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Dovecote Restaurant

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Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 (0) 1332 780480
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant is always extremely busy, but the food is worth the wait. Staff are great, the look after everyone even the little children. Every time I have visited it has always been extremely busy.

1 Thank Lyn L
Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited dovecote for the first time. We're big fans of Roosters and even got married at Morley Hayes a few years ago. The menu had a great choice, service was lovely and accommodating as always. We loved the piano playing in the background too. Our only fault was we found it quite over priced for what it was.... More 

1 Thank MrsKWills1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had organised a table for dinner over my two nights for different numbers of diners. Tables were set up as planned. The food was well prepared and delivered in a courteous and timely manner and to a high quality.

1 Thank George R
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Changes to the bar area have made the pre meal drink more enjoyable and by ordering at this stage means you don't have to wait long for the meal to arrive once we were seated. Food and wine excellent. A pianist is situated in the bar area but as we were seated just inside the restaurant at times the music... More 

1 Thank Brenda B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever my wife and I look for an evening of fine dining, we also seem to plump for the Dovecote at Morley Hayes. A fantastic location, in wonderful surroundings, with excellent food and first-class service.

1 Thank Dave E
Heanor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. The food was really nice (although tiny potions) and the service was excellent. We would definitely visit again.

1 Thank Clare W
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We arranged a surprise birthday celebration in the Dovecote restaurant. The food and service was excellent, as always. We particularly like the attention to detail of all the courses. Some of our party arrived late due to the adverse weather conditions but the staff accommodated us very well. A lovely relaxed evening with the family.

1 Thank Jan N
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Two couples stayed overnight at the hotel - our package included DB&B plus two rounds of golf. We dined at Dovecote - a table d'hote three course meal plus coffee etc. The food was suburb, beatifully served by charming staff. They forgot to bring potatoes and carrots, which were included with the mains, but this was rectified pretty quickly. This... More 

1 Thank John H
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Went with a party of 10 on a Saturday evening and was very impressed. We didn't have to order our meals in advance so that was a big plus. The menu had plenty of choices and included vegetarian options which suited 2 of our party. We had a longish wait for our meals but this was expected due to our... More 

1 Thank Joan R
Derby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Went with friends for a Saturday evening meal and were very satisfied as it was our first time eating here. All of our mains, starters and desserts were very good, staff were very attentive and the ambiance was very pleasant. We liked the piano playing in the backgorund( he even asked us for requests-a nice touch). Nibbles were served with... More 

1 Thank Jeremy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Gluten Free, European
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby  >  Morley
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1332 780480

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?