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The Black Swan

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Market Place, Belper, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Outstanding food

Ate here for my 30th birthday on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime. We went for the 5 small plates for £16. Great value! The food was incredible! The star was the chicken with mccreadys piri piri sauce. full of flavour! The desserts were equally as good. I expected it to be good but it was on another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Ate here for my 30th birthday on a quiet Tuesday lunchtime. We went for the 5 small plates for £16. Great value! The food was incredible! The star was the chicken with mccreadys piri piri sauce. full of flavour! The desserts were equally as good. I expected it to be good but it was on another level, will definitely return.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited here for food a few weeks ago with my partner, both were served really tasty food which was served quickly despite the staff appearing busy. Staff were also friendly and helpful. Small menu although we were both served larger portions. Nice atmosphere too with plenty of people eating and drinking. We were able to sit out in the sun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I lived next door to the black swan for years and went many times whilst living there I've since moved away but I've taken my partner twice now in the last week or so and he absolutely loves it! As a trained chefs it's amazing for us to enjoy such delicious food on our days off! Highly recommend!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have eaten at the Black Swan quite a few times now and must say I believe they must have two different chefs - the daytime (lunchtime) food is excellent and I have never been disappointed by what has been served up. However I will not eat there in the evenings as the quality seems to be somewhat lacking sadly... More 

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West Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Excellent ales and friendly staff. A nice setting. We had a selection of 5 tapas-style "little plates" which made up a reasonable meal two, followed by some very nice ice creams (the chili and mango could have been more chili). We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Two of my best friends & I visited The Black Swan to celebrate one of our birthdays last night (14.07.15) & all I can say is .... Fantastic!!! The food was superb. Lovely Tapas board off which we chose three dishes for £10.50 to share as our starters, followed by us all having ham, egg & chips ... Plain &... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here before, but never ordered a salad before. I ordered a tuna niscoise and my friend ordered a feta cheese salad. We both agreed that it was really good. My tuna salad was by far the best I've eaten in Belper, and at £6.00, well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Love the food, great atmosphere, been with friends, family and my partner for food and drinks, never been disappointed! Staff are always friendly and happy to serve, prices are cheap for the quality of the food, can't wait to return

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A quirky place with lovely food and amazing value for money. The place was very busy but the service was still really good. We were a family of 5 including a 3 year old, something for everyone here, we will definitely return.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have been wanting to eat here for a while after reading & hearing good reviews and finally got to go for my sisters birthday. We booked for 8 and where seated in the pub rather than the downstairs restaurant (which was shut) and the table was right next to the door so you've got people walking in and out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Belper, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub

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