The Balloon Tree

The Balloon Tree, Gate Helmsley: Hours, Address, The Balloon Tree Reviews: 4/5

The Balloon Tree
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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EJH1992
Stamford Bridge, UK92 contributions
Staff shortage..
Oct 2021 • Family
Food & drinks are always great but whoever owns this place needs more than 3 members of staff, It’s a big place & always busy ..
I asked for a table (after waiting 10 mins) and the woman replied “I’m clearing tables” whilst another member of staff polished menus. Bizarre
Written October 6, 2021
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Gary F
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Balloon Tree - a delightful place where you do get what you pay for!
Sep 2021 • Couples
A real favourite of mine and my family - visited many times and it is consistently good.
Friendly, personable service serving freshly cooked food. Today my wife and I chose the cooked breakfast and whilst it isn’t cheap (£9.75) on this occasion you do get what you pay for!
A decent size portion of freshly cooked poached egg, bacon, 2 sausages, 2 hash browns , beans, black pudding and toast.
The food is well cooked and full of flavour.
Lovely surroundings - a place to escape before you continue your onward journey
Written September 22, 2021
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Sharon W
Nottingham, UK1,421 contributions
Lunch stop
May 2021 • Family
On our way to Whitby and stopped here en route. Queued to get a table but not for long and they seemed to have a good system in place. Chose to sit outside in the garden area. Lovely lunch, I had the quiche and a ginger beer. Chips were homemade which was a bonus.
Written June 27, 2021
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Zena36
Vallmanya, Spain244 contributions
Great Strawberry Picking & Good Cafe
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a little gem. We really enjoyed picking strawberries and blueberries, yummy. Good cafe, clean and distanced tables, friendly staff, good service and great food.
Written August 16, 2020
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andycreeduk
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK312 contributions
Afternoon tea.....
Aug 2020 • Family
We have driven up on holiday for the week and decided to have a nice afternoon tea.
The shortbread melted in your mouth and the yorkshire tea was everything we hoped before getting on our way again.
Written August 14, 2020
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David R
York, UK70 contributions
Excellent farm shop and restaurant
Jun 2020
Large cafe but plenty of atmosphere. Farm shop and food is excellent and good value. No hesitation in recommending this establishment
Written June 16, 2020
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lightning92
York, UK534 contributions
Ok
Mar 2020 • Couples
We called in here for breakfast the other day, all Ok but nothing out of the ordinary. The food and service were both quite satisfactory, I find the actual restaurant a bit barn like and lacking in atmosphere. Still, it’s worth dropping in, I just wish there was more of a wow factor.
Written March 3, 2020
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annkay05
Barnsley, UK1 contribution
Ann
Feb 2020 • Friends
Called in to have a late lunch with friends after waiting to be seated we were given menus and told to find a table at the front of the cafe. After a while a waitress came to take our order at which point we were told 2 of the 4 orders were unavailable. So the 2 unavailable items were swapped for another item on the menu. After a few minutes we were told these were also unavailable. A third main course was then ordered by 2 of the party. 1 of the party ordered a soup starter.
Eventually the food arrived. The starter and the main course came together!!! There was no cutlery and after trying to catch the eye of one of the numerous staff who were making coffee for themselves and chatting one of our party had to go and fetch some cutlery for us. The service was awful and as much of the menu unavailable with no suggestion or help with choosing an alternative we didnt enjoy our lunch at all. The lamb and potato pie I had was dry and when I asked for extra gravy it was obvious the waitress was not happy.
Written February 13, 2020
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poppythedog34
Bradford, UK125 contributions
A great place and good staff.
Feb 2020
Went there for lunch with my wife, daughter and grandson, very busy but got a table right away, passing the display of cake,s on the way got our taste buds on alert right away. plenty of food to choose from and a specials board with many more dishes on it. My wife and daughter had the soup and 1/2 a sandwich a nice bowl of mushroom and spinach soup and a sandwich with a filling of your liking.I had the Quiche with boiled potatoes and a good helping of mixed salad this was very nice. My grandson who is only 4 got the kids picnic a ham sandwich with extra slices of thick ham on the plate as well some cheese and carrot stick's also,he did not manage to get through it all. My wife and daughter shared a sweet this was a lemon dish which went down a treat, we had a soft drink and 2 teas as well. The total bill was about £34 not cheap but you get what you pay for and we were happy, good food and good staff and service. There's a great play area outside for the kids and lots of people were out there.Looking forward to going again.
Written February 9, 2020
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Barry M
York, UK4 contributions
Toasted teacakes....Bah!
Dec 2019
A popular and well-run venue. However, considering the context of the adjacent farm shop and (expensive) up-market deli, I did expect the toasted teacakes to be of some quality. Shocked and rather amazed at the way mine faded into the plate under the weight of a portion of butter........it seemed to consist of air and warm pap rather than being the wholesome wholefood experience that I'd anticipated. A poor effort.
Written December 20, 2019
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