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Engine Shed

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Roundhouse Road | Derby College, Derby DE24 8JE, England
+44 1332 387487
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went with a group of friends and had a fantastic evening. There were ten of us but only two other parties on a Friday night. It's a bit off the beaten track for Derby city centre but I cannot praise it enough. It's part of Derby College so the waiting staff (and kitchen?) are all catering students. The menu is... More 

Thank Steve M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our party of over 50 had made its menu choices in advance. We were greeted warmly on arrival then bought our drinks at the bar and chose our seats. The three course meal was very enjoyable and superb value at under £15, including really good fresh coffee and gratuities. My favourite courses were the Vanilla Panna Cotta and Tian of... More 

Thank pinneydavid
London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i attended a corporate function recently and whilst those that were there did their very best, they were short on staff, and some very short on experience. the food was funky and well presented, but if it is a large event, they need to focus on making sure that there are sufficient people to help- venue is good though

1 Thank anne s
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual setting - loved the old floor boards. Staff extremely helpful and friendly, food could not be faulted & the bottle of red Merlot lovely. Loved the pear poached with star anise.

Thank 22matej
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently went for an evening meal to the engine shed. They were really helpful about accommodating my dairy free diet and I had more choice than in most restaurants. All the food was very nice and the pear tart for dessert was beautiful. We will definitely being going back.

Thank MissLam
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today we had lunch here with a group of 12 year olds and their parents who had visited the Roundhouse in a tour - it was superb - and linked in very well with their Industrial Revolution project at school. The lunch at the Engine Shed was fabulous - the service very attentive, the presentation and atmosphere was wonderful and... More 

Thank Clareashbourne
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered lamb and pea curry for lunch but also received complimentary bread, olives and tomatoes. Curry was very good and served within an acceptable time and definitely worth the money. Although this is part of Derby College the service was excellent. The servers were polite and very presentable. The restaurant was clean and tidy even though there were tables and... More 

Thank Meys
Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wed 05/04/17 12 noon. On entering we were greeted by 2 young ladies who showed us to our table, which was only one of 3 set for lunch.The table was well presented and clean as was the floor area. Our drink order was taken then a few minutes later our food order was taken. In between while waiting for the... More 

1 Thank lordgrahamc
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit to this restaurant, we went to celebrate my mother in laws 91st birthday as many years ago she worked for British rail and the buildings held many happy memories. The staff at the restaurant were so kind and were able to talk to her and show her around which really enriched our visit. A BIG... More 

Thank milesofsmiles r
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Just returned from having an excellent meal at the Engine Shed in Derby.This is the second visit in the last month and both were a credit to the students and staff, the food was prepared to perfection and presented in the most professional way. it is a perfect venue for any occasion. Well done to everyone. Ken from Derby.

Thank Kenneth E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
British, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roundhouse Road | Derby College, Derby DE24 8JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 387487
The Engine Shed fine dining restaurant at the award-winning Derby College Roundhouse campus, offers high standards of cuisine, innovate presentation and impeccable service at affordable prices.

Staffed by students and chef lecturers from Derby College's Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy, we provide a unique dining experience in one of Derby's most impressive buildings.

We pride ourselves on working with local producers to bring the best of Derbyshire food to you, while at the same time embracing a global approach to gastronomy.

PLEASE NOTE: During the weekday parking onsite is limited (please request spaces at time of booking) public car parks are available nearby, and park and ride services from Pride Park.

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