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The European

22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
+44 1332 368732
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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18:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was attending a nearby concert and stopped here for a meal beforehand. It was tremendous. Service impeccable and the best fish and boccocino and tomato salad I have had in ages.

Thank magsgday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just love it when you dont know a town, and you stumble over a place like this. We took the advice of a couple that had just come out of the restaurant, and went in, we are so glad we did. My wife and...More

1  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in derby all my life and never knew this restaurant was here. I was looking for somewhere for a relaxing evening with my boyfriend that served brilliant food, and I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed the meal that much a returned the following day...More

1  Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again four of us went to the European for lunch. It was so good, we all had the mushrooms for starters and they were superb. For the main course two had the chicken in honey sauce and it was delicious. One had the fish,...More

1  Thank morice_uk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 2nd visit to this charming restaurant once again was most enjoyable. This was a pre theatre visit, we selected the early bird menu which included a good choice of dishes. For our main course I opted for the lemon and garlic fish - my...More

1  Thank junesouthshields
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We always spend NEW YEAR's Eve in this restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff are terrific particularly Jacomo and the Owner who always takes the time to come out of the kitchen to welcome my wife and myself,also to share a drink with...More

Thank alan3raymond
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food here was really delicious, and the serving size was more than enough. It had a real romantic feel about it as its so quaint and hidden away. The staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank Aleks T
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I booked table for two to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary so was hoping for a nice evening; we were certainly not disappointed, the dining area has a lovely cosy atmosphere, the service was second to none and the food and wine excellent. Highly recommended...More

Thank martin r
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have visited in a month and both times have been excellent. The food is cooked to perfection, with lovely flavours and quality ingredients. The restaurant is quiet but the service is just right - perfectly paced and polite staff....More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I can't believe we haven't dined here before.from start to finish the food and service were excellent All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals,we shall certainly be visiting again,

Thank Gary S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Iron Gate, Derby DE1 3GP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 368732
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