A good neighbourhood restaurant, in a pretty building not far from the town's famous church, and partly dating from the 15th century. As its name suggests, during its varied history, it was once a post office.
Co-proprietor/chef heads an inventive kitchen team that offers a seasonally-changing menu. An early summer snapshot brought 'Ham Hock Terrine with Grain Mustard, Pineapple Pickle & Fried Hen's Egg'; 'Glazed Mushroom Pancake with Stilton & Sour Dough Bread'; and 'Pan-Fried Scallops with Black Pudding & Sausage Meat Savoury' among the starters.
'Roast Rump of Local Lamb with Boulangère Potatoes, Puy Lentil Ragoût & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes'; 'Pan-Fried Duck Breast with Chorizo Potatoes, Creamed Savoy Cabbage & Roasted Cashew Nuts' and 'Fillet of Sea Bass with Red Peppers, Bok Choi and Egg Noodles with a Chili, Soy & Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing' listed among the mains.
'Warm Bakewell Slice with Cherry Sorbet & Crème Anglaise'; 'Apple & Pear Crumble with Vanilla Custard' and 'Bitter Chocolate Tart with White Chocolate Ice Cream' typify the desserts.
Dishes at lunchtime are lighter, ranging from Omelettes through Pasta & Risotto to Shepherds Pie & Pan-Fried Calves Liver with Mash & Onion Gravy.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Fri & Sun 12.30-14.00; mains about £7 to £11
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains about £15 to £20
- Seats: 24
- Wine: a concise list has fair mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but mention when booking - as the dining room is on split levels.
- Nearest station: Chesterfield Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Car park opposite
- Closed: all Mon, L Sat & Tues