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“Great Cakes”

David Mellor Visitor Centre
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The David Mellor Cutlery Factory, Design Museum, Country Shop and Cafe - all on the same site. Just outside Hathersage in one of the most beautiful areas of Derbyshire, they provide a uniquely stimulating and enjoyable day out in the Peak District National Park.
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had tea and cakes. Well actually Bakewell pudding and clotted cream. Yummy. Service can be erratic but the actual goodies are very tasty.
Shop id divine, So much beautiful kitchen ware...
Would recommend

Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

This place was interesting to come and visit and look around to see the fabulous kitchen gear that is available for sale. You could spend a fortune here so beware. The work shop wasn't open till later so we moved on. It is amazing what other thing that David Mellor has invented or designed. Worth a visit if you are driving by.

Thank olie293
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've never failed to come away from David Mellor without some treasures in a bag. They make the most wonderful cook's knives for a start. Ever since I became the proud owner of a carving knife some years ago, I've been adding to my culinary weapons at every visit because the steel takes a wicked edge. At Christmas they hand out glasses of hot spiced wine and it's a marvellous place to buy presents as well as stock your kitchen with designer goodies. There's a select range of oven-proof ceramics from well established craftsman potters like John Leach and the shelves are full of beautiful porcelain and glassware. Mellor cutlery and historic examples of their designs line the walls and the place has a lovely tranquil atmosphere, tucked away in the hills. The cafe is very pleasant and parking is easy.

Thank Falconette
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

We visited last Sunday as my in-laws have already been there and highly recommended it.. And indeed it was. Really interesting cutlery shop and we ended up buying few items for our new home.
The cafe was quiet and friendly. We had good table service and were informed that there freshly baked scones. Indeed they were the best scones we ever had,... With cream and jam :)
Lovely place.. Definitely worth a visits

Thank Veera D
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We visited The David Mellor shop and restaurant twice between Christmas and New year. It is indeed a very nice cook shop, selling high end kitchenailia.
We decided to return a couple of days later to purchase some sale items, and took breakfast in the restaurant.

Nice that a coffee shop seats you and comes to take your order, but the staff were not friendly, lacking in smiles and everything seemed just a little too much trouble. We ordered bacon sandwiches, and asked if we could have an egg inside too.
After a " I don't think so"... and a huff and a puff...and our request to ask the kitchen if possible...the answer came back as a yes.
The bacon sandwiched were indeed delicious, with high quality bacon and nice fresh sliced bread ( although very very expensive at almost £6)... but the coffee was not good, and only semi skimmed milk on offer, which is always a let down.
The childs bacon sandwich was exactly the same size and half the price.
We asked for the bill which was approx £22 and sent my 11 year old to the till with £30 in cash to pay. She returned with a few coins change.....and on my trip to the till to complain about the change...the £5 note was produced far too quickly without argument for my liking, and we were all under the impression they had purposely short changed my child. Large accusation to make, but all attitudes at the till from the staff pointed to this.
The shop staff were no more friendly....one receives a nice card with receipt clipped inside, but the lack of friendly smiles and customer care is not great for such a high end shop.
We will not be returning again. There are a few very nice friendly coffee shops/cafes in Hathersage that produce equally good bacon sandwiches and delicious coffee to use instead.

3  Thank pixidoll
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