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The European

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22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
+44 1332 368732
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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1,549 reviews
887 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 856 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Yet another great evening in the European, warm and friendly welcome, tasty well cooked food, excellent service and with great views over to the Cathedral.

Thank johnhp702
Northeast Kingdom, Vermont
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Called for lunch,we were in town Christmas shopping with the family. We like it here because you can talk over a meal and not be to disturbed by other diners talking to loud The food was as always very good ,and fresh ,the pork was well cooked ,the veg a little to under cooked for our liking ,but other than... More 

Thank sdmmmtc2016
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I know catering for a group must be a nightmare so I do appreciate the trouble the team went to to accommodate. It was the only time I've ever had soup in a restaurant and not had bread to go with it - even just a small roll would be nice. I heard some of the group say that the... More 

Thank Kerry W
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

From the arrival, Meeting us poor , sat down looks nice ? Menu ok but limited , Both of us had the same , Starter Pate no taste and the bread was stale, i thought it may just be me but my wife even said the bread had been standing out to long , Main ask for garlic with it... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

When we lived in Derby, we frequently visited the restaurant. Now we live in Wales. We decided to try it again, nothing had changed, same warm welcome, same owner and manager. The food was quick, albeit a quiet night. Delicious food, the pasta we had was perfectly balanced. Good food. Thoroughly recommend this establishment. To add to our enjoyment the... More 

Thank Chris L
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem of a small restaurant close to Derby's cathedral in the city centre. After a pleasant walk along the river, this was a welcome find. Although initially uncertain (the Restaurant is through a small alley and up a windy flight of steps), I found the welcome genuine and the food excellent. I had set out to find an... More 

Thank ivorb68
United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with great staff. I eat in Derby a lot and this place gets a weekly visit. The menu is excellent with a large variety of choice; the best Italian in Derby for sure! Looking forward to many more visits in the future.

Thank m1tch_uk
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Managed to experience this restaurant that my husband used when in Derby. Food was very good as as was the service by Jacamo (probably wrong spelling) a lovely old waiter that even sang us a song. Will definitely visit again if I am in Derby.

Thank chris503869
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

My family decided that we needed some quality time with quality food, we were not disappointed. The service makes the experience even greater, thank you my Italian Waiter. The food is outstanding and extremely tasty. The wine selection is to cater for everyone. This is a must in Derby. I would say the best in Derby.

Thank Neil E
Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

On a recent visit to this well established restaurant, I was reminded why I have not gone there very often. The food is superb, and the chef amended a dish for me, changing the sauce on an escalope. Service is fine, but for some reason the restaurant is lacking in atmosphere. Perhaps if the boss was in attendance more, and... More 

Thank Thackwray

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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?