SquareMeal Review of Darleys

From its understated colour scheme to the gracious, smiling staff, this smart, family-owned restaurant exudes confidence. And rightly so. It’s a delightful spot, set in an old mill on a leafy stretch of the river Derwent with a sunny terrace for the warmer months. Well-heeled couples & family parties are welcomed to the comfortable lounge area for homemade crisps & olives before moving up to the light, modern dining room. The earthy nuttiness of butternut squash meets the pungency of Derbyshire blue cheese in a ravioli starter, while the rich sweetness of a brown shrimp risotto suits its simple grilled fillet of trout perfectly at main course. Local meat is also a strong suit here, & a tender duo of Derbyshire lamb delivered on flavour. Dinner is expensive, so it’s worth checking out the lighter lunchtime menu.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
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Location for Darleys

Darley Abbey Mill Darley Abbey, Unknown, Derbyshire, DE22 1DZ

01332 364987


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-2pm (Sun -2.30pm)
Mon-Sat 7-9pm

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3 Reviews 

Paul U

05 May 2017  
Just the right size to ensure perfect attention, superb exciting menu's and beautiful surroundings.

gowsia H

07 October 2011  
Nice food and drink, the staff, although sweet, need to be a bit more switched on.
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Jam B

25 November 2009  
Whilst the food at Darleys Restaurant and Terrace is quite good, although a full price for what you get, we were appalled at the way we were treated after rejecting a bottle of wine, which was on their recommended list. We thought the wine was watery and flavourless. The manageress was hostile and dismissive after we suggested that the wine was not acceptable. They insisted that we pay for what we felt was bad wine, without even tasting it themselves. We have written several complaints to them but are still awaiting a reply. Also wrote to the Guardian consumer 'angel' about our dreadful experience with these amateurs, Darleys response was to lie about what happened. One wonders why some people go into the hospitality industry with behaviour like this!
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