Eating out

Bars and restaurants in Derby

Why not explore the city of Derby whilst you’re visiting?

If you head into the city centre you’ll find cuisines from all around the world. So whether you're grabbing a light snack, stopping for lunch or dining out, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite restaurants and bars in Derby.

Name of restaurant Details

Bean Caffe

Easygoing place for breakfast, brunch or lunch - just across the road from One Friar Gate Square.


A refreshing alternative to the traditional pub or bar, this specialist coffee mini-chain offers food, with frequent live music and community events.

Beefeater (The Mallard)

Derby's Beefeater offers good value pub food and drink from their location beside Premier Inn Derby West.

Bistrot Pierre

Traditional French cuisine for every meal at the chain bistro.

Bustler Market

Regular event that sees a selection of the country's best street food vendors share their menu with Derby in a great foodie atmosphere.

Carnero Lounge

A comfortable and expansive eatery spread over two floors, all day brunch and seasonal cocktails.

Cosy Club

The decadently refurbished Royal Buildings is now an ideal spot to meet up for a drink in the lavish bar or go for food in the grand dining room.

The Distillery

Nestled in the Cathedral Quarter of Derby, The Distillery is an independent and contemporary bar and kitchen, which aims to echo, revive and emulate the traditional elements of bartending.

Dolce Salato

Enjoy a taste of authentic Italian cuisine from award-winning chef, Reno Montorro. 

Fat Cat Café Bar

Situated in the Friar Gate area, Fat Cat Derby has great food, great atmosphere and outstanding service, with the best outside seating area around!

Five Guys

The family-centred American burger chain has arrived in Derby, with burgers, shakes and cajun fries!

Hide Burger Bar

An independent burger bar with a small simple burger menu made from good honest ingredients, inspired by British food and local produce.


Derby's two locations of the infamous South African food chain will give you all the peri-peri you can handle.

Pizza Express

Two contemporary locations offering well-priced Italian pizza and pasta. 

QUAD Café Bar 

Situated in Derby's arts and media hub, the QUAD Café Bar is great for brunch, lunch, snacks or something to eat before watching a film at the venue.


Scandi style cafe inspired by the Danish art of Hygge.

Revolución de Cuba 

Revolución de Cuba Derby is located on The Strand, right in the heart of Derby. Drink, dine, relax and allow yourself to escape into Havana’s heyday.


Situated in the Cathedral Quarter of Derby city centre; Revolution Derby is the perfect place to drink, dine and party.

Slug & Lettuce 

Whether you walk in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, S&L always have staff available to offer you genuine, friendly table service. 

Spice Lounge 

Derby Food & Drink Award 2014 winner, The Spice Lounge, offers a stimulating range of Bangladeshi and Southern cuisine. 

Thai Boran Authentic, fresh and fragrant thai food with fun decor.  
Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay brings a taste of the Caribbean to Derby's Cathedral Quarter with an exciting food and drinks menu including a selection of rum cocktails. 

Wagamama Asian-inspired restaurant serving healthy Japanese food options.
The Wonky Table Independent restaurant with a relaxed, charming and quirky environment

Offering authentic Italian food at reasonable prices, with a warm and friendly ambience.