Review Summary

9 based on 1 reviews
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    Beautiful building and food as every bit as good as described. We will be staying here on our next trip to the peak

  • Ranked #126 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £16
  • 0.2 miles from Buxton
  • British

We say…

The Dovedale Restaurant is set within the magnificent Palace Hotel which is nestled in the centre of Buxton. Built in 1868 and designed by Henry Currey, who was the Duke of Derbyshire’s architect, the Dovedale has a breath-taking interior that will add glamour to any occasion. With stunning views over the historic town, the Palace Hotel is a much-loved focal point of Buxton’s culture and the venue where everyone wants to stay when they are in town.

The walk up to the main entrance of the Palace Hotel sets the scene for what you can expect from inside. The entire venue is lavish, opulent and classically decorated. The Dovedale restaurant is no exception with its almost regal colour palette of blue, gold and white. The restaurant is vast but maintains a feeling of intimacy, particularly in the evening when the stunning light fixtures and chandeliers twinkle away. The level of detail has to be seen to be believed and the bar area even features marble pillars and huge, racing green, leather sofas that are ideal for enjoy a glass of wine or two after your meal.

The kitchen team at The Dovedale have created a menu which is as beautifully executed as the surroundings in which it is served. Offering British cuisine created using the very best quality fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Derbyshire countryside, diners are in for a real treat. The Table d’Hote menu offers dishes such as brisket of beef marinated in red wine, garlic and thyme with pearl barley and root vegetables; tempura of hake on a bed of coriander noodles and peppers with a sweet chilli sauce; and sugar baked ham served with red onion and parsley sauce on a bed of creamed potatoes and mixed greens, to name a few.

The Dovedale restaurant at the Buxton Palace Hotel is an absolutely stunning venue that is perfect for a special occasion. Able to seat a wedding reception for up to 320 guests, the team are more than able to cater for any size party and will ensure that every second you spend with them is magical.

last updated: 21 Feb 2019
The Palace Hotel, Palace Road, Buxton, SK17 6AG
01298 220 01