Eating Out In Derbyshire – Modern British Food For Every Budget

Derbyshire offers a huge range Modern British cuisine created from locally sourced ingredients. Perhaps because Derbyshire has so many good local ingredients to offer from the beautiful rich surrounding countryside, so many restaurateurs have chosen to feature those ingredients in inspiring menus, both creative and traditional. There are many restaurants boasting AA rosettes but you don’t need to pay top prices to eat good British food from local ingredients – there are also pub restaurants offering affordable food, well-cooked and equally delicious.

Here we’ve put together a selection of Modern British restaurants from each price range so you can find somewhere good to eat whatever your budget. The price ranges show the price of an average three course meal, but don’t reflect special set menus and deals which can make them much cheaper.

Under £20

The White Horse Pub and restaurant in Woolley Moor source all of their ingredients as locally as possible in the Chesterfield area and produce well-crafted food that is slightly more creative than your average pub food. In a beautiful countryside setting if provide an affordable option for fans of real British food. Twenty Four Restaurant at The Lion Hotel in Belper is an old coaching inn with a contemporary feel and excellent gastropub cuisine. Very reasonably priced generally they also have a bargain Sunday lunch menu.


The Yeaveley Arms goes beyond pub food to provide creative Modern British food in an informal but traditional pub setting and they still provide classic favourite dishes and hearty portions. Their early bird menu is great value too, halving the price. In Derby’s city centre, the Fat Cat brings you great British food in a lively urban ambience with cocktails and a great vibe.


There are plenty of restaurants in this price range to choose from, so why not go for the ones with AA rosettes. Nat’s Kitchen in Buxton offers top class cuisine totally committed to local ingredients in understated and welcoming surroundings. Stone’s restaurant in Matlock is a tiny gem of a restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and beautifully executed Modern British cuisine. Opulence in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter lives up to its name with grand surroundings and fantastic food.

Even if this price range is slightly over your budget, check out the special set menus, tasting menus and lunch deals, as you can often come across fantastic deals that make this award-winning cuisine very affordable. All the latest offers are listed on GoDine, so make the most of them whenever they crop up.


If you can afford to eat out at this price range you are probably looking for something really special. Buckingham’s Hotel Restaurant offers a totally unique dining experience. Chef Nick Buckingham doesn’t produce a menu, but asks guests in advance for their likes and dislikes and creates a special meal every evening inspired by the best seasonal ingredients and guests’ preferences. Each meal is a wonderful surprise and totally unique. The Maynard, in Grindleford, with two AA rosettes, offers fine Modern British cuisine superbly executed.

And don’t forget, whatever your budget look for the special offers available when you book through GoDine, as you can find yourself eating gourmet meals for the price of an average pub lunch if you are happy to eat early or book weekday special set menus. Well worth it!

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