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Raft Restaurant - CLOSED

204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 581773
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
May 6, 2016
Feb 21, 2016
“Birthday Meal”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous food at good a price the best burger ever by far will definitely recommend to anyone, lovely waterfall and terrace at the back..loved it.

Thank emma b
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I like the idea of the Raft restaurant. Most of the places to eat around the area are country pubs or 'fish and chips', so the idea of something different was quite refreshing. We were out celebrating my birthday so sadly our party was probably...More

Thank Nicci P
Reviewed October 26, 2015

we visited for sunday lunch the set menu was very good and varied. we have been back many times. the house wine was extremely enjoyable .

Thank Janet C
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Two starters, two mains, two pints for just over £50, and all of it excellent quality. Our waitress (Rachel?) was helpful, unobtrusive and polite - she made our visit very enjoyable, and even went to ask chef for cookery tips for me! We had scallops...More

Thank Ellie_Hay
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Fine dining,food quality excellent,staff friendly and happy. Atmosphere tranquil. This restaurant is above the Fishpond pub and has the same owner.The waiter Laurance and waitress Rachel did an excellent job, there was another young lady waitress in attendance but unfortunately I did not get her...More

Thank Happywanderer543
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely upstairs dining area. Service was very good, just wish the food was as good as the service 😕. Very disappointed with the desert. We were also not asked if the food was ok.

Thank tdawber
Reviewed September 3, 2015

All the food was delicious and we had excellent service from our Waitress. Starters were very tasty and the main courses delightful and plentiful - there was lots of choice too. By the time we'd consumed the 1st two courses, we could only share a...More

Thank Pete O
Reviewed August 2, 2015

We live in Provence so we are used to restaurants serving good food.We were visiting friends and chose to eat here as it had good write ups.What a disappointment.I had "Atlantic prawns,pickled cucumber etc." as a starter.I was expecting a prawn or two but what...More

1  Thank david c
Fishpondteam, General Manager at Raft Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2015

We have had no complaints to our waitress about this booking ? Sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us - this surprises me, as the feed back we get is always positive.

Reviewed August 1, 2015

We received a lovely welcome when we first arrived and the night just kept getting better and better - the restaurant upstairs is very classy a perfect setting for our anniversary meal - our waiter for the evening was Laurence and he was absolutely brilliant...More

Thank lindylou777
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been meaning to visit this restaurant for many months especially after neighbours recommended it and finally got the opportunity. It was excellent, much better than imagined. Food was lovely and plenty of it, service was impeccable and the ambience was great. We were welcomed as...More

Thank harpur22
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 581773
The Raft Restaurant is currently only available for private hire dining and functions. Its a fantastic space for private dining for 15 - 50 guests. Its also a really flexible space, and makes a lovely cosy function room for up to 60 people. Dining is available from the main bar menu, bespoke menus and from our function buffet menus. For further information please contact us.
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