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Darleys - Restaurant & Terrace

Darley Abbey Mills, Derby DE22 1DZ, England
+44 1332 364987
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (46 reviews)
“scallops” (28 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Darley Abbey Mills, Derby DE22 1DZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been a few times but on this occasion, we were disappointed with the quality of the food on Friday 9th November. Starters weren’t overly hot but we ate them anyway and when asked by the waitress if it was ok, we did inform...More

Thank clumsyfairybex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here on a Friday evening. The service was excellent and we were given plenty of time between courses, so never felt rushed. But this restaurant just doesn't provide either the atmosphere or experience needed to justify its prices.... The food...More

1  Thank NeilT543
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday dinner celebration, great varied menu, good choice of starters, Main cooked to perfection (lamb for me, beef for some others). Puddings a bit on the small side. All in all a good exeperience, that had started with drinks on the terrace overlooking the water....More

Thank Texcalibur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We finally visited Darleys for the first time for my 27th birthday and it was wonderful. We ate from the vegan menu - its nice they have 3 options of starters, main and desserts (although places are getting more vegan options, sometimes you get stuck...More

Thank Rianne A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a regular because we live 80 miles away but we love to come here when visiting our friends locally. Visiting Darleys is out treat that we look forward to every time we come. It is a lovely venue being part of an old mill...More

1  Thank edgarwilliam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our good friends, who live in the region, had saved this ‘experience ‘ for us on a Saturday night. When we arrived the bar area was all but full with about 15 -18 people therefore a slightly enhanced delay for our aperos. When served the...More

1  Thank T194909
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in to the restaurant about the same time as the person visited in the last review. We cannot understand the last reviewers experience. We too were offered coffee, tea and lemon cake and chocolate brownies. But we had an entirely different experience. Service...More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We visit here 4-5 times a year it has a lovely aspect looking out over the water and if it’s fine there’s a small terrace at the back that’s really nice. The food and service are generally very good, we had cauliflower soup and scallops...More

2  Thank Leica_1965
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We often walk past Darleys mid-morning and are always tempted by the chalk board offering coffee and cake on the terrace. On Sunday morning, we decided to take the plunge and go in... we wish we hadn’t!! We found ourselves on a decking area overlooking...More

Thank markwA2311RV
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We've been visiting Darley's once a month for a lunchtime meal with a couple of friends. Service is always good, staff are always friendly but polite and professional. Food is always very good with excellent portion sizes meaning that we can have all 3 courses...More

Thank Vicki C
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July 25, 2018|
Response from lordgrahamc | Reviewed this property |
parking at the front
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Rich H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I would probably book a week ahead.
January 14, 2017|
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Response from mikepO1535MZ | Reviewed this property |
No they do not allow dogs...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$152
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darley Abbey Mills, Derby DE22 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 364987
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