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The Peacock At Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire
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The Peacock At Rowsley

4.6
4.6
194 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
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 Wednesday to Saturday and dinner in our bar Tuesday to Friday and dinner in our restaurant Tuesday to Saturday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–1:45 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 7:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 6:30 pm–8:15 pm

  • Phone number

    01629 733518

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Head Chef Dan Smith

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining rooms are ideal for celebrating intimate wedding breakfasts and family occasions, with a charming outdoor seating area ideal for pre-dining drinks during the summer months.

  • Private party contact

    Rhiannon Le Beau: 01629 733518

  • Neighborhood

    Matlock

  • Cross street

    Bakewell Road

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking to the rear of the hotel

  • Public transit

    Transpeak buses and The Sixes buses stop directly outside the hotel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lighter lunch menu

    £32.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 3 course lighter lunch menu includes a full size starter and dessert and a half portion main course. Ideal for those with a lighter appetite. Available for lunch Wednesday- Saturday

What 194 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Derbyshire

    Best Overall

  • Derbyshire

    Best Food

  • Derbyshire

    Best Service

  • Derbyshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Derbyshire

    Innovative

  • Derbyshire

    Healthy

  • Derbyshire

    Romantic

  • Derbyshire

    Good for special occasions

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  1. KL

    KirstyLiam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, amazing service… went with my partner for our anniversary and received a card which was a nice touch ❤️
  2. SJ

    SportyJim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on a drizzly winter’s evening and were immediately cheered by the fire in the characterful bar. The staff were friendly and efficient. We enjoyed a drink in the bar and then went through to the dining room. I always feel the cold, but this was also warm and comfortable. The food was all excellent. I’m vegetarian, and my options were more original than I often have, and were really flavoursome. The staff were discretely attentive and always knew who had ordered which dish. They were also enthusiastic and knowledgeable about this historic building. All in all, a memorable evening.
  3. TB

    TimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute top quality as always...fantastic surroundings both inside and out...impeccable service...superb food...highly recommend a visit for you special occasion :-)
  4. JS

    JosieS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most gorgeous food never fails to impress a very talented chef.
  5. SH

    StephanieH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely place , great service and food but portion size is too small particularly on starter and main course.
  6. F

    Foxgloves

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and great service. If you want a special evening then look no further than The Peacock.
  7. M

    Malbec

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had the tasting menu which is served on a Friday & Saturday evening. It was absolutely delicious! Great variety of dishes all carefully balanced in flavour and texture. Friendly knowledgeable staff. The live guitarist was superb. A few candles would be a nice addition.
  8. SB

    StepB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ab excellent lunch served in delightful surroundings with attentive and friendly staff with food of the highest quality
  9. VB

    VBl1

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful place, top quality food, good wine, attentive staff. definitely worth the price, will be back
  10. L

    Lambo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food well below the standard I expected for the price. Two glasses of house wine over £20 not good value. Will not be going back.
  11. KC

    KimC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A lovely birthday lunch celebrating my Mum’s 87th birthday. Made to feel welcome and cared for from start to finish. The card was an unexpected sweet touch, too.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Waited over half an hour once seated for a menu and only the on our request. Once order was taken and food delivered, not a single member of staff came to us again. Not to ask if all was ok or if we wanted anymore drink. We were at 8.30pm on a Friday the only two people in the bar area so I doubt it was due to being to busy. The new bar render Keena? Didn’t notice that we were sat without either drinks or menus albeit sat within a metre if his bar. However he was the only person that attempted to apologise. The food (fish & chips )were really nice however the beetroot and onion flan was pretty poor. Very soggy and very very bland. And they still had the ordacity to try and charge us a service fee. Something we just never had. Our second visit, the first wasn’t great but ok, sure won’t to be a third.
  13. PG

    PhilipG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A small comfortable dining room, without background noise. Lovely food and the “lighter lunch” served our purpose well. Service excellent from the several staff
  14. SW

    StephenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable lunch in pleasant surroundings. Food was excellent & the service likewise. Will definitely be back again soon!
  15. NC

    NicC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful service, great venue, well presented and super tasty food. Nicky paced evening with drinks in the lounge to start. Really felt like a night out.
  16. T

    Theatrediner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent value for money for an extremely high quality meal. Lovely staff, professional and friendly. Beautiful surroundings.
  17. LO

    LouiseO

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely building, lovely food and friendly staff. All you could ask for
  18. DL

    DawnL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Faultless food and service, staff were very attentive and accommodating. The food was definitely the star of the dining experience. I felt the dining room lacked some atmosphere, was slightly cramped and noisy, with some other diners engaged in a game of brinkmanship. Compliments to the chef(s), a beautiful meal correctly priced.
  19. LR

    LeeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly wonderful evening, we went as a special Birthday Treat for my brother and his wife. I would highly recommend The Peacock at Rowsley for a beautiful culinary experience
  20. T

    Theatrediner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Superb value for money. Efficient and charming staff. Great ambience.
  21. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a celebration. Lovely place, restaurant, lounge and garden. Staff professional and friendly. We had the lighter lunch menu of normal starter and dessert, half main. Choices good. Very tasty food, adequate, well presented and delivered. Wine and coffee expensive we thought though. Would definitely go again.
  22. R

    Raja

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Just one item of vegetarian/ vegan was disappointing other than that all very good
  23. SS

    ShelleyS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, excellent food served with relaxed efficiency. Highly recommend for a special treat or occasion.
  24. T

    Theatrediner

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful building. Very peaceful garden. Great staff. Food exceptionally good value for the high quality. Excellent idea having a lighter lunch menu. Would highly recommend everything about the Peacock at Rowsley.
  25. CS

    ChrisS

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We were a little disappointed given the 3 rosette rating. We went for the tasting menu which was ok and the dishes looked beautiful but you don't only eat with you eyes. The sauces lacked depth except for the lamb sauce which was over reduced and too salty. The duck ballotine was delicious - all the other dishes looked great but under delivered. The main fish course was sea bream and cuttlefish which are 2 very cheap fish. The sea bream was very well cooked but the cuttlefish was cuttlefish and added nothing other than to put a second sea food on the dish. It need to be a quality seafood such as scallop, prawn or lobster. The bouillabaisse sauce lacked any real flavour. My partner thought the best part of this dish was the black rice, which really ought not to have been the star of the show ! The 'hand picked crab' had little flavour - I loved the mackerel tartare which shared center billing with the crab, and was a little unsure why they appeared on the same plate. Unfortunately the desserts whilst visually stunning were not very memorable. I should mention the bread - the treacle bread was lovely - if they sold it by the loaf, I'd have bought a couple ! We aren't sure whether this influenced us but it was noticeable that only 2 of the 7 courses (+ 2 additions - amuse bouche and pre dessert) were warm. I know it is the summer menu but show casing more pan rattling may have helped. The staff were all perfectly pleasant but it was clear they were predominantly casual (probably Friday / Saturday night school kids earning a few £) and they struggled between them to know what they were serving. No one poured our wine all evening which whilst sounding marginally pretentious i think is a reasonable expectation at this level. That wasn't great when you then have £40 service added to the bill for the 2 of us. Overall ok, but as always, we went for a culinary experience which we didn't feel we got, however we did pay for...
  26. MH

    MikeH

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Overall, it was a nice place to have lunch. The food was ok, my BLT came to the table cold though. The waiter's service was very courteous and professional. I think for the type of food we had, it was a little pricey. For me, it just lacked atmosphere. Would I go back, if I was in the area, then probably yes. But, I would not drive to especially go there.
  27. J

    Jabdoc

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The ambience of the bar & garden is delightful but be careful when you book. The restaurant means you have to eat the £75 pp fixed menu. We weren’t told that we couldn’t eat the bar menu on booking but the staff managed to find us a place in the bar - a much nicer place with a better menu choice at half the price. The fish soup was superb & great value & fish & chips also superb. I was told that the chocolate parfait with mint ice cream was the best desert my friend had ever had.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the Peacock at Rowsley to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our experience was second to none from when we arrived until we left. The service and service was the best we have experienced and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Peacock for a special occasion.
  29. TS

    TrudiS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere and good menu. Service was amazing; friendly, informative and just what you wanted. We will be back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We have dined and stayed here for many years. We went for a Father’s Day meal which in comparison with our previous experiences was disappointing.
  31. S

    Siren

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, as usual. I like the fact that some half bottles of good wine were available, given that it was lunchtime. The service was impeccable.
  32. H

    Hollyhox

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant welcome, knowledgeable staff providing good detail on the dishes & wine being served.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and impeccable service in a beautiful setting.
  34. L

    Lovetoeatout

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From superb cocktails to mouthwatering food accompanied by fine wine and friendly and attentive service, this was truly a fabulous meal and occasion that I cannot find fault with …simply wow!
  35. P

    Peanuts

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent high-end dining. Very well looked after by lovely staff all evening.
  36. EN

    EllieN

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere, food and service. Would highly recommend! Enjoyed our evening thoroughly and cannot wait to visit again!
  37. AP

    AdamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only constructive feedback we could give is the waiting time when we arrived for drinks- it was marginally too long given we were sat in front of the barman cleaning glasses. As for food it was absolutely amazing. We are far from good critics, however the lamb fat need to be either rendered or removed and we didn’t feel the potato waffle added anything to the dish. nine of this would stop us returning and shouldn’t detract from what was an amazing experience.
  38. RB

    RichardB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every way. Fabulous food, service and ambience.
  39. SH

    SamH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    While the food was cooked well, and some parts of it tasted very good in isolation, the dishes as a whole seemed confused. Way too much going on with each plate for my liking, which detracted from the dish as a whole. I was expecting far better for the price as it is pretty expensive. I'm afraid I've had much better for about 1/3 of the price. The service was generally okay, informative etc but did seem a little cold and not overly friendly. Made for a slightly odd atmosphere, although the live classical guitarist providing background music was lovely. All in all, it was okay, and if it wasn't for the price it wouldn't be such a low review. But for the price I'm afraid I can't recommend this restaurant.
  40. K

    Karen

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely birthday meal and excellent friendly service from Valentine and Oliver as always

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Peacock At Rowsley is rated 4.6 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Peacock At Rowsley

The Peacock At Rowsley, Bakewell Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2EB

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bakewell Road

  • Neighborhood

    Matlock

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–1:45 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 7:00 pm–8:45 pm Sun 6:30 pm–8:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking to the rear of the hotel

  • Public transit

    Transpeak buses and The Sixes buses stop directly outside the hotel

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Head Chef Dan Smith

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01629 733518

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining rooms are ideal for celebrating intimate wedding breakfasts and family occasions, with a charming outdoor seating area ideal for pre-dining drinks during the summer months.

  • Private party contact

    Rhiannon Le Beau: 01629 733518

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