Van Dyk by Wildes

Worksop Road, Clowne, Chesterfeild, United Kingdom, S43 4TD
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Monday to Saturday from 12.00pm - 9.30pm
Sunday's from 12.00pm - 8.00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Free Parking
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
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About Van Dyk by Wildes

First established in 1991, Southgate Brasserie at Van Dyk quickly gained a reputation as the place to be for the finest food in Derbyshire.

In keeping with this original concept, our executive chef has created new seasonal menus.

Delicious dishes range from grill favourites alongside the restaurant’s signature Beef Bourguignon and an extensive sweet menu – the first of its kind in Derbyshire. Lively and welcoming, the re-imagined restaurant fuses Van Dyk’s iconic elegance with a contemporary tone and creative details. Our Interior architect was commissioned to create a vibrant and timeless setting.

Cuisine: Bistro, Afternoon Tea, British, Steak, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Smart Casual,No Sport Shoes,No Beachwear,Business Casual
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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

Lovely day and meal.

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Hi Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your dining experience with us at Van Dyk. we pride ourselves on great food and service and Im happy this expectation was met. Look forward to welcoming you back to Van Dyk soon. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Really lovely meal in a beautifully elegant room

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Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review about your dining experience with us at Van Dyk. we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Gorgeous Sunday Roast and good value for money .

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Hi Kay, Thank you for leaving a great review on our dining experience and we will pass this on to all teams involved. We look forward to welcoming you back to Van Dyk soon. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Enjoyable evening Excellent food Good service Can’t fault it

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Hi Graham, Thank you for taking the time to write great comments regarding your experience with us. the team will be delighted to hear there hard work doesn't go unnoticed. We look forward to seeing you at Van Dyk again in the near future. Kind regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

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Hi Judy, Its lovely to hear our food and service didn't disappoint during your dining experience with us. This is something we work extremely hard on as a team to deliver the best we can, I will make sure your kind comments are passed on to all involved. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

This was a meal for my husband's birthday but just left us disappointed rather then celebrating. The standard of food was nice although my husband asked for his steak medium rare and was medium to well done and the children's pasta had very large chunks of onion in it which is not that easily palatable for an adult never mind a 5yr old. But our main issue was the service we waited approx 50mins for our mains after the starters with our finished plates still sat in front of us for nearly all that time and over an hour between mains and desert. Again with our finished plates remaining on the table and no one offering us a desert menu, drinks or the bill. It resulted in us seeking the attention of a staff member ourselves to ask for a desert menu. Each time we wanted a drink we also had to catch the attention of a member of staff we was never offered more after we placed our first order with the meals. It was our first trip to the restaurant for what should have been a special night left feeling disappointed and myself regretting the decision to choose your venue.

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Hi Katie, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us at Van Dyk. It saddens us to read our usual high level of customer service didn't meet your expectation on this occasion. we take all feedback seriously and I will be investigating into what happened on this evening. I do hope you will join us again at Van Dyk as our level of service and quality of food is what we pride ourselves on and we want to show you how good it is. Look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

We very much enjoyed our meal, the food was excellent and the staff very friendly and attentive.

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Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience with us. Its great to read such positive comments about the team and food, I will make sure these comments are shared with all involved. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Food was delicious, my only criticism is all our party felt the desserts were expensive for the portion size, which was tiny. Clearly lots of skill was involved in making them but portions should have been bigger, especially for the salted caramel mousse. Portion size for starters and main course was perfect. Flavour wise the food was excellent

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Hi Chris, Its great to ready your party enjoyed your dining experience with us at Van Dyk. The team work hard to make sure all expectations are met and service is always at the front of what we do. We will take your feedback on board regarding the desserts and discuss this with the Head Chef. Hope to see you at Van Dyk again soon. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

After 55 years at Van Dyks I brought my 3weeks old Grandson for lunch. Starting the next generation early.

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Hi Lynda, Its great to hear the next generation is coming to enjoy our hotel and I hope many more generations to come will enjoy it too. Look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Darren Senior Management Team

Responded On Sunday, 11 August 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We had a lovely meal, the staff were attentive and professional and would highly recommend

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Thank you for your lovely words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Birthday meal for my wife, excellent meal and service. Highly recommend.

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Happy Birthday to your wife and thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us. Can't wait to see you again for the next one. Emily

Responded On Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Van Dyk never disappoints and the newly styled grill room provides a delightful setting.

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Thank you for your lovely words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Excellent service and amazing food

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Thank you for your lovely words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Very good

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Thank you for your lovely words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Staff, food, service, all excellent, but to look at rough planks nailed to walls, garden forks and an old car bonnet totally spoils what should otherwise be a fine dining experience.

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Thank you for your lovely words! We apologise that they style of the room is not to your taste but we hope that doesn't put you off visiting again. Emily

Responded On Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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Visited On Monday, 08 July 2019

Wonderful meal last night. So good we came back for breakfast this morning. SUPER.

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Thank you for your lovely review. See you again soon. Emily.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

The lemon posset was amazing!

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Thanks for your comments Clare - we love it too !!! See you soon Bill

Responded On Tuesday, 09 July 2019
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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

We are regular to the hotel, was a bit chaotic left at table with menu for first 20 min. Order then taken wine to the table but no ice bucket ,Taken back to fridge had to ask when topping up glasses bucket not available all night. Given wrong bill when meal finished. Apparently new restaurant manager!!

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Thank you for your comments, I will pass them on to the restaurant manager to address as soon as possible. Hopefully you will come back again and give us a chance to impress you in the future. Emily.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Food was very good but menu a bit limited The piano music I liked but a little repetitive would have liked a bit more variation Spanish guitar music is very good and a bit more up beat may want to try variations.

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Thank you for your lovely words. I will pass your comments on to the relevant departments. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Abigail was fantastic. The food was delicious.

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Thank you, I will let Abigail know your kind words. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

Really enjoyed our meal at the Van Dyk. Service was friendly and quick, and the food was to die for! Will definitely be going back

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Thank you for your lovely words, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

We have been dining at Van Dyks since 1968, it is without doubt our favourite venue. We do eat out at other Restaurants but none are as good as Van Dyks. The staff always make us welcome, we are very comfortable in the surroundings.

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Thank you for your lovely words, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Great food and service as usual.

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Thank you for your kind words. We look forwards to seeing you again soon. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

I had Sunday lunch at the Brasserie with my wife The starter was disgraceful value for money. I hade Tempura Prawns, I expected Butterfly Prawns with a Tempura Sauce What I got for £7.99 were four small battered prawns,£2 a prawn and not nice prawns either. I complained to two waitresses and was told that is the portion. Well if that is the portion, it is a disgrace and utter rip off Th Roast Beef meal was good and value for money Sadly I will dine there again and I will advise my friends not to dine there Needs a new Chef and a review of the pricing policy

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Thank you for your comments. I apologise for your experience and I have passed your complaints on to the Chef. Hopefully this can help improve the dining experience in the future. We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we serve and would love you to return and give us the opportunity to impress you in the future. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

My wife and I enjoy visiting the Southgate Brasserie at Van Dyk, we are not frequent "eaters out" but this is one of our local restaurants of choice (along with the Dore Grill - an entirely different offering but equally enjoyable) - when we get a break from our busy "multiple-grandchildren-minding" duties. We booked for late afternoon yesterday (29 June) to quietly celebrate our wedding anniversary. This was the hottest day of the year so far (30*C outside), we were offered an outdoor table but chose to cool down a bit in the air-con comfort of the restaurant.The food was superb as usual. The staff were superb as usual. My wife had a minor niggle with her main course but this was sorted out by the restaurant team with courtesy and alacrity - so no reputational harm done. I find the website's blurb about the ambience and decor somewhat amusing because it is a bit overdone. I confess I noticed one or two quirky touches, but basically the restaurant is very pleasant, clean and comfortable - personally I don't expect anything more, or less. I've knocked off a couple of rating stars because:- a) the service was a bit on the slow side (100 mins for 3 courses in an almost empty restaurant); and b) one of the air-con units emitted a whistling noise which (to me) became intrusive and annoying after a while. However nothing will keep me from visiting this great-value restaurant again soon and I am slowly working my way through the entire menu (but I keep going back to the fabulous Boeuf Bourguignon).

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Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you will be returning and I have passed on your comments to the restaurant team to address the issues you mentioned and hopefully we can improve for your next visit. Emily

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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