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Harpur's of Melbourne
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Derby
2 reviews
“A great last minute lunch!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went to the Harpurs for a late lunch and were unlucky as they were just about to stop serving their lunch time menu. However the staff were great and managed to squeeze us in. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly and the food was great. We look forward to coming back for an evening meal sometime in the near future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Harpurs, Owner at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks, always happy to get everyone fed even if we are busy, see you again soon.
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16 reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

I cannot praise this place enough! We had a fantastic evening last week... the staff were all very accommodating and happy to deal with some very fussy eaters in our party. The chef created some mouth watering food that blew us all away once again! The atmosphere was very lively and we had a very enjoyable drink in the bar before being seated. Cannot wait to return to the Melbourne for a family meal and show all my family what a gem of a restaurant that I have stumbled across in the heart of Melbourne.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Dave N
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Harpurs, Owner at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thanks for your continued support, see you on Steak night on the 26th
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

My partner and I were celebrating our anniversary and so decided that we would eat at Harpurs. Having visited once before we were looking forward to our return visit but had high expectations considering that our first trip was so good.
After a quick drink downstairs in the bar which was lively and cheerful we went upstairs to the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and were able to seat us in the corner (as we had requested) in order for us to have a little more of an intimate evening. The ambiance was fantastic, the music playing seemed was subtle and perfect and the candle lit lighting seemed to make our evening even better. Despite being out of the way the staff never once neglected us, making sure that we had everything that we needed. I have to comment on the drinks, the bar man defiantly deserves a pat on the back because he more than surpassed our expectations when we ordered cocktails!!!
When the food arrived it was simply delicious, we both ordered the steak and it was just a fantastic cut of meat cooked to perfection. I cannot praise the chef highly enough!!!
After the beautiful deserts we went back to the bar for one last drink which was a perfect end to the evening sitting in the relaxed bar.
Over all the whole evening was superb, the staff seemed determined to make our experience on our special occasion as lovely as possible. Their attention to detail was fantastic and the food was delicious.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic evening as it is one of the most romantic restaurants i have ever been too. We will certainly be returning, defiantly for our next anniversary. Thank you so much to the Harpurs staff, you made our night unforgettable!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emi D
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Alanshep, Manager at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
Thanks for your review, delighted you enjoyed your evening
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

We were having a nice Sunday roasted in this restaurant. Foods were in decent portion, good flavour and in good price too.

I had the chicken liver parfait for starter, although it was slightly over seasoning, but the parfait was in fine texture! The portion of 3 selection meats of Sunday roasted could be more generous a lil bit as the additional supplement charges have already applied! Vegetables could have more varieties instead of the carrot/leeks/potato ! We had the Chinese leaf, sweet potato, parsnip, char etc served in others Sunday roasted before.
I had spring berries brûlée for deserted and it was beautifully done as the caramelised sugar on top and soft bottom.

Truly enjoyed eating integrity restaurant and staff were friendly!

Check my pictures :D

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank SummerHeat80
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Alanshep, Manager at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Many thanks, great pics too!
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went here for something to eat. The decor was modern and had a nice warm feeling. The staff were friendly. The food was nice and very well presented. I had the broccoli soup for starter which was nice, if had been broccoli and stilton it would have been better. For the main I had the roast beef which was very nice. The selection of veg in the side dish got with the meal could have been better not much choice. For pudding I had the lemon sponge and vanilla custard which was very nice. Overall the meal was very nice and worth the price. The atmosphere was good.

I would recommend going here if your in the area and looking for food

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chris D
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Alanshep, Manager at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Great review, see you again soon hopefully
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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2013

With recently being diagnosed with Coeliac disease, I have to say Harpur's have gone out their way to accomodate my dietary requirements, I would recommend this restaurant to fellow Coeliac's. The staff are very friendly and the food is excellent, well worth a visit.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Rasham C
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Alanshep, Owner at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Great feedback, thanks for your Trip Advisor post, hope to see you again soon
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We didn't actually stay at the hotel , we met some friends there for dinner who were staying there. It was a gourmet night and the place was packed. Food was stunning , 6 course taster menu that looked and tasted amazing. The waiters and waitresses were such fun , really relaxed down to earth atmosphere. Rooms looked really nice and they did say the beds were amazing! lol

They do theme nights every thursday, which include steak nights and gourmet burger nights . There is a lovely outdoor area right in the centre of the town so its perfect for a bit of people watching. All in all , would most definitely go again

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Carrie S
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Alanshep, Manager at Harpur's of Melbourne, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Many thanks for your kind words, look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Property: Harpur's of Melbourne
Address: 2 Derby Road, Melbourne DE73 8FE, England (Formerly The Melbourne Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Harpur's of Melbourne 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harpur's of Melbourne is situated in the heart of Melbourne in South Derbyshire close to East Midlands, Donington Park and the M1, M6, M42 network. The warm welcome from our staff will ensure your experience will be one to remember. If you are looking for accommodation our rooms are modern, warm with a decor that will make your stay feel like a special occasion. See rooms for further details. ... more   less 
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