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Located on the first floor of Derby’s buzzing Derbion centre, our fifth BEAR store has bloomed off the back of the incredible success of our gorgeous spot over in the city’s Cathedral Quarter. Serving speciality coffee, fresh food, cocktails and craft beer from morning to evening, BEAR Derbion is a snug haven that you can use to escape all that retail hustle. Come and make yourself at home.
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Deli, Healthy
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Wouldn’t recommend - ran out of decaff coffee, very expensive for what it was (£16.50 for a small flatbread with a few toppings on a small aluminium tray lined with paper that went soggy, ripped and stuck to my food…). Oh and it was cold...- both the food, and the restaurant. Prices were in an unusual position on menu, so that I thought mine was £10. Sister had already paid, so had to like it or lump it. To be fair, it did taste very nice. But along with service that wasn’t great either, probably won’t go back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Thanks for the review and feedback - I'm sorry that you felt a little underwhelmed by your experience with us recently. I will feed back to our Store Manager about the lack of decaf coffee available. As coffee is our biggest asset, we should always...More

Reviewed 23 December 2023

Really friendly and efficient service, even though its clearly very busy! The Eggs benedict fantastic as always.

Date of visit: December 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Thanks for the fab review! It's great to hear that you always enjoy your visits - we always love having you :) Can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Excellent food, and better service! Amerit was super, found us a table, after having to shuffle things round! Nice to see proactive people doing their best for customers...WILL BE BACK!

Date of visit: December 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Yay! Thanks so much, so glad that you enjoyed your visit and our team looked after you so fabulously - they're wonderful, aren't they?! :D Looking forward to seeing you again very soon!

Reviewed 19 December 2023

Superb Service, Excellent Food - See you again! 100% will be visiting again. Special - Steak and Eggs was tremendous.

Date of visit: December 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Oh this is so great to read! Thank you for the lovely review, we're already looking forward to your next visit! :D

Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Such a shame Bear has deteriorated. The restaurant was freezing cold on our visit, very uncomfortable. Tables were dirty and cushions torn. The coffee was cold. Ordered food, which came hot but bland. Won’t be going back, very expensive mistake.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2023

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, however I'm really sorry to hear that, after so many positive experiences with us, your most recent visit to us left you feeling disappointed. As a brand, we pride ourselves in delivering a consistent, premium...More

Reviewed 6 November 2023

Some of the staff seemed a bit lifeless when serving the food which could have been a bit hotter. That said, the food was good. Worth a revisit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2023

Thanks for the review, Jude! As you can see from so many of our previous reviews, we often receive really lovely, positive feedback about how friendly and helpful our team are, so it's disappointing to hear that this didn't show through during your visit! Please...More

Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Fabulous and friendly staff who make you feel welcome ! Their Adventure Coffee beans are to die for making it my go to place for coffee and lunch ! Dion, Chloe and Becca run the business so well!

Date of visit: October 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2023

Yay! Thanks so much, so glad that you enjoyed your visit and our team looked after you so fabulously - they're wonderful, aren't they?! :D Looking forward to seeing you again very soon!

Reviewed 24 October 2023

Popped in for some breakfast whilst out shopping, my first time visiting my sister has been before and recommended so we chose there to eat. Service was good the food came out quickly and was very tasty, would recommend the pancakes for anyone with a...sweet tooth the veggie breakfast also sounded lovely would try if visiting again! They had tan out of milk so only had the alternatives - I had no problem with as I have coconut milk in my coffee not sure how long they had ran out for but when based inside a shopping centre I would assume they would nip and get some.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2023

Thanks so much for the great review! So pleased to hear that you had a fab time :) We had a bit of a delivery issue which is why we didn't have any cows milk in stock for a short period of time during the...More

Reviewed 15 October 2023 via mobile

Superb quality and value for money. Sunday breakfast was delicious. All credit to the team, especially Dion, our host.

Date of visit: October 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2023

Thanks so much for the great review! So pleased to hear that you had a fab time and our wonderful Dion looked after you so well. :) Already looking forward to seeing you again very soon!

Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

We stopped at Bear for a quick brunch, it’s somewhere we’ve always wanted to try and I’m so glad we did. Friendly staff and delicious food! Will definitely be back to try Later @ Bear!

Date of visit: September 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

Oh this is so great to read! Thank you for the lovely review, we're already looking forward to your next visit! :D

Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

The coffee and food here was 10/10. Eggs Benedict with salmon cooked to perfection and the hash brown tots are also well worth a try. We also had Pancakes which again was a 10/10. I wish this place was near home I’d be there every...week!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Oh this is so great to read! Thank you for the lovely review, we're already looking forward to your next visit! :D

Reviewed 22 July 2023

Being a food critic travelling around the country I would like to express that everything was divine, from the staff to the chefs. The quality of food is excellent, the friendly staff are a joy and I would highly recommend the brunch, the breakfast, the...pancakes and drinks. I sampled a little of everything and this establishment is wonderful. Nothing to complain about. Wonderful I will be back again.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2023

Thank you so, so much for the amazing support and wonderful review! It's great to receive such fab feedback :) Looking forward to seeing you again very soon!

Reviewed 8 May 2023 via mobile

Great Coffee, staff and cake but the seating needs a clean. The seating is comfortable but when i looked the majority of the seating was in meed of cleaning.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, however I'm sorry to hear that there were a couple of improvements to be made that would have made your visit more positive. As a brand, we set high standards of cleanliness - please rest assured...More

Reviewed 5 May 2023 via mobile

We go to Bear for breakfast quite often. This review is for their new evening menu. I had the "It's Bluey" (a blue cheese cheeseburger with a spicy honey drizzle) It was an awesome double patty of delightfulness 🙂 My partner being a vegetarian had...the "Hallouminati" (double halloumi burger) The atmosphere in the evening is different from daytime, it's aim is trendy with music and lower lights. Works well. I watched several nice looking cocktails leaving the bar too. I had an IPA and my partner drank tea.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2023

Thank you so, so much for the amazing support and wonderful review! It's great to receive such fab feedback :) We're so pleased that you came to try out our new Later at BEAR concept and had a wonderful night - we're really looking forward...More

Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

The coffee in Bear is amazing. As are the cold drinks and cakes. The flavour is enough in the coffee that you don't need syrups and things. The staff are always super friendly and quick. Service is efficient. The reason for less stars. We come...in a lot and have noticed a huge difference over the last couple of months with clearing tables. At the time I write this, we wanted to sit in the cosy area up the stairs. However all the tables are full of pots. They were full of pots when we came in yesterday.. and we had to ask for spoons (but they didn't have any??) edit it's just being cleaned up there but from the tables where the people just left. The ones next to them were full of used pots when we came in 20 minutes ago. There are 8 empty tables in the main bit that I can see from where I am sitting and no que. It's not like they are overly busy. But it's not a one off. They will clean tables if asked but we shouldn't have to ask? It might be new staff idk. When they are done they are done properly that's one good thing. It's late afternoon so not lunchtime. But we have been in at all times of the day. It's not enough to stop us coming in but it's disappointing when we know the standard it was held to previously. Oh and to the staff in the kitchen, that's one reason I like sitting up there. Some of your conversations are hilarious. They seem such a friendly bunch 😂More

Date of visit: April 2023
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BEAR Marketing, Marketing at BEAR Derbion, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2023

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, however I'm really sorry to hear that, after so many positive experiences with us, your most recent visits to us left you feeling a little disappointed. Cleanliness and consistency are incredibly important to us so...More

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  • Food: 4.5
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