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“Lovely lunch!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Apiary Cafe Bar

The Apiary Cafe Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: British, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: The Apiary Cafe bar is situated on Borough street in the Historic heart of Castle Donington. Established in 2012. Come and dine in our comfortable dining rooms. We are open 6 days a week.Live music weekly. We serve delicious HOME COOKED food, locally sourced wherever possible. Breakfast, Champagne Breakfast. Brunch, Lunch. Dinner. A selection of GOURMET BURGERS, Paella, Pasta dishes, Fish dishes and lots more. Gluten free and veggie options. The Pie at Night served Tuesday to Thurs. Over 75 GINS,Great selection of beers and wines. Fresh coffee and speciality Teas. If you looking for a friendly vibrant but laid back atmosphere then this is the place for you. CHILL OUT in the Purple Buddha Garden.SUNDAY ROAST from 12.00 till 4.00pm. Small parties of up to 40 people catered for. Meeting room available minimum 2 hrs. Private dining. Birthdays, Christenings, wakes catered for.
Derby
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

5 of us had lunch here on Good Friday. Food and service were both very good. Plenty of choice on the menu and all dishes served were freshly prepared & very tasty. Hope to try their evening menu soon!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Welcoming lovely little cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous food, and cute lovely decor. Have only visited in the day at the moment but looking forward to visiting for wine and tapas!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank KandiRM
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a refreshing change!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We visited, for the first time, the Apiary for lunch recently, three generations in tow and everyone enjoyed the experience.
The food was super fresh and superbly presented. The homemade coleslaw was to die for.
Just what Castle Donington needs.
Will return soon for the evening menu with wine,. on a Friday or Saturday night, so handy to walk there and enjoy a glass of wine aswell.

  • Visited April 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“A new little Gem for Castle Donington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

This new bistro style restaurant is what this small town has been waiting for and deserves to do very well. Unpretentious food at good prices in lovely surroundings and with great service.

Visited March 2013
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“Just what Castle Donington needs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have lived in this village for nearly two years and have always dreamed of having a little place like this closeby. We were so excited when The Apiary opened and we have enjoyed many a scone in there as well as breakfast with our neighbours. The food is exceptional and the staff are very friendly. It has a very relaxed feel and I love picking up jams and chutneys from the wide selection on the way out! This place now has an alcohol licence and serves a few tapas dishes/charcuterie boards on an evening which are delicious and reasonably priced. It has a romantic vibe with candles on each of the tables. This is certainly our new local and we look forward to showing it off when we have friends visiting!! Also check out The Apiary's other place over the road-Bee Home which sells beautiful furniture and some lovely gifts.

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