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Dovecote Restaurant

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Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
+44 1332 780480
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 19:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 18:30 - 21:30
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware, if you do not drink and are part of a group enjoying the Champagne breakfast and the waiter offers you a fruit juice, you will then be charged for it. In other words it is more expensive not to have the Champagne.

1 Thank Gran117
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 5. two guests from Reading and one from Aberdeen. We were greeted at the door our outer clothes were taken from us and we told about our treats for the evening. We were seated in reception and our drinks order was taken and we handed our menus. Within minutes we had our drinks our food... More 

1 Thank John H
Derby, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say other than perfect from start to finish this place is the best I have been to for a breakfast in fifty years well done to all the staff I don't normally give a 100 percent rating if you read any of my other reviews only when it is perfect

2 Thank johnybadluck
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my mum to the Dovecote restaurant for her birthday and we had a champagne breakfast. The service, as always, was very good. The food was outstanding. I had a palma ham, bruschetta starter with baby vine tomatoes, followed by a breakfast salad which consisted of baby spinach leaves, bacon lardons and a poached egg. All washed down with... More 

1 Thank abbycxx
shipley derbyshire
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300 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first Sunday lunch visit and we will be back . The service was exemplary and the food delicious.Wonderful beef with really good vegetables .An excellent belly pork starter and a tasty cheeseboard .Good Pinot Noir wine and coffee.

1 Thank lorenzo01
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous meal in the dovecote, from the moment we arrived staff very attentive but not over bearing very presented, pre dinner drinks while looking at the menu , listening to soft music played in the background would definitely recommend if you have not visited before you won't be disappointed

1 Thank alsojessie04
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent champagne breakfast for my wife's 30th birthday. Food was great, the wife loved the champagne. They looked after my young son well to ensuring he could have croissants and jam too. Chef Andy even came and spoke to us after to ensure we'd had a great time. Highly recommended

2 Thank forestmatt88
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Dovecote restaurant to celebrate my fathers 70th Birthday. As there were 13 of us we were seated in a nice private area of the restaurant. The service here was excellent, we were never rushed and we didn't have to wait too long for our food. The food was absolutely excellent, I had the mackerel to start... More 

1 Thank davecoleuk
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

One has just returned to ones abode after experiencing the most quintessential British experience, Afternoon Tea, at a perfectly charming establishment, Morley Hayes. The ladies and I knew that Morley Hayes, set in the splendour of Derbyshire, would provide the most agreeable setting for Cordelia, Prunella, Evangeline and myself, Margo, to participate in an enchanting Afternoon Tea. The ladies and... More 

4 Thank 19michelle72
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Be sure to verify the wine you are shown by the waiter is the wine you've ordered. We ordered a Sauvignon from chile, number 15, but were shown a Sauvignon from New Zealand, number 16. We didn't become aware of this until we came to pay the bill, when we found we had been charged £31 instead of the expected... More 

1 Thank Ian T
Andrew04, Owner at Dovecote Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ian Thank you for your time in submitting your review following your visit to The Dovecote Restaurant here at Morley Hayes Firstly we certainly do value your custom here and I'm so sorry for the confusion regarding the wine. I do hope we can welcome you back again in the very near future. I may be contacted direct at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Morley, Derby DE7 6DG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby  >  Morley
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 780480

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