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The Dovecote Restaurant

Main Road, Morley, Derby, DE7 6DG

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Main course: £16
Food spend: £37
Opening hours
Monday: 19:00 - 21:30
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:30
Saturday 18:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30 & 18:00 - 21:00

Great food and a very special feeling when there ... excellent..

Chris Fletcher 18 February 2017
from Belper

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With an AA Rosette to its name, Dovecote Restaurant is nestled into the Derbyshire countryside, in a striking building that dates back to 1002. Sublime English and continental cuisine is served, as well as stunning champagne breakfasts.

Using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, the imaginative Dovecote Restaurant menu showcases a selection of fine recipes, from juicy grills to decadent tarts. Gressingham duckbreast is served alongside honey roasted carrots and bok choi, with radishes and an inventive duck leg pastille. Alternatively, the Morley Hayes Hotel restaurant offers a Wookey Hole cheddar and onion tart, with tantalising chicory and pear salad and a hazelnut dressing.

Indulgent desserts at Dovecote in Derby include an innovative rhubarb jelly with buttermilk panacotta and rhubarb sorbet, topped with a ginger parkin crumb. Enjoy impressive views over the golf course while indulging in a champagne breakfast, with a classic full English or sweet pancakes.

Dovecote Restaurant in Derbyshire is easily accessed from the A608, just a 7-minute drive away.

The Dovecote Restaurant

Main Road, Morley, Derby, DE7 6DG

Contact +44 1332780480

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Customer reviews for The Dovecote Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 350 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (254)
  • lunch (173)
  • luxury (166)
  • romantic (154)
  • breakfast (140)
  • private dining (135)
  • views (113)
  • afternoon tea (98)
  • large parties (93)
  • value (81)
  • business (73)
  • al fresco (38)
  • child friendly (33)
  • trendy (26)
  • entertainment (21)
  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Lenny Varley from Nottingham

    Very pleasant place to dine, the food was excellent although a little more than we would normally pay.
    The service was very good, nice touch carrying your drinks when showing you to your table.
    Will dine here again when we need a treat. Thank you Dovecote.

  • ((((( 24 February 2017 by Judy Harvey from Heanor

    A special venue for a special occasion. All staff were attentive without being obtrusive and answered our questions pleasantly. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. All in all an excellent experience.

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Christine Lindley from Eastwood

    Excellent, as always!

  • ((((* 20 February 2017 by Richard Shaw from Derby

    Excellent meal. Our two guests who were who were non dairy were looked after exceptionally well.
    Thank You.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Susan Hunt from Derby

    Excellent service and attention to detail.

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Barbara Dawes from Ilkeston

    From arriving the staff were very welcoming and attentive. The live music was a nice touch. The restaurant was warm and set out in a good way to provide privacy between the tables. Having chosen the food before entering the restaurant this arrived once we were settled and the right amount of time given to enjoy each course. The menu had a good variety of choice. I did feel though that the starters were a little expensive and some of the mains would require you to order a side dish as an extra. All the food was cooked beautifully. The sea trout was excellent.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Chris Fletcher from Belper

    Great food and a very special feeling when there ... excellent..

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Martyn from Cannock

    Very quiet thursday night only 2 tables in from 7:30 to close. 2 staff waiting tables both very friendly and great service. Food was lovely and would definitely go back

  • ((*** 16 February 2017 by Sherry Vicencio from Derby

    Food was average . I've dine here many times which I am always impressed about the food and service but yesterday put me down I was there for lunch . We have to chased for the water being served .Ive eaten the salad with stone on it , shown it to the staff luckily it didn't broke my filling as i was surprised when I chewed it was really hard suddenly stuck down. Complained to the staff . Hopefully it will never happen again as I have high expectation of Morley Hayes .

  • ((((* 13 February 2017 by Laura Henshaw from Ilkeston

    The service and quality of food are always brilliant! My only very slightly complaint was that the food wasn't quite as hot as it should have been on this occasion.

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