These are the area’s top places to eat according to the latest edition of foodies’ bible the Michelin Guide.
Work on this year’s Michelin guide started in August 2019 and was largely complete when the first national lockdown began in March 2020, the publishers said.
A number of restaurants in Derbyshire are recommended – find out which ones made the grade below.
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The Peacock on Bakewell Road, Rowsley, is praised for its contemporary dishes. "Modern cooking is ingredient-led and has fresh, clean flavours; alongside, they offer some more traditional ‘classics’," the guide says.
From 1998 to 2015, Tessa Bramley's The Old Vicarage held a Michelin star. It is listed in the guide as a Sheffield restaurant, although its location in the village of Ridgeway means it officially lies in Derbyshire. "Two fixed price menus offer sophisticated dishes with assured flavours and subtle modern influences; the ‘Prestige’ best showcases the chef’s abilities," the Michelin Guide says.
Fischer's at Baslow Hall is another former Michelin star holder. "Menus offer a mix of classic and more original modern dishes," the 2021 guide says.
The Samuel Fox Country Inn at Bradwell is a place where 'flavourful classic dishes have modern touches and make good use of seasonal local produce', the guide says.
The Devonshire Arms on Devonshire Square, Beeley, is another venue linked to Chatsworth. "A few pub favourites sit alongside some more interesting dishes and estate produce is used to the full," the guide says.
Lovage, on Bath Street in Bakewell, is recommended for its modern British cooking. "The chatty, informative team are sure to put a smile on your face when they enthusiastically explain the modern menu of top quality, seasonal ingredients," the guide says.
The Gallery, owned by Chatsworth's Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and part of The Cavendish Hotel at Baslow, is praised for being a 'very comfortable restaurant' that is among the guide's 'most delightful places'. "Attractively presented modern dishes are creative yet restrained and show good balance, and many of the ingredients come from the estate farm.
Riverside restaurant Stones, in Matlock, is recommended for its 'unfussy, modern British dishes' which the guide says are 'attractively presented and display the odd Mediterranean touch'.
La Rock, in Sandiacre, is a 'charming, personally run restaurant with an airy feel', the guide says, adding: "Cooking combines classical flavours with modern techniques; home-grown fruits are well utilised."
The Lighthouse Restaurant can be found behind the Rose and Crown pub in Boylestone. "The self-taught chef prepares ambitious dishes with great combinations of flavours and textures; a good selection of keenly priced wines accompanies," the guide says of the place's modern British cuisine.