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Feast on Cloud 9 – A Magical Hot Air Balloon Dining Experience.

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Looking for THE experience of the summer? Then you have to check out Feast on Cloud 9 at The Grove! This one-of-a-kind experience combines the magical experience of hot air balloons with delicious and indulgent food. This is a hot air balloon dining experience unlike any other!

(Well, I mean, how many other hot air balloon dining experiences are there in the UK?)

What is Feast on Cloud 9?

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Ever wanted to indulge in some delicious food on a hot air balloon? Well, now you can! This summer, Feast on Cloud 9 is coming to The Grove in Hertfordshire!

Feast on Cloud 9 is a unique event designed to indulge the senses and take guests on a culinary journey like no other. Enjoy a range of delicious food and drinks while on your very own hot air balloon! While the hot air balloon doesn’t actually move, you’ll be surrounded by the breathtaking grounds of The Grove as you tuck into some stunning food!

Whether you opt for the afternoon tea or the evening tasting menu, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Where is Feast on Cloud 9?

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You’ll find Feast on Cloud 9 in the picturesque, formal gardens of The Grove, Hertfordshire. The hot air balloons are located next to the iconic ornamental Canal with views across the 300-acre estate.
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Chandler's Cross

Opening Times

Tasting menu
25 May - 1 September
7.30pm daily

Afternoon tea
25 May - 1 September
12pm and 3pm daily


Nine-Course Tasting Menu – £125
Children aged 4-12 – £55

Afternoon Tea – £65 Per Person

Champagne Afternoon Tea – £75 Per Person

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Afternoon Tea

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Fancy a delicious afternoon tea amongst the butterflies and honeybees…in a hot air balloon? We do! 

Get ready to indulge in a delicious finger sandwich selection, warm scones with homemade preserve and clotted cream plus a selection of cakes and edible clouds, all while sitting in the wicker dining basket of a hot air balloon! There are also vegetarian and vegan afternoon teas available.

Pssttt… there’s even a champagne afternoon tea for the adults!

You’ll experience the height of quintessential British dining in the most unique way possible. Now, that sounds like an amazing day out!

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Evening Tasting  

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Or how about their nine-course tasting menu served under the stars?

With each course, your taste buds will be transported to different culinary landscapes, experiencing a delicious blend of diverse cuisines. From delicate seafood creations to succulent meats and tantalising desserts, this culinary experience promises to be a feast for the senses. You’ll find a range of foods including Lobster bisque, fillet of beef, chicken liver parfait, avocado and cucumber tart and so much more!

Wondering what the children’s menu is like?

The children’s evening tasting menu consists of Cloud 9 nibbles, miniature fish and chips, lobster en-croute, roasted breast of free-range chicken, pomme puree, tender stem broccoli, glazed carrots and jus, vanilla panna cotta and strawberry soup tea cups, candy floss, textures of chocolate, salted caramel and a selection of Cloud 9 petit fours.

Phew, that’s a lot of delicious food to try! The evening menu guarantees an incredible experience and the most beautiful summer evening.

Oh, and there are vegan, vegetarian and Gluten free options available too. Please note that you must confirm all dietary requirements when booking.

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Is Feast on Cloud 9 Worth It?

We think so! This is a unique dining experience that offers a delicious menu alongside breathtaking views… not to mention your ‘gram will be elevated with all those aesthetic pics you’ll take!

But don’t just take our word for it!

Alex said: “The setting is beautiful and even though it was a bit cold and cloudy, the experience was still great.
The food is lovely particularly the coronation chicken sandwiches and you can try the different teas.”

While George adds: “Feast on Cloud 9 at The Grove was a phenomenal afternoon tea experience.
Everything was top class from the service, the food through to the ambience and setting.
We fully recommend the experience of having tea in the hot balloon setting. The whole experience was relaxed and satisfying.”

But we think that Christie sums the experience up perfectly: “We visited The Feast based at The Grove and WOW what an experience!
Where do I start … upon arrival the balloons stand out from as soon as you walk through the hotel bar. This stands proud amongst the stunning backdrop.
The service was exceptional and the attention to detail in every course was like nothing I have ever experienced. Each course was like an explosion of taste and the visual display was breath taking!”

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Feast on Cloud 9 at The Grove is an extraordinary dining event that promises an unforgettable summer experience! Offering both afternoon tea and a nine-course evening tasting menu amidst the stunning gardens of The Grove in Hertfordshire, you’re guaranteed an incredible time.

It’s is a must-visit for anyone looking to indulge in a one-of-a-kind dining adventure this summer. Whether you’re there for the delectable dishes or the Instagram-worthy moments, this magical event is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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