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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Derbyshire

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists 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 Stones Restaurant Matlock restaurant
4.9 (2528)
£26 to £40
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.***
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Highly recommended,Food excellent,staff friendly,will definitely return. Excellent menu.
A photo of The Dovecote Restaurant restaurant
4.8 (2001)
£41 and over
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.

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Beautiful champagne breakfast in a lovely environment , food excellent , service great . A lovely all round dining experience
A photo of The Peacock At Rowsley restaurant
4.7 (250)
£26 to £40
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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Dined on May 16, 2024
We love the Peacock. It is a”destination” restaurant for us - it is a 90minute journey but that is part of the charm. Lunch was fabulous. The menu had plenty of choice without being overwhelming. Service was quiet, attentive without being suffocating. Table service was “there” when required. For the majority of our stay, we were the sole diners in the room. There is no music. The menu has a heavy seasonal influence and utilises local ingredients where possible. Our starter choices included a perfect terrine with a liver parfait of such richness and unctuousness that it was almost too much but stopped on the Brinkley of this. The Jersey Royal and pea croquet with veloute and nasturtium pesto was a brilliant piece of balanced cookery. We both enjoyed the Derbyshire leg of lamb for our main courses - the lamb cooked to perfection, beautifully pink, melt in the mouth served with wild garlic and goat curd. As mentioned, we have visited the Peacock for lunch and dinner many times over the years. It is a “traditional” country hotel in a setting that is hard to beat. On one of the wettest days of this already wet Spring, opening the door into the hallway was like coming home. This was a flying visit and it was hard to leave the embrace of the hotel for the drive home.
A photo of The Bluebell restaurant
4.7 (1855)
£25 and under
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.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Food excellent as always. Friendly welcome and service, and staff knowledgable, efficient, attentive but unobtrusive. The venue itself has been beautifully refurbished and to a high standard. Highly recommended.
A photo of The Bulls Head restaurant
4.6 (75)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
About the restaurant
Do you ever imagine yourself having a post-walk locally-brewed pint overlooking the rolling, green hills of Derbyshire or picture yourself gazing at a roaring fire with your perfect pooch nuzzling at your feet in a cosy snug – with freebie doggie treats a must?

Do you enjoy a good natter with your mates at the bar whilst sampling an array of tasty bar treats or take delight in quizzing the manager about his knowledge of the carefully chosen wines on offer?

Having taken off your muddy boots (and maybe even glammed yourself up a little), can you picture yourself tucking into contemporary British cuisine, crafted out of locally produced products, in our charming, relaxed dining room?

What more could you ask for?

Well, we might just have the perfect place in mind . . .

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
We had a lovely meal once again at The Bulls Head, the only thing we don't like is having the service charge included in our bill. We would have tipped anyway but bit is nice to have the choice.
A photo of The Duncombe Arms restaurant
4.5 (2101)
£26 to £40
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.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
We always love going to the Duncombe - such a good atmosphere and great staff. The food excellent too - our favourite local!
A photo of Darleys Restaurant restaurant
4.5 (45)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
We are an award-winning restaurant with a beautiful waterfront location in Derby. We offer you classic British and European dishes with a modern twist, within a 200-year old former mill building: Darley Abbey Mills.

We also have two outdoor terraces so if you prefer, you can enjoy al-fresco drinks overlooking the River Derwent prior to your dining experience. We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Darleys creates incredible flavours and stunningly-presented dishes that will delight you, all paired with the perfect wine or cocktail to make your experience complete.

Darleys has won several awards and accolades:

Included in the Michelin Guide 2023
AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence 2023

Everything we do is about bringing together wonderful ingredients with beautiful presentation. Our chefs are culinary superheroes. They work tirelessly to deliver amazing, consistent tastes, day in, day out.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Wide choice of food, creatively composed and artistically presented. Excellent service
A photo of The Merchant's Yard restaurant
4.4 (22)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Merchant’s Yard in Tideswell!

Located in the heart of the stunning Peak District National Park, this family-run business is the ideal setting for any occasion; whether it be a relaxing lunch, delectable afternoon tea or a mouth-watering three-course dinner from our selection of seasonal menus designed by the head chef. We choose local suppliers to ensure a fresh and high-quality meal.

Our friendly, knowledgeable, Front of House team will be on hand to guide you through our selection of menus. They will also help you with choosing the right cocktail, fine wine or ale to pair with your meal.

At the time of booking please add any dietary requirements and accessibility needs. The restaurant is set over three floors with our ground floor being accessible.

If you are interested in booking our restaurant for private dining, special events or weddings please call 01298 872 442.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 15, 2024
Lovely small town, great food, service and environment. Catered for our GF/DF needs brilliantly.
A photo of Devonshire Arms - Baslow restaurant
4 (246)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Devonshire Arms, Baslow
The Devonshire Arms, in the stunning Peak District National Park, is a stylish bar and restaurant, with 11 individually designed en suite double rooms.

Our talented executive chef, Darren Goodwin, and his team deliver mouthwatering dishes every day of the week, complemented by an extensive wine list, a choice of cask ales and European lagers, and a wide range of premium spirits.

We pride ourselves on our wine list, which includes many wines not available in other venues or on the high street, with over 35 wines that are available by the glass and bottle.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Devonshire Arms, Baslow, soon.

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Dined on May 9, 2024
Lovely place , comfortable room , the staff are all pleasant and welcoming. Ideal location for walks into and around Chatsworth. We did struggle with the Gluten Free options on the food service and believe this could be an opportunity for development, otherwise a perfect break.
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