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Summary

Susan & Max Fischer’s longstanding temple of gastronomy (est. 1989) occupies an Edwardian house built in the style of a 17th-century manor. Quibbles are raised by a few reporters – its elegance can at times seem “faded”, and “both food and service show the occasional blip”; for the most part, however, reports are of the “top-quality, well-balanced cuisine and first-class service one might expect from a long-serving Michelin-starred establishment” (the tyre men’s only award in the country), and fans say “it’s less overbearing than some rivals, with an unhurried style and lovely gardens for a post-lunch stroll”.

£98
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“In gorgeous surroundings” (and with “beautiful gardens”), this “romantic” country house hotel sits near the Chatsworth estate (and provides “comfy welcoming rooms for overnight stays”). It's Derbyshire’s greatest claim to culinary fame, delivering “exceptional cuisine that’s worth every penny”.

£98
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Max and Susan Fischer’s “lovely” country house hotel, near Chatsworth, is a “slick” and sometimes “innovative” operation, to the extent that almost all reporters find a visit here a “memorable” occasion; the occasional off-day, however, is not entirely unknown.

£96
Very Good
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A lovely venue for a romantic meal or a family gathering” – Max & Susan Fischer’s Peak District country house hotel near Chatsworth is, for most reporters, a “classy” and “charming” all-rounder; for a small minority, however, its approach is “too formal”.

£80
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Baslow Hall stands at the top of a winding chestnut-tree-lined driveway on the edge of the picturesque village of Baslow. Chatsworth Estate is within walking distance and the old market town of Bakewell only four miles away. Baslow is the perfect location to discover the beauty of the Peak District and some of the country’s finest stately homes.

Our eleven bedrooms are individually styled. The emphasis is on comfort with good beds, quality Egyptian cotton bedding, fluffy white towels, robes and luxurious toiletries. We have six traditional-styled bedrooms in the Main House which feature lavish fabrics and ornate plasterwork ceilings. The Garden House bedrooms are situated adjacent to Baslow Hall. In contrast to the ‘country house’ styling in the main house, the five Garden House bedrooms are of a more contemporary styling.

Head Chef Rupert Rowley’s cooking is always evolving. He combines classic favourites with more modern combinations and relies heavily on British produce in season including Derbyshire Lamb, Scottish Razor Clams, Cornish Shellfish and Yorkshire forced Rhubarb. The abundance of herbs and vegetables during the summer months at Baslow Hall and High Ashes Farm in Barlow supplement the Kitchen and create innovative dishes.

Recently installed in 2015, the Kitchen Tasting Bench provides the ultimate front-row seat of a busy, professional working kitchen. Situated in the centre of the new bespoke kitchen and accommodating up to 4 guests, the Kitchen Bench provides a fantastic opportunity to observe the chefs creating their award winning dishes.

Max’s garden attracts as much admiration from our guests as the food, accommodation and friendly staff.

Whether you come to stay overnight or visit us in search of quality food in beautiful surroundings, you will be a most welcome guest.

Current menus

Taste of Autumn Lunch Page 2 with wines Available daily 12.00 - 1.00 pm
Classic Dinner Menu p1 Available daily from 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Classic Dessert Menu Available daily from 7.00 - 8.30 pm

Restaurant details

Yes
Portions,
No
Yes
8.30 pm
No trainers

The chef

 Rupert Rowley trained at Sheffield Catering College in 1995. With seasoned experience, having worked under great chefs including Raymond Blanc, John Burton Race and Gordon Ramsay, Rupert came to Fischer’s at Baslow Hall in 2002. In 2003 he was appointed Head Chef.


Rupert and his young team continue to develop dishes and maintain the Michelin star and other accolades. Rupert cooks with the seasons and incorporates an abundant source of home-grown produce from the Kitchen Garden at Baslow Hall into dishes. In fact over 90% of the produce used is British; he relies on local suppliers for Derbyshire Beef, Venison and Lamb, as well as Rapeseed Oil from Ashford-in-the-Water and The Sheffield Honey Company.

Private dining

We have three private dining rooms offering the Fischer’s dining experience.



The Study can hold between 2 – 12 people.


The Drawing Room can hold between 12 – 20 people.


The Main Dining Room can hold between 20 – 38 people.


Minimum numbers and spends may apply. Please contact us to discuss your dining options.


Fischers at Baslow Hall Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Fischers at Baslow Hall Restaurant in DE45, Baslow by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Fischers at Baslow Hall restaurant.
David Y
Great attention to detail but slight disapp...
Reviewed 6 months, 6 days ago

"Great attention to detail but slight disappointment with my lamb."

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Geoff B
A brilliant lunch at a very fair price....
Reviewed 8 months, 19 days ago

"A brilliant lunch at a very fair price."

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John D
Tasting menu with wine pairings for 9 in pr...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Tasting menu with wine pairings for 9 in private dining. High quality enjoyable evening. Expert cooking and service."

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Calver Rd, Baslow, DE45 1RR
Opening hours

Lunch: noon – 1.30 pm, Dinner 7 pm - 8.30 pm. Last orders - 8.30 pm
Last orders: 8.30 pm

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