The Batch House is an artisan food hall on a brand new development called The Glass Yard and is located opposite the football stadium on Sheffield Road.
It’s such an exciting concept for Chesterfield. There’s loads going for it – it’s a fabulous space, parking is a dream, it’s dog friendly and there are some great independents involved. I really want it to do well – but I think it’s fair to say it’s still finding its feet. When it first opened there were ten different vendors, sadly some of these have already wound up business.
Still going strong is The Hop Lamp (the bar, selling proper beer on tap, including from local breweries like Thornbridge and everything else you’d expect to order at a bar), Brill Burger and 4 Eyes Patisserie who I will come to in a moment.
There’s also some new vendors who I’ve not yet tried (but am very excited to!) including the most amazing looking pasta from Scaravilli Pasta Lab and East Asian foods (think bao buns and poke bowls) from Niko Niko.
4 Eyes Bakery at The Batch House
A firm favourite so far is 4 Eyes Bakery, an artisan bakery in Sheffield, who serve up really good coffees, the most incredible cakes, handmade pizzas and some sandwich and breakfast options. You’ll have seen their cakes being sold at other coffee shops throughout the area. Highlights include cronuts (a croissant doughnut hybrid) and the banoffee cookie bars.
I’m always seduced by the sweet options – and the cake counter here is droolworthy indeed – but it’s also worth checking out the savoury pastries. There’s a Moss Valley Pork sausage roll, and a lovely sounding vegetarian option of beetroot, goats cheese and walnut.
The pizzas are also delicious. Authentic, hand stretched dough, topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fior di latte mozzarella and your choice of toppings. I recently had the Goats Cheese version which also comes with walnuts, olives. I am also obsessed with their harissa mayo dip, it is incredibly good (and I think about it far more than is healthy or normal).
Ordering is via a QR code that you scan, and then food is brought to your table – perfect if different people want to order from different vendors – and amazing if you are dining in a big group and just want to pay for your own bits – but not where I would go for a special occasion.
However, it’s a great place for a meal with friends, co-workers or family.
Relaxed, informal dining and drinking.
The Batch House, The Glass Yard, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8JY
Open seven days a week, 8am until late.
Loads of seating – a good place to co-work or have work meetings.
Very family friendly – easy parking, pushchair friendly, baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet (on the left before the girls’ toilets). Also check out the family friendly events. Great for an after school treat/early tea.
Lots of free parking right outside. Make sure you register on your first visit – and then it’s automatic number plate recognition.