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“Lovely cafe & restaurant”

The Belted Bull Restaurant
Ranked #982 of 4,489 Restaurants in North Yorkshire
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Parked up at the Lordstones to walk along the cleveland way. Ample parking, but it can get very busy! The cakes and scones are delicious and staff are always very friendly!

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Well this place just appeared, a bit like Brigadoon - out of the mist on a wet and heavily misty June day ... amazingly. It's a fabulous place for leaving your car or meeting up with somebody as there really is absolutely nothing else around here.

Inside it's even more perfect with a comfortable (walkers-like) relaxed setting for a brew and/or snack and/or meal and a pint. Covers almost every eventuality AND has an adjoining shop which tends to fill the gaps not already covered by the cafe/restaurant half of the business.

In the cafe restaurant service was provided with a smile and they even let me use their phone for local calls at no charge when there was no signal available on my mobile - genuinely meaningful quality service.

The food on offer seemed good but we only had drinks (as we were being picked up) - where you had to pay perhaps a little above average but then again you were in effect being entertained and watered in something of a mirage !!

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Have a nice stroll along part of the Cleveland. Way looking across the valley that reaches out to the North Sea

Have a gentle walk back to Lord Stones restaurant which prides itself on the quality of the steaks that are provided including their famous Tomahawk Steak

We opted to try the Steak and Ale Pie and the 100% Steakburger with real not frozen fries.

The service was great and if any of your party like real ale a pint of Theakstons or Black Sheep Ale is on tap to quench any thirst.

It's doubtful if you have room for a pudding the meals are just.great and good value for money

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Well what a view from the stones. Do t miss this place. A breath of fresh air hits you as you stand looking over the incredible English landscape. The food in the cafe is spot on and the service is excellent

Thank Stephen E
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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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Thank Feagz
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