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Barnsdale Lodge Dining

Barnsdale Lodge and Restaurant | The Avenue, Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
+44 1572 724678
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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British, European
$$ - $$$
Barnsdale Lodge and Restaurant | The Avenue, Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the lovely conservatory. Room dusty, lots of cobwebs, curtain permits falling apart, headboard bigger than bed, mouldy bath seal,, complementary toiletries fallen behind dressing table. No attention to detail. Night staff served alcohlic drinks in hot glasses from dishwasher. Breakfast was...More

2  Thank teresaglasperg
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Lunched here in one Saturday lunchtime. Very pleasant and efficient staff. Wide choice on the menu ranging from sandwiches to full 3 course lunch. The food we ordered was well cooked and arrived fairly quickly, being delicious and well presented. We thought good value for...More

Thank Pukeko54
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I ate Quail for a first course and the fish special (plaice) for main. All very reasonably priced and beautifully presented. It was so difficult to choose. Breakfast equally well cooked and interesting choices of fish and traditional fare. Service excellent

Thank Susan J
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Excellent choice of menu - very pleasant setting in the conservatory style dining area. Lovely cosy sitting area for pre and post dinner drinks

Thank Tracy J
Reviewed February 15, 2017

A great place for a group of diners. Staff are attentive and helpful and the dinning area in the conservatory is bright and airy. The food is of good quality with locally sourced ingredients, well prepared and presented.

Thank David H
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Went here for a group meal with one of the local clubs. Had to pre order food, but there was a good range of choices. Had a separate room for our group which was great and the service and food was excellent.

Thank Sandaw54
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Stayed the night in the hotel and ate in the restaurant. Wellcome was friendly but efficient rather than relaxed. I ordered the local Rutland water trout and this came as a large fillet on top of crushed new potatoes. The fish was well cooked, maybe...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Not a very wide range with only five choices at the time that we stayed further to my disliking three of the five were beef. However most was good and there was a nice atmosphere

Thank oscar s
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday in a family party of 14 in a fabulous private dining room. The service was efficient, the room was perfect, and the food overall was superb. Thank you for looking after us all.

Thank TheWanderer68
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Starter and dessert could not make up for the dreadful turkey main course, definitely one to avoid Two slice of turkey roll ( not as stated by the staff turkey crown) one dark meat and one very pale meat - tasteless cheap meat Raw pigs...More

1  Thank Jill U
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $33
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barnsdale Lodge and Restaurant | The Avenue, Exton, Oakham LE15 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Rutland  >  Oakham
  • Phone Number: +44 1572 724678
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Guests can expect the very best food, wine and personal service in all of our dining rooms or alfresco dining in the courtyard.Our kitchen brigade use locally sourced, seasonal produce. Local Suppliers include Manton Farm, for asparagus, raspberries and strawberries and Grasmere Farm for pork. We source our beef from Hambleton Farm, who rear their longhorn cattle on Hambleton peninsular, only 2 miles from the hotel. We have a kitchen garden in the hotel grounds, growing vegetables and herbs which we use on many of the dishes in the restaurant. Our rare-breed hens also provide beautiful, fresh eggs.Our restaurant is open to residents and non residents for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and is renowned for its private dining.
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