Lake Isle

The food is the main course at Janine and Richard Burton’s restaurant-with-rooms. More

Contact details

16 High Street East
LE15 9PZ
01572 822951

Hotel information


12. 2 in cottages.


all year, restaurant closed Sun night, Mon lunch, bank holidays.


bar, restaurant, free 
Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small car park, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in restaurant.


all ages welcomed.


allowed in courtyard bedrooms, not in public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £70–£120, D,B&B £156–£186. 
A la carte £35.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The food is the main course at Janine and Richard Burton’s restaurant-with-rooms. ‘How I wish we had a restaurant anywhere near as good as this where I live now,’ writes a visitor this year, after returning to her old Rutland haunt. The 17th-century property, a former shop on the high street of the public school market town, is where chef Stuart Mead creates locally sourced, regularly changing seasonal menus, variously lauded as ‘superb’, ‘very good’ and ‘cooked to perfection’. A typical dish: cod supreme, Cheddar and mustard seed rarebit, pulled gammon, parsley creamed potato, roasted carrots and leeks, ham crisps. ‘To die for’ puddings include chocolate and stem ginger délice, burnt honey ice cream, orange-whisky curd. The ‘smallish’ bedrooms add contemporary flesh to the Grade II listed bones, some with a whirlpool bath, all with tea/coffee-making facilities, home-made biscuits. ‘Ours wasn’t large but perfectly adequate, the bed extremely comfortable.’ Others found their cottage suite bedroom ‘very tight’. The ‘brilliant’ breakfast includes freshly squeezed juices, home-made muesli, grilled salmon and haddock fishcakes – a solid foundation for exploring nearby Rutland Water. (John Bennett, CH)


Lake Isle
16 High Street East
LE15 9PZ

Guest comments

'My home from home. We have never had a bad meal there in over thirty years.. Beds really comfy, and all the extras. Service excellent, and food brilliant, as good as you would get in a much bigger and higher star rated hotel. ' - CH - January, 2019
'A very good and appetizing meal (decent size portions) yesterday at this two rosette restaurant. With a tip, the total for six was £200, representing considerable value. Polite, attentive service and a good selection of wine available by the glass at fair prices. ' - Robert and Pauline Gower - June, 2017
'Exactly what I expect from that kind of price. A smallish room but plenty big enough, with a small bathroom, which had a bath with shower over. Nothing outstanding, but nothing lacking, and scrupulously clean. The reason you stay is the food which is some of the best at that price in the country. In all the years it has existed we have never had a less than perfect evening meal there; their puddings have always been "to die for". The breakfasts don't disappoint . ' - Christine Hodgkin - February, 2017
'Delightful hotel in delightful town; delightful staff; small bedroom; very good three-course meal at £17-50 specially created for holiday period. ' - KJ Salway Salway - July, 2016

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide