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£6 - £11
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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

We managed to find an indoor table for 2, by the counter, after an invigorating walk at Cuber Gap. It was quite full for lunch and some had even gone outside in the marquee. The homemade soup was good and the rustic baguettes were filling...and tasty. Good service, thanksMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

I call in here from time to time, usually when I’m passing through Calver rather than as a destination in itself, and have found the food and drinks to be consistently excellent. From sandwiches, salads and soups to cakes and desserts, there is a great...selection and everything is delicious and so fresh. Coffee is wonderful too and always piping hot, as requested. I do agree with some of the other reviews that service can be slow but, equally, the food is freshly prepared and that takes time. On the last occasion I was here with a friend, we were served by a young male waiter and he was excellent, despite the place being very busy. The cafe is quite small, and there is limited indoor seating, but there are some gazebos outside which are nice in warm weather (less appealing when it’s cold and damp, though!) There’s a reasonable amount of free parking, clean loos (accessed by a few stairs so maybe not suitable for anybody with mobility difficulties) and a very well stocked, reasonably priced gift / craft shop attached to the cafe. All in all, The Eating House is well worth a visit and I’ll definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Very average coffee and scones. Top prices for a lukewarm weak coffee and a small flat scone. Not as good as it used to be

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

Fabulous gluten free options. The gf cake is in a separate cabinet to avoid cross contamination! Would recommend for coeliacs.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023

We went for afternoon tea. as there were five of us we pre ordered but couldn’t reserve a table. We arrived and there was one small table outside which we squeezed on to. We booked it for 2.00pm arrived at 2.40pm. Service was terrible and...afternoon tea but the best. Shame as been before but feel since pandemic gone down hill!!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Had the best Tuna melt baguette and my friend had an excellent BLT. Service was quick and friendly. A really nice lunch. Will be back soon. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Not only was the dish was extremely overpriced at £11 for the portion size but the quality was extremely poor!The menu details were clearly composed by a fiction writer.What was described as a dish in a rich tomato sauce with vegetables and sundried tomatoes actually...contained 2 very thin slices of onions and tomatoes that would never pass for sundried in terms of texture and taste.They were soggy and tasteless.Suffice it to say there was no richness to the watery sauce.The staff seemed totally embarassed and unwilling to address my comments and complaint. If you are looking for any quality in the food or sevice this is not the placeMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Every time we visit the Chatsworth Caravan club site we make a point of walking to this delightful cafe. The food is amazing, staff are very friendly and helpful

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023

It was ok, Until a friend found a big hair in sandwich. Wouldn't go again, put us off Nice shop though.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2022

Arrived after walking from Frogget Bridge. Had a few swims on the way. Lydia looked after me. Gave me my treats and asked what my keepers would like. They enjoyed their scones and coffee and as usual said all the nice things about how good...it is on a Sunday morning. Beth brought me my sausage.....delish! All the customers made a fuss of me. I am tempted to say please don't go there as this is the best dog friendly eating place in Derbyshire I know. Love Simba (Labrador aged 3.5)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 November 2022

Welcomed on arrival whilst viewing the lovely range of cakes and desserts! Quickly acknowledged on sitting indoors. Polite friendly service. Great presentation of food. Cheese and chutney sandwich with colourful salad and coleslaw. Fruit scone with cream and jam good quality. Went for the filter...coffee ( with free top up) , great taste and temperature. Reasonable prices. Lovely cafe. The gift centre next door is amazing with outstanding window displays !More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

Always try and stop here for a bite when we pop up to the peak District, never disappoints. Came in the other day for afternoon tea, but decided to go for savoury afternoon tea instead. So glad we did, great selection of food, when it...came out it didn't look a lot however we were absolutely stuffed afterwards. Sausage roll was lovely and the plum bread with cheese was equally as nice. RecommendedMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2022 via mobile

Terrible wait, the order came in bits. The staff seem to have little direction and it cannot be much fun for them. We've been coming here for 30 years. What's gone wrong?

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

Called whilst out on a walk. What a great find. Only had cake and coffee but it was really good. Friendly staff and nicely set out restaurant

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Visited today and had great coffee and cake. Had an interesting looking menu with lots of gf and vegan options. Had quick service.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Hi we open at 9 am and close at 5.30pm We serve breakfast 9-11.30 and lunches until 5. Thanks for your enquiry
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THE EATING HOUSE, Calver - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, The Eating House offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Eating House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Eating House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4