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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 6
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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
Always a pleasure.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Louise C
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Derby, United Kingdom
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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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

By far one of the best meals I've had. Top quality produce all local. Top draw chef. And the staff 120%. Have being 4 time and never being disappointed. Nulli secundus.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is one of the best value meals I have had around these parts with the set two course meal. The food is top drawer with great service, only down side is the menu is not changed often enough and the wine on the high end scale.

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Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I've dined here many times, and it never fails to deliver a great meal with excellent service. The menu changes fairly frequently, and always paired with a well chosen wine list.

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Ravenstone, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We rang for a late Sunday lunch they even stayed later to serve us the food and service was fabulous and will defiantly be going again x

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Derby
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Worthwhile experience, but would probably not go again if I was paying. Bought as a birthday gift for my partner, the decor and staff were up to Morley Hayes usual standard, exceptionally clean, friendly attentive staff. The food was good salmon and scrambled egg as a starter, then breakfast salad poached egg on a bed of warm salad and lardons,... 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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