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Lakeside Bistro

Shortheath Road, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6BW, England
+44 1283 763777
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“pudding” (23 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
Shortheath Road, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6BW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have visited many times the food & service is always consistently good, very pleasant setting with views lake and a variety of bird life. Would thoroughly recommend this venue.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stirlingone
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your kind review and hope we met your special requirements, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very lovely, staff were very personable, lunch was very tasty, I so enjoyed goats cheese starter and Salmon main course. I’ll be taking my partner and friends here soon for lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lynne F
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

In the past we have been to the restaurant for Sunday dinner, so knew the food was good, but we recently became aware of the fact that they open evenings on the weekend so tried the Chef's Specials Menu.The decor has been given an uplift...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cheryl F
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to write it. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely Sunday lunch. Roast lamb for 3 of us and a lovely chick pea sweet potato curry for my vegetarian coeliac daughter. Choice of 13 gluten free desserts, and the brownie was light and delicious. Service was good - we forgot to leave...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Haitchyscaitchy
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We aim to meet special dietary requirements and glad the brownie was a hit, hopefully see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Our experience surpassed expectations. A satisfying full English in lovely surroundings, served by warm and friendly staff. We'll definitely be back. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jellybean944
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review and hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place to eat. We went there as a large group (pre-booked) and it was so nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and the atmosphere was very Christmassy. I will certainly go again, but maybe...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank spy777
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your Christmas meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 27 had an outstanding lunch yesterday, beautifully presented and service second to none. Becky and the girls are all amazing and so helpful. Thank you all

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JanetteMT
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas meal with us and thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Well what can I say??? This place is a hidden g in the centre of the National Forest. 5 stars for location the beautiful lake parking food and drink. It is SO well laid out and decorated. Service second to none.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alan R
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a very kind review. We are very proud to have just won 'Best Customer Service Award' at the Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2018, also highly commended award for our afternoon teas and best casual dining experience. Hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Friendly welcoming place, great to sit outside and watch the fishermen when the weather is good.....Highly reccommend Breakfast.....very tasty treat

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Patricia P
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending our breakfasts and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Almost didn’t want to write a good review because this lovely place is quite compact and would make it harder for me to get a table. Best breakfast around for miles! And the homemade food on the menu is delicious

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dave_5865
jo w, Owner at Lakeside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your very kind review and for sharing your experience with others, hopefully we will always find you a table, see you soon.

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Lucie159
9 August 2018|
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Response from jo w | Property representative |
Hi, You can sit outside with pleasure with your dogs but sorry no dogs inside.
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Breadpuddin
9 December 2017|
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Response from Breadpuddin | Reviewed this property |
I did & they are closed
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NormanC1038
9 August 2017|
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Response from jo w | Property representative |
Hi, We are open Christmas Day. However, at the moment we are provisionally fully booked. Everyone confirms their bookings by mid September. We will know then if we have any availability. If you would like me to put you on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shortheath Road, Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote
  • Phone Number: +44 1283 763777
  • E-mail
Description
A family owned licensed bistro in the heart of The National Forest. A hidden gem and a haven of tranquility perfectly situated overlooking Shortheath Water fishing lake. Serving breakfast, homemade lunches, cream tea and vintage style teas. Sunday lunch served 12 - 2 and evening meals on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.30Pm. Booking advisable.
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