Restaurant Guide for Derbyshire

PUBLISHED: 16:05 03 December 2010 | UPDATED: 15:04 20 February 2013

Wining and Dining

Wining and Dining

Your guide to wining and dining in Derbyshire

Restaurants and Eateries

BRAMHALLS in Ashbourne 6 Buxton Road, Ashbourne Telephone: (01335) 346158 Bramhalls combines exquisite dining in its award-winning restaurant with a comprehensive wine list and luxury en suite accommodation. Choose a speciality sandwich for a lunchtime bite or celebrate a special occasion with good food, good company and excellent service. Open Mon-Sat 11am-3pm and 6-11pm; Sun 12 noon-3pm and 7-10.30pm. Food served daily 12.30-2.30pm and 6.30-9.30pm

THE CROWN INN Riggs Lane, Marston Montgomery, nr Ashbourne Telephone: (01889) 590541 Winner of the Derbyshire Food Awards' 'Best Bistro', this country inn offers real ales and AA-rosettewinning dining in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Fine food in the brasserie style restaurant is complemented by a wide selection of wines. Open daily 12-2.30pm and 7-11pm (to 10.30pm Sun). Food served daily 12 noon-2.30pm; Mon- Thurs 7-9pm; Fri, Sat 7-9.30pm

TASTES RESTAURANT Middle Cale, St John St, Ashbourne Telephone: (01335) 300305 Hidden away in an atmospheric cellared setting in the town centre, this unique restaurant offers fine, fresh local food complemented by an excellent wine list. Weddings and parties catered. Lunch Wed-Sat 12- 2pm; dinner Tues-Thurs 7-9pm; Fri- Sat 7-9.15pm

THE BLUEBELL in Belper Farnah Green, Belper DE56 2UP Telephone: (01773) 826495 The Bluebell is surrounded by mature and extensive grounds which provide an attractive and
relaxing backdrop to fine dining. The menu reflects the seasons, using locally-sourced foods, as well as fresh fish and shellfish from the Devon and Cornwall coast. All food cooked to order, each dish carefully served to please both the palate and the eye. Open 12 noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm. Closed all day Mons and Sun eves

THE BULL'S HEAD Belper Lane End, Belper Telephone: (01773) 823182 Offering a varied bistro menu including home-cooked lunches, using fresh local produce. Steak and wine night on Thursdays and quiz night on Mondays. Tailor-made menus for special occasions. Lunch Mon-Sat 12-1.45pm, Sun lunch menu 12-7.45pm; dinner, bistro menu 7-8.45pm

THE ELAICHI 84 Bridge Street, Belper DE56 1AZ Tel: (01773) 826900 Offering an innovative approach to eating out, The Elaichi serves an extensive and ever-increasing list of Indian and Bangladeshi food, including traditional dishes, fish and lobster selections, plus a large vegetarian menu. Friendly staff will help with menu choices. Good Eating Guide award for 'Outstanding achievement 2007' and nominated for Customer Excellence Awards 2007. Function room available and outside catering provided. Fully licensed. Open Mon-Sun 6-12pm, including bank holidays

PASCAL AT THE OLD VICARAGE 2 Main Street, Branston, Burton-on-Trent, Staffs Telephone: (01283) 533222 Friendly atmosphere and good home-cooked cuisine, prepared to order using fresh ingredients. Comprehensive wine list. Weddings, conferences and all occasions catered for. Lunch Mon-Fri 12 noon- 2pm, Sun 12 noon-3pm; dinner Mon-Sat 7pm-10pm

THE BELL Main Rd, Anslow, nr Burton upon Trent DE13 9QD Telephone: (01283) 812101 This traditional country pub with a contemporary restaurant serves freshly prepared modern English food. Themed menus and a fine range of real ales. A roaring fire, well-kept beer garden and heated patio. Families and dogs welcome in the bar. Three course table d'hte lunch or light meals Tues-Sat 12- 2pm, Sun 12-2.30pm; la carte dinner Tues-Sat 7-9pm

THE MEYNELL INGRAM ARMS Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent DE13 8RB Telephone: (01283) 575202 Unspoilt 150-year-old pub and restaurant in a beautiful, picturesque location. The Deerpark Restaurant voted 'Restaurant of the Year 2003', 'Pub of the Year 2004 and 2005', 'Taste of Staffordshire' Awards. Theme nights (booking advised), wide range of lagers and cask ales supplemented by beers from local micro breweries. Private dining, corporate occasions, licensed for weddings. Lunch: every day 12- 2pm; dinner: Mon-Thurs 6.30- 9.30pm (bar menu); Fri & Sat 6.30- 9.30pm ( la carte); Sun 6.30- 8.30pm

THE PEACOCK INN School Hill, Cutthorpe, nr Chesterfield Telephone: (01246) 232834 18th century inn next to picturesque Linacre Reservoirs and conservation area, set in 4 acres of land. Rachel and her team offer a warm welcome to this unspoilt setting. With five differing areas, from formal dining to log fire in the bar, there is something for everyone. Everything on the traditional menu is home-made - especially the pies. Cask ales, delicious wines. Weddings and parties catered. Food served Mon- Thurs 12-2.30pm; Fri and Sat 12- 9pm; Suns 12-6pm

THE RED LION PUB AND BISTRO Stone Edge, Darley Road, Chesterfield Telephone: (01246) 566142 Set among the rolling hills of Stone Edge on the tip of the Peak District, The Red Lion has recently been given a spectacular makeover. A chic and contemporary venue with the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a great pub. It offers an extensive menu that features a tempting selection of the freshest fish, including oysters, crab, haddock and sea bass. Enjoy jazz on Thursday evenings. Private functions catered for. Open Mon-Sat 11am-11pm; Sunday 12 noon-10.30. Food all day

THE FOX AND HOUNDS Alfreton Road, Coxbench Derby DE21 5BA Tel: (01332) 880835 The Fox and Hounds has been fully refurbished in a contemporary style but retains its traditional feel. This friendly bar restaurant serves modern British food with an international twist. Booking essential. Open Mon-Sat 12 -11pm, food served 12 -2.30pm, 6-9pm; Sun lunch served 12 noon-6pm

THE TAVERN College Road, Denstone Telephone: (01889) 590847 A 17th century pub in a tranquil village setting. Log fires, antiques and a very warm welcome make The Tavern a great place to sample real tradition, real atmosphere, real ales and real food. Sample menus available. Lunch, Mon-Sat 12 noon to 2pm; dinner Tues-Sat 7-9pm; Sun lunch (carvery) 12 noon-2pm

ANOKI 129 London Road, Derby Telephone: (01332) 292888 A world away from the traditional curry house, Anoki provides a unique dining experience including exquisite Indian cuisine, a wide choice of vegetarian dishes and an extensive wine list. Excellent service provided by staff in national costume in luxurious surroundings. Open Mon-Sat 5.30-11.30pm

THE EUROPEAN RESTAURANT 22 Irongate, Derby Telephone: (01332) 368732 The European Restaurant and Bistro is located in a 16th century building with views of the Cathedral. This contemporary restaurant offers formal and informal dining. Lunch Tues-Sat 11.30-2.30pm; dinner Mon-Sat 6- 10.30pm

THE LITTLEOVER LODGE HOTEL Littleover, Derby Telephone: (01332) 510161 Stylish carvery and la carte restaurant serving traditional English and Continental cuisine. 13 luxury en suite rooms and three executive suites, all tastefully decorated. Bar open 12 noon- 2pm, 6.30-11pm. Carvery 12 noon-2pm, 6.30-9.30pm. Restaurant 12 noon-2pm, 7-10pm

MASA RESTAURANT The Old Chapel, Brook Street Telephone: (01332) 203345 Fine dining with a contemporary twist in the unique surroundings of Derby's Old Wesleyan Chapel. Drop in for a drink or bistro lunch in the ground floor bar, or enjoy an evening meal in the balcony restaurant. A changing menu may include ravioli of lobster, braised venison or seared tuna with mango relish. Open: Restaurant Mon-Sat 12-2pm, 7-10pm, Sun 12-9pm; Bistro Mon-Sat 12-6pm

SAN MARCO 129a London Road, Derby (opposite the DRI) Telephone: (01332) 200814 A friendly restaurant offering fine Italian cuisine. The full la carte menu features a tempting range of antipasti, fish, veal or poultry, pizza and pasta. Speciality menu available. Lunch served Mon-Sat 12 noon-2pm; dinner Mon-Sun 5.30-10.30pm

SIAM CORNER THAI RESTAURANT 43-53 Osmaston Road, The Spot, Derby Telephone: (01332) 206220 Relax in this stylish restaurant while being served authentic Thai cuisine by staff in traditional costume. The ideal place to celebrate a special occasion or hold a business meeting. Open all day Mon-Sat; Sunday buffet lunch 12 noon-3pm, Sunday dinner 6pm-10.30pm

THE THAI DUSIT RESTAURANT 8 Bold Lane, Derby Telephone: (01332) 360207 A modern Thai restaurant with a large selection of Thai cuisine and fine wine. Dishes freshly prepared to order with healthy ingredients served in a friendly atmosphere. Good value Express Lunch. Parties welcome. Lunch Mon-Sat 12-3pm; dinner Sun-Thur 6-11pm; Fri, Sat 6-11.30pm

THYME RESTAURANT AND BAR 288 Burton Road, Derby DE23 6AD Telephone: (01332) 369321 Recently refurbished, Thyme Restaurant sports a modern and contemporary feel throughout, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The world cuisine menu has been compiled by head chef Jean Guy Desaubin, who has brought together popular dishes using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Open for breakfast 7am-9.30am; lunch 12am-2pm; dinner 6pm- 9.30pm

GODFREY'S BISTRO 16 Town Street, Duffield DE56 4EH Tel: (01332) 840380 Classic English cuisine using local ingredients is offered six days a week. Special 'Dining Out' menu Fri and Sat evenings from 7pm (pre-booking recommended). Speciality coffee and licensed bar. Private parties catered for. Open 9am-4pm Mon-Sat and from 7pm Fri and Sat evenings

O-KRA 17 New Zealand Lane, Duffield DE56 4BZ Telephone: (01332) 841156) A stylish and unique restaurant serving modern European cuisine alongside authentic Indian dishes based on historical recipes with a hint of Persian and North African influence. The O-Kra team has flair and a passion for high quality food served from the open plan kitchen. Sun to Thurs 5.30-11pm; Fri and Sat 5.30pm-midnight

THE VICEROY Tamworth Street, Duffield Telephone: (01332) 841111 Fine authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine coupled with high standards of service. Extensive menu, including house specialities, and comprehensive wine list. Private functions catered. Open Sun-Thurs 5.30-11pm, Fri-Sat 5.30-11.30pm

THE BLENHEIM HOUSE HOTEL Main Street, Etwall Telephone: (01283) 732254 The young team behind the converted village inn in Etwall share a passion for real food, seasonal ingredients and the joy of dining. Owner Peter Simpson has worked under the Roux brothers in London, with main courses, particularly slow-cooked roast meats and sauces, his speciality. The Blenheim continues to offer an unpretentious menu of high quality rustic food, matched with a serious wine list and knowledgeable service. Open Mon-Sat lunch 12 noon-2.30pm, dinner 6-9.30pm; Sun lunch 12 noon-3pm, with live music

NADEE 130 Heath Lane, Findern DE65 6AR Telephone: (01283) 701333 Nadee offers a unique dining experience next to a picturesque canal in the countryside, its landscaped grounds and gardens provide an ideal spot to relax and unwind. Nadee offers a fusion of classic dishes from the Punjab, delivered in a western setting with hints of the Mediterranean.

THE OLD MILL WHEEL 31 Ticknall Road, Hartshorne Telephone: (01283) 550335 An original workable mill wheel is a special feature of this warm and friendly restaurant and brasserie. An extensive menu with daily specials board; luxury en suite bedrooms and conference rooms available. Lunch Mon-Sat 12 noon- 2.30pm, dinner 6-9.30pm, Sun 12- 7pm

SANTOS Main Road, Higham DE55 6EH Telephone: (01773) 833812 A beautiful country hotel in the heart of the Peak District. AA rosette-accredited la carte restaurant offers the finest local produce. Fresh seafood is always available and fine wines from around the world. Light lunches and daily specials. Perfect setting for weddings, civil ceremonies and conferences. Lunch served daily 12-2pm; dinner Mon-Friday 7- 9.30pm; Sat 7-10pm

HORSLEY LODGE Smalley Mill Road, Horsley Telephone: (01332) 780838 Highlander Restaurant - traditional British cuisine, freshly prepared using local produce. Ten luxury bedroom suites. Ideal for weddings, civil ceremonies and conferences. Open daily from 7am for breakfast and morning coffee. Meals served Mon-Sat 12 noon- 9pm, Sun 12 noon-8pm

THE KELSTEDGE INN Matlock Road, Kelstedge, Ashover Telephone: (01246) 590448 The Kelstedge Inn dates back to 1759 and is a traditional village pub with beams and an open fire. The hearty food is sourced mainly locally. Lunch served from 12- 2pm, with a choice of roasts on Sundays. Evening meals Tues-Sat 7-9pm.

CALLOW HALL Mappleton, nr Ashbourne Telephone: (01335) 300900 Beautiful country house set in its own grounds. Recommended in 'Which?' Good Food and Hotel Guides. Impressive wine list. Open for lunch Sun 12.30pm; dinner Mon-Sat from 7.30pm

THE OKEOVER ARMS Mappleton, near Ashbourne Telephone: (01335) 350305 Beautifully situated on the River Dove and opposite Okeover Hall, this 18th century hostelry offers good bar and restaurant food, locally sourced and home-made. Extensive gluten-free menu, good range of wines and cask marquewinning ales. Lunch Mon-Sat 12- 2.30pm, Sun 12-3pm; dinner 6- 9pm

THE BAY TREE RESTAURANT 4 Potter Street, Melbourne Telephone: (01332) 863358 The Bay Tree takes pride in devising dishes to stimulate the palate and satisfy the appetite. Every dish is cooked to order using the finest, freshest ingredients, the changing menu reflecting seasonal availability. Also a tempting choice of puddings and an excellent wine list. Open Tues-Sat for breakfast and lunch 10am-3pm; dinner from 6pm; Sun lunch 12 noon and 4pm

THE BUTLER'S PANTRY 10 The Square, Mickleover, Derby Telephone: (01332) 519007 A traditional tea room by day and an intimate bistro on Friday evening. The bistro's seasonal menu changes monthly, offering traditional British cuisine with a European touch. Available for private parties, outside catering, barbecues, private cookery tuition and food demonstrations. Equipment hire also available. Tea room open Mon-Sat 9am- 4pm. Bistro open Fri 7-11pm. Also open some Saturday evenings throughout the year

MORLEY HAYES Main Road, Morley Telephone: (01332) 780480 Set in beautiful parkland golf courses, Morley Hayes offers four star hotel accommodation, golf, restaurant, suites for weddings and civil ceremonies, celebrations and conferencing. The AA rosette award-winning Dovecote Restaurant is open for fine dining every day. Dovecote: lunch Mon- Fri 12 noon-2pm; Sun lunch 12 noon-2.30pm; dinner 7-9pm; dinner Mon-Fri 7-9.30pm; Sat dinner 6.30pm-9.30pm. Sat lunch restaurant available for private functions. Roosters open daily from 11am

THE RED LION INN Rocester Telephone: (01889) 590337 A traditional village coaching inn with a warm and friendly atmosphere, the Red Lion has been totally refurbished by its new owners. New family-run restaurant offers a wide range of freshly cooked, locally sourced food. Families welcome, children's menu available too. Sunday carvery with choice of two roast meats, booking advisable. Wide range of New and Old World wines and real ales. Accommodation at competitive prices, reductions for longer term lets. Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, lunch 12-2.30pm, dinner 7- 11pm; Tues 7am-11pm; Fri, Sat, Sun carvery lunch 12.15pm and 1.45pm R

THE BROOKHOUSE INN Brookside, Rolleston-on-Dove Telephone: (01283) 814188 An elegant restaurant renowned for its interesting food. Fresh fish, meats, poultry, game in season and vegetables are personally selected by the chef. Comprehensive wine list. Lunch Mon-Fri; dinner Mon-Sat; Sun lunch

Party Venues

THE SPOT 73 Sacheveral Street, Derby DE1 2JR Telephone: (01332) 346702 Derby's no 1 party venue, with full cabaret, carvery dinner, compre and disco parties every weekend. Book a table to celebrate your special occasion. All-inclusive Christmas parties with free drinks all night throughout December. Full conference and banqueting facilities with excellent ground floor access. Private parties, dinners and celebrations catering for 5- 500; 3 private suites. Available 7 days a week.

Coffee Shops & Tearooms

THE GARDEN ROOM CAFE Fairways Garden Centre, Clifton, Ashbourne Telephone: (01335) 347900 Freshly prepared meals ranging from a daily roast with traditional puddings to baguettes and paninis. Snacks, home-made scones and cakes available all day. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-4pm; lunch 12 noon-2pm

DOVELEY'S GARDEN CENTRE Doveley's Manor Park, Denstone, nr Uttoxeter ST14 5BZ Telephone: (01889) 591999 130-seat restaurant and coffee lounge with comfy leather sofas where shoppers can relax and enjoy home-made cakes, coffee and teas as well as a wide selection of freshly prepared snacks, sandwiches and a carvery roast. Outside terrace during warmer weather.

BROOK FARM TEAROOMS Brook Farm, Brook End, Repton Telephone: (01283) 704438 A traditional tearoom with a cosy farmhouse atmosphere. Open for full English breakfast, morning coffee, home-made hot lunches and afternoon teas. Delicious Sunday lunches with home-made puddings. Large garden with children's play area. Easy wheelchair access. Private parties by arrangement. Open daily 8.30am-4.30pm

COLORS RESTAURANT AND COFFEE SHOP Wirksworth Factory Shop, North End Mills, Cemetery Lane, Wirksworth Telephone: (01629) 824731 New Colors Restaurant and Coffee Shop complements a visit to North End Mills. Freshly cooked breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas are served under colourful stained glass ceilings. Relax and enjoy friendly service and excellent value. See a hosiery machine in action. Children's play corner. Open Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm; Sun 9.30am-4.30pm

Speciality Foods

PATRICK AND BROOKSBANK 22, Market Place, Ashbourne Telephone: (01335) 342631 Award-winning delicatessen offering a fine range of traditional foods and friendly service. Specialising in ready-made gourmet meals, British and Continental cheeses, handmade Belgian chocolates and freshly ground coffee. Hampers filled with your own choice of goodies make superb gifts. Outside catering a pleasure. Open Mon-Sat 9am- 5pm, Sun 11am-4pm (summer)

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