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The School House Restaurant

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Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
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43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
+44 1773 580747
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Family and myself ten of us in total visited the newly opened School House restaurant on Saturday evening, we had a fabulous evening. The food was delicious, home cured Salmon, French Onion Soup, the Blue Cheese Tart starters all home made , well cooked and presented mains, home made desserts with home made ice cream, service was excellent. I... More 

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Thank Susan G
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Decor. Really like what the new owners have done with the place. Quirky and Unique. The food is great value for money and of very high quality. One of the best in the area that's a fact! The new owners are great and very welcoming.I will be returning soon.

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Thank LeeBuzz
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening here tonight, Fantastic atmosphere, lovely decor and great service - couldnt do enough for you! The food was absolutely delicious, all homemade too.. recommend the cheese tart for starter!! Highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go back again! Thanks for a lovely evening :)

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Thank Hannah S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meals , but the classic prawn cocktail could do with more sauce , didnt like the french toast , brown bread would be better. Main meal the steak was to die for , the chips could do being a bit thinner, and could with a little more salad on the plate, but was a lovely meal . Could do... More 

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Thank lily9789
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for lunch last week and it was amazing!!! A hidden gem...food was fab, staff were lovely and welcoming....will definitely be back!!

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Thank annanicholls2
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rarely have Sunday lunch out but this was well worth the outing-we took some friends with us too. The mains ,both beef and pork were a generous size, well cooked and delicious with tasty fresh veg. But we all succumbed to a dessert of which I had a taste of everyone's around the table-superb!! The modern decor also gives... More 

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1 Thank AllieandBert
Gration2000, Owner at The School House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad that we tempted you out for Sunday lunch and that you enjoyed it! Thanks for your great review and we look forward to seeing you soon. SH More 

Derby, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time we've been in under the new ownership and we were very pleased with our meal. Lovely food that is well presented and decent size portions. Nice relaxed atmosphere in quirky and unique surroundings. Prices are reasonable and it has been refurbished to a good standard. Service was good and the new owners very pleasant.

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1 Thank Martin B
Gration2000, Manager at The School House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Martin for taking the time to review our business, we are glad that you had a positive experience and look forward to seeing you soon. SH More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must try this wonderfully unusual interest. It is truly unique. This previous Victorian village school house has become a restaurant. It has been beautifully restored retaining all original features. The menu is varied and interesting with lovely vegetarian options. The meal was cooked to a high standard and was delicious. The service is friendly and attentive. This was very... More 

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Thank Melanie D
Gration2000, Owner at The School House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Melanie for your kind words and positive review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. SH More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went on the reopening night(Friday) and were not disappointed. Newly decorated and clean ( lot of hard work gone into that alone). Taster menu very good. £15 for 3 starters, 3 main, 2 desserts, brilliant value. If Paul (chef )can turn food like that out there will no problem in the place thriving( can see problem with getting a table... More 

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Thank grumpyoldman55
Gration2000, Owner at The School House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you soon. SH More 

Derbys, England
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Re-opened under new management, but still fantastic. Food lovely, service brilliant and a warm and friendly atmospher. Love the picture of Helen Miran overlooking the proceedings guys - who wouldnt eat up if she was headmistress. Fab Fab Fabulous.

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Thank DebG-Derbyshire
Gration2000, Owner at The School House Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Deb, Thanks for your kind words and review. We look forward to seeing you soon. SH More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gastropub, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  South Normanton
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 580747
Description
Modern British cuisine served in a converted 1800's school hall.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?