Today, Go dine’s ‘top rated’ takes you on a tour of restaurants in Derby. With so many venues to choose from, sometimes a good recommendation is all you want and this is where the ‘top rated restaurants in Derby’ steps in. Each of the restaurants has been chosen as outstanding because it offer something exceptional, whether is it a particular dish, offer or venue.
First up is Le Mistral, a French restaurant in Wirksworth, Derbyshire. This is a truly unique venue that is nestled within a quaint period building. Guests are able to sit and enjoy a drink at the feature bar or step downstairs into the cosy cellar with its exposed brickwork, fairy lights and French memorabilia adorning the walls. Le Mistral really is a little slice of France in Derbyshire and is perfect for a romantic meal. With offers running such as £19.95 for a 3 course evening meal it is the perfect time to wine, dine and romance.
Opulence is a restaurant that not only serves exquisite British food but it’s location within the old council chambers also makes it one of the most visually impressive establishments. Diners are met at the entrance by an imposing marble and granite staircase which leads up to the main dining room. This AA rosette awarded venue serves fantastic food that features many locally sourced ingredients. With an early bird 2 course meal for £14.95, everyone is able to enjoy affordable fine dining.
Hidden within a converted stable building is European restaurant, Zest. This restaurant is awarded ‘featured’ status as a result of its delicious food, stunning interior and superb offers. Located in the heart of Derby city centre, it is the perfect place to enjoy a meal before venturing out to sample Derby’s nightlife. With a four course meal for £28.50 it won’t break the bank either.
Two AA rosette awarded Stone’s Restaurant in Matlock has been dubbed a hidden gem in Derby’s restaurant scene. The food is spectacular, both in flavour and visually and the environment that has been created using upholstered church pews and abstract art is one that is welcoming yet completely unique. This venue is perfect for an intimate evening or special occasion. For £21 for 2 courses, there really is no excuse not to visit.
Last, but by no means least, is The European Restaurant, unsurprisingly, serving European cuisine. This restaurant is homely and comfortable with a palette of pastel shades, soft furnishings and gentle colour washes adorning every surface. The building it is situated in dates back to 1525 and has held on to many of its original features. With an £11.50, two course early bird on offer, guests are encouraged to visit before a trip to the theatre that is located only a few minutes’ walk away.