a nice evening with very good food and a charming waiter, am certainly looking to repeat this experience
Owned by Fischer’s at Baslow Hall, Rowley’s restaurant and bar sits on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate in the picturesque village of Baslow. Situated on Church Lane close to the Cavendish Hotel and Il Lupo Italian Ristorante, Rowley’s is an idyllic venue that is the perfect country retreat.
Having connections with a Michelin starred restaurant, Rowley’s is a double AA rosette awarded restaurant housed within a beautiful old inn that sums Derbyshire up. Guests are welcomed into the restaurant through a large teal doorway before being enveloped in a haven of rich purple shades, comfortable chairs and sofas and rustic charm. The exposed stone work and large fireplace make the venue homely and comforting. The service is exceptional and guests will instantly feel at ease as they are looked after by the attentive and passionate staff.
Head Chef Rupert Rowley specialises in cooking local and seasonal produce to create hearty, refined dishes that will make you smile. On the menu you can expect to find dishes such as traditional fish and chips served with a chunky, home-made tartar sauce and pea puree with chunky or thin cut chips, Steak and ‘Thornbridge’ ale pie with Rowley’s signature baked suet crust, chunky chips and veg and ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ rib bone which is slow braised in Ardberg 10 years single malt, blackened on the char-grill and served with chunky chips, corn on the cob and oriental coleslaw.
Although not the cheapest place in the Peak, Rowley's has no compromise in quality and aimed at the more discerning diner. It has been guest to celebrity chefs including Gino Di Campo who recently filmed an episode of his television programme at the restaurant. If it’s good enough for Gino… it’s good enough for us!