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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: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
great food

Just had my fifth meal at the dovecote in a 15 month period.everything about this restaurant oozes class ,from first walking through the front doors to Finnishing your meal,the ambience is first rate,the service top notch,nothings to much trouble,as for the food,that's always cooked to how you want... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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ilkeston
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just had my fifth meal at the dovecote in a 15 month period.everything about this restaurant oozes class ,from first walking through the front doors to Finnishing your meal,the ambience is first rate,the service top notch,nothings to much trouble,as for the food,that's always cooked to how you want it and to perfection,it's a very varied menu with something for everyone.

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1 Thank IlkestonSuperred
Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ambience of this place is nice, prosecco very expensive. Food was also expensive. The beef dish we had was extremely chewy and salty to the point I didn't eat mine. I expected it to fall apart but it really didn't which was a disappointment. The veg was standard n nothing special. Plus side staff were very attentive and lovely and... More 

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1 Thank wren76
Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight members of our family had a wonderful Sunday lunch at this outstanding restaurant. The menu had something to please everyone, non-meat eaters, young and old. The welcome was so warm and friendly, the service excellent and the food, so beautifully presented, was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. I broke the habit of a lifetime and did not have... More 

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1 Thank Victoria P
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit but several of my colleagues had said it was a good restaurant . I wasn't disappointed . The menu boasted some interesting food with local sourcing - I had the belly pork which was excellent and the party also enjoyed the local reared steak, the venison and the Hake. I had also really enjoyed the smoked salmon... More 

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1 Thank Cleggyb
Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having won an overnight stay at Morley Hayes, dinner at The Dovecote Restaurant was included. Both me and my husband were feeling quite nervous as the reputation in the Derby area for this place was posh. On arrival a lovely lady took our name and checked our booking came back to us and said congratulations did we want our champagne?... More 

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1 Thank Christine A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice starter of smoked salmon, followed by Hake well presented with a nice selection of vegetables, the desert of poached pears was very disappointing, it was a small pile of stewed pears almost like a baby dessert with a mouse type mixture piped onto the plate with a ball of melting ice cream & dry small... More 

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1 Thank PAULINE H
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit and once again I was not disappointed!Everything was just perfect ,from the interesting menu,the tasty and beautufully presented dishes to the attentive ,knowledgeable staff.(I would particularly like to mention Saffron). I can heartily recommend the hake as a main course-plenty of flavour and perfectly cooked . It is the attention to detail that makes all... More 

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1 Thank janet j
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say this is the best afternoon tea I have had, once sandwiches were gone our waiter would ask if we would like more; then another plate full arrived. The same for scones, cakes and pots of Tea. The Dovecote Restaurant itself is a lovely room with excellent service from the pleasant staff. Will definitely be back for afternoon... More 

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1 Thank Paul H
Surrey, England
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180 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service pleasant enough people but amateurish and slow E.G. we chose not to order a bottle of wine when we were selecting dishes in the bar area - we had G&T's instead. But then were not asked what we wanted after sitting down until well after the starters had arrived. Food was a bit of a disappointment, Ox Cheek starter... More 

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2 Thank Dxxxxxx
Derby, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very good dinner at the Dovecote and the food was better than expected. The overall experience was a bit more average so a fair assessment would have been overall 3.5 and good but saying that it's worth a visit if you are staying at the hotel or are fairly local as the food is so good. 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?