RestaurantsDerbyshireBakewellDE45

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Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This is the restaurant the Peak District has been waiting for” – a “chilled and unfussy” four-year-old, in a former stable block, which Lee Smith (ex-of the acclaimed Samphire on Jersey) opened after a crowdfunding drive. The staff’s “enthusiasm for the place makes for a happy experience, but most of all it’s the modern English cooking done very well in a lovely room… I’m lucky it’s my local”. Some reporters feel we rate it too conservatively, but to go further: more reports please!

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delightful food”, “prepared with love and care”, is on Derbyshire-born chef Lee Smith’s menu at the crowdfunded restaurant he opened three years ago, having quit as head chef at Michelin-starred Samphire on Jersey. There’s a “lovely ambience” in the cleverly modernised historic building, and everything tastes “fresh and delicious”.

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Bath Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS

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Reviews of Restaurant Lovage by Lee Smith Restaurant in DE45, Bakewell by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Restaurant Lovage by Lee Smith restaurant.
Geoffrey D
Hardens 2024, was right « this is what th...
Reviewed 22 days ago

"Hardens 2024, was right « this is what the Peak District needed ». No pretensions ( notwithstanding the 5 & 7 course tasting menus), but good cooking using excellent ingredients ( mostly locally sourced) produces a winning combination. Not at all fancy, but well priced and busy even well out of season. "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Dinner only 7
Menu2 55.00 Lunch only 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £18.00 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Bath Street, Bakewell, DE45 1DS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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