Nestled within easy reach of the awe-inspiring Peak District, Derby also has much to offer to the city visitor. Derby Cathedral is a must-see, as is Calke Abbey, a baroque mansion dating from the 18th century, which the National Trust touts as an “un-stately home”. You might also be in Derby to watch some exhilarating motor racing at Donnington Park. In any case, any appetites aroused from the day’s activities can be satisfied at one of the many restaurants in Derby.
Derby restaurants include a robust selection of reliable chains, along with a helping of independent venues. Coming highly recommended is the Dovecote at Morely Hayes golf course. This restaurant boasts an AA Rosette, and specialises in fine cuisine of British and European style.
For more in the way of fine dining, head on over to Restaurant Zest- a culinary gem in central Derby. Menus are seasonal and include creative gourmet dishes. Hot tip – for a special treat, visit in the morning for the luxurious champagne breakfast.