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Drink Food

Binary Mickleover REVIEW

Binary Bar and Restaurant is the newest addition to Bespoke Inns, a small local chain who also run The Boot at Repton, The Dragon at Willington and Harpurs in Melbourne. The other venues are more country pub type places – whereas Binary has a much more slick, contemporary feel. I loved the images on their […]

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Drink Food

The Little Shed REVIEW

The Little Shed in is such a cute, quirky little café. There are venues at Allestree and Ashbourne, and although each has their own unique character, the vibe, food and service is very similar at each so I’ve covered both here. Both venues are fabulous for coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch. The Little Shed […]

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Food

8 Best Places for a Sunday Roast in Derbyshire

Looking for the best places for a Sunday roast in Derbyshire? As a Derbyshire food blogger I’ve made it my personal mission to find out. Is there anything better on a Sunday than a delicious Sunday lunch? Perfectly roasted, good quality meat (or a vegetarian or vegan alternative), fluffy Yorkshire puddings, crispy roast potatoes and […]

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Drink Food

The Buji Bar Derby REVIEW

[AD] Last night I was invited to sample the offerings of one of Derby’s newest bars, The Buji Bar. Situated in the historic Royal Building on Victoria Street. If you are old like me, the best way to describe this is almost opposite the old Debenhams. Now this is a really up and coming area […]

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Food

Steak Night at The Kedleston Country House, Derby REVIEW

[AD – PR invite. Our food and drinks were complimentary in exchange for a review. As always, views are my own] The Kedleston Country House is firmly under new ownership. It’s now family owned, and the new owners are quietly establishing it as one of the premier places to eat and drink in Derby. We […]

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Days out

What’s On in Derbyshire – Events Guide

Here’s my guide to the best events and what’s on in Derbyshire (and if it’s really of interest, in surrounding counties), all organised by date. All information provided in good faith but please do check directly with organisers before making a special journey. Some events require pre-booking. If you’re looking for things to do rather […]

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Days out Family friendly

Things to do this Easter in Derbyshire

Here’s my round up of the best Easter activities in Derby and Derbyshire for Easter 2022. Keep the kids entertained in the Easter holidays. From egg hunts to craft sessions, there’s hopefully something for everyone here. Note that all of the trails will potentially be muddy so suitable clothing and footwear is advised. Most activities […]

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Food

Lunch at Quad Derby Café Bar

[AD – PR invite] I was recently invited to review the café bar at Quad Derby. I’d been to the Quad several times over the years and had always enjoyed eating and drinking in the café, but hadn’t been since before the first lockdown so jumped at the chance to familiarise myself with this Derby […]

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Food

The Dining Room Derby – best Sunday lunch in Derby?

Located on Friar Gate in Derby city centre, The Dining Room is consistently one of the top rated restaurants in Derby on TripAdvisor so I’d been wanting to try it for a while. I finally got the chance today and it was every bit as good as I hoped. Here’s my impressions of Sunday lunch […]

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Food

Romantic Restaurants in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Looking for somewhere special for date night? Here’s my edit of the most romantic restaurants in Derbyshire. There are plenty of traditional, candle lit restaurants, but I’ve not restricted it to restaurants that meet that ‘conventional’ notion of romance so hopefully there are plenty of options to suit everyone. Everywhere I’ve recommended would be a […]