The Belle

(53 Reviews)
61 N End,, Bassingbourn,, South East England, SG8 5NZ
British, Mediterranean
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Average

Main course: £16
Food spend: £35

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant description

Set within a refurbished public house in the South Cambridgeshire countryside, The Belle is at the heart of the vibrant village of Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, just outside the market town of Royston. Relax and unwind in a cosy interior dotted with sofas and armchairs, or in the charming garden in fine weather.

The Belle is an award-winning fusion restaurant and bar that offers brilliantly cooked simplicity with a seasonally changing menu with locally sourced ingredients but also with the flavour and vibrancy of the East Mediterranean.

From the drinks list enjoy an endless list of gins, spirits and exotic cocktails that are garnished with British produce and served with specially selected mixers. The Belle also has two bars and a private dining room, offering beers and wines as it should. Sit on the sumptuous sofas or cosy armchairs with friends to chat or make new ones at the bar while having a chilled night out or celebrating that something special till late into the night.

The Belle in Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth is an 8-minute drive from Royston Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Belle
4.6
(based on 53 reviews)

94%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (5)
  • al fresco (7)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (9)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (45)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (33)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (19)
  • romantic (18)
  • trendy (27)
  • value (18)
  • By Zoe A from London
    19 September 2020

    Very nice experience, friendly staff, birthday bottle of Prosecco and quick service. Very nice atmosphere.

  • By Luke T from Reading
    19 September 2020

    The pub has a cool, atmosphere and clearly a lot of effort has gone into the decor. The drinks were excellent from the real ale to the cocktails and even the rum and coke was better than most. The food was generally very good. The scallops for starter were excellent but the steak tartare was average (although the beef was clearly good quality). For mains we had a wild boar ragu which was decent but the grilled fillet steak was exceptional with very tender, melt in your mouth beef. The deserts tasted great and left us wishing the apple strudel was larger. Service extremely good and polite, especially Sig who was a pleasure and the upmost professional.

  • By Pat T from Bassingbourn
    17 September 2020

    Visited The Belle with a friend for lunch. We are not meat eaters but the vegetarian and fish choices were tempting. My friend absolutely loved her vegetarian Wellington and my fish and chips (with very special tartare sauce) was delicious. Both dishes were beautifully presented. We were well looked after by our waiter and felt 'safe' as we could see that Covid precautions were in place. Overall, it was a lovely experience and we have both recommended The Belle to friends. Thank you!

  • By VM M from Cambridge
    17 September 2020

    It was great to be able to return to The Belle. Unknown to us they were continuing 'eat out to help out' so even better value with the choice of 'eat out' menu or a la carte. The goat cheesecake was a fresh tasting and unusual starter. The fish and chips were delicious with excellent batter and chips with skins on. Sadly too full to try pudding. Staff are smart and charming. No attempt to put pressure on or hurry us. The decor is colourful, welcoming and attention to detail. There is plenty of outside space for outside dining and a Good size car park. Would like more GF options on the 'eat out' menu. Effectively only one choice of starter and main and both were fish, but there were more options on the a la carte. A mocktail menu might be a Good idea too for those of us who drive. Lovely lunch .

  • By Colin P from Orwell
    16 September 2020

    Our 3rd visit to the Belle in approx 4 weeks, the food is delicious. the eat out to help out extension certainly helps. Lovely decorated, the staff always polite & attentive, the wine a little pricey. Looking forward to a Friday when we can get the adult children to collect us after a prosecco evening

  • By Darren S from Letchworth
    16 September 2020

    Had a wondeful experience here last night. Food excellent, staff knowledgable and engaging. Expansive Gin selelction. Enjoyed it so much we booked for Sunday lunch on the way out. I would say give it a go, but I don't want to reduce my chances of booking a table in the future. So maybe read the reviews instead and just nod in approval.

  • By David C from Little Thurlow
    10 September 2020

    First time we have been and we will certainly return; friendly, competent service and all dishes were excellent.

  • By Sarah H from Melbourn
    31 August 2020

    We had a lovely lunch; the service is smooth and well organised; and we felt very safe.

  • By Jo C from Bassingbourn
    31 August 2020

    Another very tasty meal at The Belle, service was exceptional, portion size was generous. We also had a few of the new cocktails which were beautiful. Looking forward to the next visit, trying some other cocktails and the steak, which look delicious.

  • By Tony C from Bassingbourn
    19 August 2020

    Great service as always. Staff friendly and helpful. food good and excellent value. Social distancing very well observed

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The Belle
61 N End,, Bassingbourn,, South East England, SG8 5NZ

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