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“I’d gladly return for another visit - well so long as somebody offers to drive there!”

The Belted Bull Restaurant
Ranked #981 of 4,483 Restaurants in North Yorkshire
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Lordstones Country Park is a large estate with a farm shop, café, restaurant and glamping. Glamping is a hybrid word meaning glamour camping.

We visited their restaurant, called ‘The Belted Bull’ for dinner. The restaurant is named after the Belted Galloway beef supplied by the neighbouring farm and served in the restaurant.

The restaurant isn’t one you’d find easily. There is a long winding road that leads there and on the evening we visited there was some mist/fog. But the effort was worth it as we really enjoyed the food.

The restaurant needs stronger branding as the ‘The Belted Bull’. There was only a Lordstones sign outside. The stronger branding would also help separate the trip advisor reviews for glamping and the restaurant reviews as I could see that people already reviewed the restaurant under the Lordstones listing.

We were four (two locals from nearby Saltburn), seated at a nice round table. The place is modern and there were several diners there. Our waitress was friendly.

We ordered a jug of tap water, beer and a good bottle of Malbec (£18.95).

I was tempted to order the steak – they offer a wide range of cuts at reasonable prices – but ended up choosing the Cod from the specials board.

The restaurant also offers a local Teesside delicacy known as a ‘Parmo’ – breaded chicken topped with a béchamel/Parmesan sauce (£13). It appears on the menu as a Chicken Parmesan. The Parmo has almost cult status in Teesside and I’ve seen ‘Wednesday night is Parmo night!’ signs outside pubs. It’s not a particularly healthy dish, hard to present in a fine dining way, but is quite tasty.

We skipped starters and ordered two cod and two parmos. The cod was a generous portion, perfectly cooked and presented.

The parmo was apparently excellent. I tried some and it was pretty good – but that was the first parmo I’ve tried so can’t judge.

I then shared a sticky toffee pudding (£6) and almost wished I’d ordered my own portion – delicious.

Out total bill was around £90 for four plus tip.

The chef is obviously good. I’d gladly return for another visit – well so long as somebody offers to drive there!

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Called at Lord Stones for breakfast this morning and it was excellent in every way. The staff were welcoming and friendly but not over the top, the place itself was spotless and the food was great. To have a full English that was not fried to death but rather grilled so as all the components retained their flavour, was lovely.
Definately be back- Thank you for a nice start to the day.

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Thank PaulRooney63
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

Sunday lunch here today. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. good quality beef, homemade pudding and very good selection of vegetables, especially enjoyed the leeks in cream sauce.
We sat outside which was very nice, only a small criticism, when the staff bring the food out because the tables aren't numbered and your just given a spoon with a number on, the staff are having to wonder about looking for your spoon. It's a small thing and it doesn't detract from the food which my partner and I enjoyed very much.

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

We booked the 2 dog friendly pods for 2 nights.
None of us had visited Lord Stones previously, so we didn't know what to expect.
On arrival, parking was easy. We picked our keys up from reception & headed to the pods.
The 2 dog friendly pods are next to each other - but since all 5 of the pods are well spaced out, we didn't feel too close to each other or anyone else! The setting is spectacular. We walked the dogs up to the Lord Stones & the views are fabulous.
The pod we stayed in was rather nice. Spacious & with a sofa/futon, small table & chairs 'proper' sink, bed & a toilet/sink we were more than happy.
The mattress on the bed had a plastic cover on - which i totally understand, but as the temperature was 29 deg, it made for a rather uncomfortable & warm night. Our fitted sheet was determined to slide off the bed..... If we re-visited, we would probably do something really sad like take a matress topper as well as a sheet!
We didn't use the bar/shop or cafe as we were late arriving on the Monday & out all day Tuesday. The shop looked well stocked if we had needed anything. There is a log burner in the pod, but as it was really hot weather, we didn't use it.
The showers were ok.....typical camping showers......the water went in all directions & switched off after what only felt like a few seconds.
Overall, we had a lovely time. We wouldn't hesitate to return - the pods could be good from spring to autumn. Looking forward to visiting again. Thank you.

Thank yorkiejen
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

There is not a big menu but what is on the menu is very well cooked and presented. The wife and I both had the stake sandwich and it was cooked to order well done and medium. The walks and the countryside around are stunning, with 1hrs easy walk to longer more difficult

Thank John T
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