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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Simple British cooking at an ancestral family seat

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Noel family have lived at Barnsdale since the accession of George III. To one side of the Earl of Gainsborough's Exton estate, it's a handsome country seat on the north shore of Rutland Water, with an idiosyncratically decorated main dining room, garden room and alfresco courtyard. Surveying the patio gardens, it's festooned with parasols and animal objets d'art, and plays host to simple modern British menus featuring produce from the vegetable garden. A meal might follow an inspired and satisfying course from artichoke and wild mushroom tart to teriyaki duck breast with pak choi and fine noodles, or sea bass with bubble-and-squeak and crayfish sauce.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: David Bucrowicki

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 58
  • Wines over £30: 31
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • Starter from : 6.95
  • Main course from: 14.25
  • Dessert from: 5.95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 200
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 200

Getting here

Turn off A1 at Stamford onto A606 to Oakham. Hotel 5m on right (2m E of Oakham)

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