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Designate At The Gate

72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ, England
+44 1629 760033
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
17 Jul 2016
“Perfect venue, catering & hosts!”
26 Jun 2016
“loved the beach”
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British, Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ, England
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Just had my baby shower at Designate & it was pure perfection! Gorgeous venue with thoughtful touches & kind, friendly, attentive staff throughout. The food & drinks were delicious, great quality & so much to go around. One of my guests is vegan & they...More

1  Thank Louise N
Reviewed 26 June 2016

found this by chance and enjoyed a couple of pints of local ale. Also couldn't resist a slice of blueberry and lemon cake, delicious.Really friendly landlord. thanks

1  Thank cappleton2
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Excellent choice of 'meal in a pot' Excellent music for the evening Good atmosphere and Guiness Information given regarding up and coming film nights etc.

1  Thank KevMc666
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Needed a treat after a morning decorating. staff friendly and efficient. Had tea and fresh homemade 'pinwheel' scones with cream and jam - delicious. Well worth a visit. Beautiful stuff on display in the shop- will be calling in when I start Christmas shopping!

1  Thank shirley b
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Visited here for lunch Friday with my husband. Love the quirkiness of the place. Staff friendly & polite. Had a really tasty pumpkin & potato soup with a web of cream (Halloween theme) & toasted pumpkin seeds. My husband had a vegetable wrap & salad....More

1  Thank eieilowe
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Lovely quirky place with friendly people. Toys for the kids and a very nice back garden with trampoline and table football. Such a shame it was let down by the lunchtime food which came in very small pots, adults not much (any?) bigger than the...More

Thank jon7doh
Designate72, Manager at Designate At The Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2015

Hi Jon, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your food here at Designate @ The Gate. Designate started as a craft business in 2000 and has since grown into a venue that offers a creative environment for film, crafts, food & drink. We...More

Reviewed 15 June 2015

Liked this cafe/bar/venue. Nice sunny seating area outside and good food too. Staff were pleasant and friendly and they obliged us with lunch even though they had just finished their lunch service.

Thank Gill G
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is a traditional 'local' with real ales and good food. The owners have created a fascinating shabby chic interior packed with high quality handmade crafts. They and their staff always welcoming and friendly. I've had the hot food 'one pots' - which are quirky...More

1  Thank shirley b
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Great environment if you want a quiet meal in a nice atmosphere. Went on a Tuesday night and it was very quiet, but could well image that it is busy on weekends when there are special evenings on.

1  Thank WolfieB1
Reviewed 18 March 2015

A definite must try when your visiting the area...... or live here. Unusual interior with lots of quirky decorations. Some unusual art work on show and for sale. Different stuff happens in the evenings including real music. Good Guinness.

Thank KevMc666
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 760033
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