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
We booked the Garden Room for a special birthday party with 15 guests. We had some issues with sorting the menu as there was no choice offered for a Vegan. The room was set for 18 people rather than 15 as confirmed. The main waitress couldn't reach the table whilst serving so just gave plates to people most of the time. Two of our party had steak that was supposed to be cooked medium, they were presented rarer than the medium rare orders. They were returned to the kitchen but still presented undercooked. Several of our party had glazed peaches for dessert but the peaches were unripe and had to be returned. Whilst we had a lovely evening the quality of the food and service were extremely poor, I'm not sure I would use them again.
We had a wonderful relaxing stay The venue was fabulous The staff team were all very friendly helpful and professional particularly Our evening waitress Jerry she is a major “Gem “ to your team.. made us feel like old friends.. also the reception lady on Sunday morning Who made it possible to purchase a stag pin for my brother.. 😃 Many thanks.. will be recommending to my family and friends 🌈⭐️✨. Thanks for the memories made..
Both my Wife and I really enjoyed our champagne afternoon tea which I booked as Birthday treat for my wife. The setting of the hotel and grounds is beautiful and we might just come back as overnight guests.
Brilliant service, the staff were very attentive. The dining room had a nice atmosphere and we were seated right in front of a window with a lovely view over some of the grounds. The food came out very quickly and was of a high standard. Will definitely be coming back again!
Connie was wonderful and anticipating our ever need . Wonderful setting and staff . We will be back .
Really disappointing Been many times but service was really bad Waited 20 minutes to be served, one of the two mains on the fixed menu not available (not told at the outset), ages for food to be served, too hot in the dining room, just really unpleasant experience and not good value for money Don’t appreciate automatic service charge when it is not warranted Won’t be back and will be telling friends of our poor experience also
We were put in the room which had the door into the kitchen and for 2 hours we had constant to-ing and fro-ing of the staff with plates and chat. This ruined the lunch to be honest as it was not peaceful. The problem was raised with the manager who mentioned that we were not the first people to complain about this room. The food was good.
The food on this visit had room for improvement but could be just one over cooked steak, the staff in general were short, not very friendly and served food and left without checking if there is anything else you require be that sauces or drinks with the exception of who I believe was the restaurant manager. The rooms could do with some updating such as a fridge for fresh milk without having to call reception also the addition of an in room coffee machine would go a long way. We come back every year to the same room for our wedding anniversary and no matter what negatives there might be we always have a lovely stay and will continue to return for years to come
Thank you for letting us share a lovely afternoon together with our bride to be, we loved the cakes. Would have been nice to be offered another pot of tea...but our only niggle! We will be back again soon with our American family who are coming over to Rutland for the wedding and want to experience an English Afternoon Tea.
Booked online for 'Standard Reservation' for 2.30 pm on Easter Sunday. 75 mile round trip to be told that Sunday Lunch is not served after 2.00 pm. Beware, the booking website does not make it clear that the options below your booking are the only options available, not additional to your 'Standard Reservation'. Have booked dozens of times online for other restaurants without this problem. Understandably, will not be trying again.
We were disappointed that the white bread was quite stale and that the spoons provided to eat the pannacotta with were too large to be able to eat the last bit at the bottom.
Our party of 6 had just completed Rutland Half Marathon and were looking for somewhere to celebrate with good food wine and surroundings and couldn’t have picked better. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Couldn’t fault anything. Maybe not the cheapest but as the saying goes “you get what you pay for” and we didn’t leave disappointed! 👍
WEe had an excellent stay and a first rate dinner. The service was eager, fruiendly and efficient. my only, mimor, complaint was that in corresponence the hotel always addresses me as Dear Rogister. I would prefer Dear Mr Rogister or even Dear John !
Five of us sat down to a wonderful lunch in the Conservatory. The Sunday Lunch menu was excellent, the roast beef in particular memorable. We enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon.
Very enjoyable evening. Thank you to all the staff.
The perfect venue for a special occasion.
It was a lovely experience & very relaxed. Staff extremely polite & helpful. Food was excellent.
We had an excellent birthday celebration on Monday. Wonderful food and atmosphere.
An enjoyable quiet lunch in a comfortable atmospheric dining room. Pleasant staff.
Usually had the lunch time menu which is excellent value. Staying in the area so had an evening reservation. O/A escorted into lounge area & pre dinner drinks ordered & delivered in minutes. My only disappointment that Hendricks served with lime instead off cucumber. The meal order was taken & served promptly by helpful & friendly staff. All courses of an excellent standard & throughly enjoyed. The 10% service charge was well deserved with the service we received. A most enjoyable dining experience that I would be only too pleased to recommend. Thank you Barnsdale Lodge, Jacqueline Willan
Excellent service and great price
Afternoon tea very nice - waiting staff could have been more attentive. Due to low numbers the room felt empty. Really good food though
Very accommodating and lovely food. Would highly recommend!
Tasty food, excellent service from friendly, efficient waiting staff. Worth a revisit!