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Did you know the University of Surrey campus at Guildford boasts its own à la carte restaurant, Lakeside Restaurant, which is run by students from their prestigious School of Hospitality and Tourism Management? Well, if you didn't, now is the time to discover this smart restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal.

The Lakeside Restaurant is set within the lush grounds of the University of Surrey, Guildford, and guests enjoy beautiful vistas of the surrounding campus and lakes. A lovely location for a weekday luncheon.

The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 12pm – 1.30pm, both in and out of semester times, and offers a modern à la carte dining experience.  Everything is made in-house, and menus change regularly to reflect seasonality of produce. So whether it be a leisurely lunch with friends, a quick bite to eat or to entertain business guests, Lakeside Restaurant comes highly recommended.

Great food and fine wine in the heart of Surrey

The Lakeside prides itself on producing the finest in seasonally influenced dishes, fresh to order. It provides a fusion of classic cuisine with modern innovations that incorporate flavours from around the globe. Changing the menu on a monthly basis, head chef David Hill works tirelessly to source the best local and seasonal produce, giving customers a top end dining experience for unrivalled value.

Wines from Surrey and beyond

The value extends to the broad range of wines from as close to home as Denbies Estate on Surreys North Downs, to as far afield as the Lebanon.

Producing the future of hospitality

Far from being 'just' an à la carte restaurant, The Lakeside provides an ideal training environment for The University of Surrey's International Hospitality Management students. During the semester time students, under the expert guidance of the Lakeside professional team, prepare, produce and serve a themed set menu to run alongside the à la carte, offering something truly special.

Seasonal food at The Lakeside Restaurant, Guildford
The Lakeside Restaurant at University of Surrey

Private dining and weddings in Surrey at The Lakeside Restaurant

From corporate events to wedding receptions, the Lakeside offers great versatility whatever the occasion. Their dedicated team of event professionals are on hand to tailor the event to your every requirement. Available for evening, weekend and some weekday hire, The Lakeside can accommodate between 30 to 80 for seated lunches or dinners and up to 150 for buffets and events. Do get in touch if we can of any help with your enquiry – just send an email using the button on this page.

Meeting and event space

Furthermore, there is a private dining room which comes fully equipped with an 85" 4K monitor, with built-in computer and remote desktop capabilities. A brilliant space!

The interior of The Lakeside Restaurant at The University of Surrey in Guildford
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Local Food Surrey says

The Lakeside Restaurant offers a unique dining experience and is well worth a visit. It's also excellent value and the varied menu always included vegetarian options at every course.