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“Review amended, good service and value for money.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Dome at Buxton

The Dome at Buxton
Ranked #25 of 110 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Review amended, good service and value for money.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

I was pointed out due to a reviewer of my 1 star rating and was formally asked to review the Dome restaurant again which I graciously accepted. The Dome restaurant is a training catering college restaurant based in the heart of Buxton town centre thus service is expected to be intermittent at times due to levels of learning the trade. On this visit service was good and the students had to be appraised for all their hard work and efforts. We did hear the odd waiter getting a ticking off but this is to be expected. I would recommend for the member of staff to be abit more discreet when telling off a student and out of public eye. The atmosphere for a catering college restaurant is acceptable but could be better presented however the food and service speaks volumes as on this visit was very enjoyable and very good value for money compared to other professional restaurants. The students serving us were very friendly, smart, clean and very professional which set other professional dining establishments an example on how to run a restaurant business. After this visit I highly recommend a visit. I congratulate the staff and students on a high quality service and I thank the reviewer to prompt me to review again.

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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at the Dome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

The Dome is the training restaurant for the University of Derby, so with that in mind we allowed for a little bit of faulty towers when we arrived.

Although our waiter seemed a little nervous the food was excellent - I'd love to be able to recommend a dish but the menu rotates regularly (every day??) in order to provide the trainee's with a variety of cooking experiences.

The only thing that may seem a little strange is that you are specifically requested not to order multiples of the same dish (suppose if your group was 6+ then they might not be as restrictive).

Pricing is good for the quality of food (they cant train without customers) and booking is a must (I've never been there when its empty)

  • Visited November 2011
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent, from meet and greet to farewell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

Professional from start to finish, trainees are being taught very well, and should stand them in good stead when out in the real world! Nice touch to have the restaurant manager and chef come to each table after service. Have been on many occasions and have had no cause for complaint, always recommend and visit in the future. Well done!

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Jean G
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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“Just listen!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Incredible acoustics - words can't describe the experience - a must visit location

Visited January 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Super meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

Heard about the restaurant through a friend who studied at Buxton- was refreshing to enjoy such high quality, contemporary food cooked and served by young students who appeared very dedicated to being professional, even on a Saturday evening! Will definitely be returning again.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Victoria P
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