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Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel

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Palace Road, Buxton SK17 6AG, England
+44 (0) 1298 22001
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: There's no need to eat out if you're staying at Barceló Buxton Palace...
There's no need to eat out if you're staying at Barceló Buxton Palace Hotel, enjoy the stunning, elegant Dovedale Restaurant and a meal to die for. You can choose from a variety of dishes, exquisitely prepared by some of the area's best chefs. Dinner-inclusive short breaks are available.
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

A clean and warm environment , complimented by very good food with a good selection of well priced wines and a reasonably stocked bar. The staff were very attentive and professional . Would have liked a little more time between courses, however the food was well presented , tasty and hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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English first
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel whilst on a trip with Great Rail Journeys.(Palace Hotel Review). We had buffet breakfasts and dinners in the restaurant. The service improved during the stay and the staff tried very hard all the time. The food was good at both mealtimes with a varied menu at dinner.

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south scotland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A clean and warm environment , complimented by very good food with a good selection of well priced wines and a reasonably stocked bar. The staff were very attentive and professional . Would have liked a little more time between courses, however the food was well presented , tasty and hot.

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SemajSouthScotland, It is wonderful to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience here with us at the Palace Hotel. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Your lovely feedback will be passed onto my chef and the restaurant team. We hope to welcome you back soon Kind regards James Lake General Manager More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Unfortunately they seemed short of staff, but we didn't mind waiting as it is a lovely place. The food is quite tasty but we decided to eat out at the Italian restaurant the second evening and so glad we did.

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Golden023, Thank you for leaving us a review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your evening meal, however I am sorry to learn that the service was slow on this occasion. We hope to welcome you back next time you are visiting Buxton. Warm regards James Lake General Manager More 

Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Booked here for special Mothers Day lunch. quite frankly the service was so poor it became funny. Arriving on time we were shown to our table, and told someone would be over to take a drinks order. We waited, no one came. It was not busy. I went to the bar, ordered drinks, they were poured out but I had... More 

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James D, Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in service and your meal, this is not of our usual high standard and will be discussed with both my chef and restaurant manager to see where improvements can be made. Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We do hope that you will return in the future, so... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ignorant staff members one in particular foreign female ! Food arrived cold and tasteless ! Would never stay again !

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Redbag3, Thank you for your review and I am dissapointed to read that your visit was not to your liking on this occasion. I do hope that you will consider another visit to us again in the near future. Kind regards James Lake General Manager More 

Eganville, Ontario, Canada
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

An old style Victorian grand hotel. Very sophisticated and formal. We expected a superb meal especially after we saw the menu and the prices. Although the service was lovely the food was not at all up to par. Well presented, but tasteless and worst of all - cold! Very disappointing.

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sherljim, I am sorry to read that your evening meal was cold and did not meet our usual high standards. Please accept my sincere apologies for any disappointment caused. It is however great to read that you were impressed by the building itself and also my team’s excellent service. We do hope to welcome you back soon, so that... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at the hotel for two nights and ate in the restaurant both times as part of our package. I can only describe the meals as good hotel food. It was good quality, average sized portions, reasonably presented. Nothing outstanding, but nothing to be unhappy with. If you like good traditional English style cooking with average to small sized... More 

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yorkypud61, I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your dinner and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I do hope to welcome you all back for another visit again very soon! Kind regards James Lake General Manager More 

LIVERPOOL
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and had our evening meal in the restaurant the first night . There was 12 of us and our waitress Leah ( I think ) was exceptional , she got everything spot on and there was no delays with any of our courses ! The food was exceptional ,tasty and decent portions and not a... More 

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike W, Thank you for the review of dinner and I am pleased that everyone had a really enjoyable time. I do hope to welcome you back for another visit again very soon. Kind regards James Lake General Manager More 

Cheshire
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105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I last went here for a Mother's Day lunch when I was very impressed with the food. We came for a family gathering last Sunday. It remains a great location to eat and the service remains 'strange', (we had to grab the wine menu off an empty table). Unfortunately the food has taken quite a tumble in quality. I had... More 

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cheshirehousewife01, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointment you felt with your food and the options available. I will discuss the points you have mentioned thoroughly with my chef and his team. Once again thank you for bringing this to my attention. We do hope to welcome... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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415 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First of all the setting is very pleasant with the high ceilings and marble pillars. Its a very large restaurant and the tables are well spaced, so you do not intrude on other diners privacy. The menu is changed every day, and there is a good range of starters and main courses. We ate there on three occasions and the... More 

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TheHotelCollection, General Manager at Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear geronimo1049, I am delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of the occasions you dined with us. Thank you for leaving us such lovely feedback, especially your kind words about our staff’s service. We do hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards James Lake General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palace Road, Buxton SK17 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1298 22001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

There's no need to eat out if you're staying at Barceló Buxton Palace Hotel, enjoy the stunning, elegant Dovedale Restaurant and a meal to die for. You can choose from a variety of dishes, exquisitely prepared by some of the area's best chefs. Dinner-inclusive short breaks are available.

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