Lakeside Café offers a uniquely serene setting for a day out – the building sits on the edge of Roadford Lake, where plenty of activities such as sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding take place. The good-humoured staff offer guests a warm welcome, so who could resist staying for a light bite, delicious lunch or homemade Devon cream tea?
We visited on a beautiful spring day after walking around the lake and enjoyed an excellent lunch. I chose the daily special – fresh flavoursome salmon with chilli sauce, accompanied by green beans and new potatoes. My partner tucked into a homemade steak and ale pie with chunky chips and peas. There was a wide range of drinks on offer and we chose to pair our meal with a refreshing glass of local elderflower cordial and a cold Becks Blue. We were tempted by the local ice cream and homemade cake to follow, but in the end velvety cups of coffee did the trick. The up-to-date menu includes a variety of tempting vegan and gluten-free options.
Visit on a Sunday between 12.30pm and 2pm to enjoy a superb carvery served in a lovely area separate to the main café. It’s hard to imagine a more delightful setting than this bright, stylish café with its incredible views of the glittering lake. The venue caters for weddings, conferences and private functions – it’s easy to see why this is such a sought-after spot.