Lunch at Belfield Hotel (Windermere) 2023 : Review

Visit & Vibes

Another day, another chance to explore new horizons.

With Windermere on my mind, I embarked on a leisurely drive, unfazed by the forecasted overcast sky.

Dry weather was all I needed for a delightful drive, and the promise of new discoveries heightened my excitement. Upon reaching Windermere, my curiosity led me to the charming Belfield Hotel, where I decided to indulge in some well-deserved lunch.

The hotel’s interior exuded a cozy elegance, a fitting prelude to the culinary delights that awaited me. Securing a cozy corner table, I learned that a wedding was taking place, a fact that made the stunning vistas surrounding the hotel all the more enchanting. The couple’s special day was certainly graced by the breathtaking scenery.

Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★
Disabled ToiletsYes

The Food


My lunch choice, the beef burger, arrived promptly and I liked the presentation.

The savory aroma wafting from the plate teased my senses, complementing the picturesque view outside. Each bite of the burger was a revelation of flavors.

The beef, tender and succulent, delighted my palate with its delectable taste.

The smoked applewood cheese added a delightful smokiness that added that little extra to the flavour. The beef bun, a seemingly insignificant component, proved its mettle by contributing a subtle yet essential layer of taste.

What truly stood out was the burger’s remarkable balance. Often, burgers tend to weigh down one’s stomach, but this didn’t leave me feeling too heavy and too full.

The portion of chips accompanying the burger was aptly sized and cooked to perfection.

Dish Flavour★★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

Final Thoughts…

As I savored my meal, I couldn’t help but appreciate the all-encompassing experience. The impeccable service, marked by the warmth and friendliness of the staff, added to the overall ambiance.

The view from my table, a panorama of natural beauty, served as a scenic backdrop to my culinary journey.

Leaving the Belfield Hotel with a satisfied smile, I couldn’t help but reflect on the remarkable experience I had just encountered. The flavors, the service, and the ambiance all merged seamlessly to create an unforgettable memory. Whether it’s a leisurely lunch or a charming afternoon tea, Belfield Hotel is undoubtedly a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

Service / Staff★★★★★
Time between Courses★★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★★
It’s important to note that all the views and opinions expressed in my blog posts and vlogs are entirely personal, have not been influenced in any way and reflect my individual perspective. I value authenticity and honesty above all, and my content is a genuine reflection of my thoughts and experiences.

How To Enjoy A Holiday On A Boat

There’s nothing better than taking a holiday. It’s an opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy the finer things in life. Whether it’s an escape from your job to having some alone time with your partner after the kids have flown the nest, holidays are essential.

If you’ve never tried holidaying on a boat, now is the time to consider it. There are many benefits to boat holiday and if you’re someone who wants to try it for the first time, here are some tips on how to enjoy it to the fullest.

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Research destinations in advance

Before you begin spending your money here and there, make sure you do the research. A boat holiday may look slightly different from your average holiday to a resort or hotel in general.

It’s useful to know what places have availability and what places might be already booked up. When it comes to boating, some harbors may already be in high demand, meaning you may struggle to get a spot to dock.

Consider what times of the year will make it more challenging to book when it comes to boat holidays and adapt accordingly.

Look at boat sharing

If this is your first time going on a boating holiday, then you might want to consider a boat share opportunity. This is a membership boating service which means you can choose from a range of boats within a fleet without needing to actually own the boat itself.

You don’t need to do much in the way of maintenance for the boat and it can be an affordable option for those who don’t have the spare cash to just throw at hiring or buying a boat exclusively. 

Consider the weather when booking

The weather is an important factor to consider when you’re on a boat holiday. Any form of harsh weather is likely going to impact the enjoyment of the holiday itself. Why? Well, when it comes to the weather, you’re on water – which means it could get rocky.

That isn’t fantastic if you’re prone to seasickness. Even those who don’t have it might struggle under extreme weather conditions so be aware of this when booking.

Hire a captain if needed

Whether you have the experience of driving a boat or you’re looking to fully relax on your holiday, hiring a captain is a great benefit when it comes to a boating trip. A captain may be offered with the boating services or company you choose to hire or book with. Other times, it might be a case of hiring one yourself.

Have an emergency backup plan

While a boating trip can be a really exciting and unique type of holiday to take, there are a number of risks that come with it. There might be a reality in which the boat trip is canceled due to the weather or an unexpected outcome that means the boat isn’t available.

If that’s the case, make sure to have an emergency backup plan, just in case things go south. With these tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of your first boating trip this year or in the near future.

Bettys Café Tea Rooms (Harrogate, Yorkshire) 2023 : Review

Visit & Vibes

If you follow my blog, Youtube, or Instagram you know I like doing my random drives.

I have had Harrowgate on my list to visit for a while, and this weekend I finally did that.

I did a little research and found that Bettys Tea Rooms was the place to visit, and also to check out their afternoon tea….so I did just that.

On arrival I was shown a table downstairs, I am guessing to sit upstairs you need to book in advance.

Downstairs was ok decor-wise, a little dull but very relaxing.

Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★
Table Dressing★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★

The Food

So I knew I wanted to try the afternoon teas as I heard it’s a MUST when you visit here.

Spring & Summer Afternoon Tea £29.95pp
A Selection of sandwiches, scone with strawberry preserve and cream, miniature cake selection

On arrival, this looked nice, but I did notice there were only two scones which 99% of places I have had afternoon tea give you…also, the cakes on the top were tiny!

I started with the sandwiches…

I will start by saying they were very tasty and fresh, and every bite was nice but again I did feel there wasn’t really enough….maybe an extra one or two would have been better.

The scone I have to admit even though there was only one, was really nice and with the cream and jam, it was really good.

The cakes as I said were visually tiny and were gone fast but I still feel a few more would have been nice.

I got coffee with this and it was a nice coffee, but not once did I get offered any more which I have always been asked at all my afternoon tea’s anywhere I go.

Dish Flavour★★★★★
Serving Size★★★
Value for Money★★★

Final Thoughts…

Overall it was just ok, everything had a nice flavour and very fresh but for the amount I was paying today it was a little short

I was with my mum today and she had the same, and when she ordered a top-up for her tea we had to wait a while before it was brought out….and yes we had to get the staff’s attention to ask for this top-up.

Sorry guys!

Service / Staff★★
Overall Value for Money★★★
The above blog post review is 100% honest and has not been influenced in anyway. Its a true representation of my thoughts.
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