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Review Summary

9.4 based on 29 reviews
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    We had a wonderful evening celebrating my 70th birthday at The Columbine Restaurant. A party of 7 including 1 child we were seated in a private dining room, which gave a lovely relaxed atmosphere. There was a wide choice of dishes, and they made sure there was something suitable for my grandchild. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive. Fantastic food, service and ambience!

    Lovely meal for a birthday treat.

    Lovely meal for a birthday treat.

    Would recommend every time. Been a few times and highly rate it. Not to be missed in Buxton. Small restaurant but the food is top class.

    We have never eaten here before and we found every aspect excellent. We just couldn’t fault anything. We will definitely be returning again

    The starters that both myself and my husband had were delicious. I had oak smoked salmon and my husband sardines cooked with garlic and tomatoes. We both had brill for our mains that was cooked to perfection. Welcomed as soon as we stepped inside. So glad we chose to eat here in celebration of my 60th birthday!!

    Great food and excellent service.

    Fantastic meal, great service and friendly atmosphere. Thank you for a lovely evening!

    The staff were very polite and nothing was enough trouble for them. The food was out of this world. The salmon starter was best I've had in a long time and the steak knife cut through the steak with ease. Good quality produce and locally sourced. My partner had tarte and she said she loved every bite. If I'm back in buxton I'll be booking up again for sure. My opinion best restaurant in town. In visiting book up here. You won't be disappointed.

    Excellent restaurant, will definitely visit again. Very friendly staff, wonderful food.

    The restaurant that never disappoints. Wonderful ambience, wonderful service and extraordinarily wonderful food. Thank you so much to all concerned for a magnificent evening.

    Lovely meal, lovely friendly staff, will definitely be going again

    Excellent friendly service and atmosphere a good choice of meals, vegetarian included. The food was cooked to perfection and even the accompanying vegetables.

    Excellent friendly service and atmosphere, a good choice of meals, vegetarian included. The food was cooked to perfection even the accompanying vegetables.

    Had a lovely meal food was amazing and the service was second to none would definitely eat here again!

    Lovely classy food in a delightful setting. Friendly attentive service from the super team!

    Food excellent. Restaurant quiet as we made an early booking.

    A lovely celebration at the Columbine Restaurant!

    Great to return here. One of our favourite restaurants. Didn't disappoint. Ambience perfect for a relaxed pre- theatre meal. Excellent menu choice and superb food. Looking forward to another meal tomorrow and to returning when next visiting Buxton.

    An excellent pre-theatre dining experience at Columbine, a quiet, relaxing restaurant, where the background music not at all intrusive; full marks for that!
    The meal was first class, (as it has been on previous visits), and was served by friendly, attentive staff.
    Dining here before the theatre/opera gives one the feeling of two nights out in one: First a superb 'meal out' followed by a good evening's entertainment.

    Very good cuisine, nice place and good service.

    Overall a very nice dining experience if a little pricey.

    Great little place - its like eating in someone's sitting room! The food was exceptional and the service was fabulous.

    enjoyed meal. Pleasant staff

    Found this little gem by scouring the internet, and was baffled as to how I have never been to this place before. Made to feel very welcome as soon as we walked in, the head-waiter helped us find some dishes we could have due to allergies, and was sorted very efficiently. Enjoyed the gressingham duck and particularly the desserts, which looked divine. Am looking forward to making this our top restaurant. Would recommend very highly.

    Yummy food especially the home made puds. Excellent service all the staff were very attentive.Comes highly recommended

    As usual a superb meal, the desserts were excellent and the cheese board was amazing.

    Fantastic meal, really friendly staff, found this place last year and well worth a visit for the special occasion

    made to feel at home, food was fresh and tasty

7pm-Late (6pm and 9pm require reservation)
7pm-Late (6pm and 9pm require reservation)
7pm-Late (6pm and 9pm require reservation)
7pm-Late (6pm and 9pm require reservation)
7pm-Late (6pm and 9pm require reservation)
  • Ranked #13 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £18
  • 0.14 miles from Buxton
  • British

We say…

Set within the stunning Peak District countryside of Derbyshire, you will find a picturesque market town by the name of Buxton which plays host to the privately-run Columbine Restaurant. Situated on Hall Bank, Columbine boasts a convenient location between Market Place and the Opera House, offering residents and visitors alike a brilliant pre or post-theatre meal as well as acting as the perfect base from which to explore Buxton, or to recharge after taking a walk around the beautiful town.

Kim McNally and her husband Steve took over in 1997 and have made Columbine a real delight to dine at. Offering diners several different dining experiences, this venue is suitable for all occasions. On the ground floor, guests are welcomed into a peaceful haven decorated in gentle lilacs and pale woods that provides the perfect backdrop for a special family celebration or a relaxed dinner. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet comfortable, a trait that is continued in the cellar dining room. Perfectly decorated to create an intimate ambience, the cellar dining room is ideal for romantic dinners. Complete with stone and brick walls that have been painted cream to make the room feel bright, a stone floor and pale woods, the cellar is cosy yet contemporary.

Columbine has gained recognition from Peak District cuisine for their love of local produce that offers diners a real taste of Derbyshire. Kim and Steve aim to use local producers, growers and breeders to create their delicious a la carte menu and daily changing specials. Steve is an incredibly talented Chef who has a wealth of experience in the catering industry which is evident in every single one of his well prepared and well-thought-out British dishes. When seasonally available you can expect to enjoy dishes such as the tart tartin made with caramelised onions, mixed mushrooms, goats cheese, spinach masala and served with a lime and mango pickle; or, the roast breast of gressingham honeyed and pink served with braised legs, plums and ginger; or the vegetarian hot and sour noodles made with Chinese vegetables, crisp tofu, seven spice pepper and pickled ginger. After your meal, the bread and butter pudding is the ultimate dessert or opt for the maple and pecan tart, another favourite of ours. Vegans and Vegetarians, do not worry, most dishes on the menu can be adapted to suit your diet to ensure that all guests are well-catered for.

Columbine restaurant in Buxton is a beautiful, independently run venue that offers variation and locally sourced produce that can be  a rare find. The time and attention to detail put in by the proprietors shines through in every aspect and you can guarantee that after one visit, you’ll be going back time and time again.

last updated: 26 May 2018

last updated: 26 May 2018

last updated: 26 May 2018

last updated: 26 May 2018
7 Hall Bank, Buxton, SK17 6EW
01298 787 52