Three Lakes Restaurant

4.3
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235 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
Three Lakes Restaurant is unique in many ways.
Firstly, the view promises to take your breath away, in fact it boasts the most spectacular view in the county. The restaurant sits on top of a hill and overlooks a gorgeous piece of patchwork countryside including our three fishing lakes.
Secondly, the food is outstanding, we offer a varied lunch menu to include freshly prepared lighter bites as well as two or three course options for those that enjoy a long lunch!! In the evening we continue the theme of our long lunch menu offering a varied and scrumptious three course menu.
Thirdly, our friendly staff will endeavour to accommodate your needs where ever possible.

We open seven days a week throughout the year (excluding christmas eve, christmas day, boxing day and new years day), for anything from a cup of coffee and slice of cake to a romantic dinner for Two or a family meal for Forty!
What 235 People Are Saying
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VG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely place views are amazing, great food great service food was fast also!

TB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and impressed by standard of food and service. Will definitely visit again.

JC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place x
Staff amazing, food amazing and The views are amazing too x

JO
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always would always recommend 3 lakes without a shadow of doubt

n
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good Environment but the Service left a lot to be desired. It is usual to expect that when you ask for a glass of water to not be told where the tap is and to help yourself. I was so embarrassed and taken aback. The waiters and waitresses spent a lot of time huddled together chatting with backs to us so to get attention was frustrating. Positives: location is beautiful and food was good but the service left a bitter taste in my mouth and ruined it for me.

WP
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service wasn’t brilliant but they weee very busy. It was a Sunday. Lovely venue but don’t go at the weekend

KJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow but the food and view made up for it

PH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views as we eat outdoors.
Foid really good.
Price was reasonable.

EP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

meeting up with friends for the first time in two years we thought this would be a nice venue for a meal. we waited a long while for someone to take our drink order and about another 15 minutes before our food order was taken, the food was a long time coming. there was not enough staff to cope with the number of customers on a very busy lunch time with lots of families there during the school holiday. the meal itself was very nice although we felt it was a little expensive. we asked several times for our bill and after an hours wait my husband went to the bar to pay the bill. the service was very poor and therefore we would not recommend the 3 lakes to anyone for this reason.

JD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, attentive staff who were all very polite and helpful. Beautiful breakfast, which was clearly all freshly cooked. Great for a special occasion - bit pricey for everyday breakfast, but all clearly stated on their web site and menus so no surprises. Would definitely go again.

VS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, they where very busy but kept us informed of any delays it wasn’t a problem. The meal was excellent couldn’t ask for better. And they also asked if any of our party had any allergy’s. Can’t recommend them enough.

R
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice view, all pretty good apart from the wine service which was ridiculous - from the rather small and vaugely specified wine list we ordered a primitivo from Italy and were served a cabernet sauvignon from Bordeaux in France - and the bottle was opened before it came to the table.!The waitress claimed that the french wine was what they served as the italian priitivo! We eventually got an italian wine but had to settle for a Chianti instead of what we had originally ordered from the wine list. Altogether a little silly.....

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole experience was excellent from staff to venue and food

AR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very nice meal with a lovely view and good service - Great experience

A
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful location, friendly staff and stunning views. Looking forward to visiting again

AJ
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A good experience, food acceptable, outlook outstanding, sadly weather was dull and overcast, but that didn't spoil our visit, and I shall go back again, in fact I'm about to book for my next visit.
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KH
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only fault of the day was, came to the restaurant the day before to see if I could change from 4 people to 6. Was told I couldn’t as a huge party were coming in at 1.00 and they would need all the tables
But what actually happened was that when the party turned up...................they ate outside and there was ample room to add two more inside. Annoying

LS
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Beautiful surroundings, attentive staff however the food was very disappointing!
I could not eat the sausage and mash as the gravy was so thick and smothered the whole plate!
The quality of the food was very poor and most definitely not worth the price paid.

Ok for a coffee and a cake but most definitely not a main meal!

CS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kerry was amazing. Food was amazing. Totally recommend Three lakes!

f
London
34 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here for Sunday lunch with friends
Lovely setting, food good & good variety
Service excellent, special mention for waiter Sam

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ladies lunch on a Sunday. Managed to get a table outside - fabulous views (a little breezy), lovely food, great service!

M
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Chicken and belly pork dry and bland . Not great food

SC
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a pleasant visit
Food was good and plenty of it
Been before for food
And a wedding
Nice views

WR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Three Lakes really is a lovely place to meet and eat (and drink). The view is perhaps the most enticing part of the whole experience, but the staff come a close second, for service and friendliness, they really ARE outstanding. The food is on the good side, perhaps a little esoteric and over-elaborate at times, but the setting and the service will more than make you want to return and enjoy the experience again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views and the staff were so attentive! Food was nice

SQ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a good restaurant in a beautiful place looking down on the lakes. You have this view inside and out. There are lots of tables outside and on a warm sunny day it is perfect. It is all waitress service and staff are attentive. I have already recommended to friends.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely friendly service
Fabulous setting and view helped that the sun was shining.

j
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best roast dinner in a restaurant I've had in years. Everything was absolutely delicious, I had to keep on eating even though I was flup!

RW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent grub, helpful staff and a great convenience for the campsite. Inside is fairly basic and relaxed, the terrace is excellent.

JM
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had drinks outside admiring the lovely vista, then moved to our table inside to eat. I had halloumi, couscous and salad which was tasty and plentiful. Karen had the poached salmon and asparagus which she enjoyed and Wendy had falafels. The waitresses were pleasant, but their uniforms were very grubby!

OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Only 2 stars on ambience because of the view. Terrible unimaginative menu with limited choices for vegetarians and vegans. Overpriced

T
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Since discovering Three Lakes, this has become my favourite place to dine, be it brunch, lunch or dinner. The food is simply superb. The staff are brilliant. The views are stunning. What more can I say...??

GH
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely setting with very attentive and friendly staff and the food is excellent...large portions too! Great value for money compared to other local restaurants! Although it wasn’t very busy we were not rushed out at the end of the evening and felt comfortable. Highly recommend.

RW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A beautiful place for a good meal, a little noisy, but worth it for the stunning outlook, we will be back.

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The I asked the waitress specifically for thin chips as I’m not fond of large hand cut chips that my dish was served with. When the plate arrived I had large chips, I asked if the could be changed. Whilst the exchange happened (some 5 minutes) my plate was left in the table. I did enjoy the freshly fried fries but the tepid pie and vegetables would have been better had they been taken back and put under a heat lamp.

C
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service but noisy when lots of people eating

AL
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing view, delicious food, good value for money & clean facilities.

t
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

beautiful place, great view but food was not great and very overpriced for what you get.

small portions and the chips tasted like they had been re heated.

C
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine and the staff are very attentive and professional. The views are magnificent and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere about it. It's local for me and I have eaten there many times. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

CB
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to the Three Lakes - surprised that I haven't heard of this place before, really excellent atmosphere, lovely service (by Alex and others), a very pleasant place to spend time at lunch, dinner, and anything in between

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