The Chestnut Tree

The Chestnut Tree

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:00
Mon
12:00 - 23:00
Tue
12:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 0:00
Sat
12:00 - 0:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£2.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
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About
The Chestnut Tree Bar & Restaurant has recently had a MAJOR face lift, you will not believe the changes and improvements we have made. We offer a unique food experience with our open kitchen and our award winning chefs from Dubai & India. All meals prepared freshly in front of you with only the finest ingredients available.We offer a full Indian menu, Indo – Chinese and Barbeque menu (all cooked on char-grill)
PRICE RANGE
£2.00 – £15.00
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles90 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
4
Poor
5
Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

george p
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
I decided to have a get together of about 60 friends at the Chestnut for my birthday. Wow the family run business just couldn't do enough to help make my get together enjoyable for me and my friends. The food was excellent (I wouldn't have expected anything else). and the atmosphere was brilliant. The Resident DJ Ben played excellent music and catered for any request. A big thank you to the Chestnut from Me
Written 22 November 2021
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Brendan F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
I live near Ashbourne, but I have friends in derby that have eaten at the chestnut that recommended it to me. I gave it a try an myself and my wife were not disapointed. Good Hospitality nice atmosphere and fantastic food at a very reasonable price. Will certainly be going back,again and again.
Written 10 December 2023
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Derby83
Derby126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Came with mate, had mix grill, sided and a curry. Eaten there before but this was better than usual. Right amount of spice, cheap for how much we got and drinks cheap as well. Be returning next weekend!
Written 2 February 2020
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Tommy M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Food very good and very reasonable priced also Drinks are reasonably priced as it’s a pub Indian restaurant I’ve been Coming for 5 years and never had a problem with the food or drink not to suited for kids but they do accommodate for kids as me and my wife come here with our kids but not much for them to run around ect all in all cheap and good I’d recommend Lamb Bhuna or chicken Tawa is unbelievable get the spicy chips with a curry the Photo I took today is lamb Bhuna and Spicy chips I would advise to get to rices as the rice portion is very small but curry is plenty for 2
Written 26 July 2022
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Sandra M
United Kingdom1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Only stays open till 2am mon, weds and friday if reggie the cheating gill is in there and lets people with covid in
Written 28 December 2021
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Rajeev Dhammi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 friends
I used The Chestnut Tree as the caterers for a party. The guests were very complimentary of the dishes and portions. The staff helped me to tailor an appropriate menu based on numbers of guests and dietary requirements.
Written 29 January 2019
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steveo05
Derby49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 friends
Just popped in for a quick drink after the Derby game, decent choice of beers great staff, large amount of people good atmosphere
Written 15 January 2019
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Sandra C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 family
Absolutely lovely bit of a wait but definitely worth it, my daughter & myself cldnt eat it all. But manager tubed the rest up for us, definitely go back again. Toilets were nice & clean
Written 8 August 2018
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Q..
Derbyshire126 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 family
Over the years I've been here a few times and my experiences have bounced between ok and poor. The location is great and there is lots of parking available and it's easy to get to. Great TV and pool table. Service was poor, the barman spent his time chatting on the phone organising his weekend rather than serving customers. We were waiting a while to be served, while other staff chatting with their friends and watched tv. When he did get round to us it's like we had given him extra work...so What we had been waiting a while... 😔 The food I've found between ok at times and the last trip I had a mix grill was poor. It was too spicy (perhaps so I would buy more beer? Almost like someone had put triple as was needed) mostly wings (end of month or low on stock?) and very dry meat. It was just a bad experience and I left it. The pub itself is showing its age, there is a large patch of worn out lino as you enter and same on the sit down dining area to the right, as you enter. Overall it's nothing that would put me off but it's not attractive. The environment was terrible, just a lot of people swearing and getting drunk in the main bar area. The dining area were a few groups of people louder than each other and the sound really echoed and made it worse. It's not a place for kids or families or unless you find sitting with people that have to swear every other word acceptable. That has been my experience every trip I have had. It was my last trip to this place. Lots of other places around with better food, better environment, better service and cheaper.
Written 29 May 2018
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htvm
Derby6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 business
Just had a mixed grill lunch from here. Collected it and took it back to work and had to fight off the vultures. Everything about it was good. Taste, the cooking of it, Everything. Will have this once a week. Thank You.
Written 16 May 2018
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PaulineDerby
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 couples
We had a takeaway curry from the Chestnut Tree last Friday night, and weren't disappointed. The authentic Indian food was equal to the best I have ever tasted. We know a few Indian people who regularly have food here and so that is as good an advert as it gets! While I was waiting in the bar for my order to be completed, I could see into the kitchen and was very impressed with the 2 chefs preparing food, and also the cleanliness of their surroundings. I could also see the small restaurant room which looked smart if a little basic. The pub part consists of a long bar and plenty of seating in the room, and this was very busy. There is not a huge choice on the menu, but everything we had was top quality and very tasty. Can't wait for our next takeaway. Recommended.
Written 2 May 2018
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dubbz313
Derby1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 friends
After visiting the bar numerous times over the last couple of months and enjoying the atmosphere, I decided to try the restaurant which is joined with the pub, me and some friends sat down and looked at the menu.. We decided to try the offer on the back of a menu with a selection of options to choose from with a curry, rice or nan and chips for a set price of £9. When going to the bar to order our food we was shocked to see how rude the man serving us was. Telling me.. ‘we don’t do that anymore’ and its been off the menu for years.... so why is it still there I thought? Either way.. the individual items I wanted was only 50/60p difference in price from the £9 set meal but he didn’t seem bothered about communicating to help out in pleasing his guest. We thought about leaving then from his attitude but decided to stay and try something else, which again the same rude member of staff pretty much chucked our plates on the table and our sauces to go with the food. The food turned out to be really nice although the noise from the bar is off putting when wanting to sit and enjoy it. Because of the old bald man who defiantly needs some 2018 manners we won’t be going back.
Written 9 April 2018
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jazzboy50
Derby24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 friends
Well i didn't think it could happen but visited the Chestnut for a third time and it was even better than my previous two visits, how does that work? I went with the lads on a Saturday night outing to the Chestnut, we ordered up big with mixed grills, spring roll starters and a host of curries and when it came to pay we were all amazed at the price to the extent that we asked Billie, the owner if the bill was correct? we got a response of 'well you can always pay me more' we actually went back to our tables an calculated what we had ordered, and were amazed that it was right wow all this food for such little money. Again, for those people who have read my previous review about the exterior of the building just give the place a try, you'll soon forget about the exterior and just enjoy the food. A must for anybody that likes real, authentic indian food at a very reasonable price. Forget about city centre indian restaurants with plush seating and neon lighting, trust me this is the place to be as reflected in my revised rating of 5 star. If you want to pay loads of money for decent food then hit the city scence, however if you want real value for money then this is the palce to be trust me!!
Written 18 February 2018
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jazzboy50
Derby24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 couples
I had been recommended to this spot by a few people but never got round to going. However, I visited the Chestnut last Saturday night with my wife and another couple and to be I was slightly apprehensive as it was a shot in the dark having last been in the pub many years ago. I have passed the pub on numerous occasions without really paying any attention to it, as the external appearance did not appear to suggest that it was a place that I should revisit. Boy was I wrong, forget the external appearance and get yourself inside and as the old adage suggests, you should never judge a book by it's cover fits this place to a tee. As you go in, the restaurant is situated on the right with the bar and public area on the left. Don't get me wrong it's not the Ritz, however, the décor is still welcoming and suggest that some thought has gone into the design. My wife goes by the rule, that if the toilets are clean which these were then the restaurant/pub has passed her inspection. After being shown to the restaurant area, we ordered drinks from the bar and I must say that the choice of the house white for the ladies was a good one as it was good value for money and the ladies really enjoyed it. Our starters of fish and kebab were all superb, well presented and they tasted delicious. Our mains of lamb and chicken , ordered with plain and egg fried rice were equally delicious, as were the freshly made nans that was ordered by the ladies, and rotti that was ordered by my friend. The price of all 4 meals including drinks were excellent, and if we had eaten the same meal in some of Derby's city centre restaurants I'm sure that we would have been paying another £20-30 more. The service was quick, friendly but not intrusive which was nice. In fact, myself and my wife enjoyed it so much we came back the following Saturday night this time with our daughter who equally enjoyed the experience as much as we did the previous week . Over all I would say to anybody that likes their curries, they most definitely give this place a go. The fact that it is essentially a pub that serves excellent Indian food is a bonus and don't be put off by the exterior as you'll definitely be missing out on something special.
Written 17 December 2017
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balsingh41
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 friends
Went to the chestnut in derby on Saturday afternoon. Ordered a small mix grill, chicken curry, nans and masala chips. Everything was cooked perfectly and very tasty, the service was fast and friendly.
Written 28 August 2017
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