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Dovecote Restaurant

Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 1332 780480
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After receiving some vouchers for Morley Hayes we cashed them in with dinner for 2 at the Dovecote restaurant. We had the quail and pate to start, halibut and steak for mains and cheese board for dessert. They were all delicious, well presented and we...More

2  Thank dayko_uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a birthday celebrations, I had two elderly relative with me that wanted just chicken and a fish meal meal. The chicen came with two pieces of chicken and the salmon came raw on the plate. We changes this for the bass which...More

1  Thank susanwK7739HJ
Andrew A, Owner at Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review I'm sorry your two elderly relatives didn't enjoy their meal here at The Dovecote Restaurant The chicken meal was asked to be served plain which we did. The chicken is normally served with mash and leeks which makes it one...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I received a gift or a champagne breakfast which we booked very easily and they didn’t mind me changing my time a week prior. Lovely restaurant and although service was a little slow in parts they were busy so we didn’t mind....More

1  Thank Antonia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 of us dined on a Friday night. The staff were great really friendly and helpful. Nice attention to detail with a Birthday balloon! Food was good nicely presented, portions were a perfect size. Only two downsides- I thought it was a tad overpriced for...More

1  Thank JamesJ32
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dovecote Restaurant is well known to us. We have over the years seen this complex develope to the wonderful place it is today all credit to Andrew and his team. Afternoon Tea is served every FRIDAY between 2pm-4pm in the Dovecote Restaurant. It was...More

1  Thank Wicker007
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Given the rave reviews, I’m sad to say this restaurant didn’t meet my groups expectations. I went with a group of 10 on a week night. We were the only table in the restaurant and the whole place was deadly silent like a horror movie....More

2  Thank James5876
Andrew A, Owner at Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to The Dovecote Restaurant here at Morley Hayes We are all extremely sorry to hear your comments. We have been trying to ascertain when you came as we have not had a table dining on their own...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took my mother and step-father for lunch at the Dovecote Restaurant on 29th December 2017, on the occasion of my mother's 96th birthday. From our arrival to departure we were looked after in an exemplary manner. The staff were kind and...More

1  Thank Ron and Janet S
Reviewed 29 December 2017

The Dovecote Restaurant is one of Derbyshire's best country restaurants. It's part of the Morley Hayes Hotel and Golf Course complex, and is located on the A608 between the small villages of Smalley and Morley. It's a popular spot, not only for hotel guests and...More

4  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I’m disappointed to use this app to communicate my overall experience, however, due to no feedback from those I fed feedback to not getting in touch, I feel it’s only fair as I still feel out of pocket from what we received for our festive...More

2  Thank Stacey W
Andrew04, Owner at Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Good afternoon Stacey I so sorry that your dinner at the Dovecote Restaurant was not up to our usual high standards I unfortunately cannot find any communication before your review of your complaint I can be contacted by email at andrew.allsop@morleyhayes.com or alternatively on 01332...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

Morley Hayes is always great to visit ,the most welcoming place ,no wonder it is always busy , owner always checking to make sure customers are locked after ,

1  Thank Victoria W
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Josie V
2 August 2016|
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Response from nickthejap | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's all on-line Morley Hayes . Com
6 July 2016|
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Response from George R | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on this one but the drinks are not cheap. Bottles of wine starting at £23. Pints of beer at £5.
13 November 2015|
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Response from Andrew A | Property representative |
Yes we do. We offer lunches, champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
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19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
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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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