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The Apiary Cafe Bar

38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
+44 1332 850843
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here in the afternoon for a drink and the staff were all very friendly and welcoming and decided to book for our evening meal. When we returned the bar was buzzing. We were shown to a small room away from the bar. We...More

2  Thank Flazzi
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review! We are pleased you had an enjoyable experience. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After reading the brilliant reviews. I was very much looking forward to visiting with my partner. We called in on the morning to look at the food menu and inquire if we needed to book a table. After speaking to the lady behind the bar,...More

1  Thank anew87
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are really sad that you had this experience. Firstly its always best to book. You should have been asked if you would like to book a table when you inquired. Secondly the waiting staff should have done everything they could to try and get...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been here several times for evening meals with friends and family, but came here this morning for a champagne Breakfast for the first time. The food was delicious and plentiful, with a good variety of choices to suit different tastes, and the price was...More

2  Thank heatherkirstyy
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Oh what a lovely review! Our champagne breakfasts are quite popular. That's probably not surprising as they are very good value at £17.95. We now offer afternoon tea. You might like to try this if you visit again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my siblings and the staff were very friendly/welcoming. My siblings had a burger which was tasty although the amount of oil/grease was a little excessive, despite of that it was a perfect dish. I had a pizza which was perfectly cooked and large!...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the review. Unfortunately I think you have the wrong place as we don't do pizza?

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We initially visited the Apiary at lunchtime for a drink. We fancied a light snack like nachos but they were not on the menu. We mentioned this to the friendly staff who spoke to the chef who said no problem, I'll make them!! Brilliant customer...More

Thank Simon A
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a Team Lunch as being near to our EMA Office. The place is in Castle Donington and has a very cozy ambience. The food has options like Pizza, Burger and other English food along with drinks. The service is good and the cost...More

Thank DevendraY24
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the review. Glad your team lunch went well. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been too long since we last visited the Apiary but celebrating a good friend's special birthday in the upstairs room was a real treat with a full menu to choose from, with something for everybody and lovely freshly prepared food which we all...More

5  Thank Mike M
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the fab review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed, stunning from start to finish, service, decor, ambience, food everything. I am that confident that you will not be disappointed that I will say I would pay your bill if you are !! Always a friendly warm welcome with a...More

2  Thank sharon M
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Wow! Thanks so much for the great review and your continued support! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Apiary recommended to us and we did enjoy our visit (now visits). The venue is quirky and interesting with lots of nooks and crannies. The is a limited but varied range of beers and the team of people who we where with...More

2  Thank lawro2108
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the high street with parking on street this trendy, modern bar offers a selection of real ales, continental lagers, gins and wine. Great decor, good music, good vibe about the place and good service. You can also eat here although we just had...More

2  Thank J099
Dswift S, Owner at The Apiary Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoy visiting. You must try our menu sometime? All our food is freshly prepared using locally sourced produce where ever possible. Hope you will visit again soon.

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lalalalance
18 February 2017|
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Response from Dswift S | Property representative |
Unfortunately we can not allow dogs inside. Has much as we love dogs,(We have two of our own) We serve food and most people would comment that its not hygenic. You can bring them into our courtyard area though?
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caz012015
23 January 2017|
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Response from Jenny W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, I can't post website links for some reason their website is apiaryrestuarant all one word - you'll just need to add the front and back bits!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Borough Street | leicestershire, Castle Donington DE74 2LA, England (Formerly The apiary)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Castle Donington
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 850843
  • E-mail
Description
The Apiary Cafe bar is situated on Borough street in the Historic heart of Castle Donington. Established in 2012. Decorated in a quirky style with great abience. We are open 6 days a week.Live music weekly. We serve delicious HOME COOKED food, locally sourced wherever possible. Breakfast, Champagne Breakfast. Brunch, Lunch. Dinner. A selection of GOURMET BURGERS, Paella, Pasta dishes, Fish dishes and lots more. Gluten free and veggie options. The Pie at Night served Tuesday to Thurs. Over 100 GINS,Great selection of beers and wines. Fresh coffee and speciality Teas. If you looking for a friendly vibrant but laid back atmosphere then this is the place for you. CHILL OUT in the Purple Buddha Garden.SUNDAY ROAST from 12.00 till 4.00pm. Small parties of up to 40 people catered for. Meeting room available minimum 2 hrs. Private dining. Birthdays, Christenings, wakes catered for.
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