Top 10 Festive Dining in Derby

Celebrate Christmas in style with our top 10 places for festive dining in Derby;

1. The Post House Derby

4 Victoria Street, Derby, DE1 1EQ

The Post House is a new and exciting independent restaurant and bar where a choice of local artisan, organic food and drink can be had.

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. Lisa Jean at Bennetts

Bennetts Department Store, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AL

Winners of Best Newcomer at the Derby Food & Drink Awards 2016. Following her training at Buxton Catering College, Lisa spent several years working at London restaurants under the guidance of numerous award-winning chefs. Upon returning to the Midlands, she flourished as head chef at a Derby-based fine dining restaurant, earning a series of culinary accolades and acclaim.

4. Terroir Bistro

4. Terroir Bistro

Award Winners, Restaurants

121 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1EX

At Terroir they love food especially local food, they serve meat from their own livestock and that of other friends and suppliers. The food is 'posh rustic'.

5. Blacksmiths Loft

5. 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.

6. Silk Mill Ale & Cider House

6. Silk Mill Ale & Cider House

Award Winners, Real Ale Pubs

19 Full Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AF

Derby CAMRA City Pub of the Year 2011 & Derby CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011 Overall Winner.

7. The Old Bell Hotel

7. 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.

8. Belfry Steakhouse

8. Belfry Steakhouse

Restaurants

The Old Bell Hotel, 51 Sadler Gate, Derby, DE1 3NQ

Welcome to Derby’s new Steakhouse hosted in one the city’s oldest historic buildings. We invite you to experience the best quality British beef in one of the most atmospheric venues in Derby.

9. Cosy Club Derby

9. Cosy Club Derby

Bars, Restaurants

Royal Buildings, Victoria Street, Derby, DE1 1ES

Quirky, eccentric and playful, the Cosy Club offers informal, casual dining, drinking and lounging in a homely and family friendly environment.

10. Bistrot Pierre

10. Bistrot Pierre

Restaurants

18 Friar Gate, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 1BX

Bistrot Pierre’s ‘raison d’être’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. We like to combine French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée with our own take on regional favourites like confit de canard and paté de campagne.

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