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“The place to be!”
Review of Number 13 - CLOSED

Number 13
Price range: US$10 - US$40
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Housed in a former hardware store we have a character filled building with reclaimed and antique furniture, an open kitchen and a huge leather sofa in front of our wood burning stove to relax on. We have craft beers, cask ales and fine wines to accompany our ever changing menu swell as a great selection of spirits, we play an eclectic selection of music from folk and jazz to soul and funk and are currently putting together some live music performances for the coming months. in addition to our lively restaurant and bar we have 5 letting rooms all en-suite which are decorated in a similar traditional fashion.
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Visited for lunch with friends, and were immediately made to feel welcome. The atmosphere was chilled, the menu Mediterranean inspired and creative, and prices for food and drink reasonable. 3 of us had Greek salad, which was excellent and tasty, and just the thing on a hot day. My partner had Chicken Caesar Salad, which he enjoyed and said was very good. Would highly recommended this great place!

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had reserved a big table (11) on a saturday night. The place looked clean and nicely setup.

The food was a bit variable, the steak was apparently very good, the burgers were good and the pasta was excellent, but the muscles were a disappointment.

The service was very friendly, but they forgot to bring one side, however it was finally delivered (after reclaiming it) and we weren’t charged for it.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I went with two friends on 1st July. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had three courses, all of which were very tasty. The prices were average and what you would expect for a good meal. They are reasonably sized portions. The only things which spoilt our evening slightly was that the background music was a little too loud for us to hear our conversation but two of us do have hearing problems! We did mention this on their comment form so this will probably not be a problem when we next visit, which we will certainly do. We had a lovely evening and I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank JUDY5376
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Really enjoyed our meal here on June 21st. Had the Derbyshire Rib Eye Steak. It was excellent. The service was very good. The staff are friendly and pleasant. Would definitely visit again.

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Thank Helen Frances S
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Nice relaxed bistro atmosphere. Arrived without a reservation and although nearly full was quickly found the one available table. Starter was a smoked ham hock terrine - two large chunks thereof with a leaf salad on a tired looking wooden palette. It arrived quickly. The salad was falling off the board - it was not suited to serving this dish - and was undressed, though there was an apple relish too. The terrine was excellent, and plentiful, but something was missing - French toast? Finely sliced sourdough? But it was tasty, good meats, send wrapped in some kind of prosciutto - no real complaints here.

For the main I ordered a 9oz rib eye of local provenance, which came with a mustard mash and a vast amount of crudely chopped pancetta and peas, with a non-descript gravy/sauce in a jug. What arrived was a very good looking piece of steak but cooked on the rare side of medium rare. It was a decent cut, perhaps benefitting from a few more days hanging, with quality yellow fat attached. The mash was ever so slightly on the dry side, but only just, and was nonetheless flavoursome. But the whole dish was swamped by the strong smokey, salty pancetta and peas: very strong flavours and way too much of it. I don't crave pig with my steak, and it might be better as an optional side ( it was available as one) or being just a hint. Quality, freshly podded local peas - if they were such - didn't seem obvious. Overall it made the dish a bit of a chore. I was hungry though, and finished it, but not savouring it as I had hoped. Another time I might have sent the steak back and insisted on medium ... All washed down with two substantial glasses (measure deserved bigger glasses, which were over-full) of a reasonably priced quaffable if unspectacular Pinot noir: I'd have been happy to have invested more in something special to go with a good cut of steak but by-the-glass options were limited.

I will return, but might choose a bit more carefully from the menu next time, or speak up to get what I ordered. The overall feel of the place is excellent, and perhaps the pancetta dish is just trying a bit too hard? These chefs need to jump on a train to Manchester and Liverpool to see what they're up against these days: they're on the road but they're not there yet.

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