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“A little gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Inn & Lodge at Balnoon

The Inn & Lodge at Balnoon
Ranked #48 of 144 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Great British food served @Balnoon In our restaurant we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of the food is from local produce and freshly cooked to order. We offer daily specials and a varied menu that has a modern take of traditional British cuisine. We are happy to cater for vegetarians and any dietary needs. Please inform the staff when booking or upon arrival.
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Fantastic food in a trendy relaxed feel restaurant, we had muscles they were amazing and it was a huuuuuge portion , they were also fantastic with the kids and gave them colouring books and pens, very happy family evening

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Danielle L
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134 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worst experience of food and service ever. Dont bother. Drive on!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We give the Balnoon nil point! Such a pity as we had been there almost 2 years ago and the food was excellent. Obviously a different chef and well downgraded food. Carvery used to be brilliant. Now cold, unappetising to say the least. Combination of overcooked and undercooked (eyes rolling)!

Total lack of customer orientation. Staff couldnt be more disinterested.

DRIVE ON!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank duckywhateva
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Hayle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent carvery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten the Sunday carvery here several times over the last few years and have always found the food to be excellent. My last visit was no exception, everyone enjoyed a lovely carvery and was very full at the end. Great location, friendly staff top notch food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Phil_Needham83
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St Ives, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunday Carvery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I regularly go to the Balnoon Inn with family and friends for a carvery. I keep going back because the food is first rate and the staff are lovely. We are always remembered and feel that our patronage is appreciated.
The meat is always tender, the broccoli and cauliflower cheese tastes of cheese and not a plastic packet sauce, the potatoes are crispy and the parsnips roasted in honey are just mouth watering!
The layout is sometimes a little cramped but this just goes to show how busy it can be, it is advisable to book.
Two thumbs up and a wacka wave from me.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank RebeccaLouiseMinnie
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Penzance, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We tried the Sunday carvery. Our recomendation is don't. I wish that we handn't. The food was like a school dinner on a bad day. The TV's were distracting and the screaming children uncontroled by either the parents or the staff. We wil not be going back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank John_Negus
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