The second string restaurant of Fischer's of nearby Baslow Hall and offering more simple but still excellent food, in a more relaxing setting. There's a ground floor bar with the dining area upstairs, on the first floor.
As with its more prestigious relative, local suppliers are used whenever possible and the menu follows the seasons.
Expect to start with the likes of 'Seafood Chowder'; 'Pan-Fried Fillet of Sea Bass with Spice Infused Lentils & Coriander Foam'; ' Chargrilled Asparagus with Rocket and Parmesan'; 'Smoked Salmon and Crab Roll with a Buckwheat Blini' or perhaps in winter ' Pressed Game Terrine with Foie Gras and Brioche'.
Follow with the likes of 'Taleggio-stuffed Chicken Breast; 'Slow-Cooked Belly of Lamb with Spiced Ratte Potatoes, Roast Salsify & Pink Peppercorn Sauce'; 'Creamed Leek and Potato Tartlet' or 'Crisp-skinned Sea Bream with Crab and Lime Couscous.
Desserts might include ' Poached Pears in Mulled Wine'; 'Plum Crumble with Marzipan Custard'; 'Roasted Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Malibu & Ginger Beer Sorbet' and various top-quality ice creams and sorbets.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat15.00, Sun 15.30; set L £16.50 (2 courses), £20.50 (3 courses); main courses about £15 to £21; Sun set L from £22.50 (2 courses), £27.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.00-21.00 (Sat 21.30); mains about £16 to £25
- Seats: 60, plus 14 outside
- Wine: A good wine list kicks off at around the £20 mark and offers about half a dozen by the glass
- Children's portions: A children's menu is available at lunchtime and between 17.00 & 19.00 in the evening
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Chesterfield Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - near the church in the town centre
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun; all Day Mon, 26th Dec & Jan 1st
- Outside eating