The Palfrey

7 – 9 , Sadler Gate, Old Blacksmith’s Yard, United Kingdom, DE1 3PD
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Bar
Wed & Thurs: 12pm-12am
Fri & Sat: 12pm-late
Sun: 12pm-7pm
Restaurant
Wed – Sat: 12-3pm, 5.30-9pm
Sun: 12pm-4.30pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Palfrey

Located in the historic Old Blacksmiths Yard on Sadlergate, The Palfrey is a newly refurbished unique and contemporary restaurant and wine bar, where we aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment for our customers.

As an independent establishment, passion is at the heart of everything we do. We offer an eclectic mix of food and drink, including a bespoke wine list, signature cocktails and specially created dishes using only the best local ingredients.

Split over two levels, our rustic and industrial bar can be found downstairs with adjacent courtyard for casual dining and drinks, whilst upstairs our inviting restaurant is full of intimate charm and contains the kitchen with an open pass to showcase our delicious food. Why not come and see for yourself the latest addition to Derby’s prospering and vibrant food and drink scene?

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Great service!! Lovely staff, cocktails couldve been bigger for the price

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Booking was easy and the table was great, unfortunately it was chucking it down but the Palfrey did call to check we were arriving still so that was a nice touch and they assured us we would be dry. We chose the nachos for starters and they were lovely we just needed more dips as they didn’t go a long way with the amount of nachos, might have been better layered up. The open sandwich was lovely and drinks were lovely too.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

Lovely afternoon. Food was good quality and well cooked . Service was good..all servers polite and helpful

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Love this place. So nice to be able to eat out out! Staff all very friendly & attentive. Food is out of this world. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 07 May 2021

Food did come swiftly but not with the accompaniments they said they should do so not the best really. Plus b expensive

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

Polite, staff , very welcoming , good atmosphere. Portions good size , food absolutely gorgeous , will be back again soon . Have had several deliveries of meals throughout lock downs , food still very good quality . Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Excellent service, full table service, good old fashioned customer service, very friendly staff, Tom & Olivia were amazing.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Lovely staff super accommodating. Loved the vegan meal is great that is not the typical vegan burger or salad only! The vegan pie was delicious. Cocktails were lovely and the atmosphere great. Lovely evening

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

The staff were great and very attentive, all very cheery and welcoming, which was nice after going out for the first time for a while. The food we had was really nice, however we just stuck to a sharing platter. Whilst I appreciate it is a limited menu, would have been nice to have a couple of options such as a chicken salad, or soup and an sandwich with crispa or chips on the side, just something lighter. Defo would come back though 😁

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Such a lovely lunch in the sun 💗

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Great food, drinks and staff were brilliant

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

The setting was nice and the resturant looked lovely. Overall the food tasted nice, but we were waiting a while for our meals to come out, despite it being relatively quiet. (However it was the last eat out day before lockdown so I did take that into consideration) Drinks were fine, but I must have asked 3 different waiters for a jug of water and ended up waiting over 20 minutes for it. Staff seemed abit on edge and stressed so the atmosphere was slightly tense. But towards the end they were alot more attentive. Overall it was a nice night, but probably wont return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

The staff where fab. Food was amazing as were the cocktails, my only criticism was that downstairs was so cold. Maybe providing some throws or something would be a nice idea. But we’ll definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Brilliant service and sumptuous food!

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Food was amazing, super friendly service and all at a reasonable price! Will 100% be going back post lockdown

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We had heard of the Palfrey but it was only in the first lockdown that we tried their food via the Delivery service. We were so impressed by the food that we knew we had to try the restaurant when we had an opportunity. The food, service and atmosphere did not disappoint and we will be back after lockdown 2. It was fantastic.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Great food, great service. The staff, especially the waiter were very polite and attentive. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Lovely food and excellent, attentive service, will definitely come again when Boris allows

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Amazing meal & great service!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We couldn’t fault anything about this meal or the service and had an amazing evening. We hope you manage to reopen soon (when there is some normality) and we will definitely return. Thanks for a great evening!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Excellent food and service. Cannot fault this restaurant in any way.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Our new favourite go to place, staff are wonderful and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Lovely Sunday lunch. We usually struggle to find somewhere that serves a 'late Sunday lunch' and were delighted to find the Palfrey serves until 7pm. We arranged our meal for 4pm. Our party included my 86 year old mum, who said the Salmon was the best she has ever had. All food and service was excellent, thanks again.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Food was lovely, despite the hair in the bread that came with my mussels, I was offered another piece of bread when I made the waiter aware who was very apologetic but declined this as I had nearly finished my starter by the time we could get someone’s attention . The service was a little on the slow side, other than the table water we didn’t get a drink until half an hour after arrival when our starters came. Overall we had a lovely meal but I would have expected slightly better service given the price we were paying. I don’t think this was the fault of our waiter, rather how stretched he seemed to be.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Lovely visit to the palfrey, the staff were excellent, so helpful and friendly. Quirky little place and the food was fab! Excellent value! Thanks

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