Places to go out & eat & drink in Derby
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Derby

Places to eat & drink in Derby.





Derby probably developed as a strategic point on the River Derwent where it was possible to cross it by ford. Although it is steeped in history it is one of Britain's youngest cities, being awarded its charter only in 1977.

Its Arboretum was Britain's first public park in 1840 and the city has plenty to see, from the Museum and Art Gallery, which has a unique collection of oil paintings by Joseph Wright, and the Silk Mill, Derby’s Museum of Industry and History. The latter explores the Industrial Revolution including the city’s links with Rolls Royce - the famous Silver Ghost was produced in Nightingale Road from 1907 until 1927 and was considered the best production car in the world.

The Georgian masterpiece Pickford House Museum displays fashion through the ages, while world-famous pottery company Royal Crown Derby has its own visitor centre.

The city’s striking cathedral was built in the Middle Ages but was so dilapidated by the 18th century that the vicar, the Rev. Michael Hutchinson, had it rebuilt based on a design by James Gibbs, although its 16th century tower has survived.

One of Derby’s most famous sons was Erasmus Darwin who lived in Full Street. His grandsons were the famous naturalist Charles Darwin and the biologist Francis Galton.

In 1745 Derby was the last English town visited by Bonnie Prince Charlie as he led a 6,500-strong army down from Scotland in his ill-fated attempt to claim the throne.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Derby or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Derby...

Thai Boran Restaurant

56 Green Lane, Derby, DE1 1RP
Tel: 01332 343933    

Friendly Thai restaurant, close to Debenhams.
Type: Restaurant

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Bennetts Ltd - Coffee Shop

8 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3AL
Tel: 01332 344261    Fax: 01332 380624
E-mail: ianmcmillen@bennettsirongate.co.uk

A traditional style coffee shop in an elegant setting with large tables and comfortable padded armchairs. Full table service. Freshly ground coffee and specialty teas available all day. Varied menu served all day: toast, teacakes, scones, cakes, sandwiches, salads, hot and cold meals and snacks.
Type: Cafe

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Osnabruck Square, Derby, DE1 2DS
Tel: 07971 279467

A family business establishment 50 years. A small kiosk serving hot and cold sandwiches and drinks to eat in or takeaway. Seating for 15 inside and 24 outside. Coach parties catered for if booked in advance.
Type: Cafe

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Chaiyo Thai Restaurant

8 Bold Lane, Derby, DE1 3NT
Tel: 01332 360207 / 372016    Fax: 01332 372016

A Thai restaurant situated in a very convenient area of Derby for parking and shopping. Decorated in Thai style cosy décor. Served by friendly staff in Thai national dress. First prize winner of Derbyshire County Show for food and presentation.
Type: Restaurant

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Grand Cafe Caruso

1 Burrows Walk, Eagle Shopping Centre, Derby, DE1 2PL
Tel: 01332 207630

Established in 1993 Caruso initiated Derby’s café culture. Recognised and acclaimed locally and nationally for the excellent coffee and superb food. Caruso has retained the benchmark of quality coffee in Derbyshire since 1993. Customer care, experience and constant use of premium products will ensure to remain so for years to come.
Type
: Cafe

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Bennetts Ltd - The Brasserie

8 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3AL
Tel: 01332 344261    Fax: 01332 380624
E-mail: ianmcmillen@bennettsirongate.co.uk

Bistro-style area above Green Room gift department, serving stylish, modern quality food. Salads, snacks and hot meals. Licensed to serve wines and beers. Freshly ground coffee and teas available all day.
Type: Cafe  

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La Gondola

220 Osmaston Road, Derby, DE23 8JX
Tel: 01332 332895

Fully licensed A La Carte Restaurant (seating 70) offering English and Continental cuisine. Friendly, efficient service and Table D'Hôte menus plus a varied wine list for the connoisseur.
Type: Restaurant

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Darleys

Darley Abbey Mill, Darley Abbey, Derby, DE22 1DZ
Tel: 01332 364987
E-mail: info@darleys.com

Established fourteen years ago in a period mill building by the water’s edge of the river Derwent, Darleys has formulated it’s success not only as a smart business venue but also for it’s ability to create an intimate, romantic ambience for informal dining. The dining room offers panoramic views and the external deck terrace enhances this unique setting.
Type: Restaurant

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Mallard Beefeater & Travel Inn

Southmead Way, Uttoxeter New Road, Derby, DE22 3HN
Tel: 01332 203003

The Mallard Beefeater Grill and Bar offers a great new approach to food and drink. A contemporary yet comfortable new look and lively yet relaxed atmosphere. Our menu includes mouth-watering grills, tasty paella and satisfying spears which can all be washed down by our extensive bar offering many beers, wines and Costa coffee.
Type: Pub/Inn

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The European Restaurant & Pastamania

22 Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3GP
Tel: 01332 368732

Serving delicious authentic European cuisine for both formal and informal diners. Wonderful atmosphere in this characterful 1525 building.
Type: Restaurant

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Mediterranea

54 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1DF
Tel: 01332 203903

Friar Gate is the city centre’s most attractive road with big old trees and Georgian buildings. Mediterranea occupies part of an older building and offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in modern casual surroundings. The food is based on the cuisines of the Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern as well as European. We offer food that is both familiar and unusual but always of a high standard.
Type: Restaurant

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Blue Peter

Shardlow Road, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0JH
Tel: 01332 576921

Blue Peter is a very lively, cosy pub catering for all ages. We have a good selection of drinks and pub food is available every day. We are very big on entertainment with all TV channels, a big screen and much more. There is something on every night such as our discos and the weekly popular quiz. Decorated in a smart style we have a very friendly atmosphere with staff and regulars always being welcoming. Blue Peter is a big pub which can accommodate up to 440 people. Our size has allowed us to incorporate a dance floor which is ideal for disco nights. We are situated on the outskirts of Derby on one of the ring road roundabouts. Quite a landmark! Come along soon and guarantee yourself an excellent evening out.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Holly Bush Inn

Main Street, Church Broughton, Derby, DE65 5AS
Tel: 01283 585345
E-mail: hollybush17543@pubinnmail.com

The Holly Bush is a large village pub with excellent dining facilities. The pub has a large back bar with open fireplace, a large comfortable lounge with open fireplace and a separate non-smoking dining area. The Holly Bush is well decorated and comfortably furnished throughout and is strongly supported locally with darts, dominoes and cribbage teams represented in local leagues and competitions. The Holly Bush is well known as a dining venue and the new tenants offer a comprehensive menu of dishes freshly prepared on the premises. A Christmas menu is available throughout December which is available by advance reservation at lunchtime and evenings.
Type: Pub/Inn

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The Lodge

Grange Road, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0JW
Tel: 01332 571547

The pub has a conservatory type entrance which opens into a two roomed pub split into three sections. The bar area is where sport is shown on the big screen and a game of pool amongst friends can be played. There is also a lounge and a non smoking section. This is an excellent place to enjoy a quality pint and sample our wholesome food. We are ideally situated on the main A6 between Derby and Alvaston. We are only 7 miles from Junction 24 of the motorway and 2 miles from Derby centre. Come along and receive your very warm welcome from the staff and regulars.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Café Loco

123 London Road, Derby, DE1 2QQ
Tel: 01332 371621

The text below was submitted as a recommendation by a user of our website.


I would like to recommend Cafe Loco, it does great breakfast cobs (the smallest ones are huge and the biggest ones are like dustbin lids!) and will take orders for collection or delivery. The cafe is very clean and you always get a friendly welcome. You can also get lovely jacket potatoes, a good breakfast (with best back bacon), burgers, chips and light fluffy omelettes. They also do cold cobs and sandwiches and EVERYTHING is made fresh to order in an open plan kitchen area. It's about 5 minutes walk from town but definitely worth it.

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