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“good food with shabby chic!”

Designate At The Gate
Ranked #56 of 122 Restaurants in Matlock
Cuisines: British, Italian, Cafe
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Derby, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“good food with shabby chic!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Have visited Designate a few times and have always found the food to be hot and tasty - recently had a corned beef hash which was delicious. Staff are friendly and there is good buzz about the place. I have knocked a point off though as I find the shabby chic a bit too shabby - the mismatched cups and saucers are a nice touch, but my cup was chipped and cracked which is a 'no no' for me. Also didn't like the dirty boot/floral arrangement on the outside table. Yes its characterful, different and offers good food, but keep an eye on the level of shabby chic as it can be a bit off putting to certain customers!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Wonderfully different”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

saturday morning pancakes and a browse round the shop.. Lovely products on sale and the pancakes were tasty and filling.. Worth a visit and a return.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank davidholden02
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Sheffield
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“The Beach Comes to Matlock. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

We visited on Saturday afternoon for the first time and will definitely be returning!
What a delightful,welcoming and unique place to spend a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle of Matlock on a 'beach'.
Drinks, snacks and lots to do this place is a little treasure and the gift shop has some delightful ideas if you're stuck for a present.

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Thank Casio73
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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Beautiful shop selling lovely gifts including textiles, cute cards and quirky vintage pieces! It is so inspiring and great to take kids as has a vintage feel cafe with afternoon tea, beautiful cakes with a pot of tea or coffee with quirky tea cosies!! They hold a Lego Club Saturday 1:30-3:00pm, great for kids and just has a lovely warm feel to the place! Definitely worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank lovederbyshire
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Chesterfield
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely environment and nice food and staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Love the idea of browsing to shop while waiting for ur lunch,lots of lovely quirky goods and some beautiful clocks to buy,the food was satisfying and the staff pleasant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank CharlotteJames02
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