Where to Eat in the Peak District

It’s the perfect time of year to visit Derbyshire’s most beautiful attractions, The Peak District. Boasting a huge diversity of animal and plant life, village trails, picturesque views and a number of walks and learning events, it’s the perfect place for a weekend away or a family day out. All that sightseeing is hungry work, mind, so we’ve put together some of our favourite places to eat in the Peak District, well-loved and highly rated by users of Go dine.

The Samuel Fox Country Inn


A characterful boutique inn and hotel in the heart of the Peak District, The Samuel Fox Country Inn is located in the gorgeous Hope Valley, a short walk from the charming village of Bradwell. It’s a stunning village building, filled with rustic wooden features, coal fires and gorgeous contemporary touches.

Serving a whole host of perfectly cooked English favourites, the food at Samuel Fox is not to be missed. Try the pan-fried Gressingham duck breast, served with crispy confit duck cannelloni and fresh carrots and beetroot for a taste of their expert culinary skills. For dessert, perhaps try the lemon and blueberry trifle, a wonderful end to a fantastic meal.

They have some great offers available too, including a 2 Course Sunday Lunch for £19 – perfect for a scenic Sunday afternoon. Book advance by phoning 01433 280 120, or book hassle-free online.

The Maynard


Particularly accessible from Sheffield and Chesterfield, The Maynard is one of the most popular restaurants the Peak District has to offer. Beautifully decorated and serving delicious food, the restaurant is located a short way from Grindleford Railway Station – absolutely perfect for days out if you can’t quite fit in a weekend away. The Maynard combines contemporary style with dashes of rural charm, making it a wonderful environment to enjoy an evening meal.

Choose from a number of speciality dishes, including salmon fillet roulade, or pick from the classics menu for old favourites such as fish and chips or rump steak. Ideal for the whole family, a generous children’s menu offers food for the little ones, such as half portions from the main menu or chunky sausages and mash.

To get the best value for money, visit on a Sunday and take advantage of their 3 Course Sunday Lunch Menu for £25. Is there a better way to end the week? Book online or pick up the telephone on 01433 280 129.

George’s Fine Dining Restaurant


In the beautiful village of Hathersage, George’s Fine Dining Restaurant offers an excellent dining experience in the beautiful setting of their award-winning restaurant. Having retained its 2 AA rosette status since the year 2000, the restaurant promises fine quality cuisine. The restaurant itself is rustic and elegant, a truly wonderful place to enjoy a meal after a day walking through the valleys.

The menu is made up of expertly cooked, locally sourced British classics, such as roasted lamb cutlets, spiced hake fillet and peppered mushroom and blue cheese pie. The desserts are unique and decadent. Perhaps try the Yorkshire rhubarb soufflé with stem ginger ice cream, or iced passion fruit parfait, served with white chocolate mousse,  lime cake and raspberry sorbet.

To really treat yourself, book the 4 Course Menu for £41.50, a truly lavish way to make your trip to the Peak District extra special. Book online with Go dine, or just call yourself on 01433 280 122.

Orangery Restaurant at Losehill House


If you’ve been drawn to the Peak District for its gorgeous, scenic views, then the Orangery Restaurant at Losehill House is the perfect place to eat. Sweeping windows in the dining area boast uninterrupted views of Hope Valley – stunning rolling hills and breathtaking views of the surrounding wildlife. The restaurant itself is elegant, bright and spacious, an airy space managing to balance simplicity with plush elegance perfectly.

An expertly crafted menu made from local produce offers fantastic food at a competitive price. Try the filler of Derbyshire lamb, served with a miniature shepherds pie, crispy shoulder, carrot purée and cauliflower cheese for a  delicious taste of Derbyshire’s local produce. Finish with poached plumbs, pain d’epice, vanilla meringue and honey jelly for a sweet and delicious end to your meal.

Make the most of the exquisite food available by booking up their 3 Course Evening Meal for £39.50 offer, including canapés, starter, main course and dessert. Browse some photographs and book online, or phone to book on 01433 280 132.


Have you found any hidden gems in The Peak District? Let us know in the comments!


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