Review Summary

9.4 based on 8 reviews
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    Haven't been to Bakewell before as we were staying with friends. They recommended Piedaniel's to us - I was a little thrown by the name but they assured us it was excellent and it was! The staff are attentive but not overly so, and the food is amazing! My husband and I both had the fillet of beef with the mushroom and asparagus casserole and were very pleased with it! I had crepes for dessert and it was heavenly! The wine list wasn't overpriced either. We will definitely be returning when we visit our friends in future, very glad they convinced us to give it a try!

    The menu at Piedaniel's is amazing - I had the trio of pork but it was difficult to choose as it all sounded lovely. My partner and I also shared a chocolate tart with white chocolate ice cream for dessert Will be returning very soon.

    Overall a very pleasant lunch. Small main course but nicely cooked. Drinks rather expensive though.

    An excellent evening in a quiet but busy restaurant with excellent and different food which was beautifully presented and served.

    My family and I much enjoyed Piedaniel's French restaurant in Bakewell. The food was very good indeed and the service was excellent. Wines were quite pricey and the restaurant is not cheap - £195 for five os us. However, we all agreed that it was worth it.

    My wife and I were both very impressed by this place. Our main courses of Duck and Brill were precisely cooked. We both thought our starters were imaginative. I finished the meal with a calvados which was very fairly priced. Would definitely eat here again next time I am in Bakewell. BTW Lady Manners School is to be congratulated for producing such excellent gels for waiting on!

    The staff were attentive and very happy to spend time talking to you but never overstayed their welcome. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, there was an excellent range of wines both by the bottle or the glass. We were not rushed and there were enough people in the restaurant to make the atmosphere comfortable and relaxed. An excellent evening and we will certainly return in the future.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the meal which was cooked beautifully and served excellently. We will certainly dine there again and recommend it to all our friends and relatives.

12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm
12pm-2pm and 7pm-11pm
1st and 2nd week 12pm-3pm
  • Ranked #54 of 226
  • Avg. main course: £17
  • 0.08 miles from Bakewell
  • French

We say…

Situated in the historic market town of Bakewell is Piedaniel’s; an excellent family-owned and managed French restaurant. Thousands of tourists and residents enjoy the warm and calming surroundings of Piedaniel’s after a hard day at work or after a day strolling around the fabulous Peak District countryside.

Eric Piedaniel and his wife Christina have been wowing diners for over fifteen years with their expert knowledge of fine cuisine coupled with their friendly and welcoming service. Eric has been passionate about good food since the tender age of six. In his teens, his teachers sent him to the La Avalasse Catering College, a year earlier than planned, where he became the top chef for three consecutive years before leaving will full catering honours. He met Christina at the Great Foster Hotel in Surrey before moving to the Hyde Park Hotel in London to further enhance their skills. Now as the proud owners of Piedaniel’s, an AA rosette awarded restaurant, dining here is sure to leave you with fond memories and a full belly.

The restaurant area is light and airy and has all of the charm and character of a countryside restaurant. With white washed walls, exposed brick work, gentle pastel greens punctuating the room and exposed beams, it is the perfect canvas for Eric’s vibrant dishes to take centre stage.

The menus change with the season to ensure that guests are enjoying the very freshest local produce and therefore, the best flavours. When available the recommended starters include the twice-bakes redwood smoked salmon soufflé served with a mussel broth or poached egg bouguignon topped with smoked black forest ham; a unique yet beautifully executed dish. For mains the braised fillet of Derbyshire pork is delicious and vegetarians can tuck in to home-made wild mushroom ravioli with vegetables julienne. Alongside the exquisite food is an incredibly well-appointed wine list that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of wine buffs.

Piedaniel’s in Bakewell offers a real rustic treat that will see you leaving full, satisfied and a with a real sense of being valued as an individual rather than just a paying customer by this remarkable family restaurant. A must visit for those who live in the area or who are just visiting for the day. 

last updated: 27 Mar 2019
Bath Street, Bakewell, DE45 1BX
01629 812 687