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Dovecote Restaurant

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Morley Hayes | Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 (0) 1332 780480
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Champagne Breakfast

My daughter and I went for the champagne breakfast and it was just superb. The Champagne was beautiful and the food was divine. Would definitely recommend a Champagne Breakfast here - we thought the quality, surroundings and excellent service meant it was great value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
Loisderby11
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went for the champagne breakfast and it was just superb. The Champagne was beautiful and the food was divine. Would definitely recommend a Champagne Breakfast here - we thought the quality, surroundings and excellent service meant it was great value for money.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Enjoyed an evening at the dovecote, started with a drink in the reception / lounge area then while sat there we were presented with the food menu, after browsing they came and took the food order. Then we were shown to our table, quite liked the room with the exposed beams and the tables seemed nicely spaced. I thought the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I was treated to a Champagne Breakfast by a close friend and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. This is the second time I have visited the restaurant for a champagne breakfast and I was not left disappointed. The food was excellent, a nice selection of local fresh produce all cooked to perfection! The service was very attentive and we felt very... More 

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derbyshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A group of 5 friends visited for Sunday Lunch on 21st December, this is the tenth year in succession we have been and again the experience was fab. From the food, the service through to the Christmas decorations around the restaurant, the whole experience was second to none. Will we be going back again next year? yes we sure will... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

An excellent atmosphere with friendly staff. A good local menu and wine list, with knowledgeable enthusiastic staff, and all for keeping it british.

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Nottingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Wow, Just had a family Xmas meal there. So pleased this restaurant was chosen, great menu, great choice of food, excellent service and beautiful Xmas surroundings and decorations. Morley Hayes is a credit to providing seasonal fayre. Should anyone want a great Xmas menu and beautiful food then look no further, this place is far ahead of many places I've... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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289 reviews 289 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Group of friends and partners took Friday lunch here on the Xmas menu. Service was great from the outset. Quality of food was excellent. Place was very busy - lovely ambience. Food and drink is reasonably priced for such a nice venue. Very enjoyable celebratory lunch. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are looking for fine dining then the Dovecote is not the place to go. The food is nothing more than dolled up bistro food, but it is priced a lot higher. There is no finesse or refinement here. Looking at the menu you'd think the food was going to interesting, but the execution really lets it down. The... More 

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oxford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I and a friend dined here this evening. We had pate and the duck with pancakes to start and they were very nicely and presented the duck was very nice and tender with plenty of salad and sauce. The pate was very nice too and a good portion size. We then had our usual which is the fillet steak and... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have been here for a champagne breakfast several times and for Sunday lunch a couple of times too, with both family and friends. I would struggle to find any faults at all with the service, food, drink or atmosphere, all are OUTSTANDING. If you haven't already chosen to have meal here then you must make it a priority! It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Morley Hayes | Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby  >  Morley
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1332 780480

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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