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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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New Road | Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tucked away behind a country pub, the Lighthouse is a great find. I took a large party of 29 people for a tasting menu. Although usually closed for lunch they opened especially for us and the food and service was faultless. The open kitchen allowed us to watch the chef prepare the dishes which was then served with a full... More 

Thank hicaz446
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic Tasting Menu, well thought out and very well presented. I rate this amongst one of the best so far with excellent service.

Thank Eric C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Using the postcode DE6 5AA on my satnav took me to a farm but, after guidance from a very helpful farmer, we found the restaurant behind the village pub not far away. After this rural adventure the restaurant was an excellent experience. Wow! the food and service really were fine-dining. We much enjoyed a six-course taster menu with its wide... More 

Thank pinneydavid
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprise wedding anniversary meal. Excellent food. Comfortable surroundings. Good choice of wine and food. I thought though the reception staff could have been more welcoming and attentive to each customer on their arrival.

Thank susanroberts34
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant last minute on our trip to the peak district. We didn't know what to expect but the menu sounded interesting and intriguing. The location was interesting as it was not hugely advertised and there is no large sign, if we were not told over the phone that the restaurant was behind a pub, I'm not too sure... More 

Thank Amie P
Madeley, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group and all had taster menu which was excellent. Very attentive service and good bar selection -nice surroundings - only disappointment for me was that I paid a lot of money for the wine flight with each course and that was disappointing as the wines werent really anything special and in my view several didnt compliment the... More 

Thank Timscfc
Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a brilliant evening, very relaxed and nicely paced. The food is incredible, the service great, a perfect evening. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Already looking forward to the winter menu.

Thank Andrew C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot rate this restaurant highly enough. We thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful of the taster menu and loved the wine pairings! The service is amongst the best we have ever experienced, the sommelier was excellent and being able to see the calmness of the kitchen really added to the experience. We have already booked in for the Winter menu!

Thank beckyshorland
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A midweek visit for table of four. All had the 7 course tasting menu. Food was excellent with some great cooking and ingredients. Good pace to the service and staff very attentive and polite. Venue is well laid out and décor excellent with tables well spaced. A thoroughly enjoyable evening and good value for money at £50 for the food.

Thank Birks_99
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the taster menu, which was interesting and every course was delicious. The service was just right, the setting delightful and all in all, a very relaxed and pleasant evening. A rare find which I am pleased to recommend very highly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Road | Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: 441335330658

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