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“Al fresco lunch”

Lakeside Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #549 of 1,291 Restaurants in Nottingham
Description: Successfully combining the best of its industrial heritage with statement contemporary design, the refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Lakeside brings together old and new to stunning effect. Soft leather sofas and industrial-style lighting set the mood in Lakeside Bar & Restaurant, which delivers both style and substance. A carefully considered food menu and hot and cold drinks are served all day – grab a quick snack and one of our excellent coffees or relax with a more substantial meal accompanied by something from our extensive wine list. We serve a wide range of vegetarian, and vegan options and will happily cater for other dietary requirements on request. Located on an intimate mezzanine floor above the Lakeside Bar & Restaurant our fine dining room offers a regularly-changing tasting menu and accompanying wine flight for the ultimate foodie experience.
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Description: Successfully combining the best of its industrial heritage with statement contemporary design, the refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Lakeside brings together old and new to stunning effect. Soft leather sofas and industrial-style lighting set the mood in Lakeside Bar & Restaurant, which delivers both style and substance. A carefully considered food menu and hot and cold drinks are served all day – grab a quick snack and one of our excellent coffees or relax with a more substantial meal accompanied by something from our extensive wine list. We serve a wide range of vegetarian, and vegan options and will happily cater for other dietary requirements on request. Located on an intimate mezzanine floor above the Lakeside Bar & Restaurant our fine dining room offers a regularly-changing tasting menu and accompanying wine flight for the ultimate foodie experience.
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Finally got to visit this refurbished venue on a lovely afternoon. Chose a table beside the lake and was able to admire the lovely setting. It’s evident where a lot of the investment went, although not to the exclusion of the kitchen and staff training.
The food itself was delicious and the menu varied and delicious. A clear benefit for me was the clear labelling of gluten free options.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank StephenK1962
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

We visited Lakeside on Sunday found it to be a great experience. The venue it beautiful and sitting by the lake having a drink on a warm afternoon felt like we were on holiday in Europe.

Our waitress Charlotte was very attentive and couldn't do more for us. She asked us regularly if we needed anything and acted very professionally. She made our visit very enjoyable.

I cannot believe the reviews I have read about people complaining about inexperience staff. For many of these young people this is their first job and everybody has to learn somewhere, and we all know you learn more with on the job training. Many people have short memories of their first role and how inexperienced they were themselves. Hospitality is a very demanding role, and seen by many as a lesser role, with long hours standing on their feet having to smile constantly. But they get up every day and turn up for work. Come on everyone, give them a break, they are trying their best with what they have, many situations are out of their control. If you moan, you have clearly not working in hospitality before, and lucky you, but for many young people it is the first step in their work experience. Maybe treat them with a little respect and you will get some back.

I appreciated with COVID people may not have focused on Brexit, but with the new rules the hospitality industry has been badly affected. Most European staff have either returned to their country or switched to another role, as hospitality roles are not counted as essential roles. Organisations are trying their best to fill these gaps, but it will take time to train people and unfortunately hospitality is not treated in the UK as a professional role as in many European countries, and the pay reflects this, therefore it is more suited to young people.

Whatever happened to 'be kind to others'. It seems many people are quick to judge and sympathetic to the feelings of others.

Date of visit: June 2021
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2  Thank H7672PKlisas
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

I visited Lakeside with family for a birthday visit. The place is very nice but the service leaves a lot to be desired. We ordered drinks and then had to wait 40 minutes for them to arrive. When they eventually did one got spilt all over me by the waitress so I had to sit in wet clothing for the rest of the dinner. I was apologised to by the waiting staff and that is fine, accidents do happen but I was never approached by a manager and offered their apologies. The only thing they said was that they would knock off the service charge.... that is voluntary isn't it ??????? I didn't want to make a fuss as I didn't want to spoil the evening for everyone else. The food eventually came after another long wait and that was only mediocre for the price. All in all I won't be recommending this place to friends and family which is a shame.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Thank Happiness614654
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Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

Booked the terrace for lunch on Sunday. It was a showery day. Unable to move indoors. Had to move umbrellas around to protect ourselves. The venue is stunning! Due to weather it took 45minutes for staff to bring us drinks. The starter took another 45 minutes to one hour, each came individually. The starters were very tasty but small for the price. The main course was a long delay, the food was cold, items as described in the menu missing. No one around to complain to, I think they were sheltering. The dessert was acceptable. Drinks overpriced.
Lakeside is a beautiful venue, on the whole the staff are welcoming and friendly but dismissive of complaints.
If using the terrace without the option of moving indoors an awning should be fitted to protect diners. No one wants their meal floating in rainwater.
The venue is stunning and well worth a visit. It’s a pity no one answers the phone to enable customers to change location of booking. We tried 15 times to call, the phone rings then cuts out.
We were regular customers of the previous two owners and never encountered these problems.
Good luck with this amazing venue, Please address the concerns of your customers, we do want to return.

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank Y5545ZKmaryb
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

WOW! What a transformation of this place! Used to come here years ago! It looks absolutely incredible! I salute the owners and contractors who worked on this project!

The food was so tasty, me and my friends had the fillet steaks, so incredibly tender and so well presented.

The service was 5 star to match food, everyone was so attentive and always asked if we needed anything.

Definitely one of if not my favourite places to go and will be back again soon! The outdoors is magical to take a walk around after the meal on this new beautiful path around the lake!

Absolutely love it here!

Date of visit: June 2021
1  Thank Gabbyy1989
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