Modern British in Derby


Two miles north of the centre, this upmarket restaurant has a gorgeous setting in a bright, converted mill overlooking the river. Classy fare spans semolina-coated lamb belly with mint jelly to guinea-fowl Kiev with…
Deli in Ashbourne


A great little deli and cafe, Bramhalls serves stylish light meals and sandwiches, and excellent homemade pastries, breads, cold meats as well as more than 60 varieties of cheese.
Cafe in Derby

Jack Rabbits

Jack Rabbits serves gourmet sandwiches, quiches, deli goods (including homemade jams and chutneys) and ready-to-eat meals for a riverside picnic. Its adjoining sunlit cafe is perfect for lazy grazing on tapas, platt…
Bistro in Derby

Wonky Table

Inside an inviting retro-vintage dining room with exposed brick walls, Wonky Table features a slimmed-down daytime menu plus sandwiches such as warm goat's cheese with caramelised onion and walnuts. But it really co…
Brasserie in Derby

Lisa Jean at Bennetts Brasserie

A five-course champagne breakfast (served until 2pm, with options including eggs Benedict and Welsh rarebit) is the showpiece of this elegant restaurant on the 1st-floor interior balcony of Derby's historic departme…
Cafe in Ashbourne

Flower Cafe

Soups such as parsnip, chorizo and chestnut, broccoli and Stilton, and spicy bean and lentil are a year-round speciality at this cute-as-a-button cafe where everything is homemade. In summer it also cooks delicious …
Burgers in Derby


Creative twists on burgers made from local ingredients (English flour, Derbyshire beef) include the Fire Starter (jalapeños, red chillies and hot-pepper sauce) and the love-it-or-hate-it PJ (with peanut butter and r…