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The Dovecote Restaurant

Main Road, Morley, Derby, DE7 6DG

(((() British
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
  •  - Derbyshire
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

The service was fabulous couldn't fault it at all.The food again was fabulous and faultless.Just sorry we haven't visited before its a little gem.

Angela Horobin 19 June 2017
from Derby

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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

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Customer reviews for The Dovecote Restaurant

4.6 (((() (based on 430 reviews)
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  • lunch (216)
  • luxury (198)
  • romantic (181)
  • breakfast (169)
  • private dining (165)
  • views (145)
  • afternoon tea (120)
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  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Ian Foster from Nottingham

    Beautiful meal as always.

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Stephen Kuehn from St Petersburg, Florida

    What a wonderful dining experience! From the moment you walked in the door and were greeted and made to feel welcome. Enjoyed a Kir Royale in the reception before being seated for dinner. Oh, the amuse bouche of a papadum with salmon and avacado was delicious. Quiet table with great service. We both had the set menu, both choosing the different options. Both were fabulous and portion sizes perfect. My wife had the Roast Chicken Supreme and loved the peas and asparagus; often there are more carbs than vegetables served, but this was not the case here. We both had the Sticky Toffee Pudding which was to die for; every mouthful was heaven. On leaving, I was presented with a balloon and card, as was my birthday, a nice gesture. If we lived in the area, would definitely be a regular experience for us. Value for money? Superb.
    The only negative would be the view from our table, which was lacking. Was a view of the roof tops and not the scenic view as shown on the website. With such a lovely location is a shame that the views were not utilized from the restaurant.

  • ((((* 24 June 2017 by Angeline Burrows from Derby

    Food was delicious. I was given a steak knife but think I could have eaten it with a spoon it was so soft and tender! My dessert, the cherry sorbet, was beautifully presented and looked pretty as a picture.

  • ((((* 21 June 2017 by Angela Sword from Nr. Belper

    Beautiful meal. Would have preferred vegetable sides to have been included in the price. A bit disappointed that there was only fish and chips for the fish option. We would have liked, say, a salmon or sea bass dish for example.

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Angela Horobin from Derby

    The service was fabulous couldn't fault it at all.The food again was fabulous and faultless.Just sorry we haven't visited before its a little gem.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by William Tongue from Alderley Edge

    A superb meal and setting. Many thanks!

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by Nicki Oldershaw-glenn from Morley

    I have dined hear twice this week, Lunch yesterday with a client and Monday evening for my wedding anniversary, on both occasions it has been excellent ! Highly recommended for both special meal or business meeting

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  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Mary Hepburn from Cotgrave

    This was a reunion for six ageing cousins ( aged 75-83!) Have met here over the years. Menu fine,food fine,lovely round table in the corner. The wait for courses was questionable- if we had not been involved in general chatter it would have been totally unacceptable. There was something obviously wrong somewhere. Maybe the very polite staff were involved with other things too?

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Bryan Hindle from Derby

    One word fabulous thanks for a great evening

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