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Dovedale Restaurant at the Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel

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Palace Hotel Palace Road, Buxton SK17 6AG, England
0871 221 0253
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Although I would stay at the hotel again I would not eat in the restaurant again. The staff were good, but the food was very poor and over-priced. We had dinner with a guest at 7pm and there were fewer than 6 tables taken. The "carvery" consisted of a few slices of turkey breast - well cooked, but served lukewarm.... More 

Thank Paul C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We came for a family Sunday lunch here. The menu is now all buffet style. Most of us had the leek and potato soup to start with which was fresh and very good. I really enjoyed the fish in a provencal sauce. Top marks for all the choice of vegetables. Kids enjoyed the chicken casserole, husband the roast beef. For... More 

Thank cheshirehousewife01
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Our package included dinner and breakfast. For dinner. there was sufficient variety on the set menu to avoid having to choose items with a supplementary charge. Breakfast was good but unexceptional.

Thank IainDDG
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Visited this restaurant within the Palace Hotel for Sunday lunch and has recently changed ownership, and now part of the Britannia chain. We have previously eaten here and never been very impressed with either the food or service but the new ownership seems to have turned the experience around and we were very impressed. The headline rate for the three... More 

Thank MikeODerbyshire
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Although the food in this restaurant is buffet style it was varied and enjoyable. We ate there 3 days and found no real complaints. Wine prices favourable to other hotels. We ate around 7.30 each evening and found the food fine, although some later diners said it was dried up. When items were all gone they were replaced quickly and... More 

Thank sasmum
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

National Holidays have found a good one here. Excellent food, service and reasonably priced wines. The kitchens should be proud of the food they are sending out.

Thank Jessica186478
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

First of all, let me begin by saying that the chef and his kitchen staff put themselves out to prepare a very nice evening meal for me. (My diet is very limited.) For that I am extremely grateful and we had a lovely time. However, although the breakfast food was very nice, the service was below par. It is a... More 

Thank Ethel56
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Palace on 2 consecutive weekends ! FIRST WEEKEND 10/10 We had the dinner bed and breakfast deal and everything was exceptional , our waitress Juliet was marvellous , especially as she was under pressure , no waiting for any courses or drinks . Our Chicken cafe creme (?) main course was delicious , piping hot with... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had dinner included as part of our package for a one night stay on a Friday night at the Palace Hotel in Buxton which is now part of the Britannia hotel chain. The menu choices and overall quality of food was average. The service was very poor. We, and other diners, had to ask for basic service ie, food... More 

Thank Helen M
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

this hotel is now britannina hotels I stayed at hotel the restaurant was full sunday lunch also in the evenings.the menu change daily food and staff 1st class fb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Palace Hotel Palace Road, Buxton SK17 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: 0871 221 0253
  • This restaurant is at The Palace Hotel
There's no need to eat out if you're staying at Barceló Buxton Palace Hotel, enjoy the stunning, elegant Dovedale Restaurant and a meal to die for. You can choose from a variety of dishes, exquisitely prepared by some of the area's best chefs. Dinner-inclusive short breaks are available.

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