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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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New Road | Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
+44 1335 330658
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is all about fantastic food and good service, what restaurants should be about in reality The head chef who I believe has just been named best Chef in Derbyshire certainly knows how to cook and the meal we enjoyed was perfection in every way. It's out of the way, but as a special treat its certainly worth the... More 

1 Thank david W
Hulland Ward, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for their occasional midweek offer of: Winter taster menu for £35 a head. This was a real treat. Each of the numerous courses was served to the very highest standard of freshness, taste and presentation. The local focus is also appreciated, served in all kind of ways I would not think of in my own kitchen; I take... More 

Thank NickBuxton
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food showcasing wonderful textures and amazing flavours. The staff were unobtrusive but friendly and professional. We had the taster menu (9 courses) and the ingredients for each course were described by the serving staff as the food was brought to the table. The cost is £50 per head but don't expect large portions, this is a taster menu and... More 

Thank Rebecca T
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited last night to celebrate a birthday , what a wonderful place , the staff we wonderfully helpful , they explained each course and the food was amazing, finished with the amazing Mint Tree accompanied by dry ice , a couple of us enjoyed the wine taster alongside , well worth a visit I cannot rate highly enough.

Thank BeachbabeDerby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten in some top end establishments and this one is right up there. Imaginative and exciting combinations are abound in every course. Will definitely return. Fantastic experience, food, service and ambience.

Thank Simon N
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After looking forward to a meal with friends we were disappointed with the food and the service The kitchen was short staffed so the food took ages to be served, then it wasn't particularly warm and the staff serving were also rude Altogether a disappointing experience

1 Thank kara123102
Etwall, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed this restaurant on a number of occasions over the last 5 years and am very pleased to say that the whole experience just gets better and better. The chefs take on Indian food was an absolute delight of culinary skills and blended tastes. I and I see many others, have said this restaurant is worthy of a... More 

Thank Koalabob
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Came with our friend to celebrate his birthday. The new Autumn tasting menu didn't disappoint, far from it, the lobster and accompanying foam was gorgeous and the beef perfect. I was even persuaded to eat smoked eel and very glad I did too. We had a cancellation, the Lighthouse called us back to make the booking. The meal ended with... More 

Thank Crosseclan
Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 October 21, 2016

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

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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, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +44 1335 330658

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