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“Unexpected Gem”

The Peacock at Rowsley Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Rowsley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $81
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Description: A perfect spot for visiting the Peak National Park, Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall. The Peacock is located in the small, pretty village of Rowsley. We serve delicious food both lunch and dinner in the warm and cosy surroundings of our atmospheric bar. Our 3 dining rooms overlook our gardens and lunch is served from 12 noon til 2 pm and dinner from 7pm to 9 pm (8.30 Pm) on Sunday. We offer something for everyone from a bowl of homemade soup to our fine dining experience in the evening and we have been awarded 3 rosettes by the AA. Reservations for our dining rooms and first come first served for our bar. We look forward to welcoming you. The Peacock at RowsleyBakewell Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire. DE4 2EB
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stumbled upon The Peacock by accident as we were staying nearby. Thinking it was just a normal pub we called in for a drink on a Friday night, being very impressed with the hospitality we booked a table for the following evening. After a long day exploring Matlock we arrived on Saturday for the fining dining menu and very fine it was. After being seating the the bar area by the roaring fire we sampled the wines and selected from a menu heavy on locally produced food. Dinner was served in a separate dining room and each course was delicious with small tasters presented between each one. The pheasant and local steak were pariculary good. Excellent wine list and cheese board and the desert sampler board was wonderful.
I'd definately recommend.

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Thank Peter H
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

My wife & I went for Sunday lunch here on my birthday 29th December. We haven't been here for some time but in view of the excellent reviews decided to give it a whirl.
We never know what to expect with my birthday falling between Christmas & New Year. Sometimes the staff may be a little jaded after Christmas & bracing themselves for the New Year festivities, food not quite up to it's usual standard, or not many people in the restaurant & therefore too quiet.
However, we were very pleasantly surprised here, everything was superb. The welcome was wonderful, the food was brilliant & the service was great. All the staff without exception were a credit to The Peacock. The place was tranquil but busy, with 2 private parties in separate dining rooms as well as the restaurant. When Jenni the manager, through conversation with us, found out it was my birthday I later received a lovely signed birthday card as well - a nice touch,
It really is a pleasure to be able to post a satisfying review instead of being disappointed & having to(constructively) criticise anything major. Just one minor point however, the restaurant staff all served the food wearing white gloves(& therefore it was fairly formal), so why only paper serviettes instead of 'real' ones? All in all though, a great day out & the weather was sunny too!
We look forward to returning soon.

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Thank juda_12
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visited the Peacock and enjoyed a truly fantastic meal, the level of service was impeccable, the quality and presentation of food was unbelievable.

The staff leave you to enjoy the food and atmosphere, but know exactly when to intervene and very well educated on the food they serve.

A real gem in Derbyshire, by far the best meal we've had all year, will now be regular customers.

Thank carl m
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Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Dinner for two at the Peacock exceeded all expectations. Booking last minute on a Thursday night we were not expecting the pre dinner complimentary appetiser which was amazing. The fresh baked breads, starters and main courses were perfectly presented and tasted as good as they looked. The staff were attentive, without being too fussy and there was no room for desert. We opted for coffee back in the cosy bar and were presented with complimentary petit fours which were just right to end our perfect evening. Truly lovely restaurant and staff.

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Thank 555lou
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Been there twice really enjoyed both meals. Nice old style bar and modern contemporary dining room. Good food but not cheap

Thank StaffsTractorBoy
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