There are many great Derbyshire Restaurants within easy reach of Dannah.
Where do you recommend for dinner?? Possibly the question we are asked most often once guests have booked their accommodation with us.
The following is a list of local pubs and resturants - some closer than others, with a range of styles and prices. This list is by no means exhaustive, but these are all restuarants or pubs where we eat out ourselves. Of course, where we eat out depends very much on the occasion - a special birthday would have a different choice from a quick evening escape!!
Although as a family we really do eat everywhere listed below, some of the recommendations are exceptional - The Saracens Head is brilliant - although by no means the closest, Darleys is unbeatable for a special lunch and we have had some very positive comments recently from our guests about The Black Swan - happily very close by. If you like Indian food, the restaurants below are superb! Once you have chosen it is advisable to make a booking as soon as possible, as these pubs and restaurants are usually very busy.
As Dannah is in a rural location, none of the places to eat are within comfortable walking dustance, when dining out in the evening, although some can be incorporated into our circular walks (from Dannah), and may be perfect for lunch. If in the evening you would prefer not to drive (like a glass of wine - or two!! with your meal), transportation can be provided / booked by Dannah. If you believe you may require transportation during your stay, even if you have not yet decided where or when to eat, please mention (if possible) when booking your accommodation. Please give as much notice as possible and do make sure to arrange your return journey at the same time!
The following is a list of restaurants to be found, close to Dannah, within Derbyshire and The Peak District Darbyshire Dales area.
Old-world style pub with good food. Booking strongly recommended as it is popular with the locals and so is busy most evenings. Open all day every day. www.bear-hotel.com.
The Hanging Gate, Shottle Gate. 01773 550467 10 minute drive.
Good chain pub, large choice of wines. Recently refurbished. Open all day every day. No need to book but can get busy on Friday and Saturday evenings. Child friendly with a nice garden to the rear. www.vintageinn.co.uk/thehanginggateshottlegate
The Railway Inn, Cowers Lane. 01773 550271. 10 minute drive.
Traditional local pub, serving reasonably priced pub food with an extensive menu and an all day carvery.
The River Garden, Belper. 01773 822468. 10 minutes drive.
Cantonese restaurant. Open every evening until late. Buffet lunch on Sundays. www.river-garden-rest.co.uk
The Red lion Hognaston. 01335 370396. 20 minute drive.
Cosy old traditional village pub with good pub food. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Booking advisable. www.redlionhognaston.co.uk
The Matlock Balti, Matlock Bath. 01629 55069. 20 minute drive.
Excellent Indian food, open every evening until late, closed Tuesdays. www.thebalti.co.uk
Thailand No 1, Matlock. 01629 584444. 25 minute drive.
Authentic Thai Cusine, open for dinner every evening, also open for lunch every day except Sunday. matlock.thailandnumber1.co.uk
The Saracens Head, Shirley, Nr Ashbourne. 01335 360330. 25 minute drive.
18th Century Inn serving real ales, Newly refurbished, serving excellent homemade food. Very popular with the locals and so booking is essential. www.saracens-head-shirley.co.uk
Le Mistral, Wirksworth, 01332 841141. 15 minute drive.
Rustic French style food. Popular with locals. Open 11am - 11pm every day. www.lemistral.co.uk/Le-Mistral-Wirksworth
Darley's, Darley Abbey. 01332 364987. 25 minute drive.
Located on the banks of the Derwent in a converted mill, pleasant dining terrace over looking the water. Featured in the good food guide, booking essential. Can be pricey, but perfect for a special occasion. Extremely good value at lunchtime. www.darleys.com
Anoki, Derby city centre. 01332 292888, 25 minute drive.
Exceptional Indian food with a difference in stylish modern surroundings. Open every evening, booking recommended. Very popular. www.anoki.co.uk
La Dolce Vita, Derby city centre. 01332 200814, 25 minute drive.
Classic Italian restaurant with a modern twist and superb food. www.ladolcevitaderby.co.uk