Top 16 Places To Eat & Drink in Derby 2016

Here’s a tasty line-up of some top Derby eateries and their signature dishes that really make them stand out from the crowd. Let your tastebuds rejoice!

1. Jack Rabbits

1. Jack Rabbits

Cafes, Restaurants

50 Queen Street, Derby, DE1 3DE

Jack Rabbits is a café with seasonal offerings. They create honest, simple food using the finest ingredients. Delicious food. To fit your lifestyle.

2. Exeter Arms

2. Exeter Arms

Real Ale Pubs, Restaurants

Exeter Place, Derby, DE1 2EU

Derby Food and Drink Awards Winner in 2014 and 2012 and CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2013, the Exeter Arms has been packing them in with its cutting edge approach, all in a very traditional setting.

3. The Bookcafé

21 Cornmarket, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 1QH

The Bookcafé has a grand atmosphere and is a unique place to shop, browse, eat and meet and now hosts unplugged live music events.

4. Restaurant Zest

4. Restaurant Zest

Restaurants

The Old Bell Hotel, Sadler Gate, Derby, DE1 3NQ

Zest is an award winning independent restaurant in the heart of Derby. With its new home at the Old Bell Hotel on Sadlergate, providing the perfect Zest Experience.

5. Masa

5. Masa

Restaurants

The Old Chapel, Brook Street, Derby, DE13PF

Masa is renowned to be one of the best restaurants in Derby. Set in a lovingly converted chapel, we've built a reputation for culinary excellence throughout our ten-year history at the heart of Derby's ever-changing restaurant scene.

6. The Old Bell Hotel

6. The Old Bell Hotel

Bars, Real Ale Pubs, Restaurants

51 Sadlergate, Derby, DE1 3NQ

Welcome to the Old Bell Hotel, located in the historic Cathedral Quarter right in the heart of the city of Derby.

7. The Docks Eatery

Riverside Chambers, Old Magistrates Court Building, Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF

The The Docks Eatery is located in the grade-II listed former Magistrates Court Building, a beautiful art deco building steeped in history. Riverside Chambers is a plenty-to-look-at type of place in a fantastic central location.

8. The Wonky Table

8. The Wonky Table

Restaurants

32-33 Sadler Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE13NR

Located in a prime position in unique Sadler gate, an area which specialises in independent retail and services and oozes with character and charm, The Wonky Table restaurant offers an eclectic mix of friendly service, great food and a relaxing quirky environment.

9. The Brooklyn Social

34-35 Sadlergate, Derby, DE1 3NR

The Brooklyn Social on Sadler Gate offers a new casual diner influences from US dive bars and east London watering holes. Set over three floors of a Grade II listed building, The Brooklyn Social offers locally-sourced burgers along with premium cocktails and imported beers.

10. Pyclet Parlour

Unit 1, Derby Market Hall, Tennant Street, Derby, DE1 2DB

The Pyclet Parlour offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and tea with a range from tasty treats to healthy fuel with macros included making it an ideal lunch place for athletes too.

11. The Kedleston Country House

Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 5JD

Take the opportunity to treat yourself to Kedleston Country House's exquisite food – from the fantastic lunch and evening menus, to be enjoyed in the elegant Dining Room, or light-flooded Orangery; the light and exciting range of bar snacks; traditional Afternoon Tea; or the amazing selection of New York inspired breakfasts.

12. Baked

12. Baked

Cafes

16 The Strand, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 1BE

Baked is Derby's first artisan bakery and café. Passionate about food, using traditional methods and the best quality, locally sourced ingredients.

13. MoonSha

13. MoonSha

Restaurants

4 Friary Street, Derby, DE1 1JF

We are proud to present MoonSha, the finest Japanese Bar and Restaurant in Derby. MoonSha provides friendly, attentive service and has the best tasting Sushi, Japanese tapas and teppanyaki. Our talented chefs create a blend of the best sushi combinations from around the world. Beyond simply being a venue for romance or corporate events. Moonsha provides the type of food and atmosphere that anybody can enjoy.

14. Spice Lounge

14. Spice Lounge

Restaurants

10 Friar Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 1BU

Derby Food & Drink Award 2016 winner, The Spice Lounge, offers a stimulating range of Bangladeshi and Southern Asian dishes with a creative twist to appeal to the western palate.

15. Mansion Restaurant & Wine Bar

6-7 Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SN

Dining at Mansion is designed for those who love fine food and attentive service, without the formality that you may find with some fine dining restaurants. We keep it casual and friendly, whilst still retaining the upmost professionalism, so you can dine in absolute comfort and really enjoy yourself.

16. Blacksmiths Loft

16. Blacksmiths Loft

Restaurants

Sadler Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3NH

If you’re seeking a unique fine dining experience in a relaxed environment, look no further than The Blacksmith’s Loft Restaurant in Derby. Located in the city’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter, we bring you the perfect blend of contemporary comfort, historic surroundings and mouth-watering cuisine.

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