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“My Favourite restaurant.”

The Peacock at Rowsley Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Rowsley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $77
Cuisines: Bar, British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“My Favourite restaurant.”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have eaten here a few times & despite the cost we keep returning. The food is to die for and always surprises. Lovely cosy bar & amazing service that is never stuffy.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank time0ff
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English first
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food excellent, service abysmally slow.”
Reviewed May 21, 2014

A friend and I arrived at 1.05pm at the Peacock and requested a table for lunch in the restaurant. The receptionist was very good and within five minutes we were seated at our table and within another five minutes our drinks arrived. A good start which went downhill from there.
It was an hour before we got our starters, service was just incredibly slow. We had expected, not unreasonably, to have been able to enjoy the lighter menu and to have finished our meal by 2.30pm.at the latest. It was just lunch after all. We actually finished at 3.20pm and that was without coffee as we feared we would never get out of the place if we had to wait for that. The food , when it arrived, was excellent as we expected it to be. We would have been furious if the food had been anything less after waiting so long. Basically, our time was considered of no value and that is very annoying.Our afternoon plans had to be changed as we had lost half of the afternoon by the time we left the restaurant. We regularly eat out at lunchtime in decent restaurants, we research them online and only choose ones with good reviews and have never had such slow service anywhere. Very disappointing.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank LaurieEngland
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“very classy”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

a lovely restaraunt and bar with excellent service. they take your order at the table, serve and you pay on the way out through reception!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank stokeyboy
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014

Initially very disappointed they changed there croque-monsieur recipe/presentation but this did push me to try other things on there menu and found these were equally as stunning to eat.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Snowcrashed
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly service, excellent food, beautiful building”
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited for our anniversary meal with our 11 month old daughter. Food was very good, service prompt and attentive. Attractive dining room and setting.

We both ate from the lighter lunch menu which was good value and perfectly filling for us. Especially enjoyed the puddings.

The staff were extremely accommodating of our daughter and even gave us some bread for her to feed the ducks with afterwards. Very kind, thank you!

1 Thank Matthew W
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