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Dovecote Restaurant

Morley Hayes | Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 (0) 1332 780480
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Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Morley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we had a 3 course evening meal which consisted of tuna loin and lobster/prawn cocktails for starters. mains were steak with chips and plenty of well cooked tasty vegetables with sauce. desserts were warm banana pudding with rum cream and coffee cream profiteroles. food was beautiful, portion sizes and variety very very good. the restaurant was quiet and cool and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We've been going to Morley Hayes for all sorts of occasions over many years and we thought they couldn't really do much more (especially after introducing the Champagne Breakfast some time ago) but they have - and what a lovely experience- Afternoon Tea! I went with a friend as a birthday treat on Friday,11th July and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tasty... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My wife and i chose Dovecote restaurant for our 20th wedding anniversary after a number of recommendations from friends. I have to say our experience from start to finish was absolutely first class. The service we received from every member of staff was superb , very professional and courteous at all times. The food was out of this world, cooked... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a belated Mother's Day present, the care the restaurant staff took with us because of a nut and seed allergy was excellent and the food ....! Seasonal and excellent.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We do go to Morley Hayes at least twice a month and it's always enjoyable. The setting is stunning and peaceful, the buildings are beautiful, and the staff are ALWAYS so attentive and friendly as well as being professional. They go above and beyond to make sure our visit is an enjoyable one. Andrew (one of the owners) is always... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Having to order in their lounge (lobby) was a bit weird. Then you are taken to your table. Had steak, talked to waitress at length about pink in the middle. It came out well done and tough. In their favor they recognized it was our anniversary by providing a helium balloon and card. Nice touch.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have eaten here in a number of occasions and the food and service has always been very good. Part of the Morley Hayes complex about six miles out of Derby this place is well deserved of the many great reviews. Have had the Champagne Breakfast and Evening Meals here - must try the Sunday lunch at somepoint in the future!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. Enjoying a pre-luncheon drink listening to music beautifully played by richly talented Ryan was magical. The menu was so inviting and it took a while to make our choices. I changed a habit and went for the lamb rather than the beef which is usually my first choice and... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have, as a business had many meals, used conference facilities and accommodation onsite for many years at Morley Hayes. The Hotel has always offered us a high standard of care and last night's meal surpassed our expectations in both service and culinary expertise. Thank you.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I got married at Morley Hayes last year and decided to visit the Dovecote for a meal on a rare evening out without our children and what a treat it was. On arrival we were shown to seats within the reception area and were offered drinks and canopies immediately. We were shown the menus and we're not... More

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