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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Delicious food and friendly service. Lovely choice of menu, the pork wellington was delicious. Will definitely return when back in the area

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

Outstanding delicious well presented food served in a cosy venue by friendly attentive staff. Wonderful. Last went there on holiday 2 years ago and it didn’t disappoint this time. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

This was a 'blind' choice based on what was there on the interweb....you have my age now!.....but it turned out to be a great choice. I dine in restaurants for a living so sometimes easy to criticise but this one didn't disappoint for a Saturday...night dinner. Service was great as was the cooking and choice available. My only gripe would be the wine list....as regards choice and price but the 'basics' were there. So along eithe the service, good choice and good cooking all was good and I went off happy and content. Go there....you won't be disappointed for a meal out.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

Our first return in quite sometime and things have not changed. The quality of the booking communications, the welcome, the range on the menu, the excellent cooking and good wines make this a must go to location for us. There is a warm and pleasant...atmosphere from the moment you walk in to the minute you leave. Starters were good sized portions as were the mains and the quality of the produce and the skill with which it was prepared and presented make this a notch above most other places we have experienced in Derbyshire. A return is on the cards sometime soon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Wide menu choice- high quality food superbly presented. Lamplight continues to provide consistent range of excellent menu choices. Thank you to all the staff.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

We hadn't been to this lovely restaurant before, but our friends had and accompanied us. We were given a great table by the front window for the 4 of us. We were very impressed by the food, ambience and servers...lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Will...definitely be returning !More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023

Really interesting tasty food served with a smile. Excellent cosy restaurant for a relaxing evening. One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a while.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

We were here this time last year for my birthday which was excellent and amazing food same time this year still amazing food and service we will be back next year. If you want good food and excellent service then you need to go here.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere in the middle of Ashbourne. Food was lovely and the proprietor friendly and engaging. Definitely use again on a Ashbourne trip.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2022 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal this evening. The salmon on the Christmas/Winter menu was just incredible. Highly, highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 October 2022 via mobile

Thank you so much. We had a wonderful experience on Saturday night. The food was excellent as always and the staff couldn't have been better. Lovely atmosphere at this character restaurant we will definitely be back soon.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

Visited the lamplight on the 8th of October for my birthday meal …have been coming to the restaurant for years and was yet again not disappointed lovely meal and friendly service thankyou

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 14 October 2022 via mobile

My husband booked initially a table for 2, for my birthday, but then emailed to change the booking to 6, to include our family. Booking was acknowledged, but on arrival for our meal, was told we only had only booked a table for 2. He...showed the owner the email, yet despite it being in black and white, she argued and would not honour our booking. Whilst I understand mistakes or misunderstandings occur, at no point did she offer an apology or a chance to rebook, with maybe a discount, for the inconvenience, she was just adamant they were not at fault. They knew from the original booking it was a birthday meal, but made no attempt to try and accommodate us, so we were left with nothing! Thankfully another restaurant made room for us at short notice, so the evening was not a total disaster. Totally disgusted by the way we were treated by this establishment, would never go again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Pat W, Owner at Lamplight Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2022

Its always nice to get two sides of the story.........! I'm sorry you were disappointed with your booking with us, however, as I tried really hard to explain to your husband on the night, there was only a booking confirmation for 2 people and that...More

Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

A wonderful little jewel in the market place, Ashbourne. One of the oldest buildings transformed into a welcoming, cosy dining space, The food was delicious and plentiful, thank you Pat for your attention to detail. We shall definitely return and highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

Just very nice really. The staff are very helpful, the dishes not overly complex - and the food was excellent. The menu was not extensive and was well balanced. Always good when you're torn between 2 or 3 tempting alternatives. Pleasant atmosphere (all diners appeared...happy) and good value. Recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Richard186223
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hello Richard........Yes, to all those questions.
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Hello Millie Yes, we have Vegan options available and No, only customer assistance dogs are allowed in the restaurant.
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Lamplight Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5