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The Dovecote Restaurant

Main Road | Morley Derbyshire, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 1332780480
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Ranked #82 of 424 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: A member of the Gourmet Society, The Dovecote Restaurant in Morley Hayes, Derby, offers English and Continental cuisine at its finest. The interior is designed to recapture the original essence of the building, whilst offering a sense of class and chic through the use of fine fabrics and well-chosen colours. The menu is seasonal and relies on only the freshest ingredients to create dishes such as smoked haddock cannelloni with Derby cheese mustard cream sauce, chicken breast with apple and onion marmalade and monkfish with wild rocket risotto. Vegetarians are likely to be equally delighted with dishes such as tomato tart, maple syrup roasted chicory and Golden Cross goat's cheese to tempt them. A word to dieters: beware the dessert menu; it's a seductive selection of decadent treats.
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Really fabulous restaurant. wonderful food and reasonable priced wine you will not be disappointed. Excellent professional staff. Do chose the black forest dessert - scrummy !

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent Food and wine list. We thoroughly enjoyed our family meal and were made to feel very welcome

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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The service and food was very good with a variety of fresh vegetables with the roast lunch. We would definitely recommend it to our family and friends.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The first few times we visited the Dovecote we found the manager extremely arrogant but ignored this due the great quality of the food. However this weekend the manager must have been in a particularly bad mood! He was extremely unwelcoming and refused to serve us drinks as we were 30 mins early and he wasn't ready. We had also... More 

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Andrew A, Owner at The Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear June Thank you for your time in informing us of the problem you experienced when visiting the Dovecote Restaurant here at Morley Hayes. I am so sorry that it wasn't a good experience. I have met with our manager and discussed at length your comments. I do hope that this problem will not reoccur. I have written to the... More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We visited The Dovecote on Sunday for my mother in laws birthday. The food was fantastic! The roast beef melted in your mouth and the butternut squash soup was to die for! Top marks, will return again! Great value for money too. Also the staff are fantastic, very helpful and polite! Would recommend Best restaurant in Derby

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Andrew A, Owner at The Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Samantha-Jayne We are delighted you had such an enjoyable time when you joining us for Sunday lunch here in The Dovecote Restaurant. The beef we use is either from our own farms or from a local farm right here in Derbyshire. I have passed on your comments to our chefs and the front of house team More 

Derby
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I really don't know how this haw this restaurant has survived and why people actually pay. My wife and I went on a family meal and didn't want to make a fuss because of the bad food and service but I know I should have done. Started with scallops, which I have to say I enjoyed but there it stopped!!... More 

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Andrew A, Owner at The Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like you weren't a "Happy Traveller" when you visited us here at The Dovecote Restaurant! I am very sorry to hear your comments - I do wish you had spoken to us on the evening as we would have tried to correct the problems. The venison you state was "accompanied by a pile of rice". It is not. We... More 

London
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant for an evening meal. Overall it was a very pleasant evening with just a couple of weird issues. Firstly, we had booked for 7pm but on arrival were sent to sit in the lounge, ie. waiting area. Then despite saying that we didn't want a pre-dinner drink we still had canapés brought to us and... More 

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Andrew A, Owner at The Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of The Dovecote Restaurant here at Morley Hayes. I am at a loss to explain why you were seated in the lounge and why on earth we couldn't change the mash for chips. I have now spoken at length to our staff and do hope that on your next visit things will be more clear... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I went to The Dovecote to celebrate our anniversary and although the evening got off to a very poor start thanks to an unpleasant and incompetent cab driver, the folks at the restaurant went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous evening. From arranging alternative transport to the restaurant, ensuring a warm welcome on... More 

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Andrew A, Owner at The Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Simon It was me who came to the rescue when your taxi failed to arrive and I am delighted you had a lovely evening in the end. As you are only around the corner we look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My family and I visited the Dovecote restaurant in January and were highly disappointed to say the least. Apparently it was a night where the usual management team were away on their late Christmas party night out – so don’t take this review as what happens every time you visit as we have had some good experiences of Morley Hayes... More 

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Andrew A, Owner at The Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your time is posting a review of The Dovecote Restaurant. I am disappointed to hear that it wasn't a good experience. There are lots of points raised in your review and I can assure you that they have all been addressed in fullness. Please accept my apologies for this unacceptable occurrence. On a positive note it is... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went for Sunday lunch on 22 December. Being so near to Christmas it was extremely busy. However from the moment we entered and had our pre-meal drinks the service was superb. We were shown to our table at the time I had booked.The food itself was exceptionally good - something to please everyone. We were not hurried in any... More 

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Address: Main Road | Morley Derbyshire, Derby DE7 6DG, England
Phone Number: +44 1332780480
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
Cuisine: European

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