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.
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
A wonderful Sunday Lunch was enjoyed for my son's 21st birthday celebration. We will return again soon and be recommending Barnsdale Lodge Restaurant to our friends. The table waiting staff were lovely. Thank you Barnsdale Lodge for making this day extra special.
Excellent dinner, beautifully presented and wonderful flavours. Lack of ambience was probably because there were very few people in the restaurant - time of year. Enjoyable meal and attentive staff, thank you.
A small group of us celebrated a 61st birthday in the conservatory at Barnsdale Lodge. We had an excellent meal off the specials menu, which arrived promptly and was delicious. The staff were friendly, professional and very accommodating when producing the ‘surprise’ birthday cake (one of the group had provided) at the end of the meal and even helped us sing to the Birthday Boy!
We were both very pleased and happy with our first dining experience with you and will be revisiting some time in the future. Only one thing to say and that is your online menu is still showing the festive food, maybe it could be updated. Regards Mary Jone
I would emphasise value for money as key.
Pillows without covers, dated interiors, and poor food.
Nice meal, staff very welcoming and attentive.
Lovely afternoon in gorgeous surroundings
Marvellous meal and delightful staff. Have been on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. Keep up the excellent standards.
On arrival, told conservatory restaurant shut. Offered a table in an empty austere room, looking like a works canteen, no other diners in there. told dining room full have to wait for an hour for a table. My Wife and I left. You should have contacted me to apologise for your booking incompetence. Car park full of mud had to clean car carpets and shoes.
We had a lovely afternoon tea, I highly recommend it! The service was great!