy to eat...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Is it a restaurant? Is it a cafe? Is it a bar? Alto Lounge is fine if you want a quick bite to eat or a drink but it is a confused place. There are families with babies on one table and then a group...More

Thank Sophia S
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Good Morning Sophie, Thank you for the review. we are little bit of everything we call ourselves a cafe bar so we do a little bit of most things so we can reach a really wide audience. We offer all kinds of food at all...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Having spent a dismal Monday evening in quite possibly the worst Wetherspoons in the UK, I thought there must be somewhere better in Caversham so the next night I decided to try Alto Lounge. I am not sure how best to describe it - cafe,...More

Thank djst5038
Alto-Lounge, General Manager at Alto Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Good Morning, Well where do I start, first of all thank you for the review, we always love to hear back form guests. The atmosphere is something we pride ourselves on so we are glad that you loved it as well. we love it when...More

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3 August 2017|
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Response from Flatulent | Reviewed this property |
Parked behind Waitrose..in the Iceland parking area which gives you 3hrs (free) about 2mins walk from Alto Lounge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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