The Brasserie

2.9
24 Reviews
£26 to £40
International
The Brasserie

From light and nutritious to delicious and indulgent, enjoy an á la carte menu in the Brasserie that showcases flavours, flair and fun using the very best locally-sourced produce.
What 24 people are saying
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2.9based on recent ratings
2.6
food
3.2
service
3.0
ambience
2.5
value
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56% of people would recommend it to a friend
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anonymous
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not as hygienic as I would expect - especially during Covid times. We had problems with two dishes (I usually never send food back) - but one of the wait staff was great at apologising and dealing with the issues. Food itself was a mix, felt a bit like a restaurant trying to hit above its weight and really not up to the prices being asked.

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JackieB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Totally different from our previous experience, we were greeted within seconds by a lovely young man called Tom, very polite and friendly, the food was delicious, the only criticism is the room was a bit cold

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FionaH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very slow service. Very limited menu Not many vegetables and no option on the menu to order more.

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AmandaR
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The starter wasn’t great, (sharing platter which consisted of a couple of bread rolls, butter and olives) but the main meal (chicken) was nice. I wouldn’t say it was value for money though and the drinks were expensive.

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NatalieA
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!
Lovely atmosphere, helpful staff.

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None
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The beef was tough and the lamb lacked flavour. Too many ppapers and chillies

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LesleyW
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Food gorgeous. Service brilliant.

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BillD
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very disappointing in every respect. We had read that this hotel had an 'award-winning chef' - if so, he cannot have had much to do with our meal! We ordered Beef as a reheated, factory produced object it was 'saggy' and collapsed with very little meat filling. By contrast, the industrial slab of Lasagne was reheated to the point of being burnt around the outside. As it was our wedding anniversary we were stuck with what was available and as no waiting staff were in the room, we were not able to complain! We ate what we could and left the room, only to be pursued by a waiter, concerned that we needed to log the meal to our hotel room number. Sadly the same energy had not been applied either to the cooking or the service. It was classic 'Fawlty Towers' - we cannot recommend this place as at all representative of what a passable restaurant should be like, even at half of what we paid.

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Flowerman
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Safe dining venue but food uninspiring.
Helpful and friendly staff

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DavidH
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Where have you been for the last three months? Answer please.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good value for money , lovely service too.

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TasneemC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The hotel itself is a beautiful building and not far from a lot of attractions. But as I write this review, I have been waiting for 40 minutes after eating my mains. The restaurant in the hotel is not very busy but staff are running around like headless chicken! Was not once asked by staff if food was fine. After food was served A waiter slowly approached us and then moved away to get drinks for someone else. My wife and I felt very unwelcome, almost as though us dining was an inconvenience. Very disappointed in the service in the restaurant. Don’t bother eating in!! Staff are not helpful at all!!

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BrendaB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. My husband had soup and beef, which he said was very tasty and I had goats cheese and pan fried cod which was very enjoyable. Samfire was a new experience and quite tasty if a little stringy . We both had apple torte which was delicious. There were not many people in the restaurant but enough to create a good atmosphere. The staff were friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good and well presented. Restaurant staff were attentive.

Was disappointed by the overall atmosphere and bar area. The pictures were good but sadly in reality did not live up to the picture. Shane because food was good.

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vipsk4food
London
127 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It's such a shame... The Brasserie could be a lovely place to eat and the concept behind the comprehensive menu is good, but it was not delivered. We were eating on a Monday evening, not always the best night, but there appeared to be an odd mix of food on the plate and the presentation was awful. Coupled with this the efficient staff delivered the food wearing black rubber gloves! This really is not on, and is a first for us. We asked why this was and were told the kitchen insisted they do it. Extraordinary... we eat at many places, including Michelin star restaurants, and no one wears rubber gloves. There is also a very limited drinks menu, including wine. This place has potential and could be so much better.

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AndrewR
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food particularly the desserts which were imaginative. Quiet being midweek . Decor very grey and rather cheerless

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine, good atmosphere, perfect service. Chocolates from restaurant to us were a lovely surprise for our celebrations.

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FilR
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Having special dietary needs the staff catered for me admirably and without fuss. The food was simply delicious.

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StuartH
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal. Limited menu and very small portions. Presentation was beautiful. Staff friendly and efficient. Pretty good wine list and a fair price. I would recommend, but not if you are starving.

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DavidH
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, service and price were very good. Will certainly recommend and visit again.

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NicoTarn
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in a beautiful location. The service was brilliant, very attentive and the staff lovely. There was a romantic and cozy atmosphere with gentle music playing. The food was delicious and although the portions were not massive there was plenty to fill you without that overstuffed uncomfortableness afterwards. The prices were reasonable and I will definitely return for a visit again in future.

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FilR
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is fast becoming our go to eatery. The food is such great value and a high standard and great value. The ambience and service is wonderful. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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JefC
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were two menus offered - the Brasserie Menu and the Casual Menu. Actually some dishes were offered at the same price on both menus. Whilst generally it is good to have a limited choice rather than a large menu so indicating that the food had been specially cooked, on this occasion the choice was so limited for a stay of three days. On the third day I had cottage pie which was quite difficult to eat from the bowl it contained as it was a little too runny to dig out with a fork. The vegetables, particularly the brassica tops were undercooked.
Compensations were the quiet ambience and the very pleasant staff.

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SusanJ
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food we ordered with an excellent and friendly service.

FAQs

The Brasserie is rated 2.9 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.