Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Business Lunch
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
- Families and Children Welcome
- Private Dining
About The Mary Beale Restaurant
The Mary Beale Restaurant is named after the stunning art work by Britain's first professional woman painter. Many of her original works adorn the walls.
Our Executive Chef Wayne Turner and his team together with the restaurant brigade can now offer you a memorable dining experience with gastronomic delights on the menu and for those with smaller appetites delicious light meals or snacks can be served in the bar.
Afternoon Tea available Mon - Sat 15:00 - 18:00 & Sun 15:30 - 18:00
We asked to replace the salmon sandwich for the vegetarian cheese and sun dried tomatoes option. They said this was fine but when it came it was simply pain grated cheese. Also, everyone's sandwiches seemed to be presented very well in terms of them being cut to perfection where was ours were very roughly cut and were floppy. Overall, we enjoyed it very much and would definitely return as I have been a number of time in the past and always enjoyed it.
Have been to the Mary Beale restaurant several times for afternoon tea but felt a little disappointed this time. We weee seated away from the main part of the restaurant and once tea was served we seemed forgotten about. No one asked if we needed more tea or came to the table at all. The scones were beautiful as always but I can’t say the same for the selection of cakes. A little disappointing all round .
Excellent service, many thanks.
Lunch for 3 friends was sheer perfection and could not have been bettered in any way.
A very enjoyable lunch for me and for my guests
Main course (lamb) defeated me! Too many vegetables plus that Yorkshire pudding.
We have visited on many occasions breakfast this morning was not good staff did not know what they were doing very sad as always rated this as a 5 star hotel please sort this problem out as we love your hotel !
In all we had a lovely time catching up with old friends in our own back room separate from other guests, perfect. However, the room was dull and felt as though it was an unfinished room. We were served a lovely tea without milk so when it arrived the tea was getting cold. One table was being cleared by staff while we were dining, this wasntvearly hours of the morning this was the middle of the afternoon and felt like an interruption. But, I have been to the west lodge in the past and live the venue and the food and would recommend it Thanks
This was a teat for a friend and everything was first class.
We had a super lunch & I was very grateful that the staff noted my comment about our guests birthday & brought her a plate of petite fours with a candle-it made the meal very special for us all-thank you .
Brilliant as always staff food and music
Lovely welcome at the reception. Polite waiter, lovely table position inside by window. Decrete 'live' piano music vreated a rexaing atmosphere. Had Gluten free afternoon tea - sandwiches very good but savoury scone very doughy. sweet scones very good as were the cakes. Good to be able to order more sandwiches. A very pleasant afternoon.
Afternoon tea for my parents' 65th wedding anniversary. We had a very enjoyable and relaxed afternoon. The food was lovely and the service was excellent and unobtrusive but friendly from all the staff. Greatly appreciated being met on arrival to help my mother, who has some mobility issues, get to our table (for 10) which was in a quiet location. Thank you!
Eight of us came for Saturday lunch. Drinks in the bar - staff very helpful getting us a table for eight and ordering drinks and nibbles. Food at lunch was delicious for everyone. Bread, meal, coffee, canapes etc. BUT the service was poor. Do not think it was the waiters fault but the kitchens fault. As my husband said the waiters can only go as fast as the kitchen staff is going.
Lovely food and service , with entertaining music while we ate
For the first time since 1984 we walked away from West Lodge Park Hotel dissatisfied not because of the food which was excellent but because of the attitude of a senior member of staff. My mother visiting from Paris, aged 90 had some wine spilled on her skirt, chair and bag; it was a little inconvenient as we had to walk back towards the Ladies to clean her skirt and bag. We did not make a fuss and were quite understanding towards the young trainee whose mistake it was. When the bill came with the general manager as the restaurant manager was busy with a wedding, no word of apologies or a token gesture of not charging for one glass of wine or any other token was offered. The general manager in a very off handed, reluctant way offered to pay a dry cleaning bill if necessary before promptly walking away and ignoring us as we walked out after paying our bill. I was so shocked that in such an establishment a senior person behaved in that way, I left very sad. I felt betrayed for my loyalty all these years and like a piece of mud. You can understand I am very reluctant to go back and resume meeting my friends several times a year there.
As I have stated in numerous reviews once you have had tea at this hotel you will NOT go anywhere else.
Always come back here when we can, to eat and stay over. Lovely food, dining room and service and great value for money.
I have written to Andrew Beale,to say how impressed my friend and I were with our meal in the Mary Beale restaurant. It was a pleasure to experience the lovely food,and service from your staff.
A wonderful experience, as always.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff that served us bearing in mind that my friend has several food allergies. Our waiter was considerate and professional and always there when we neede him. Laraine.
First Class Service from start to finish, they made our Anniversary extra special. Thank you so much. Mark & Galina Stevens
A lovely afternoon tea at West Lodge celebrating our friends 50th birthday. Food was good and always a bonus being able to ask for more sandwiches. Staff were attentive and all in all, a very pleasant leisurely afternoon. We felt very unrushed which is a complete luxury.
We have a big family lunch at West Lodge twice a year. It is always fantastic service and great food which is why we return. Yesterday was really disappointing. It seemed the staff were over stretched. Service was very slow. We were seated for almost an hour before receiving our starters. On two occasions our food was taken to the wrong table. Dishes were not all brought out at the same time so that some of us had finished our starters before others had even received theirs. One of our party found a hair in her food. We were not given petit fours with coffee as usual (despite it still stating so on the menu). One of the children's meals was charged as an adults, but when we queried this the waitress said she couldn't change that she would have to wait for her manager and he wasn't there, so rather than wait yet longer we just paid (reluctantly). Such a shame as it is usually a really lovely experience. Hopefully this was just a one off.
Wonderful tea and great service.