Yesterday we decided to go out for dinner. We had received our refund from our cancelled holiday and had a spare bit of money after we had booked our new holiday - I though what the hell lets go out! We normally stick to the same restaurants but fancied trying somewhere different.
Bellziehill Farm - Location and Layout
Bellziehill Farm is part of the Brewers Fayre chain of restaurants. Bellziehill Farm is located a short distance from Bellshill town centre in Lanarkshire. If coming from the M74 you should follow the signs to Coatbridge and Bellshill and take the 2nd exit at A725. The restaurant is located beside a Premier Inn Hotel, a McDonalds and an garage. There is plenty of car parking spaces available. Unless you drive, this restaurant is quite difficult to reach. We arrived by taxi.
The restaurant building itself appears huge from the outside and looks quite similar to the hotel next door. There is a smoking shelter and potted trees adorn the pavements. When you enter the restaurant, everything is set over one level. The bar and buffet area is near the entrance. There is an area boasting a television and various seating areas which can accommodate different sized parties. There is an ATM (£1.75 fee) and some amusement machines within the restaurant. I didn't expect the restaurant to be quite as big. When we arrived, the place was practically empty so we found a table with booth seats and regular seats at the far end of the restaurant. We were right next to the 'Fun Factory' which I will discuss later. There is plenty of lighting in the restaurant and it doesn't feel cramped. The decor is pleasant with there being mainly red and cream paper and a few pictures adorning the walls. I would say the restaurant offers a comfortable ambience. I appreciate that families are likely to sit near the 'Fun Factory' but at the same time couples without children would be able to sit elsewhere and not hear much noise!
The restaurant was very clean throughout. There are toilets near the entrance and at the far end of the restaurant as well as baby changing and disabled toilets. The toilets were immaculate and well stocked though there were only 2 cubicles which seems a bit silly given the size of the restaurant. DIsabled diners have sufficient space to move around the restauraunt. There is also an outside area with wooden benches for when the weather is nice.
The actual address of the restaurant is :
10-12 Bellziehill Road
We were told to sit anywhere we fancied on our arrival. There was sufficient menus on the table and the relevant condiments. Once we had decided on what we wanted to eat, I went up to the bar and ordered. There was only one person serving at the time but as the restaurant got busier, more servers came out. Service with a smile - definitely applies to Bellziehill Farm. Nothing was too much hassle and even the chef said hello which was nice.
Drinks were prompty brought to our table. Our starters followed after 15mins or so but the mains took a further 30mins.