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“Best in Buxton”

Columbine Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 113 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are an independent restaurant situated in a Georgian town house, in the Derbyshire market town of Buxton. We have 3 small dining rooms over two floors, 1 ground and 2 cellar rooms (any can be hired privately) We served fresh food cooked to order complimented by a small but world wide wine list. We also open Sunday daytime from 1130am serving our Sunday Light Bites Menu only
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited Columbine recently for the second time, albeit with a few years between visits. Tucked away discreetly the restaurant provides a pleasantly intimate atmosphere and the staff are both friendly and professional. The chef is probably classically trained because there is a nicely old-fashioned feel to the sauces and style of cooking. Wine is reasonably priced. If we lived in or near Buxton we would be regular patrons!

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kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Thank you for the review of your 2nd visit to Columbine. You're right-Steve , the chef- was classically trained-40 years ago- and his first'corner' was saucier. And although sauces have lightened over the years the basics are still the groundwork to a decent sauce.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We are regular visitors to Columbine, and come here to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, months with a vowel in them... need I say more. On this occasion we came with my wife's sister and her family. As usual, the food was excellent and the service up to its normal high standard. We're always spoiled for choice (which increases the temptation to return), including my son's girlfriend who is vegetarian. My sister-in-law has been here on a number of other occasions, and felt that this had been her favourite visit and that the food had been exceptional. Long may they prosper.

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kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2014

Many, many thanks for your wonderful review,Mr.EB. We are really pleased that you and your family had a good time at the restaurant and enjoyed your meals. It's really lovely when one of our 'regulars' takes the time to write a review and let's other know, as well as ourselves, how much you like Columbine. Look forwards to seeing you again soon, Kim and Steve

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Everything about this restaurant was perfect with one exception - the dessert a very disappointing lemon mousse. I ordered a starter and main from the excellent daily specials menu - they were both very good. Having definitely over indulged with both the food and the excellent wine I wanted a nice light dessert to finish so ordered the mousse - the only disappointing part of the meal

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kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Thank you for your review of your meal at Columbine. Whilst we are pleased that you enjoyed your choices from our daily specials, we are of course disappointed that you felt our tangy lemon mousse was a let down.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited the Columbine with friends mid-week. It was hard to choose what to have from the tempting dishes on the menu. The food and service were excellent.

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kim m, Manager at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review- brief but to the point. We're really pleased that you and your friends had a good night out at our restaurant. Thank you

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Four of us met up for a reunion weekend in Buxton. One of my friends had been recommended to try the Columbine Restaurant and how right that recommendation was! The evening was so good that we went back for a second evening as part of the whole weekend. The food and the team on duty on both nights were of a very high standard. It was the attention to detail that appealed greatly to us - the arrival of lovely breads and oils once we were seated, ready supply of water throughout the meal, and the offer to replenish our coffee cups. In between all this were delicious fish dishes which we had chosen and enjoyed. Well done and thank you for two lovely evenings!

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kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Many thanks for your wonderful review of Columbine Restaurant, we're delighted that you and your friends, on your reunion weekend, so enjoyed your first evening with us that you came back for a second.

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