Operating with the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Lakeside prides itself on producing seasonally influenced dishes, fresh to order. We provide a blend of classic cuisine with modern innovations that incorporate flavours from around the globe.

Great food

Changing the menu on a seasonal basis, Head Chef David Hill works tirelessly to source the best local produce at the right time and price, giving our customers a top-end dining experience of unrivaled value.

Producing the future of hospitality today

Far from just being a restaurant the Lakeside provides an ideal training environment for our students. During the semester time our students, under the expert guidance of the Lakeside professional team, prepare, produce, and serve a set menu and finish in May by creating a themed menu and drink.

Something special

The Lakeside offers great versatility to suit whatever the occasion. With our dedicated Lakeside Management team on hand to tailor the event to your every requirement. Phone or email to save your date!

Available for evening hire, the Lakeside can accommodate between 30 and 75 for seated events.

Parking at Lakeside

Please be advised that The Lakeside Restaurant, being a training facility and part of the university, is not able to provide parking. The university, as a private entity, is not obligated to offer parking for restaurant patrons. Parking is available on campus through a pay-and-display system, and it operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly note that the university is not responsible for the pay-and-display parking, and any concerns or inquiries regarding parking should be directed to the relevant parking management authorities information can be found in the car parks. Thank you for your understanding.

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Tony Webber
Email: t.v.webber@surrey.ac.uk
Tel: 01483 689179

Lauren Haffenden (Mat Leave)
Assistant Manager
Email: l.haffenden@surrey.ac.uk
Tel: 01483 686365

Alicia Joyner
Interim Assitant Manager
Email: a.j.joyner@surrey.ac.uk
Tel: 01483 682112

David Hill
Head Chef
Email: d.hill@surrey.ac.uk
Tel: 01483 689655

Front of house

Andi Li
Lakeside Front of House Assistant


John Walter
Sous Chef
Email: j.walter@surrey.ac.uk

Rhys Dyer
Sous Chef

Grzegorz Pozniak
Kitchen Assistant
Email: g.pozniak@surrey.ac.uk

Kitchen Assistant