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The Palfrey

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeout or delivery at this time.
The Palfrey is a newly refurbished unique and contemporary restaurant and bar, where we aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment for our customers. Split over two levels, our rustic and industrial bar can be found downstairs with adjacent courtyard for casual dining and drinks, whilst upstairs our inviting restaurant is full of intimate charm and contains the kitchen with an open pass.
$14 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
International, European, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for at team night out. Pre-orders taken in advance because of the size of the group. Lovely cocktails in the bar downstairs and then moving upstairs for food that was really tasteful executed. The wine list was short but good. Most importantly, the...service from staff was outstanding. We were made to feel special and important throughout - the input of the team at Palfrey’s really added to a wonderful evening.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tom and the team have created a relaxed and engaging environment, serving great food and drinks to boot! We came here for a date night treat and left very impressed! Highly recommend for good food, cocktails and service! Nice one…

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Palfrey for a meal before watching the new Bond film. The setting of The Palfrey is stunning in a small courtyard shared with a few restaurants/bars. On entering, we loved the decor and ambience and the staff were very friendly and attentive....What can I say about the food, it was outstanding. To start we shared an antipasti board and the meats and sides were of a very high quality. My main of fillet steak with triple cooked truffle fries, what can I say. The steak was the best I’ve had in a very long time and I eat steak out frequently. I truly want the truffle fries recipe from the chef as again, I have had these elsewhere and these were mouthwatering to say the least. My husband had the fish and chips and he said that was very good. We will definitely return as we have found a gem in The Palfrey. The Palfrey is an intimate size and I hope it stays that way. See you soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best, or perhaps even the best place for a drink or two if out and about in town, staff are always welcoming and provide an excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was absolutely fantastic, good quality for good prices. Staff very helpfull. Will be back and thank you very much for feeding us . We really enjoyed and it was our visit do Derby

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely perfect. We both had the garlic mushroom Kiev to start and I had the duck which was so delicious with the most lovely potato dauphinoise. Should’ve ordered a side of vegetables as didn’t realise it didn’t come with anything else! Then the dark chocolate...fondant which was the ideal end to the meal. Attentive, friendly staff in a lovely setting made it a really lovely evening.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

An awesome Sunday 3 course lunch made better by Kiana, (I hope I’ve split it correctly) Tom and the team! I had the mushroom Kiev starter followed by the trio of meat roast and the fondant to finish! All courses were phenomenal, attention to detail...in the flavours and presentation. The portions are great you just didn’t want to finish it was excellent! The service was impeccable, Kiana was so welcoming and genuinely friendly which made the experience top notch. My friend and I kept saying throughout how good she is! Tom is always most hospitable, a great manager and made sure everything was just so! I’ve been a few times and kept promising to do a review so now here it is! Thank you againMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021

brilliant service great staff stunning food. booked last minute they managed to get us in and made us feel welcome from arrival until departure

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 3, 2021

What a great place to Dine Fanbloodytastic Food and Service Wonderful Wholly recommended , Be back soon

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 25, 2021

I'm not sure why I haven't written a review for here yet! The Palfrey is my favourite resturant in Derby, without doubt! We have eaten here many times and also enjoyed their heat-at-home meals during lockdown. The food is always excellent and their Sunday Lunch...is the best in town. The staff are always friendly and efficient and Tom makes the best cocktails!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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You might want to phone/email the restaurant directly for that. I know they do private hire but not sure of numbers etc.
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The Palfrey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5