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“New Year Eve Dinner”

Hodgkinson's Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 34 Restaurants in Matlock Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were at a table of six for New year Eve dinner - the menue looked fantastic but the staff lacted professional training and the food was average but the main course was very poor and had to send back my fillet beef as being very over cooked - they did replace but everyone else on the table had finished by the time I had the replacement.

The people are new owners and have a lot to learn and would suggest they visit some of the fine dining restaurants in the area - The Peacock , East Lodge & Fischers.

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2  Thank Peter W
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ZoeandChris H, Owner at Hodgkinson's Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

We did respond to your review earlier but when Tripadvisor separated our restaurant page from the hotel the response was lost and unfortunately did not transfer to the new page so we are reposting our response . We are sorry that you did not enjoy your meal or your experience at Hodgkinson’s restaurant on New Years Eve. We understood that your meal was not cooked to your liking but as you say we replaced your meal as soon as possible (without any hesitation) but as everything is cooked to order it did take time. We do try to encourage a friendly relaxed dining experience with our staff which if you were expecting a more rigid formal evening may not have been to your liking. We want both our guests and staff to enjoy their evenings and general feedback has been positive since we took over. For those reading the review several of our guests who were staying and also dining with us New Years Eve pre-booked for New Year 2015 before leaving and six of the people dining New Years Eve decided to eat with us again the following evening on New Years Day night.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We celebrated a special birthday here in the restaurant. From the start it was different - wonderful Victorian furnishing and atmosphere. We were shown into the drawing room where there was a roaring fire and greeted personally by the owner on arrival. After ordering we were shown to our table and I must say the food was fantastic. The service was friendly, efficient and quick. It was very intimate as there were only two other tables in the room. The owner told us that they book the tables for the whole evening so we could stay as long as we liked. They even bought out a piece of chocolate cake for the birthday girl with a sparkler which was unexpected. All round lovely and unusual place, lovely owner and staff, and excellent food.

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Thank Tricia D
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