Not sure what all the complaints are about as we had a lovely meal. My husband and I went for a meal at the Makeney Hall, as we are local we didn't need to stay. the restaurant was empty but we were early and there was a wedding on so I guess all the guests were at the wedding. The service was really good and the food 9 out of 10. We had a set menu 3 courses for £25 which was very good value for such nice food. To start we had fish cakes which were really nice and were big however they could have done with a touch more seasoning (and maybe a choice of sweet chilli sauce as an alternative to tartare sauce) and the side salad had no dressing but the waitress did bring out some for us to add ourselves. The steak was big and very tasty. It had a chargrilled taste to it and the steamed vegetables were a nice addition. The portions were quite big (which was nice) and by the time desert came we were both quite full but then we normally get by just on one course at home! The desert I had was really really nice - profiteroles with banana cream and toffee sauce basically banoffee profiteroles however the cream could have done with a little sugar and more toffee sauce would have been nice. The negatives were only very minor things and I hope the chef takes this a constructive criticism and guests should not be put off at all as overall the meal was way up there as one of the best in my experience. We will be back in the future and would recommend to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makeney Hall Hotel is a magnificent Victorian country mansion, situated in the heart of Derbyshire, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views across the Amber Valley. Only eight miles from Derby and two miles from the flourishing market town of Belper, the hotel enjoys the most tranquil surroundings. The grandeur of the hotel setting combines with the warmth and attentiveness of our staff to make each guest feel at home and really special. From the informal Cocktail Bar to the elegant oak paneled dining room with an impressive oak fireplace, you’ll find daily and a la carte menus to tempt you wherever you prefer to dine. All of our 45 bedrooms are decorated in a warmly traditional style whilst the superior rooms have a period elegance this is in keeping the hotel’s heritage. With some of the most beautiful parts of the country on its doorstep, this hotel is also the perfect place for guests looking simply for a leisurely break in a truly hospitable environment. Picturesque grounds, impressive architecture and excellent cuisine make this hotel the perfect setting for a relaxing short break or other special occasions. As well as stunning scenery and marvelous walking trails, Derbyshire and the nearby Peak District are home to some of the country's finest stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. For a family day out, enjoy a visit to Alton Towers or take in the delights of the local market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne. Makeney Hall offers Free WiFi Internet Access. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Makeney Hall Derby
- Hotel Makeney Hall
- Makeney Hall Hotel Belper, Derbyshire