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Riverside Kitchen Bakewell REVIEW

The Bakewell café is now CLOSED. However the same team operate at David Mellor in Hathersage. I look forward to visiting them soon! Riverside Kitchen Bakewell is a true hidden gem. It’s exactly the sort of place I love to discover or stumble across on my travels. Ran by husband and wife team Lauren and […]

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Dunston Hall Garden Centre REVIEW – Family Friendly Dining

Dunston Hall garden centre is on the outskirts of Chesterfield. We had visited once when we first moved here but found the café a bit fuddy-duddy and had never returned. Thankfully it’s just had a significant makeover. This includes a beautiful new coffee shop/bistro, complete with a lovely children’s play area. There’s extensive outside seating, […]

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The Tickled Trout, Barlow REVIEW

We’ve been coming to the Tickled Trout in Barlow fairly regularly ever since moving to Chesterfield five years ago and I have never had even a dud course, let alone a disappointing meal. It’s consistently great in every way – the food, the service, the ambiance. It’s definitely been one of my favourite places to […]

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16 Chesterfield Takeaways

Here’s the low down on the very best Chesterfield takeaways. No faceless chains, just lovely, local, independent restaurants offering delicious food for you to enjoy at home. A Friday night takeaway has become a sacred part of our lockdown week. Here’s my edit of the absolute best restaurants in the local area offering food for […]

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24 Places with Gorgeous Outdoor Seating in Derbyshire

Amazing outdoor seating: attractive, comfortable and often covered and/or with some heating and serving up great food, quality drinks and a wonderful ambiance. This was originally written in anticipation of 12th April 2021 and the much awaited date for the reopening of outdoor hospitality. It was last updated September 2021. I’ve collated this list of […]

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Derby REVIEW

A review of one of Derby’s newest food pop-ups, Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, serving up authentic Mexican street food for collection or delivery Update (January 2022) – Let’s Taco ‘Bout It is currently on residency at the Mixing House in Derby. I’ve been stalking Let’s Taco ‘Bout It Derby online ever since I discovered them […]

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15 Fabulous Places in Derbyshire for Coffee and a Walk

Ditch the faceless chains. Here’s the best independent coffee shops in Derbyshire to combine with a walk This post was updated in May 2022. Here are my favourite places for coffee and a walk in and around Derbyshire. Best places for coffee and a walk in the High Peak The pretty Peak District village of […]

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Afternoon Tea in Derbyshire – 7 Best Takeaways for Mother’s Day

Best takeaway afternoon tea in Derbyshire Afternoon tea is a delightful ritual. And a great excuse to eat loads of cake and scones! Here are my recommendations for the best places to get a takeaway afternoon tea in Derbyshire, and what they’re offering for Mother’s Day. All need pre-booking. I originally wrote this post for […]

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12 Best Farm Shops in Derbyshire

Farm shops in Derbyshire One reaches a certain age in life when a farm shop becomes wildly exciting. Quality, artisan food? Check. Ethically produced? Check. Sustainable and carbon footprint friendly? Check. Good for the local economy? Check. In an increasingly homogenised world, farm shops are a gateway into a more grounded, authentic way of shopping […]