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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Derbyshire

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Derbyshire? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Odyssey Greek Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (850)
£25 and under
Greek
Chesterfield
About the restaurant
Odyssey Restaurant is a little chunk of Greece transported into the heart of Chesterfield, offering customers a journey of authentic flavours, sounds and the atmosphere of Greece.

Owned and run by a Greek family, Odyssey is based in the centre of Chesterfield town on 1-3 Knifesmithgate, in a traditional English building and what used to be known as the old Queen’s Head. The owners have managed to bring the building back to life by marrying old English and Greek tradition, maintaining the beauty of the building, but also enhancing it with sites and the aroma of Greece.

Among the many menu choices, one can find lovely Greek salad (horiatiki) to chicken, pork, vegetable or prawn skewers or a classic moussaka, rabbit stifado or meatballs with goat’s cheese. Mediterranean flavours and love for cooking Greek authentic recipes is the menu inspiration.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Delicious authentic food Great service Reasonable pricing Will be going back
A photo of Stones Restaurant Matlock restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2547)
£26 to £40
British
Matlock
About the restaurant
Tucked away in the heart of former spa town Matlock, Stones is a cosy restaurant serving modern British cuisine. The restaurant’s interior is smart and intimate while the kitchen marries British produce with recipes inspired by international cuisine. Don’t be fooled by the apparent simplicity of the seasonal lunch and dinner menus, every dish demonstrates the culinary imagination, technique and flair of the vibrant kitchen team, led by head chef Kevin Stone. The additional tasting menu offers eight courses partnered with a carefully selected optional flight of wine. Catering for all dietary requirements, Stones offer distinct vegetarian and GF menu. Diners can enjoy views overlooking the coursing waters of the River Derwent. Discreet, informed service with an informal approach, allowing the food to take centre stage, Stones is one of the finest dining experiences in the area, carrying two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. ***Visit www.stones-restaurant.co.uk for up to date menus.***
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JayneR
Dined 4 days ago
A perfect lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Can't fault it at all. A wonderful venue for a special occasion. Everything was absolutely delicious. Thank you.
A photo of Cavendish Restaurant at Chatsworth restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2426)
£41 and over
British
Bakewell
About the restaurant
Enjoy a delectable afternoon tea served on beautiful Wonderlust Wedgwood tea ware or a locally sourced and passionately prepared three course set lunch menu. If you are redeeming gift vouchers, please make sure to bring the physical voucher and confirmation email with you on the day of your visit.
To enable us to prepare for your visit, please make sure to inform us on your booking or via the phone number provided of dietary requirements.
For further Government guidance information please visit https://www.chatsworth.org/your-visit/ & https://www.chatsworth.org/terms
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TeamLSW
Dined 5 days ago
The vegetarian afternoon tea was outstanding with a variety of sweet and savoury. The selection of teas on offer provided an interesting experience and the service was fantastic; friendly and attentive.
A photo of The Dovecote Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2006)
£41 and over
European
Derby
About the restaurant
Our chefs use only the freshest, local, and best quality seasonal produce. With delightful views over the golf course set in the Derbyshire countryside, the Dovecote is ideal as a venue for entertaining business clients at conferences, family celebrations or enjoying a quiet candle-lit meal for two. Situated within easy reach of Derby and Nottingham with ample free car parking facilities.
Our award winning Two Rosette restaurant is currently serving Champagne Breakfast, for that special treat Wednesday - Saturday. Afternoon Tea's are served Thursday - Saturday. Dinner is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we also offer a three course Sunday Lunch. A great selection of local drinks, fresh cocktails and a well-stocked cellar provides superb wine to accompany your meal.
We are currently not serving midweek lunch.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Definitely one of the best afternoon teas we have been to locally. Very friendly staff and exceptional quality of food. We did lack the clotted cream with the scones but didnt realise it should have been there till later. We will definitely come back to this super event.
A photo of Bloom Bar & Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (33)
£25 and under
English
Hope Valley
About the restaurant
All day dining from midday until 8:45pm. Varied menu with everything from pizzas, Thai curry, steaks, vegan and vegetarian dishes. Outdoor courtyard setting with the last of the sun, oak-beamed barn restaurant indoors. Dog friendly areas.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
New management and staff have made huge improvement
A photo of The Bluebell restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1867)
£25 and under
British
Alfreton
About the restaurant
The Bluebell is a smart, modern place to relax offering fuss-free food and drinks that retain the reputation for quality we’ve hopefully earned at Stones. Dogs are welcome in our outdoor space and bar area. No dogs will be allowed in the restaurant-style extension. Parking Please note we have a car park on-site however it can get very busy and is limited. Please respect the neighbours when parking on-street by not blocking their driveways. Please do not park opposite other cars therefore making the road too narrow to pass. Come and join us at this beautiful old pub very soon. Please note we are closed on Sunday evenings and all day on Mondays.
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DavidG
Dined 4 days ago
Everything was top notch as it always is. Wonderful Lamb for me and my friend equally happy with her chicken dish.
A photo of Carluccio's - Derby restaurant
4.4
4.4 (436)
£26 to £40
Italian
Derby
About the restaurant
Here at Carluccio's, we’ve always been true to our Italian heritage and what food really means to us. The best ingredients, from the best regions, cooked with love.

Located on the second floor at the Intu Shopping Centre, why not come in and have a bite to eat after a bit of shopping?

We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday. Our menu also caters for vegetarians/vegans and those who are following a gluten free diet.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent Service as Always, food and service is great there.
A photo of The galleon steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1038)
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Chesterfield
About the restaurant
Contemporary steakhouse in the centre of chesterfield.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff were lovely and the decor was great. We ave ordered takeaway from here before but it was our first experience at the restaurant itself and we were impressed.
A photo of The Duncombe Arms restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2118)
£26 to £40
British
Ashbourne
About the restaurant
The Duncombe Arms is a beautiful, traditional country pub situated at the heart of the lovely rural village of Ellastone on the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border. Located on the edge of the Peak District near the towns of Ashbourne and Uttoxeter it is a great place to visit providing a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food, as well as a chat with friends or family.

Come inside and enjoy a roaring log fire, sample our excellent range of beers and wines or enjoy fabulous food from our award-winning chef Jake Boyce. Or in the summer you can laze in our large garden overlooking the view to Worthy Island Wood.
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Shelly
Dined 6 days ago
Delicious meal in a lovely setting. Wish it was closer to us but we will be back.
A photo of The Peacock At Rowsley restaurant
4.6
4.6 (253)
£26 to £40
British
Matlock
About the restaurant
As you walk into the Peacock you get the feeling of history, built in 1652, the hotel was originally used as a dower house for Haddon Hall. The link between the two survives today as Lord Edward Manners brought the hotel back into his estate in 2004, the hotel has many pieces of unique furniture and art work from the Estate. The Bar is another step back into the past with a copper topped bar and untouched surroundings, the extensive cocktail and drinks list can be enjoyed in the bar or lounge before dinner. Our restaurant team have been the proud bearers of three AA rosettes–the top ten percent in the country. We offer both an indulgent, fine dining menu & a more relaxed bar menu to suit most tastes or moods. We serve truly local ingredients including organically-reared beef & lamb from the Haddon Estate. We are open for lunch in our bar and restaurant Tuesday to Saturday and dinner in our bar Tuesday to Friday and dinner in our restaurant Tuesday to Saturday.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 28, 2024
Lovely quality food with a modern twist in a unique and beautiful building. All the ladies who either assisted us or served us lunch, went out of their way to make sure we felt welcome and looked after. Thank you
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