Our Lakeside Management Team have worked at Surrey University for over 10 years and have organised various events from prestigious formal lunches to informal family birthdays

No two bookings are the same and we tailor to the individual customer's requirements, providing a top-end experience for an unrivalled value.

Make a reservation

You can book a table at Lakeside Restaurant between 12:00 and 1.30pm Monday to Friday; to book a table at Lakeside Restaurant please use our online reservation form.

Hospitality, functions and events

The Lakeside can provide refreshments and lunch in the Rik Medlik Building and the Austin Pierce building with a minimum of 10, We are also available for evening and weekend hire, the Lakeside can accommodate between 30 and 90 for seated events and up to 150 for buffets.

To book an event in Lakeside or request a delivery to a FASS room please complete the hospitality booking form

The private dining room

The Private Dining Room (PDR) is the most up to date, best value for money multi-use hireable space on campus. Located in the Rik Medlik building it is operated and managed by The Lakeside Restaurant. Hire of the PDR Starts from £100 which includes staffing and set up. Here is a little more information on what the Private Dining Room has to offer:

  • Free access to Wi-Fi powered by the cloud
  • A Sony 85” 4K monitor with a built-in PC with Microsoft office 2013 ‘access, word, excel, powerpoint, project, publisher’
  • Wireless and wired laptop connectivity
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Crestron multimedia system
  • Air conditioning
  • Large selection of AV equipment available on request
  • Dedicated and experienced on-site hospitality team
  • Professional staff delivering exceptional service.

To book our Private Dining Room or to request a delivery to the Private Dining Room please complete the Private Dining Room booking form.


Lakeside Coffee Shop Vouchers

If you have a small meeting planned, or have visiting academics or examiners, then our voucher service is ideal. You can purchase vouchers in values of £3, £5, £10 or £15 which can be used in the Lakeside Coffee Shop. These vouchers are valid for 6 months; therefore you can easily keep a stock of these for last-minute catering needs, and not exhaust your petty cash allowance.

The vouchers will be charged after they have been used. Customers simply place their order, and use the voucher to pay – if the items purchased total more than the voucher amount, the excess is to be paid by the customer at the till.

Please allow at least 72 hours’ notice when ordering vouchers. The Lakeside does not accept liability for any vouchers once they have been delivered, and please note that vouchers cannot be returned or refunded. A 10 per cent admin charge will be charged on all vouchers.

To order Lakeside vouchers simply use the Lakeside Voucher request form. Fill out the form for the date you wish to collect the vouchers on and in the comments box just simply write the value and how many vouchers you would like.

Phone and email

Get in touch with us anytime for bookings, enquiries and feedback:

Getting to the Lakeside restaurant

The Lakeside Restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the Rik Medlik building, on the University of Surrey campus (PDF) in Guildford.

Directions for getting to the campus can be found here.

If you are arriving by car please let us know at the time of booking and we can inform you of the current parking arrangements on campus.

To access the restaurant, please enter via the main entrance to the Business School building. You will then see the restaurant entrance directly ahead of you at the far end of the atrium.

Accessible Access guide

For accessibility information please view the DisabledGo Rik Medlik Building (Block MS) access guide.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!