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
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About Barnsdale Lodge Restaurant
Barnsdale Lodge is close to Rutland Water and just a five-minute drive from the market town of Oakham.
Our warm and professional service team welcome you to our relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The restaurant is the heart of the hotel and Executive Chef David Bukowicki serves delicious dishes, reflecting seasonality and local producers.
Our wide selection of afternoon teas are served between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in the Conservatory or in the Courtyard (when the weather allows).
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the Conservatory and Main Dining Room.
Our Pheasant Room, Cottage Room, Rigate Suite and Fort Henry Suite are available for private dining.
A very relaxed experience
constant first class service in all respects.
Our most recent of many visits was to celebrate a very special occasion and we enjoyed the standard of service as indicated above which was confidently expected. Plus the conversations with The General Manager and Sue our waitress enhanced a most enjoyable afternoon.
My only negative comment regards my cappuccino. It was definitely not a cappuccino, it was a very hot Flat American with a thin layer of froth on top.
Good lunch in a very pleasant conservatory.
Game dishes at dinner are particularly good.
Good food, reasonably socially distanced, good service.
Thank you for making our wedding reception so good in 2019, and then a year later yesterday we had the most brilliant lunch! Staff were very friendly and the food was exceptional. We love both the interior and the surroundings of the venue, and we will continue to come here at least once a year 🙂
Excellent in all respects; we are looking forward to Boxing Day!
Fantastic food and service from the longer serving members of staff, as always. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 course lunch, notably the salmon/cod bake with Parmesan crust was delicious. A little room for improvement could be mentioned for the younger girl who was serving us. I felt that she could have been a bit more confident/knowledgeable about what food she was bringing out - there was little dialogue from her. Excellent elsewhere otherwise. We look forward to coming back in December.
We was welcomed at reception by a friendly lady asking us to put a mask on, but found it strange that she hadn't got one on. As we walked through to the dining area all staff had got a mask on, which made it even more strange. We were then served by a very nice gentleman named Thomaz who served us for most of the night and gave us great service, thank you Thomaz. All the food was delicious, only fault was the salad dressing on the crab cakes was overpowering. Otherwise we had a perfect evening in lovely surroundings and friendly staff. Many thanks to you all.
Our first meal out since March because of Covid. We were really pleased we could book in the courtyard. We felt very safe and the staff were very attentive. Good choice on the menu. Hopefully the good weather will continue as we would definitely come back after seeing how safe we felt.
Thoroughly enjoyed our family lunch - lovely setting, very good food, great desserts! Thank you very much.
All staff very accommodating and cheerful in spite of the wearing of masks throughout!
Restaurant -first class service in all respects
Lovely location, food and drink plus the amazing attentive staff made our wedding day extra special. You will not be disappointed at Barnsdale Lodge.
Wonderful place to stay. Staff were excellent. Rooms Immaculate. Food excellent.
Starter and mains were delicious. Husband said it was the best burger he'd ever had. Unfortunately the lemon drizzle cake was very dry.
Having lunch in the courtyard at Barnsdale Lodge after all these months was a wonderful step into ‘the new normal’! The safety precautions in place made us comfortable, but did not in any way affect the pleasant surroundings, always attentive and friendly staff and delicious food! We look forward to another meal soon.
Choice of sandwich fillings not very varied. Quality of scones and desserts almost made up for it
Food was lovely, good variety of food. Had a wonderful time. Thank you
Fantastic dinner great evening everything was perfect it a beautiful place with a fantastic atmosphere service was great the food was very much to a high standard and quality will definitely be coming back soon what a fantastic local find
We had a super meal, with our table/location request being accommodated perfectly. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Service was extremely good. Special thanks to Ruby who did a great job of looking after us. Food was very nicely presented and delicious. Thank you!
Great place to eat the best Sunday lunch we have had for a long time The service was perfect the team that looked after use could not have been more helpful