The Reverie

A relaxed restaurant with locally sourced food. A serene ambience for an exquisite dining experience just 25 miles south of London

About the restaurant

The Reverie is part of The Buckland Park Lake. Abundant in wildlife outdoor recreation space, set between Dorking and Reigate in Surrey. The spacious patio overlooks a pristine 50-acre lake, providing a serene ambience for an exquisite dining experience. The menu includes a selection of breakfast classics, such as: shakshuka, eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes, and more. For lunch, a perfectly executed classic Caesar salad. Dinner choices include a wide selection of exquisite meats and vegan dishes. While for dessert you may select from a wide choice of puddings and delicious Gray’s Gelato.

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The Reverie Dine at Dome Experience

The restaurant is known for being open all year round. However, it is the first time when you can enjoy the beautiful 360 degree vistas of all four seasons. The domes are a perfect setting for any special occasion: be it a birthday party, anniversary or a night out for two. Dine with your loved ones in your private heated dining pod, while subtle ambient lighting will provide a cozy atmosphere even after dark.

How to find us

The Buckland Park Lake is 7 miles South-East of Leatherhead, 9 miles North-West of Gatwick and just 25 miles south of the centre of London (Trafalgar Square). It is easily accessible with the M25.

When you enter the drive, the restaurant is up towards the left (down the brown gravel path), not down by the sports part of the park.


Air Purification


Ambient / Fairy Lights

High Chair

Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Kids Menu

Countryside Location

Standard Menu Available

Gluten Free Dishes Available

Air Purification


Ambient / Fairy Lights

High Chair

Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly

Countryside Location

Kids Menu

Standard Menu Available

Gluten Free Dishes Available


Park Drive, Betchworth RH3 7FE, UK

18 reviews

  1. A lovely experience and a great way to celebrate my daughter's birthday

    We loved eating in the dome and it was so warm despite the wind.
    The 2 young ladies serving us were polite and very attentive.

  2. Lovely lunch in a dome at the reverie, the food was fab and the
    service was spot on. Obviously the setting looking over the lake was a
    highlight. If I was being super critical, I would suggested a slightly more
    varied hot food menu.

  3. Excellent service

    Excellent service and food received so a thank you must go to
    all the staff. I would recommend the following for enhancing a visit :
    information on Buckland lake showcasing history and what the area has to
    offer (booklet or leaflet ). Walking booklet so you can enjoy the local area
    on foot with guidance.

  4. Fantastic food in a beautiful setting

    Wow! What a lovely place. The restaurant itself is lovely and the fantastic views make it a
    lovely place to have a meal. We booked one of the domes for lunch. The menu was varied and absolutely delicious. The dome was decorated and heated and the view is so pretty and relaxing. The staff are attentive and the service
    button linked to their wristbands is a good idea. I can’t praise this venue enough and will definitely return

  5. Going back next week

    Amazing food, amazing service, couldn’t fault it, going back
    next week

  6. A great idea, well executed.

    We had a wonderful experience in our ‘Dome’. The food was excellent and servers were charming. ( Parents: please keep your young ones a little quieter and/or stop them running around so much?!)

  7. Very Unique

    We Had our meal in one of the bubbles,it was a unique and pleasant experience. The food and service was exceptional. The main restaurant looked very nice as well. would certainly go again. The one negative is,it is not that easy to find as the post code given was not recognised as it is quite new.

  8. It was lovely!

    We had a really lovely lunch visit to The Reverie today. We
    booked a pod online and were not disappointed. I We were
    celebrating three birthdays and it felt like a really special occasion. Very
    good views across the lake and perfect in Winter as you felt like you were
    sitting outside with uninterrupted views but were nice and warm inside. Staff
    were lovely – thank you for wearing masks and making us feel safe – that was
    very much appreciated. Food all very good. Fantastic choice of ice cream!
    We were not asked to pay to enter the park. We explained at the gate that we
    had booked lunch and were waived through. Just a note when you enter the
    drive the restaurant is up towards the left (down the brown gravel path) not
    down by the sports part of the park.

  9. Fantastic time

    “Very paranoid about going out due to Covid but as it was my 60th
    we booked one of their pods. So pleased we did, had a fantastic time, felt
    safe and happy. Staff excellent, food and views excellent. We even booked for
    my husband’s 60th in May before we even left.

  10. Lovely

    Food is really lovely and made very special by sitting in the
    domes. A little on the pricey side by charging £30 for the privilege before
    you’ve lifted a fork but we enjoyed the experience. Also having to gaggle
    with the parking attendants on arrival about whether to pay £10 on top
    doesn’t start the day off well. Lovely walk around the lake watching the
    paddle boarders. Would recommend for food.

  11. Lovely

    Had a lovely breakfast but beware the patio area in front of the domes was very icy.

  12. Absolutely loved our brunch in the pod!

    Can’t wait to return for dinner soon.

  13. Very impressed

    We booked a dome and it was very well presented. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. I will certainly be going again.

  14. Brillant service

    Abby was our server she could not have been more pleasant,
    professional and helpful. A credit to the venue.

  15. Absolutely fantastic

    The venue is simply stunning, with our dome offering the most amazing unique experience. We received excellent service and the food was absolutely delicious. A brilliant evening all around. 100% recommend.

  16. Incredible!

    The most incredible setting, absolutely unique and wonderful!

  17. Great time

    Food and service superb as always. The domes were amazing and very warm and cosy. We had a great time!

  18. We had an amazing time

    We had an amazing time for my mums surprise birthday lunch. The bubble pod was amazing, lovely & warm & such a stunning setting.

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Your private dome hire 
✅ Please note that the dome booking fee only covers private hire of your dome, it does not include the cost of any food or drink.

Booking duration
✅ Lunch – 1 hour 30 minutes
✅ Early Dinner – 2 hours 30 minutes
✅ Dinner – 4 hours

Booking cancellations & refund
✅ Get a full refund of the dome booking fee if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of your reservation. All you need is to click ‘Cancel booking’ button below the booking calendar and provide your 7 digit booking number.

Hot weather
✅ Should the dome dining experience be impossible because of the hot weather on the day, you will be offered a full refund of the booking fee and a standard table by the restaurant’s staff.

✅ Have questions about the Dine at Dome concept, dome booking fees or need help making your dome booking? Get in touch via email