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“Great comedy night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sadlergates Black Rock Grill Steakhouse - CLOSED

Sadlergates Black Rock Grill Steakhouse
19-20 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NH, England
01332 368822
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Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Great comedy night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Having been to a number of local comedy clubs I was quite used to the cheap beer, sticky floors and mid-show burgers but this night was something else. The bar itself is small but nicely decorated and well lit. The atmosphere was cool and relaxed and the drinks very nice. The staff were warm and friendly and the setting just lovely. A little haven in the middle of Derby. I think the comedy night only runs once a month but I would recommend. A cut above.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Best steak I've ever tasted!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Visited here last night after wishing to try for a while now. We took my Dad, who lives in London. When we walked in we were greeted by very friendly and welcoming staff. The waitress was very attentive as it was only us and another couple in there. However, it soon filled up and the atmosphere was great.

We got asked if we would like some fresh bread to start us off (of course I said yes!) As a starter I had the risotto balls, which unfortunately were a bit bland, should have had the confit duck. My Dad and partner appeared to like their starters of soup and homemade fishcake though.

When my rump steak came out I was very pleasantly surprised. I had never seen fresh steak like it. We were advised to take it off the lava rock and cook bits as we wanted. It was the best steak I had ever tasted, I cooked it myself to perfection (I'm not the biggest fan of steak in general either!) It melted in my mouth, which I think showed the quality of Derbyshire beef that they serve. The chips were to die for but I don't think I really needed the mushroom sauce I had on the side. Dessert was a lemon parfait with raspberry samosa. This was good but didn't compare to the steak really.

The only gripe I had was the smoky atmosphere. I knew it would no doubt be like that but an wondering whether they might be able to put some air conditioning in for when it gets busy like it did last night. I'm really not a fan of tuna, so when someone had it on the grill I must admit the smell made me feel a bit queasy. Also, my partner mentioned that it would perhaps have been better to have one central lava rock on the table and bigger plates to put the cooked steaks on. All in all though, a great experience and we will definitely be visiting again!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Dining with the Dead”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

we often dine at Black Rock Grill but this weekend attended a special event they were holding for Halloween. Not only the usual excellent food cooked on the rock by ourselves (steak, gammon, salmon options) but interesting ghost stories and historical discussions with Richard Felix.At Christmas Rudolph on the Rock is available!!!! Other events frequently held in Sadlergates bar include comedy club and new and upcoming musicians and singers.
We have also had lunch in Sadlergates and used Sadlergates to you for delivery of lunch menu to my company events.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasty food fantastic service!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

We went to Black Rock for our wedding anniversary. It's a little tricky to find but very much feels like your in on a well kept secret when you do!
Great food, service was really friendly and quick. I loved being able to cook my own steak !!!
We will definitely be back!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fascinating experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

As a first timer, the whole rock experience was brilliant, helpful staff, great quality food and unique collection of beers on offer! will definitely be back :-)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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