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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Sunday, 14 July 2019

Beautiful food which couldn’t be faulted and very attentive staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them and made us feel very welcome. Thank you for a lovely meal!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Lovely meal and friendly staff. Portions are quite small but delicious. Did think it was a tad expensive.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

This was our first trip to The Palfrey and we had a fantastic meal on a busy Saturday night. All of our food was excellent and the honeycomb part of my dessert was simply incredible. I'd definitely recommend visiting. The only negative comment I can make is that we waited over 20 minutes for our bill but overall it was a brilliant evening – we'll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

I invited a small group of ladies to join me at the Palfrey's Bottomless Prosecco Brunch one Saturday morning. My veggie breakfast was delicious, the Boston beans were incredible, and we thoroughly enjoyed the Prosecco. The service was spot on; the pace of the visit was perfect, and it provided us with the ideal environment to have a proper catch-up. I would thoroughly recommend The Palfrey, and I encourage others to try the Brunch options.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

First time eating at the Palfrey and all I can say is Amazing! We both ordered fillet steak which was cooled to perfection. I can honestly say this was the best steak I've ever had. The triple cooked chips were sooooo good too. The the Palfrey mess......so light and tasty. All the staff we came into contact with were so friendly and kind which made our evening so enjoyable. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Great food at a reasonable price

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Thank you so so much to everyone who serviced us on Friday evening, every single one of your staff made it such a wonderful evening for my partner and I. The lovely birthday message with the pudding was such an amazing gesture, my partner loved it! Fabulous food throughout the evening, we will definitely be coming back soon!! Thank you again :)

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Brilliant service and atmosphere. The bottomless brunch was delicious!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Lovely place, good food and the service was excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Fabulous as always, warm and friendly staff. Food amazing

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Great service and food

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Would highly recommend the Palfrey, the staff were brilliant, the atmosphere was great and my colleagues from Norway remarked on impressed they were - one of best places to eat in Derby

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

The food and service was to its usual excellent standards as on previous visits to the Palfrey. Would highly recommend it to anyone

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

First time and very impressed- very attentive and good delicious

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

My husband and I enjoyed a couple of amazing cocktails before sitting down to a delicious meal waited on by a delightful waitress and waiter ( sister and brother as it turned out). We were guests at an annual convention in the nearby Quad and have recommended this restaurant as a perfect venue for post convention dining!

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Excellent food and fantastic menu. Very much enjoyed the whole experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

Great cocktails, relaxed atmosphere and good food and service. Recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Goat. Good. Beer. Good. Service. Good.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

I visited with my sister on the 20th June as a celebration for my birthday. The restaurant area upstairs is small and cosy and makes for a very personal dining experience with a great ambience. We opted for the main a la carte menu. There were approximately 5 choices over all 3 courses and everything sounded appealing. It goes to show great chefs can feel confident in offering a small superbly balanced menu. We both had 3 courses consisting of the seabass ceviche and the lamb rump and honey cake to name a few. All details of the dishes were sublime and came out in a timely manner after each course was finished. The service was lovely. Not intrusive but always there if we needed anything. We weren't made to feel rushed and honestly had such a great evening. My sincere thanks to the chefs! This was our first visit and we shall certainly be back. Thanks so much!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

A superb evening!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Very good quality of food and drink. Lovely staff world highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Came for our 10 year anniversary and had a fantastic meal. Staff were friendly with great service and food was top notch especially for the price.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

One of, if not the best restaurant in Derby. From the outset, the service was on point and the food was just brilliant. Perfect timing between courses and just the right amount of attention from the staff. We be back again very soon. Thank you for making our night so special.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

For some reason, the staff had our reservation down as 3:30 even though I made it for 1pm (and my confirmation showed this) - they still managed to seat us though, which was good. We had the Beef Sunday Lunch and it was outstanding - couldn't fault it all. The sticky toffee pudding was also very nice. I do think that the food is a little overpriced - £18.95 for 2 courses - it could do with being £3-4 less IMO. If it was slightly cheaper I'd come more often but as it stands, it's more of an occasional treat than a regular occurrence.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had an amazing meal last night. Fantastic service from the minute we arrived. Brilliant selection of drinks behind the bar for a really good price. Interior design was great. Really fantastic service in the restaurant, the staff went over and above to ensure that we were happy and they treated us with kindness and respect, making us feel really special. Menu was varied and interesting whilst still being accessible. Was great to have a view of the kitchen and seeing how smoothly and efficiently it was run, you could tell from just watching how good the chefs are at their job. The food was amazing! Absolutely delicious and we got to try things we have never tried before. The salmon catch of the day dish was beautifully cooked and the patatas bravas/mussels were a fab accompaniment. My partner said it was the best steak he had ever had. I loved the exciting cocktail menu which didn't disappoint. Only thing I would say is that the dessert menu didn't excite us as much as the starters and main courses- although we didn't actually try anything. We were also really impressed with the meal price. Overall a fantastic treat for a birthday, thanks so much all for making us feel really special. I can't wait until I have another excuse to come back!

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