This coffee bar is at the top of the main street, just set back a bit.
It's modern inside and I enjoyed the decor. It was rather quiet when we went in, but then it is at the top of the hill! We assumed many people stopped further down the hill at the cafe's there!
It has tables and chairs outside and is spacious inside (for a cafe). They have a snack menu which was in keeping with the prices I had seen in other cafes whilst walking by.
They boast a selection of teas and coffee's, and also, the victoria sponge cake was delicious!!!!
The staff are friendly, everywhere was clean and tidy. The toilets were ace and they offer free WiFi.
A lovely place to have a little rest and enjoy a drink.
Shortly after departing Manchester, we passed a Thai restaurant on the A6 which swiftly prompted thoughts of an Oriental lunch for my friend.
When we arrived in Matlock, I used my smartphone to access the Foursquare app and looked to see what restaurants were in our immediate vicinity which might give us an Oriental option. Off we went looking for Maazi, but found Thailand No. 1 instead!
At first, it appear that it was closed as it had a rather dark interior, however, I spotted a couple of diners and the door had a signed which clearly stated 'OPEN'. We entered and were immediately greeted by one of the Thai hostesses who seated us in a pleasant booth on the lower level.
OPENING HOURS :
Monday to Saturday - Lunch : 12:00 - 14:30
Monday to Saturday - Dinner : 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday - Dinner : 17:30 - 22:00
The restaurant has a great large-tile mosaic on the wall with an authentic Thai feel. It has a mezzanine level to make best use of the high-ceilinged space available.
Favorite Dish: There is a special, fixed-price lunch menu available with plenty of options to choose from. I had some wonderful Thung Thong (parcels of minced chicken and prawn which are served with a sweet chilli dipping sauce) followed by Pad Khing (I choose beef as my meat which was stir-fried with sliced ginger, onion, pepper and mushroom and served with steamed, fragrant white rice).
My friend had Satay Gai (skewers of marinated chicken breast which are barbecued and served with peanut sauce), followed by Moo Pad Kratiem Pik Thai (a pork dish which is fried slowly with garlic and white pepper) which was also accompanied by Khaow Suay (steamed, fragrant white rice); he certainly enjoyed his dishes.
Flavours were authenticate, service attentive but not intrusive and, at a fixed-price for the two courses of £7.95 (plus drinks), it was an excellent experience and I would highly recommend experiencing this restaurant for yourself.
At Chatsworth they have renovated their 18th century stables into 3 very nice restaurants.
Two of them are more casual and inexpensive… for a lighter meal.
The third is more classy and expensive.
This is the one we went to as it was the only place with spare seats, but we were so glad we went here!
The restaurants have been refurbished by Lady Devonshire, and are tasteful and discreet.
The staff are Derbyshire locals, chatty and helpful.
After our trip into the old lead mine, (and it’s 170 steps!), we needed a much needed cold drink, a cup of tea and something to eat.
We went to the tea shop, which has a gift section called High Falls Rock Shop (where I bought a lovely hedgehog!), and a food section.
This tea place has a wonderful vantage point with stunning views down the Derwent Valley, with a glorious view over Matlock Bath.
Favorite Dish: We got a seat outside luckily, and enjoyed watching the children playing on the incredibly long slide below us, as we munched on our carrot cake.
It was just right, in taste and size. Very yummy!
This is a family friendly place to eat and visit, a much recommended family trip!
This is a friendly and lively restaurant in the High Street. It is popular, and you can see why.
The service is friendly and fast, the décor cheerful, the food good value for money and tasty.
Favorite Dish: We had fish and chips, the obvious choice in this restaurant… and the battered fish was not fatty, and a decent size, with the fish falling off the fork.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Unpretentious and wholesome.
We had been galivanting around the gorgeous halls of Chatsworth and the lovely garden and needed to recharge ourselves with a good meal and some refreshment.
We went to the picturesque 18th century stable block where there are 3 restaurants, the first two are more casual and had lighter meals, and were choc-a-bloc!
The third was a tad more formal and expensive, but had available tables, so we went there, and we were really glad we did! The food was fabulous and wholesome, the service excellent and friendly, the ambiance inviting.
The Cavendish rooms open at 11am and closes at 4.30pm, serving hot food until 4pm.
Favorite Dish: We liked the variety of food shown, the homemade soups and pies and other dishes were good quality and spoke of a quintessentially English taste.
I had a potato stew with crunchy veges, and a J20 and sparkling water. Lance had homemade vegetable soup with homemade bread... which looked divine.
They also offer a traditional afternoon tea, and it's a place to enjoy it, whilst watching the goings-on in the courtyard.
I would definately go back!
This lovely teashop is right in the centre of the hustle and bustle of Matlock Bath, and there isn't too much of that, which suited us down to the ground!
It is olde world in decor and character, a little worn and frayed inside, but this adds to it's charm.
Upstairs there is the Life in a Lens Museum of Photography & Old Times, which was in the premisis first, and it opened as an added addition to the museum, and became successful in it's own right.
We ordered a Cream Tea (how could we not?), and enjoyed it, albeit us thinking the scones were a tad too small (we have been so spoilt elsewhere with cream teas!), the tea itself was tasty and hit the spot, but the atmosphere was nothing special to be honest. A tight fit with rickety old chairs, that might keel over any moment.
Service was very ordinary and we have to say we felt a tad disappointed with it all. One expects a well-known teashop to have longer opening hours and friendly staff, with big tasty scones! If I was a tourist I would be disappointed if I thought this was reknown for it's Cream Teas...
It was inexpensive though to be fair, so if you are planning to visit here, order TWO cream teas for one... your pocket won't mind it and your tummy will thank you.
We are glad we went but would try the Riverside Tearoom the next time we visit Matlock Bath.
Opening times are 10.00am - 5.00pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday – plus occasional weekdays (not open very often!)
As you walk along the main road through Matlock Bath the Thyme Restaurant is a respite fromthe fish abd chip shops that seem to be the main source of food in the town.
Thyme caters for all sorts and offers a wider menu selection.
Favorite Dish: We only stopped for a cup of tea and a Bakewell. Don't confuse the Bakewell's you can buy in Derbyshire with the mass produced Mr Kipling things that have the same name.
These are best eaten fresh.... and although bear a resemblence to factory made items the look of fresh pasty and the taste of the almondy centre…. Is simply lovely.