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Ballavartyn Cafe Arena

Ballavartyn Farm Ballavartyn Road, Ballavartyn Café Arena, Santon IM4 1HT
+44 1624 621896
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good14%
  • Average21%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible0%
Dec 8, 2017
“Charity Christmas Fair”
Jul 1, 2017
“Reliably good! ”
All hours
$$ - $$$
Ballavartyn Farm Ballavartyn Road, Ballavartyn Café Arena, Santon IM4 1HT
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We were exhibiting at a Christmas event and decided to treat ourselves to a turkey and stuffing bap. It was very poor quality for the £5 each price tag. Dry bread with no butter, one slice of turkey and tastless. Shame really as I'd heard...More

Thank Hardman03
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Clean, friendly staff, good food. Great place for watching horse competitions!

Thank Cara W
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We had a great family breakfast here today. Everyone enjoyed their food a good value for money. Would recommend.

Thank Squillmo
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Settings are fantastic and was nice watching the dog trials . All empty tables were dirty or full of dishes (only 4 in use ).No proper menu and had to ask what was available for children. Very disorganised and staff weren't very happy and didn't...More

Thank Manx_Vking
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Perfect lunch spot. Basic, but fresh menu served by delightful staff (without the attitude of staff in The Forge!). The freshly baked cakes are particularly good. Off to a good start 🙂

Thank sw18cruise
Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had lunch recently at the arena restaurant the restaurant is beautiful enjoyed watching the horse in the arena as we waited for our lunch which took a while , excellent idea to be able to watch the horses in the arena . The food arrived...More

Thank Manx1979
Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've driven past many many times and promised we'd try it so today - finally - we did pop in for lunch. The menu was quite basic but the quality was very good. We had the bacon and sausage baps plus 2 drinks, it came...More

Thank Norman M
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I went in to Ballavartyn today for the first time although I had driven past the entrance several times but never had the time to stop. Today I made a decision to go there and I was not disappointed. I had a delightful Crab salad,...More

1  Thank smudge0
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not being open so far in the evenings, nor having a drink license, and having set menu items unavailable on the visit, this is not quite a restaurant - yet. However I gathered that it is intended to evolve into one in due course. This...More

Thank Barrance007
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Have just returned from lunch. The restaurant was virtually empty - one other party arriving even later for Sunday lunch than we were. When booked there was no mention that a traditional Sunday lunch wasn't being served. That wouldn't have been a problem had the...More

2  Thank Jan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ballavartyn Farm Ballavartyn Road, Ballavartyn Café Arena, Santon IM4 1HT
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Santon
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 621896
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