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The Rainbow on The Lake
Ranked #38 of 289 Restaurants in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This was a last minute birthday treat for me and it was well over 15 years since our last visit. Fancied sitting overlooking the lake but we chose a night that there was a 21st birthday bash so we were in a space (plenty of room) on the opposite side of the pub. It is a lovely place to relax and I think we’ll come for a drink when we haven’t got to rush away like we did this night. The hospitality is exceptional and the owner was as attentive as could be considering how busy it was. He was very accommodating and had such a warm manner. We felt welcome and cared for. Loads of food. Our kids wanted extra side of cheesy chips and then didn’t have room for them (grown up children ) so a doggy box was provided. Delicious and fun! Thank you. x

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped at this pub today for lunch on route to Devon.
From the moment we walked in the staff and manager were friendly.
Lunch was lovely, and the pub and staff were really dog friendly.
Will definitely be stopping on the way home from our trip!
The outside area was really dog friendly, they provided lots of water bowls and bar treats for our dog.
If you have a hound and your on your travels this is a great place to stop

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank ja-tay101
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times last year, good food.
BUT last night it was not anywhere near previous standard. I didn't have a starter, but this course was the best of all evidently. My Scampi was over cooked, no chips potatoes wegdes instead, looked and tasted like the day befores new potatoes deep fried, over cooked too. Small portion for £11. Friend had the Macaroni Cheese, pretty tasteless, the Lasagna was dried out and the accompanying garlic bread was a Ciabata with butter rubbed on the top, very dry.
My much anticipated desert was sadly disappointing... Eton Mess Cheesecake, no merengue or fruit, the base was soggy and tasted like weetabix.. We should have guessed that standard had dropped when we were only the 4th table in the whole place on a Saturday night.
The scenery is beautiful, but standards have dropped quality and quantity sadly disappointing.
Sorry to say we won't be back....

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jacqueline G
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this place with our family recently not been from the area.
Not overly friendly at start
Seated in the conservatory which was drafty from the dirty opened windows and not very clean.
Our very young lady waitress was friendly and although not terribly well trained seemed to be smiley and happy to serve us (the only one)
The main courses seemed to come out in fits and starts without the sauces extra gravy, the correct cutlery etc.
We had to ask for everything from the very young inexperienced staff
Then our lady who did come and ask if we needed anything else eventually disappeared and we were then allocated a young man who had no peoples skills whatsoever.
We asked him a couple of questions and he didn’t seem interested in wanting to engage with us at all, he either was frighten or not happy to be there either way we were surprised there was no supervision apparent at all!
The food was ok not bad but not special in any way,meat very over cooked and appeared to be warmed up and too thickly cut.
Pudding jam Roll luke warm, dry & too bigger portion and not the best
We didn’t want to make a fuss and with our dad and didn’t want to spoil it for him. Our Creme Bruiile swerved in a nice small smoked terrine glass was served straight onto the table no liner plate, teaspoon just very sloppy!
The building needs brightening up and upgrading a little.
They need to have a friendly host to greet who can chat to the customers and liaises with the service staff!
If they had a somebody with a personality working there a lot of the aspects mentioned would have become less important!
There was no history on the menus, no show biz showed to us at all.
This could be a gold mine with the right management
I hope they can sort the place out because it has such potential!
Interesting the place was not that busy for Father’s Day lunch, they should have been queuing out of the door!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gerard106
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday evening, after reading some good reviews on here. The menu seemed to cater for all. We had a steak and a Burger, both which tasted very nice. The girl serving us was very friendly and professional. The views alone make this place worth a visit. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Amanda70c
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