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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Thursday, 06 May 2021

Great service and food as always. Great atmosphere in the Yule Lodge. I will definitely be recommending it to al my family and friends.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Absolutely top class, so much effort has gone into making a comfortable experience for customers during covid restrictions, it was still a wonderful night out. The food was top notch and service excellent. Van Dyks just keeps on giving!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Food was amazing but saying we only had the table for 1 hour 45 minutes (Covid restrictions) they weren't in a rush to serve us. Sat down at 14:20 food came out at 15:15.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

We did not visit on the 4th May due to an issue with the teepee, but we’ve been on other occasions and it’s been wonderful. The teepees are amazing and even in cold wet weather, you feel dry and comfortable with mounted heaters and open fire pits. Love it!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Though the evening was spoilt a little due to the weather I appreciate this is out of the control of Van Dyks. But the beer was flat (and expensive) and food was not hot. Some confusion on the wearing of masks as told, rightly so, to wear mask until seated but yet the 'meet and greet' person at the front of the whole venue never wore a mask.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

In these current times it is a lovely option to have locally of somewhere to eat when the weather is not great. The tent looks lovely and had plenty of atmosphere. The food was reasonably priced for the venue, and tasted nice. The vegan and vege options were really poor and I’m surprised at that for such a contemporary styled venue. The drinks I’m afraid are just ridiculously expensive. Over £6 for a shandy, £7 for beer, £8 for a large rose. I can have the same brand drinks in Clowne town for half that price and give that saving to charity. Might return but probably not after 17 May. I don’t mind paying a premium for a lovely atmosphere but would rather be elsewhere when I do.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

The guy were served our table (no. 14) was great attentive and polite! We’re booked to come back in June already.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

My husband and myself haven’t been out during the current climate so it was lovely to actually go out for a meal. We found all the staff extremely helpful and polite, the food we chose was delicious and we found the price wasn’t too expensive even though we had a bottle of wine and will definitely going to book again 😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

We were looked after superbly by Alex and it was wonderful to come out and have a good quality meal . We ate in the Yule Lodge and were sat by the fire it did turn cold later on and maybe some throws would a good idea

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 May 2021

Lovely setting outside . Very friendly staff. Lovely food

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 May 2021

We booked our table ages ago and was told we were the 1st to book for that evening , so was very disappointed that we were seated all but in the doorway with part of the table totally drenched by rain running down the guid ropes . I asked if we could be reseated and after some negotiation we were moved to a better position , but this did taint an otherwise nice evening , I can’t believe we will have been the first or last to have this issue with the position of the table . Big shout out for the waiting staff who worked incredibly hard in very wet & windy weather always being professional !!!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Food was exquisite. Service was very poor with food which was part of main meal delivered after the main meal was eaten. Staff did not understand what a Cabernet Sauvignon was and brought white whine. After which we were advised they didn’t have any. Ordered a Merlot which came after the meal. We were then over charged and when pointing out we were given a dirty look and no apology. Very disappointed

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Lovely day would most definitely return

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

I am a frequent visitor to van dyks and never had a problem but on Sunday when I visited with a group of friends it was clear that there is very little accommodation for people with special dietary requirements, and the venue was understaffed for the capacity. We were booked in at 1pm but already there were 4 items not available on the menu, one being one of the 2 gluten free items on the menu. This only left lambs liver which is an acquired taste. The staff did double check and said they could arrange for a bun free burger or a gluten free Sunday roast, later when double checking about the burger it was then established the chips would not be gluten free so it left either a Sunday roast or the liver. My friend went with the gluten free Sunday roast, the waitress specified on the order no cheese sauce, no Yorkshire and for it to all be gluten free. We also ordered some extra sauces at the time. The meals arrived, one was cold and the gluten free came with a Yorkshire pudding on and all the vegetables came with cheese sauce on. We asked for the GF to be corrected and one meal to be warmed up. We also didn’t have any cutlery so the food was sat a while before we got someone’s attention to get us some. The cold and incorrect meal were sorted although there was still some scepticism about the gluten freeness of the meal as the gravy looked exactly the same as everybody else’s when on a previous visit it had been a different colour. The extra sauces we ordered at the time of the meals didn’t arrive and when we asked for them we were told the waiter was too busy and he had other people to serve As well as ourselves and he was quite rude as if it was our fault we were being picky! The gluten free roast was removed from the bill however due to the constant questioning about the items and whether they were gluten free my friend was nervous to eat the meal as she could be very poorly, and it did look like the original meal that came out and the Yorkshire pudding has just been removed. The sauces and cold meal is not a big deal as these are easily corrected and they staff were rushed off their feet, but when it comes to dietary requirements I think it needs to be taken a lot more seriously, it was clear non of the notes on the order had been read and there is limited choice to begin with. I would still recommend as generally my experiences have been positive but I would advise people with any special requirements to be prepared for little choice.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

The food was lovely. Tea and coffee not great as no speciality coffees available. Should the standard tea and coffee be refillable as not great value for the one cup. That said would definitely give it another go. The staff were lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Not their fault but due to the distance the staff have to go for food and drinks it is not possible to be served and out within the allotted time, we waited 20 mins per drink but overall they all did their best

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Unfortunately it was extremely busy, so we had to wait for our table around 35 mins .Delay on our food to , we did ask for condiments and gravy too but never arrived 😬 Overall we had a lovely time ,the food was delicious, sat next to the fire pit too so was lovely and warm too Would definitely recommend but try to avoid busy times to get the best experience .

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Very quirky setting in the Yule Lodge. Lovely warmth from the heaters and fire. Did wait a little while for our breakfast, but was worth the wait! Lovely food!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

So very disappointed with numerous things on our visit. The food was wrong, we were charged for other customers drinks and were told we couldn’t order cocktails after seeing other tables being served them. We have been many times and yesterday was a real let down. It was not the standard that is advertised by Van Dyk.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Treated like children regarding social distancing of tables for our party. 1 of our tables had eaten & paid their bill before another of our tables had had their main course. We had children with us & their meals were brought out after the adult meals. There seemed to be more managers than waiting on staff. No one asked if everything was ok, seemed like once we had had the briefing about social distancing and been seated no one cared about the service being provided. On a positive note the food, when it came was delicious & hot in-spite of the weather. We felt sorry for the young waiting on staff who were clearly cold & wet having to go back & forth to the kitchen. Van Dykes clearly has spent a great deal on providing a great outdoor facility but needs to focus on their customers.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Nice to be out in a pleasant atmosphere 😀

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Great service, food always good , lovely seating area

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

With the changes that have happened the food and service have not slipped! Always amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Had a fabulous day at Van Dyks. The only comment I would make was that I didn’t feel like 1 hour 45 minutes is long enough on the tables within the TIPI’s. Loved it though Thankyou for a great day.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Very average arrived after booking on line our booking with you was not on your system even though we had a booking code .The breakfast its self was ok just over priced you had no brown sauce tea was served in flasks which was cold all in all a very average experience.

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