Review on Darleys Restaurant

Darley Mill conjures up images of Victorian England and the Industrial Revolution, but there's nothing archaic about the elegantly contemporary restaurant. A smart decking terrace overlooks the fast-flowing River Derwent, and the interior is defined by cool design features.

Local supplies are at the heart of chef/proprietor Jonathan Hobson's seasonal menus - witness sharp lunch dishes such as seared mackerel fillet with fennel and thyme marmalade or marinated breast of guinea fowl with basil pasta and red pepper syrup. Dinner menus aim for something more ambitious, along the lines of fillet of turbot with razor clams, wilted baby gem and Sauternes broth or ribeye of beef with a crisp rice cake, wild mushrooms, gherkin and paprika sauce.

Desserts are neat offerings like iced apple parfait with apple sorbet and apple fizz or sweet rice pudding with caramelised Derbyshire plums. The concise wine list offers a decent worldwide spread, with 'personal recommendations' topping the bill.

Darleys Restaurant is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Modern British


Jonathan Hobson

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat (2.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 8.30pm Tue-Thu (9.00pm Fri & Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Darleys Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Darleys Restaurant
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