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Eating out

Restaurants and bars in Buxton and Derby

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.  

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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

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

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

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


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

Contact: 01332 206970

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

Restaurant Zest

Restaurant Zest is a high quality, award-winning restaurant in the heart of Derby serving fabulous Modern European & British cuisine and where relaxed fine dining is the order of the day.

Contact: 01332 381101

Spice Lounge

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

Contact: 01332 346145

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.

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


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

Contact: 01332 345456


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

Contact: 01332 344474

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

Revolution 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

Lola Lo

Lola Lo is different in that it’s a fun, flirty Tiki bar & grill that seamlessly transcends from daytime into evening.

Contact: 01332 298879


Bars and Restaurants in Buxton

Food and drink in Buxton