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The European

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22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
+44 1332 368732
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked for a lunch time treat and was not disappointed, service was quick and food was very tasty, would highly recommend

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Thank Debi B
Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a second time and was really happy with the food quality, atmosphere and service. This place is authentic, not one of the many Italian modern chain restaurants that lack traditional or character. Best of all, the welcome, service and quality of food is great. I will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend!

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Thank 888adrianw
United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have reviewed The European restaurant before but seen as I continue to come here most weeks, and receive great food and service each time, I thought it appropriate and deserving of another one. There is wide choice of starters, mains and desserts here, and I've enjoyed all that I have tried so far. My favourite is probably the sirloin... More 

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Thank m1tch_uk
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a proper restaurant with white tablecloths where your food is still served on a plate and not a bit of greasy plank. The food is predominantly Italian and exquisite, all prepared on the premises too, none of your pre-packaged microwave reheated chain restaurant fare here. The service is excellent, the staff are courteous and friendly. The building itself... More 

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Thank Tim M
Derby, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old family restaurant they all eat and annoy food sat p.m. Excellent Italian fare and wine l have heard owner sing ther well Up steep stairs above a famous hairdressers Somewhat perilous

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Thank andrewsaywood
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

We use this restaurant now quite a lot. The food is excellent and I have written before about it I'm sure. The staff are wonderful and prices mid range their pasta is great and the Sea Bass very good. One thing I noticed this visit was a service charge of 10%. In the past with just two perhaps I hadn't... More 

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Thank Chris L
Burry Port, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

We were in Derby for a wedding and went out to search for a pub serving food. Saw the sign for The European which is tucked away at the back of a passage between shops. It is absolutely charming. Luckily they had a table for four as it is clearly a popular choice. We received a a very warm welcome.... More 

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Thank SueHa41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at this restaurant numerous times and have nearly worked my way through the entire menu. I have never had a bad meal here and the staff are always friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is very pleasant and relaxed. Definitely worth visiting. The ginger cheesecake is exceptional.

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Thank Martin J
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The location is central opposite the Cathedral and the views from the restaurant are attractive. It is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Derby. The food was nicely prepared but nothing special. The whole package including wine, drinks and extras is on the expensive side. Having eaten in some of the establishments higher up the rankings on this... More 

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Thank histman
Derby, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times over the past few years, most recently on Xmas eve. As usual the service was great and the food very tasty. Recommend for a romantic meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 368732

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