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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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New Road | Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was very good ,the food brilliant atmospher very nice,very welcoming friendly staff .will def be back

Thank Brenda F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took my son to the Lighthouse to celebrate his graduation. Had the tasting menu and were completely blown away by the range of tastes and textures provided. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. From the amuse bouche of tiny Sunday roasts, through fantastic bread, stunning mackerel satay, one of the best scallop dishes I have eaten- served with... More 

1 Thank Kevin F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just come back from El Celler de can Roca and these guys can cook!! Service is very efficient if a little serious. Food is fabulous in parts. Biggest issue for us were the size of the portions on the mains. A liitle too much but the dog was happy! Have been 4 times now. Its good!

Thank Nicholaslibcus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 5th time that we have visited but the first time we have visited as a couple. We felt that because we weren't in a group we really appreciated more so just how fantastic the food is. We thought that the food was the best that we have ever had there. Big thanks to John & George for... More 

1 Thank Andrea M
Hulland Ward, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything you would expect from a small restaurant serving a classic taster menu around the £50 mark (9 courses). Very well though out combinations. The ox cheek with truffle foam a particular favourite. Wine menu has something for every pocket. The simple sav blanc was spot on for £20, keeping the overall bill to terrestrial levels. Quiet, low key atmosphere... More 

Thank NickBuxton
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited The Lighthouse Restaurant several times but for me this was The BEST ever!!! Thursday night summer taster menu absolutely amazing. You can guarantee at The Lighthouse you will have fantastic fine dining food, front of house always give high special service - on this occasion it was even better than before. What we enjoy and look forward to... More 

Thank Tracky09
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cleverly composed and executed menus that seem to get a little more accomplished with our every visit. We've enjoyed around 8 or 10 meals at this modern British retaurant and won't hesitate to return. Unfortunately the usual conundrum affects this small restaurant: whether to focus money on kitchen or front of house. Slightly inexperienced (though well intentioned) waiting staff don't... More 

Thank Mini-Monkey-22
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say this really is a hidden gem. The food and atmosphere is amazing. This the 3rd time visiting and once again a week later we are still talking about it and how amazing the food was. The wine list is really good and staff were very attentive, maybe a little too much as the only criticism was... More 

Thank Lisa P
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden behind the Rose and Crown pub in Boylestone, you will not stumble upon it by chance. The restaurant was busy so you need to book. We had the tasting menu which was excellent complimented by wines with five of the courses. The beef just melted in your mouth. The staff were very pleasant and recommend it. Will be returning

Thank Warwickchef
Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit, for my day this time, still as impressed will be going back to try the a'la carte, staff still very attentive, I am now in love with Poppy!! but it's the food I love most of all, no hesitation in recommending this informal top notch restaurant.

Thank Mike C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?