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The Black Swan

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

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  • 75
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  • 32
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  • 7
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
birgiss
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Derby, United Kingdom
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We booked for 12 on a Monday evening, we altered the booking to 14 then reduced again to 12 (nightmare customers!) Never a problem. The young staff were absolutely brilliant, the food was beautiful, the atmosphere was relaxed, welcoming, just perfect! Oh and the cost with the offers on before 7pm made it really good. We had family visiting from... More 

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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Black Swan is on my way home from Belper town centre and provides a good stopping off point along the hill!! I eat here occasionally and last ate here in April 2015 and continue to be impressed by the fresh ingredients, simply but well prepared. The place is usually pretty busy but the staff members are helpful, friendly and... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited early on a Saturday evening having booked earlier in the week. We were a family party of six including one adult child's relatively new boyfriend who was new to the many charms of Belper! The Black Swan, being one of them! We all chose from different parts of the very varied menu - main courses, small plates and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

A Black Swan was once thought to be an anomaly (give the predominance of White Swans) - accordingly the term Black Swan has become known as a random event and particularly used in financial circles to explain events such as the Global Financial Crises...) Well whilst staying in Derbyshire for the Queens Birthday weekend (yes all the way from Abu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Good quality food and great value for money ! Would definitely recommend for a good evening out. Staff were really friendly and knowledgable about the area .

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Creswell
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We visited The Black Swan twice while on holiday,once for a drink and once for lunch,which was great home made mince and onion pie real chips with skins on and only £6,it's a very friendly pub and staff,the dog a brindle Staffie called Weller,added to the pub he was the reason we went back.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We booked in at 6.45pm to take advantage of the 2 meals for £13 and were not disappointed. On arrival the place was positively brimming with happy looking customers. We were given a nice table for two where we felt very comfortable and relaxed. I had looked ahead online for the menu and unfortunately what i wanted was not on... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Doesn't look too much from the outside but lots of choice for food and all lunchtime dishes only £5.50!!! Amazing!! Good portions....quality good....cosy little place

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Neal never ceases to surprise with the Specials. Had Salmon fish cakes accompanied with a tomato based salsa with chips and salad last night with a colleague who had the same. Stunning, what can I say 5/5 I also had the pork belly last week which came with crispy crackling and a chorizo and tomato sauce. Also stunning. Unfortunately this... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub

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