A good restaurant in this country-house hotel, which has views over the Chatsworth Estate.
The menu is modern in style, following possibly passé trends such as powders and foams. However, flavours are definite and the quality of the ingredients used allowed to stand out.
Dishes such as 'Roasted Wood Pigeon with Celeriac, Chive & Truffle Purée, Braised Lentils & Pearl Barley'; 'Crispy Cod Cheeks with Butterbean, Tomato, Chili & Toulouse Sausage Stew' and 'Mushroom Risotto with Cep & Madeira Jelly, White Truffle Foam and Parmesan & Chive Crisp' set the style for starters.
For Main courses, perhaps 'Crispy Slow Roast Belly Pork, with Hand-Dived Scallops, Crackling, Apple Purée, Crushed Peas, Pea Foam and Smoked Pancetta Powder'; 'Crispy-Skinned Sea Bass Fillet with Cauliflower Three-Ways, Juniper & Port Paste' or 'Gressingham Duck Breast with Caramelised Chicory & Shallot Purée, Confit Duck Leg, Black Pudding & Foie Gras Puff Pastry Pie and Warm Blood Orange Jelly'.
Desserts might include offerings such as 'Iced Cappaccino Parfait with warm, sugared Doughnuts' and Tart Tatin'; 'Glazed Lemon Tart with Raspberry Doughnuts, Consommé and Powder & Basil Sorbet' and 'Summer Pudding with Crème Fraîche'.
There's a cheaper, all day, restaurant called the Garden Room which is less formal and offers excellent value for money.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30; mains £14 to £22 - served in The Garden Room
- Dinner: all week, 18.30-22.00; set D £39.50 (2 courses), £49.50 (3 courses), £59.50 (4 courses)
- Seats: 50, plus private dining room seating 16
- Wine: An interesting wine list kicks off in the low £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, also lavatory
- Nearest station: Chesterfield Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or leave the M1 at junction 29, and follow the signs for Chesterfield. At Chesterfield take the A619 towards Bakewell, Chatsworth and Baslow.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: enquire about Christmas
- Rooms available