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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: 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
  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely terrible service

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

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Redbag3
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 !

Eganville, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
381 helpful votes 381 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 

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
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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 

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
Top Contributor
345 reviews 345 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
346 helpful votes 346 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 

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 

Thornhill, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a lovely evening meal and a fantastic breakfast - very helpful, friendly staff. It was part of a mini Spa break deal and really good value for money

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

Dear CrnnW, I’m so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you for kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, James Lake. General Manager More 

Cheshire
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

On Saturday we were passing the hotel and saw Mother's Day lunch being advertised with a free gift for Mum (more of this later...). We booked a table. I do not know a better local destination for a celebration lunch. The restaurant is spacious and elegant and the hotel is in a prime location in Buxton. There was a three... More 

Huddersfield
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My wife and I were on a deal which included a meal for 2 with wine. This made it overall good value. The menu was rather limited and the wine the house. We both had the chicken breast for mains and it was well cooked in a pepper sauce, the starters were unexceptional and I have forgotten them. My wife's... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Arrived for 2 night stay with my husband on a special 2 night deal. Hotel is lovely-beautiful! Had high expectations for 3 course dinner included in the deal. Was awful! Very limited menu which I am generally happy with,as you think with a small selection ,it will be done well but this was not the case. My choice of duck... 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

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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