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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

We ate well were looked after with calm unhurried attentive service. The food & ambiance excellent yet again. It is for this reason that we use The Dovecote Restaurant for special occasion.

Stewart Hatton 17 May 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 410 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (202)
  • luxury (188)
  • romantic (171)
  • breakfast (162)
  • private dining (154)
  • views (135)
  • afternoon tea (115)
  • large parties (108)
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  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Christine Waller from SELSTON

    Always a special occasion at Morley Hayes.We have been going for many years.Service is of the upmost importance.
    Would like to thank them for keeping this a special place.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Christine Lindley from Eastwood

    Excellent meal.
    Only fault ( and not really a fault, more of a dislike) our table was near the thoroughfare.
    Service excellent. Some waitresses uniforms look a bit messy.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by David Humphreys from Bishops Stortford

    We had a delightful meal, the service was excellent and it is a really lovely setting.

  • ((((* 20 May 2017 by Keith Booth from Derby

    Starters and main course was good sweet was poor and service was slow. Drinks were not forthcoming

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Pat Notley from Derby

    We have been for champagne breakfast before and love the views and surroundings. This time we chose an a la carte evening meal and neither of us were disappointed. We have eaten at Michelin star restaurants in London and the food we were serviced definately matched up to this. My husband had the mackeral starter followed by the hake. The flavours were superb. I had the asparagus starter followed by the pork which was tender and tasted delicious. We don't normally have three courses but could not resist the peanut salted caramel, which was to die for. Exceptional food was as always serviced by excellent staff , Polite, friendly, enthusiastic, and professiinal. All in all we had a fantastic night.
    I've rated the food 5 stars but it should be a 10.

  • ((((( 17 May 2017 by Stewart Hatton from Derby

    We ate well were looked after with calm unhurried attentive service. The food & ambiance excellent yet again. It is for this reason that we use The Dovecote Restaurant for special occasion.

  • (**** 16 May 2017 by Gordon Pringle from Ilkeston

    Poor value, small portions, lack of ambience!!

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by David Lees from Boulton Moor

    Excellent service, staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is very nice, I can't say which is my favourite, because everything on the menu looked fantastic. There were a few dishes which I couldn't go for, because they had nuts on them, and I'm allergic to nuts, but there were enough other dishes to choose from.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Caroline Mcleod from Derby

    Fabulous service, food delicious and plenty of it. The setting in the Dovecote is lovely, we had a window seat that I requested, we could see the grounds which are quite spectacular. Would recommend coming here, we will be back. Thank you Morley Hayes

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Neil Tatman from Belper

    Excellent service and great environment. The food as always was tasty and well presented. As a family we always enjoy our dining experience at Morley Hayes

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