Review on Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar
In 2006, Max and Susan Fischer and their Executive Chef Rupert Rowley from Michelin-starred Baslow Hall ventured into town and opened a bright new venture next to the local church. Rowley's puts on a groovy, contemporary face with vibrant colour schemes and equally eye-catching displays of original work from local artist Hazel Lale.
Impeccably sourced local produce is one of Fischers' trademarks and the same commitment goes into the food served here. Char-grilled steaks from traditionally reared Peak District beef are star turns, but the menu also takes in gammon and chicory salad with sweet mustard dressing, loin of venison with bubble 'n' squeak cake, roast chestnuts and game sauce, and tenderloin of pork with apple fondant, red cabbage and a braised pig's cheek dumpling. Seafood also features (monkfish with spiced vegetable tagine and coriander dressing, for example), while desserts are crowd-pleasers like jam roly-poly, treacle tart and warm chocolate fondant.
It's also worth checking out the great-value set lunch offers and the nifty list of keenly priced wines. Rowley's stone-flagged bar is open for drinks throughout the day, and it sports an open-air, south-facing terrace with fine views of the church.
Rowley’s Restaurant & Bar is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Rupert Rowley and Jason Kendra
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 – 2.30pm (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Fri (6.00 - 9.30pm Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card