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City Foodies

In Derby we have a great food and drink offering where you can experience imaginative culinary creations. Here's our top picks for city foodies;

PLANT Cafe & Bar

PLANT is Derby's only 100% vegan cafe and bar. They care about the planet we live on, and reflect that in the food and drink that they serve.

PLANT's award-winning venue provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, alongside a drinks menu featuring nature-inspired artisan cocktails, locally-brewed draught beer and natural wines.

Regularly sold-out events such as Beats + Burgers and PLANT Supper Club showcase the mastery of their chefs, and all of their events do well to demonstrate the diversity of plant-based food and drink.

They also support numerous local Derbyshire businesses and use locally-grown produce where possible. Their commitment to their ethical policy results in unique offerings that are made and served with passion and love.

PLANT Café & Bar

PLANT Café & Bar

Award Winners, Cafes

Where to find us

PLANT Café offers a variety of plant-based seasonal dishes unlike anything seen in Derby. The menu is changed twice a week and includ... read more

The Mixing House

Are you ready to get your halo dirty with Derby’s newest and cheekiest bar. From their alluring cocktails to their mischievous selfie walls splashed in vivacious pinks and beyond with their Cloud 9 Roof Terrace.

Step inside and feel the warm glow of their hospitality and mix into the vibrant party aura. Unwind with their extensive range of cocktails or dive into their mouthwatering tapas with your ride or die crew as you experience the very best that Derby has to offer.

Enticed to discover an oasis of enjoyment, flavour, and style in the heart of the city? Come on in – The Mixing House can’t wait to meet you!

The Mixing House

The Mixing House brings the spice to Derby with their rooftop terrace bar.... read more

Bustler Market

The Bustler Market ia an award winning street food market in the heart of Derby's Industrial Quarter.

They showcase a seriously tasty selection of the best street foods and craft drinks the Midlands has to offer. 

The Bustler Market is also an independent performance and events destination. With craft beer festivals, rave bingo and vintage fairs, the 2022 event schedule from Derby’s newest and biggest destination venue brings back some old foodie favourites, plus a brand-new monthly line up.

Bustler Market

Award winning street food market in the Heart of Derby's Industrial Quarter. We showcase a seriously tasty selection of the best street food... read more

The Wonky Table

Located in the unique Cathedral Quarter area of Derby City centre, The Wonky Table restaurant offers rustic dining with a contemporary twist.

You can enjoy food with heart and soul, made from locally sourced produce. From packed out vegetarian evenings, themed Afternoon Tea (Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Afternoon Tea with your Pooch) to pop-up vintage and kitchen take-over events, there is always something wonderfully charming and quirky about The Wonky Table.

The Wonky Table

Located in a prime position in unique Sadler gate, an area which specialises in independent retail and services and oozes with character and... read more

Derby Pyclet Parlour

Step back in time and devour the same Derby Pyclets and Oatcakes from the Monks recipes from 1864 to the late 80's, which are still baked in Derby by the Gibsons to this day.

These award-winning freshly baked artisan pyclets and oatcakes come in a variety of flavours including sundried tomato and basil, philly cheesesteak, smoked salmon, goats cheese, chorizo and pepper, welsh rabbit and for the sweet tooth Nutella.

Derby Pyclet Parlour

The Pyclet Parlour offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and tea with a range from tasty treats to healthy fuel with macros included making it an ... read more

City icons with a twist

We invite you to engage with our icons and history. Derby is of course the city of makers; the birthplace of innovation. We are engineers, pioneers, artists and poets. Around ever corner there is a story to tell.

Museum of Making

Celebrating the area’s rich history of innovation, the Museum of Making in the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site is a contemporary space, telling Derby’s 300-year history of making to inspire new creativity on what is widely regarded as the site of the world’s first factory.

Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The brand-new Museum of Making has thrown open its doors to visitors from Derby and beyond, showcasing the region’s 300-year history o... read more

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral is a beautiful emblematic building drenched in history and is Derby’s most visitor attraction.

The Cathedral contains the oldest ring of ten bells in the United Kingdom, with the 15th century tenor being older than the tower itself.  Other treasures include an 18th century nave with a wrought iron rood screen by Robert Bakewell, the memorial to Bess of Hardwick and the Cavendish brasses, including those of Henry Cavendish and Georgiana Spencer, the wife of one of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Peregrine falcons have taken up residence on the cathedral tower, regularly nesting there. Webcams enable the birds to be seen at close-range without being disturbed by human contact.

Derby Cathedral also provides a spectacular setting for concerts, festivals and exhibitions including movie screenings. You can also take your chance to abseil 212 ft down the Cathedral - the challenge is terrifying, the cause rewarding. Are you up for it?

Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral

History & Heritage

Where to find us

With one of the highest church towers in the country, Derby Cathedral is a magnificent gothic building overlooking the city.... read more

Outdoors in the City

Explore the great outdoors in Derby like never before. We have plenty of experiences for inquisitive minds.

Derby Riverboat Trips

Coming soon, Derby riverboat trips will commence on the River Derwent. The 45 minute cruise will depart the boarding platform next to Exeter Bridge and make its way north to Darley Abbey and back again.

Learn about the river, the wildlife, Derby’s place in history and the exciting plans for its future via the riverboats on board audio commentary. There will also be activities and challenges for children of all ages. You will also be able to view the world’s first river plastic collection robot designed by Rolls-Royce trainees.

Or simply sit back on the open air foredeck and enjoy the sun and sights of the Museum of Making, Darley Park and the Derwent Valley. 

Derby Riverboat Trips

Coming Soon - Derby river boat trips will commence on the River Derwent... read more

Ice Cream Getaway

Experience a wild camping experience on the dairy farm with an ice cream twist!

Set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside but just 3 miles from Derby town centre.

Discover the wildlife and family fun activities on the farm. We guarantee you will create special family memories as you relax and enjoy and a family break with us.

Camp within the grounds of Bluebell Dairy, which you have access to throughout your stay. Your ticket includes not only your pitch, but also your breakfast and dinner, access to park facilities, nature trails, fresh milk from our herd and of course ice cream sundaes!

What are you waiting for…lets create some memories!

Ice Cream Getaway

Ice Cream Getaway

Family Fun, Outdoor Activities

A wild camping experience on the dairy farm with an ice cream twist!... read more

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