I'd not been to the Lawns for many years but thought I'd give it a try as it's visually changed a lot and has new owners.
We had beef bourguignon (I don't believe the meat was cooked with the sauce, it seemed very manufactured i.e. boil in the bag), steak (my daughter seemed happy with this) and lamb shank (the meat's supposed to fall off the bone, you couldn't even cut it off).
We did raise our concerns and they didn't charge us for the lamb shank. They blamed the poor quality on how busy they were however the problem with the food was more down to their supplier I believe and I don't think they have a chef working there, given the quality issues I'd say they were a cook.
Sorry guys but we won't be back. there are too many other decent or half decent restaurants near by (the garden centre at Swarkstone bridge is much better if that gives you an idea).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lawns Hotel is located in the heart of Chellaston, just on the outskirts of derby city centre. An ideal location for visiting Castle Donington Race trace, Alton Towers, Tycross Zoo and East Midlands Airport.With our warm and friendly restaurant our team will cater to all your needs.Our skilled and expert chef offers you a culinary delight every time you dine with us, also offering specials that change every four days to offer our customers as much variety as possible. Whether your looking for a romantic meal for two or planning a birthday, wedding party or funeral we are able to cater for every family occasion with our separate function room.If your looking or an ideal location to stop so you can sample all that Derbyshire has to offer you, why not stop with us in one of our modern double en suite rooms. Starting at £55.00 per room which includes a full English breakfast.Or if you just looking for a relaxing atmosphere to meet friends, watch live sports events or try one of our regional sourced real ales our bar and lounge will be perfect. We will always do our best to cater to you individual needs. ... more less
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- Lawns Hotel Derby, Derbyshire