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Dovecote Restaurant

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Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 (0) 1332 780480
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good Sunday lunch

Easy to find with plenty of parking space. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Very tasty starters ( we had a delicious fritto misto ) followed by excellent lamb with vegetable trimmings and all washed down with a wonderful red from Montepulciano. ( there's a very comprehensive wine list too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
832rono
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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199 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Easy to find with plenty of parking space. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Very tasty starters ( we had a delicious fritto misto ) followed by excellent lamb with vegetable trimmings and all washed down with a wonderful red from Montepulciano. ( there's a very comprehensive wine list too) The Sunday lunch menu is all inclusive and just what you... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a second-sitting reservation and arrived early for refreshments. There was plenty of room and reasonable service in the seating area by the entrance and we enjoyed the sun (yes, sun!) and the view. Towards our reservation time our orders were taken and we all had roasts. A short while later we were seated and the wine was served... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Once again the Dovecote Restaurant provided first class service and excellent food in delightful surroundings. The only difficulty was making a choice from the menu, there was nothing I wouldn't have enjoyed. A delicious beetroot, stilton and walnut starter, followed by excellent roast beef, Yorkshire pudding with beautifully cooked vegetables and rounded off by a truly delectable ginger baba with... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We are very fortunate that this restaurant is our "local". We go to the Dovecote for special occasions, or when we simply want a treat! Our recent meal was one of the best, if not the best we have had at te Dovecote.The food was beautifully cooked and presented and tasted as good as it looked. Service was attentive and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

food wonderful, service exceptional. Did not rush us at all. loved it Three course breakfast with quality produce. Waiting staff very helpful and non intrusive. Smoked salmon and scrambled egg starter was fantastic. Our leisurely breakfast lasted 2 hours and we felt no pressure to leave. Really enjoyed it

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We eat sunday lunch here 4 or 5 times a year. You simply can't fault it. From the service to the food it's all excellent. On arrival you are shown to a cosy seating area to have your first drink, enjoy some nibbles and peruse the menu. You are then shown to your table when your starter is about to... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Lovely afternoon tea, nice selection of sandwiches (extra supplied on request), super light scones with delicious clotted cream + jam, nice selection of individual small cakes too. Wonderful selection of teas, as many pots as you wanted. Thanks to our fabulous waiter Ben, who really is an Bassett to the place. Thanks to all for a most enjoyable afternoon.

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heanor
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Morley Hayes Golf Club includes The Dovecote restaurant and the Rooster pub below. The service, the food, all is excellence. Probably the recipe for this success is the owner who is always around and has the sense of detail. The Dovecote is one if not the best dining place around and if you are looking for something more casual,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been several times before, but this outstanding restaurant really shone for us today. It has the knack of making you feel special. An excellent welcome and our drinks order with nibbles came while we were seated in an area with open views onto the golf course. Lovely piano music in the back ground. We were shown to a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Having eaten many times in the Dovecote Restaurant, I decided to book an afternoon tea as a Mother's Day treat for my mum. When we entered the the foyer there were no staff members on the front desk so we waited a while but still no one appeared. We went through to the bar, still no staff then into the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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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