Review on The George Hotel
Over the centuries, this 500-year-old grey stone inn has been transformed into a top-class hotel that still exudes a sense of tradition - although grown-up chic is the prevailing mood once you are through the door. The smart bar is vibrantly up-to-date, while George's restaurant has a cool, contemporary feel thanks to subtle colours, discreet lighting and wooden floors.
'Formality is not on the menu' says the blurb, but the kitchen is committed to using produce from local sources where possible. The result is a creative modern cuisine that might begin with confit of duck and prune rillettes with sweet-cured breast and caramelised onion bread or herb-crusted sweetbreads with pear and hazelnut salad. Main courses are in similar vein, taking in slow-roast free-range pork belly with Bramley apple mash, roasted onions and cider gravy as well as fillet of red mullet with warm spiced potato salad and smoked pepper aïoli.
The cheeseboard looks to France as well as Derbyshire; likewise, the choice of desserts ranges from Calvados-roasted apples with filo crisps and apple sorbet to baked egg custard tart with rhubarb compote. The reasonably priced wine list is helpfully organised by style ('aromatic zesty whites', for example).
The George Hotel is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30 - 11.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 6.00pm Afternoon Tea)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm (7.00 - 10.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express