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 for dinner you’ll be spoilt for choice.

We’ve handpicked a few favorite restaurants and bars. You could also download The Derby Food & Drink app, your free guide to Derby's vibrant food and drinks scene.

Name of restaurantDetails
Bodega Cantina

A South American inspired neighbourhood cantina with a full drinks menu. 

Contact: 01332 224270

Byron Burger

Proper hamburgers. Good Scottish beef, ground fresh, cooked medium, served in a squishy bun with fries and a craft beer.

Contact: 01332 224470

Carnero Lounge

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

Contact: 01332 349662

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.

Contact: 01332 631004

The Distillery

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

Contact: 01332 293899

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!

Contact: 01332 347444

Hide Burger Bar

A burger bar with a small simple burger menu made from good honest ingredients, inspired by not just British food, but by local produce too.

Contact: 01332 742790


Derby Food & Drink 2014 Award winner, Iberico World Tapas, brings together the rustic simplicity of Spanish tapas

Contact: 01332 345456

Las Iguanas

South American food and drink, with great Happy Hour cocktail options and an expertly placed sun terrace!

Contact: 01332297515

Papaya Thai 

Authentic, fresh and fragrant thai food with fun decor. 

Contact: 01332 405894

Pitcher & Piano 

Home to a fantastic roof terrace!

Whether you’re visiting us in the summer or winter, this is a great bar to kick back and relax in all year round.

Contact: 01332 206790

The Posthouse

A new and exciting independent restaurant & bar made up of 8 local outlets - great to go for a choice of local and organic food and drink, or for when you can't make your mind up!

Contact: 01332 347179

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.

Contact: 07572 296870

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.

Contact: 01332 896196


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

Contact: 01332 206970

Slug & Lettuce 

Whether you walk in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we will always have a waiter available to offer you genuine, friendly table service.

Contact: 01332 341946

Spice Lounge 

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

Contact: 01332 346145

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.

Contact: 01332 344100


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

Contact: 01332 344474