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The Kitchen

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47 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
+44 1332 608619
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only ever been for breakfast. Little pricey but well worth it due to the excellent quality of the food.

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Thank KrisMarina
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your kind comments. We will continue to source the best local produce we can to enable us to serve a good meal. Prices - they are usually in line with other similar eateries in the area and suppliers have pushed up prices as much as 50% on many items so in order to continue what... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited before for coffee and scones, but feeling peckish we decided on a panini. I had Beef and Brie, with a salad garnish and small chips. Can honestly say probably one of the best I've ever had anywhere! You can see the chef in the kitchen cooking, and it comes out fresh and hot. Lovely place and always friendly staff.... More 

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Thank melbarker99
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so much for your kind comments. Hope we get to see you soon again so you can try some of our other freshly prepared meals or cakes we bake in our own bakery on site. Friendly staff - we always try to pick the best people and the best local produce to earn such nice comments.... More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other people seem to have better luck here but we are left disappointed once again by the lack of customer service here. Rude and unwelcoming staff. Won't be returning.

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2 Thank Sarah C
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Sarah C and thank you for your comments. As you say, most other comments for The Kitchen reflect the friendliness and politeness of our staff and if you feel that someone has not lived up to the expectation, we can only apologise and promise to investigate. Best customer service and best local produce is our top priority and we... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always visit on my annual work trip to Derby. Just a cup of tea and a sandwich this tea, but food is always fresh and the people are friendly and helpful. Nice decor and ambience too. Would highly recommend. Forgot to tip this time - sorry! Will leave extra next year!

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Thank AKP1581
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your kind comments..PLEASE do not worry or apologise about the tip! Our staff are paid according to the law and are happy to treat every customer with the utmost respect they deserve. Tip is something we take as a sign we are doing something more than expected and only when the customer is happy with... More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly enough but to be questioned about whether we paid by the owner was somewhat insulting. We paid up front. It was a slice of toast and orange juice. Get a grip people. It's not the Ritz I will not be going back.

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3 Thank Hennessy1964
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for you comment. First, I am sorry you felt treated unfairly. It should not have happened. It really matters to us what our customers think. Thank you for noting the staff were friendly. That is exactly what I expect from them hence, most comments we receive include kind comments about staff friendliness. However, the same staff... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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1,451 reviews
854 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 834 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast, tasty ingredients, door stop toast and pot of decent tea to wash it all down with. Welcoming and friendly greeting with quick and efficient service and papers to read, what more do you want.

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Thank johnhp702
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Johnhp702, many thanks for your kind comments. It gives us great pleasure to see a returning customer who previously left reviews for TK and a happy one too. We hope we live up to expectations every time when you visit us as we always try to do our best. Despite all the effort, we are all human and can... More 

United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I had a large group gathering in Derby and choose 'the kitchen' as the place to go for breakfast. They were quick to respond to my email and kindly reserved a large table in their room upstairs for peak time on Sunday morning. Tasty food that came out hot and well presented. Everyone loved the tea pots and cute jug... More 

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Thank DotCG
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear DotCG, many thanks for your kind comments. We really don't have much else to say other than it has been an absolute pleasure and we really look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards from all at TK More 

East Midlands, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Found this lovely little tearoom with friendly staff and amazing cake. Pretty decor as well as vintage cookery and kitchenware items for sale makes sure you always have something interesting to look at whilst you eat. Enjoyed the hot chocolate where you get to make your own by stirring in tiny chocolate buttons. Would certainly recommend.

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1 Thank P P
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear P P, many thanks for your kind comments. It has been a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards from all at TK More 

Dover
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and very busy. This turned out to be a good thing. Actually we all had different combination. My English breakfast tea and coffee and chocolate cake was very good. Hot chocolate turned out to be large glass of hot milk with some chocolate to mix in and was much enjoyed. Cheese and fruit scones were both enjoyed. All... More 

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1 Thank Mike P
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Mike P, many thanks for your kind comments. It has been a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards from all at TK More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Food lovely, staff attentive, we both had panni's I had beef the good lady had Turkey !!! Would recommend a visit....

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1 Thank rob g
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Rob, many thanks for your kind comments. It has been a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards from all at TK More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 16:30
Friday
08:00 - 16:30
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 608619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?