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The European

22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
+44 1332 368732
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork escalope” (4 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (18 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 22:30 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful little place. Food was lovely...very small portions though. Red wine was cold not room temperature. Will probably try again but not the Christmas menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alison P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Set Christmas menu looked ok, food was quite different though. Lacked taste or tasted awful and the mains were accompanied by unimaginative and bland vegetables. The turkey was covered in a “madeira “ sauce which was runny and tasted in vinegar! The meal was expensive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AJD48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful meal; I chose the affetato di salumi and was pleasantly surprised by the quantity as well as the quality of the cured meats which were presented on top of a fresh and interesting salad. A good starter was followed by a lovely pork...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HortusJKG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the walk up the stairs to the dining area to the staff and then the menu the European is like an old friend, it has never changed in all the years that we have been coming here. Whilst enjoying lovingly prepared and tasty food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having discovered The European about a year ago, when seeing a play at The Derby Theatre, we now return whenever we're in town for theatre. The 'early bird' menu is great value-for-money (two mains, two desserts, one drink less than £27) and delicious too. Service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TrevorHall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to The European would it be as good as our first experience?. The food, wine and helpfulness of the staff were excellent. My wife has a gluten free diet which was dealt with easily - if you are looking for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GrahamP223
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The European is a fantastic Italian restaurant with a amazing food. We are always made welcome and you feel like one of the family. From pasta to steak dishes it is well worth a visit.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank P9487DIsusan
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my family for my dad’s birthday. Lovely food, great service and love the overall quirkiness of the restaurant. The older Italian waiter even sang to us in Italian which added the perfect touch. Will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Wander717013
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I went here with 3 other friends, and the food was delicious. The waiters were very attentive and helpful when we asked about wines. The food arrived and we really enjoyed every course. We sent clean plates back and every course was well presented and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Saturday evening in Derby with no booking. We came across the European and called in on spec. The restaurant is a pizza, pasta with fish and meat dishes. By chance we arrived at 6.30 (from 6 to 7 there is a limited set 2 course...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank L1694IIpaulh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 368732
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