CHESTERFIELD: Koo is a hit with the fashionable crowd

NDET 28-1-13 RKH 13 Koo Chatsworth Rd - Chesterfield food review
NDET 28-1-13 RKH 13 Koo Chatsworth Rd - Chesterfield food review

Koo, a cafe situated in the trendy Chatsworth Road district, has a lot to live up to.

Koo, a cafe situated in the trendy Chatsworth Road district, has a lot to live up to.

Recent winners of Derbyshire Cafe of the Year, I had high hopes when I visited with friends for lunch.

The menu offers a sophisticated, fresh selection of light bites, pasta dishes, sandwiches, bagels and salads as well as quality coffee and cakes.

When we visited the cafe was packed and tables were in short supply.

A couple of families were dining in the small but very stylishly decorated venue and the waitress warned us, that as all dishes are freshly prepared we would face a delay.

She did however offer us free bread, balsamic vinegar and oil while we waited which I thought was a nice touch.

When our food did arrive it was well presented.

We ordered several dishes to share – two open sandwiches; grilled chicken and goats cheese and sundried tomatoes as well as warm mackerel salad and from the ‘light bites’ menu, fig and goats cheese parcels and tomato bruschette.

Everything was tasty and as promised fresh.

The goats cheese was delicious and creamy and the mackerel salad was very good.

The homemade chips which came with the sandwiches were a little disappointing and I’ve had better in other cafes in town.

The bruschette was tasty but quite expensive at almost £6.

For me the best dish was the goats cheese and fig parcels which came with a kentish wine chutney. They were crispy and full of flavour, a winning combination.

We also enjoyed cups of quality fair trade coffee and a rich, divine chocolate and Guinness cake to finish our meals.

With it’s quirky décor Koo is definitely a hit with the fashionable Brampton crowd.

A little bit expensive but quality ingredients are worth paying for.

Rating: Three stars

Koo

Chatsworth Rd

Chesterfield

01246 205604