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Dovecote Restaurant

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Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 1332 780480
19:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 19:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 18:30 - 21:30
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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as family [party - 17 of us - for Sunday lunch. We had previously booked a long time in advance to get the "Hayloft" to be a little separated from the other diners. The food was very good indeed Plenty of choice for a lunch menu and service was fantastic Thanks to all.

Thank Alan_W_121
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Dovecote Restaurant on Saturday evening for a celebratory dinner and were looking forward to good food and service as experienced in the past. Unfortunately by the end of the evening we felt rather disappointed. The fillet steaks that we ordered were not cooked as we requested - they were both considerably overcooked in fact.... More 

Thank P_J_O_11
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended several Christmas parties at different venues and the Christmas Cracker party night was by far the best. The food, atmosphere, decorations and entertainment were all great and the best value. There was a choice of party nights-different styles, dates and costs and this was a great choice for a mid week.

Thank aljohns2n
Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited with my Mum for a lovely champagne breakfast. We visited on a Saturday and it was quite busy so there was a short wait although the staff were very polite and attentive. We were served half a bottle of champagne with our three course breakfast, all very tasty and fresh. A nice treat, we will definitely return and... More 

1 Thank Cluroe14
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. From the moment you turn into the drive to the time you leave, they have got everything right with Morley Hayes. The food is delicious and cooked there on site. The desserts are dreamy and the staff are brilliant. First impressions are excellent and I highly recommend.

2 Thank ruthnzav
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a party of 5 we made our annual visit to The Dovecote Restaurant the last Sunday before Christmas for lunch.The staff, service, surroundings and food were excellent, well organised from start to finish. Young, well trained staff and food well cooked and presented. I could go on but I have said it all before ,The Dovecote must be one... More 

2 Thank ouncy2
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited for a birthday dinner. We were a large family group and had a private room which was perfect as we were able to have a few speeches. Overall the group enjoyed the event and the service was good. However, I was disappointed with the food which I thought was quite ordinary and poor value. We had pre... More 

1 Thank 123FC2014
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic evening at the dovecote. Food and staff were brilliant. This is the first time iv been to morley hayes for a meal and there was nothing I could fault. Thank you

3 Thank Robert C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Dovecote restaurant on 23rd December 2016 expecting a really festive occasion but it was disappointing in that respect. I paid £160 and as usual the food was excellent as was the service but there was no Christmas music (Last year a keyboard player doing carols), crackers were awful this year as well with very mean contents (Last... More 

2 Thank Bob88845
Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We always have a Christmas meal in the Dovecote restaurant at this time of year.I cannot fault anything.We arrived well in advance of our table booking time, The organist who was playing when we got there asked if we had a favorite band, both my husband and myself said Muse not really expecting him to know any tunes but to... More 

2 Thank LYNN229

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby  >  Morley
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 780480

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?