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Ballavartyn Farm Ballavartyn Road, Ballavartyn Café Arena, Santon IM4 1HT
+44 7624 205990
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 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 after 20 mins the restaurant wasn't very busy so would say to anyone wishing to... More 

Thank Manx1979
Douglas, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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 to £10 exactly. Baps included crisps and a nice, very fresh side salad. The staff... More 

Thank Norman M
Douglas, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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, the crab was as fresh as could be and the salad plentiful and crisp. The... More 

1 Thank smudge0
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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 a nice upmarket establishment with very creditable, good quality flavoursome food, an oasis of charm... More 

Thank Barrance007
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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 offered menu not been full of various forms of sandwiches and other general run of... More 

2 Thank Jan H
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a well run family business with fresh made scrumptious cakes and bread daily and delightful seafood platters, panini's and salads ideal to take your friends and family for lunch and watch some horses too!

Thank Chrizara
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

I have recently been for coffee on a Saturday and for Sunday lunch and I have been very impressed with Ballavartyn's Arena Restaurant. I found the food excellent, first class service & great value for money in a comfortable setting overlooking the fantastic Ballavertyn Equestrian Indoor Arena and I have been fortunate to enjoy Sunday Lunch whilst having front row... More 

2 Thank Patrick C
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

In the posh new Equestrian Centre opposite Mount Murray is this nice little restaurant where you can view the horsey goings on in the indoor arena through picture windows or, on the other side, those in the outdoor arena, or enjoy the view over the countryside to the sea. Obviously used by the riders and their families, it has two... More 

2 Thank gansey7
Isle of Man
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is a restaurant directly adjoining a horse riding arena and will suit horsey people but perhaps not others. I went with some friends to a Sunday carvery recently and we found the smell from the arena a bit off-putting, not helped by people coming straight into the restaurant while wearing the same clothes and boots they had just been... More 

2 Thank Richd54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
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 7624 205990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?