Testimonials

Lakeside Restaurant is available for a variety of functions. The testimonials below are an insight into some of our recent events we have hosted. If you are a client or future client and wish to share your thoughts and feedback please contact us via email: lakeside@surrey.ac.uk

"Really nice birthday lunch. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was really nice. Would recommend to anyone."

Barbara, Tripadvisor, 5 June 2017

"Could not fault this restaurant when we visited with friends for lunch. The 3 course meal was delicious, great presentation, very good service, in all a very pleasant lunch, we all agreed we will be going back."

Anon, Tripadvisor, 5 May 2017

"Not only was the quality of the food excellent but the presentation and service quite exceptional, not to mention the outstanding value for money! A great find and we would highly recommend it. We will be back! Well done to today's team, excellent in every respect!"

David P, Tripadvisor, 5 May 2017

"The restaurant was very pleasant with plenty of guests and a nice atmosphere. We visited with our friends from Staffordshire and they were impressed with the choice and quality of the food. Another good visit."

Penny S, Tripadvisor, 17 Febuary, 2017

"Thank you so much for helping organising such a fantastic event today! The venue’s brilliant. The catering was so well arranged and food & drinks were excellent. Our industry guests were so impressed with your professionalism and the arrangements that you’ve made. Every student was very grateful for what you’ve done for them in their Big Day! Words can’t express my deepest appreciation to your help and support! Thanks a million!"

Zheng Lei, Senior Lecturer in Air Transport Management, Director, Center for Aviation Research, University of Surrey, 5 May, 2017

"Very nice staff and atmosphere. Festively decorated and clean and tidy. Excellent menu choices and it was all delicious. Catch of the day (it was Hake the day I visited) and wonderful rum raisin ice cream. Yum! Staff very attentive throughout."

Annmarie, TripAdvisor, 10 December, 2016

"This unique and affordable restaurant, located on the beautiful grounds of the campus of the University of Surrey in Guildford, is managed by the Hospitality School. Students cook in the kitchen and students serve the patrons. Served in a chic and airy room, overlooking a lake and surrounded by trees, the food is sophisticated and the students who serve you are just darling. All for a bargain price. Highly recommended."

Annabelle G, TripAdvisor, 10 October, 2016

"Excellent food and superb service. Often here you will be waited by students studying hotel and hospitality management- No 1 discipline in the UK."

Max L, TripAdvisor, 1 June, 2016

"Was visiting another department at the university and they'd booked this place for lunch. Wasn't expecting much from a campus place but then was told this was run by the school of hospitality and it all fell into place. The food was excellent, I had a great soup for starter that was well seasoned, schnitzel for main with a very well balanced sauce with just the right amount of kick and then a fairly impressive desert with some really good chocolate work - glossy and properly tempered. All for £15 - a bargain! Service was good too, the future of the restaurant business is in good hands if everywhere is this good!"

Paul Wilkinson, TripAdvisor, 23 March, 2016

"This was our first visit to this restaurant which had been recommended by a friend. The service and food were first class and we're looking forward to going there again soon. My husband had the beef which was delicious and the sea trout was the best I have ever eaten."

Penny S, TripAdvisor, 26 February 2016

"Please could we say a huge thank you to the whole team for making such a great evening for us all in the Library. We had a fabulous time, and everyone has said how much they enjoyed it. The Disco was a huge success too, especially as we did wonder if it would be worth having in case no-one wanted to dance. Once again a massive thank you to all the team for all your hard work."

Sue Howell, Departmental Assistant & Office Coordinator, 18 December 2015

"I wanted to acknowledge the delicious food and excellent service at our Christmas meal, last Wednesday, which was my favourite so far. I also wanted to say thank you for the excellent service and organisation at the EFM thank you coffee morning last week. Special thanks to Edit and Tony on the day ensuring everything went to plan. The event ran perfectly and was really appreciated by this important team of people who support us through the year."

Michelle Rimmington, Facilities Manager, 15 December 2015

"Just to say a big thank you for ensuring the smooth running of our event last night. Everyone enjoyed themselves and complimented the food and the staff."

Jane Bradford, Surrey Humanities Group, 10 December 2015

"Rhian and her team at Lakeside really did us proud. They made every stage of our event from the planning to the execution hassle free and couldn’t do enough to help us. The evening ran very smoothly indeed and all the food was delicious and served just as I was hoping (if not better)! The table settings were beautiful and the small touches such as the fresh flowers on the tables made all the difference. We couldn’t have asked for more, thank you very much."

Lauren Turner, the True NTH Exercise and Diet Team, 5 December 2015

"Many thanks for your help in making yesterday's research interest event successful. Your advice and professionalism was much appreciated. Everyone was extremely complementary about the tea. Thank you for the quality and attention. Having not had anything all day, I brought the scones back to the office. I was delighted to eat proper baking topped with proper cream and not a ghastly whipped alternative. Thank you for your patience with our time keeping and for being so helpful when we were setting up."

Dr Bridget Jones, Health Psychologist, 15 September 2015

"As a department we use Lakeside on a regular basis, for a range of events, and always receive exceptional service. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The food is sensational too."

Siân Henderson, Widening Participation Support Officer - 18 August 2015

"I write to thank you and your team for providing us with a wonderful conference dinner in Lakeside. Our international delegates were very impressed with the quality of food and service. Nothing was too much trouble for you and your team. We were so pleased with how everything went and I will certainly be recommending Lakeside to colleagues for any future event."

Professor Ann Gallagher, Professor of Ethics and Care Director, International Care Ethics (ICE) Observatory – 30 July 2015

"The lunch itself was delightful, and I would be pleased if you could convey my sincere thanks to the team who both prepared and served our meal."

Philippe Rossiter FIH, Executive Secretary, The Master Inn holders Ltd – 17 July 2015

"We can't tell you how impressed we were with Lakeside for our wedding - the service and care was phenomenal. It was fantastic - and all our guests are still saying, weeks later, how great the venue was for the wedding, how there were so many staff members on hand, how lovely it looked, and how brilliant the food was! Special thanks go to Rhian, the venue manager, who was our rock in the wedding planning process and helped deliver such a memorable day. Everything about it was perfect......the university was where my husband and I met 9 years ago, and we feel very privileged to have had our wedding reception at a place which holds so much sentimental value to us."

Rose Mollazeinal, Wedding client (Bride and Groom) – 4 July 2015

"We used Lakeside for our annual lunch, the food was delicious, staff attentive and made it a relaxed and enjoyable experience."

Caroline Sawers, U3A Group leaders lunch organiser – 9 April 2015

"The room set up was delightful for a party that size and the ambiance was perfect for a relaxed yet carefully constructed celebration. The attention to detail was excellent and our guests remarked on the friendliness and attentiveness of staff. The food, selected from my wife’s latest cookery book, was delicious and the pre-lunch canapés were inventive, light and an ideal accompaniment for our Prosecco. Finally, when the time came for settling the bill we felt that we had had excellent value for money."

John Rayman, 70th Birthday celebration lunch, 17 May 2015

"Add my thanks to you and your people for an excellent evening in every way, even to coping with the uninvited guest. The atmosphere was just right, the restaurant looked elegant and inviting, the food was nice, the service was unobtrusive and my confidence in you was entirely justified."

Organiser of the Architecture Lecture – 7 November 2014