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The Dining Room - Ashbourne

33 St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GP
The Dining Room is a seasonal restaurant, chef/proprietor Peter Dale works closely with producers, suppliers & foragers with much of the food being sourced from within a 35 mile radius.

The restaurant is located in one of the oldest buildings in ashbourne dating back to the early seventeenth century - with just eight tables the restaurant has a stylish intimacy - with low beams & neutral colours.

The kitchen doing all our own curing, smoking, preserving, air drying, butchery & baking. Expect modern dishes, prepared to a high standard.

Dishes such as 'Home-Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Foam, Capers & Vanilla-marinated Fennel, Olive Oil and Cucumber Dressing' and 'Pressed Terrine of Ham Hock & Foie Gras' set the style for starters.
Depending on the season - perhaps 'Organic Chicken with a Roast Langoustine, Chestnut Mushroom, Foie Gras Emulsion, Organic Old Spot Bacon and an 8 hour Onion Tart' and 'Pig's Cheek & Saddle, Faggots and and a Rack of Hare in a Chocolate & Blood Sauce' amongst the mains. There is always a Fish of the Day on offer.

Desserts have equally long titles - perhaps 'Dark Chocolate Brownie, Cocoa Nibs, Salted Peanuts & Dark Chocolate Ice Cream' or 'Calvados Creamed Rice with Almond Ice Cream & Quince Compote'.

They are justifiably-proud of their selection of British Farmhouse Cheeses.

Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern European
  • Dinner: opening hours- thursday friday & saturday evenings, set arrival time of 7pm, 4 course weekday evening menu £40 & 8 course saturday evening menu £48
  • Seats: 16
  • Wine: A well-chosen list kicks off in the mid £20's
  • Children's portions: no childrens menu, children over the age of 12 years only
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Derby Rail - about 20 minutes
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Parking: No private parking, but at 7pm parking permitted on the road opposite the restaurant.
  • Closed: 2 weeks christmas, 1 week spring & 1 week autumn
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01335 300666
Address: 33 St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GP