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BEAR - Derby

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BEAR is an independent coffee, kitchen and bar venue in Derby. We offer speciality coffee, fresh seasonal food, hand-crafted cocktails and craft beer. BEAR Derby sits slap-bang in the centre of the city’s iconic and beautiful Cathedral Quarter; the original hotspot for high-quality food and drink.
PRICE RANGE
US$3 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Deli
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

there was a 30 minute wait on Sunday for brunch so we decided to go on Monday. The service, food and coffee was good. A good place to eat when visiting Derby

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kamran100
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice brunch. Friendly staff but incredibly inefficient in the service of drinks. 3 of us this Saturday included 2 coffees and 3 cocktails. The food came before any of the drinks!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Itinerantur17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New stylish place has just popped up in Derby. Great hot chocolate and cakes. This will be our go-to place in the future. It certainly puts nearby Birds to shame.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NickBuxton
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick, Thank you for the review - I'm so glad you enjoyed your hot choccy and cake! We'd love to have you back again! :D If there's anything we can do to make sure we reach 5 stars next time, please let us know!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bear with a friend for lunch. We both had eggs benedict, one with bacon and one with smoked salmon. It was a really great lunch, particularly the poached eggs. We then stayed on for coffee and a cake. Spacious surroundings, quick and friendly...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Claire M
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Claire, Thanks for the lovely review! You really can't beat an Eggs Benedict (especially when it's followed with cake!), and I'm so glad that you both enjoyed yours. :) Hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, Hattie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In desperate need for a decent early Sunday morning coffee fix after being let down by our usual caffe, we chanced upon this place. And we were very pleased we did! It's a large, modern cafe / bar / restaurant complex on Iron Gate in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hooray! I'm so glad you decided to come and see us and you had such a fab time! :) We're really proud of our coffee and food choices, so it's great to read comments like this. We'd love to see you again soon for lunch...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with family. Very welcoming. Staff were warm and friendly. Restaurant was spotless and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend Bear. 10 out of 19

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Jinny69
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey, Thanks for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your lunch and you were so well looked after by the team :D We're already looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Hattie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

me and my wife had some food was to die for ! We had pancakes with syrup and bacon, and they were so good I must say I ecspected them to be doughy but no I was totally wrong ! They were so soft and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David J
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you so much for such a fab and thorough review! You can't beat pancakes for breakfast, and with a milkshake to wash it down - what a treat! :D It's great to hear that our wonderful team looked after you so well...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food the beef chirrachurra was exemplified and express coffee awesome Service very good too !

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ethalmason
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yay! It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your sandwich and coffee! :D Thank you for the kind review, we're looking forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes, Hattie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Working locally, BEAR is my go to place for my coffee fix. I’m not a coffee connoisseur but the coffee here is notabley different and more satisfying than any other coffee I’ve ever had! The staff are always great in here, and on my last...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lewis L
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lewis, Thanks so much for the fab review - we're super proud of our coffee so it's fab to hear that you love it so much and can really taste the high quality! :D Baked eggs is the food of champions, Mike must have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my little brother here while passing through derby. I’m not local so took a chance on where to stop but had a wonderful experience! Mike served us and he was super accommodating and recommend a burger for my brother which he wasn’t disappointed with!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mollymariella
Hattie S, . at BEAR - Derby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey, Thanks for coming to see us and for the kind review! It's great to hear that your brother enjoyed his burger (Mike must have good taste haha!) and that you loved our coffee so much :D We're already looking forward to seeing you again...More

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Ian W
14 October 2018|
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Response from Hattie S | Property representative |
Hey Ian! Saturday nights are usually comfortably busy - we'd advise booking a table just in case, but you'll also most likely be okay turning up and grabbing a spot on the night too. :) We hold live music nights on the... More
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