Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner - Business levels mean booking is advisable to guarantee your table and timing.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Barnsdale Lodge Restaurant
The restaurant is the heart of Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, nestled next to Rutland Water and 5 minutes drive from the market town of Oakham. Head Chef David Buckowicki serves quality traditional dishes, reflecting seasonality and local producers on his menus. Our warm and professional service team welcome you to our relaxed, quality focused hotel. With afternoon tea served in the Conservatory, or in the courtyard (When the weather allows) and breakfast lunch and dinner served through the Conservatory, Cottage, Theatre and Dining rooms, with the Theatre & Cottage also being available for private dining.
Afternoon Tea is served daily 2.30-4.30pm
Spent a lovely afternoon having champagne afternoon tea with our daughter and son-in-law to celebrate my daughter's 40th birthday.
We were a party of ten,some from abroad celebrating our 30th anniversary, all were very happy with the food which was well presented. As it was very busy we were not unhappy at the length of service as it gave us time to chat. Would thoroughly recommend Barnsdale Lodge lovely atmosphere for our celebration and also got to see the bride from the wedding party too.
Excellent as always
A lovely afternoon, and you did exactly as we requested on our online booking. Thank you!
Spent an very enjoyable two days here with my wife to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. The standard of service is excellent, with a special mention for Tomasz who looked after us immaculately. Portions could be slightly larger, but that's our only quibble. Will return soon
We met at Barnsdale from Chester, Glenfield, Leeds and Norwich and were all impressed by the quality of our experience. We hope to meet again at this venue.
The service was appalling. We will never come back.
Fabulous evening for my mum's 70th Birthday celebrations with all the family. Excellent food and service. Enjoyed by all.
Nice room and another good stay at Barnsdale Lodge but food quality misses 4 stars - would say it is of good standard but no more. Cooked breakfast good but why serve on cold plates? Price merits better quality. Drinks are expensive but probably no different to other similar establishments. Overall good but room for improvement.
Ate in the room off the bar The carpets are absolutely filthy and a very deep clean on them needed
We were in the smaller dining room which was very cold and our table was in a miserable draft. My partner visited the Ladies toilet and was far from impressed and considered it is due for a complete re fit. Overall not overly impressed with our visit on this occasion.
A delightful Sunday lunch with excellent food and service from courteous and efficient staff, contributed to a wonderful reunion with my little sister, missing from my life for 45 years. Thank you.
We visited Barnsdale Lodge for afternoon tea recently and were very disappointed. The waiter did not go through the menu with us and initially brought us cream and scones not full afternoon tea! The menu states ‘homemade cakes’ and what we were served were definitely not homemade! It appeared there was a wedding there the next day and if it had been my family wedding i would of been tempted to pull up all the weeds and dead head the roses before my guests arrived!! Lovely venue and we have had lovely food when we have visited previously but very disappointed in the afternoon tea and felt the cost was high for what it was.
This is the third time I have visited for afternoon tea and as always a very enjoyable experience.
Food was great, very noisy in conservatory, tables very close together so difficult to get in & out of. 10% service charge added which we didn't see any mention of! Had to inform waiting staff that we were ready to order.
This was the first time using Barnsdale Lodge, the service from start to finish was excellent. This also added to our wedding anniversary evening meal. Superb and already looking forward to coming back.
My Wife ordered " English Herb Garden " off your pudding menu. The description excluded any reference to the chocolate fondue piping. My Wife is allergic to chocolate. The pudding was rejected and substituted with ice cream after some delay. At no time did anyone enquire if there were any allergies. Your menu description of this item was misleading by omission. At the end of the meal we all wished to coffee and tea after a considerable wait I had to search out staff to take our order. The evening was not of your usual standard
An excellent evening, as always
Enjoyable Afternoon Tea with family
Fantastic food in a lovely setting, with happy and friendly staff. My husband and I had a perfect evening.
We like the place very much and go fairly often. However, despite the staff being very pleasant, the service is not always great...quite slow and innattentive. This time we asked for some French dressing for a salad and were informed there was none. Very strange considering bread is served with little dipping bowls of oil and vinegar. Surely the kitchen staff could have made up a portion of dressing for the salad. However the rest of the food was very tasty.
Excellent food and comfortable rooms. Enjoyed the courtyard for afternoon drinks. Felt vet relaxed here
Friendly helpful staff. Delicious afternoon tea