Dining out review: The Marquis of Ormonde, Ripley

Marquis of Ormonde restaurant. Derbyshire times food review.
Marquis of Ormonde restaurant. Derbyshire times food review.
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We were feeling like having a lazy Sunday so no cooking!

Having previously been to the Marquis of Ormonde before for a family meal we decided to give their Sunday carvery a try.

We arrived very late at around 3pm and thought a good Sunday dinner would be a bit tricky to get at this time, but we were very surprised that people were still eating dinners and after ordering at the bar.

The prices were very good - only £7.95 so we took out ticket to the buffet counter. There we were greeted with ham, beef and pork all supplied from local butchers CN Wrights of Codnor, with a good selection of vegetables.

There was everything from carrots cooked just how I like them - not over or under - and lovely cabbage, cauliflower cheese and cheesy leeks as well as the usual peas and mash.

Also there were lovely sides of roast potatoes, parsnips, stuffing, pigs in blankets and home made big Yorkshire puddings all served with thick meaty gravy and sauces.

You help yourselves to the veg and can have as much as you can eat.

We took our loaded plates to the table and enjoyed a wonderful home-cooked meal without the hassle of having to cook it ourselves.

The Marquis Of Ormonde has a pleasant atmosphere so is comfortable to sit and eat in or just pop in for a drink. They have a good sized car park and some tables outside for enjoying the sun.

They also have a good selection of other treats from the summer menu including starters of soup of the day to the Marquis deli meal for one which includes a selection of deli meat, olives, cheeses and crusty bread.

Their main meals from the menu include mix grill, burgers and steaks up to a 16oz rib eye or if you fancy something a little lighter they cook a lovely chicken and bacon salad or grilled chicken. If you pop in any day of the week they cook fresh homemade pies every day.

If you don’t fancy the meat dishes they also do steamed mussels in a garlic cream and white wine sauce served with crusty bread and a very good vegetarian selection. All prices are very reasonable.

For a quick drink and snack they have a snack and pizza menu. I think the Marquis Of Ormonde covers all the bases for both quick drink and snack to a full meal.

They also have two dishes for £10 served Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm and 5pm to 7.30pm except Wednesdays.

The Marquis’s carvery is open on Wednesdays from 12noon to 3pm and Sundays 12 till 4pm.

Ratings out of 6;

Food - 5

Atmosphere - 4

Service - 4

Value - 4

Marquis of Ormonde,

35 Codnor Denby Lane.

Ripley

DE5 9SP

tel.. 01773 745222