We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

St John Street Gallery & Cafe

€€ - €€€
Central European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
50 St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH, England
+44 1335 347425
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 77: English reviews
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 11 of us (with a dog) booked a table at this cafe on May Day bank holiday Monday and were so pleased we did! The welcome we received was so warm and friendly and this was true for all members of staff - nothing was too much trouble and they went out of their way to make... More 

Thank ElizabethF1209
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place via some previous reviews. Nicely located just out-side the main shopping area but very different to the usual cafes around. The art gallery is a wonderful feature and provides an excellent entrance. The café upstairs is smartly furnished in a way that I felt compliments the building. The lunch menu provided some excellent choices but we... More 

Thank ClouseauDerby
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We found our way to the gallery as many of the other cafes were full. This turned out to be a great blessing. The prices seemed to be on the expensive side but when we received our dishes we realised they were well worth it. Between us we had sandwiches, a croque monsieur, and the cheese plowmans. The portions were... More 

Thank David B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This forgotten end of town has a lovely cafe and art gallery. Light airy rooms with a large cafe over two floors, dogs welcome, the coffee is very good and a good range of foods on the menu all healthy and most gluten free. A great find if your in Ashbourne.

1 Thank rustycrusty
Derby, England
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Spoilt for choice here, with a select menu. Best way to get half of your 10 a day, with the lovely salads. Great coffee choice, too. Love the relaxed ambience and spacious layout. Only drawback is the stairs to get up there!

1 Thank derbynightshelter
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have been to this cafe several times and have felt confident to recommend. After my experience this week I will not be using the cafe again. This is a sad decision as the venue as a gallery is perfect, exhibiting first class works at affordable prices. Back to the Cafe! Presentation of our soup was delightful. Sadly one portion... More 

Thank SuzeDerbyshireuk
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
385 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Steep stairway to seated cafe areas on the middle and top floors- but well worth it. Beautiful light areas. Variety of chairs and sofas, spacious excellently laid out rooms, creating helpful areas. Very friendly helpful service and welcome. Look forward to further visit.

Thank 1949etwall
Buxton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Well curated gallery with regular shows of mainly local(ish) artists. Nice airy, well-lit first floor cafe/gallery and second floor mezzanine area with tables and soft furnishings. Friendly staff. Good choice of teas including loose leaf options, good coffee, small selection of cakes - all high quality. Also good for light lunch. Refreshment prices are very fair but price tags on... More 

Thank SpiritOfViator
North Yorks
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Came for lunch with my dog on a wet misty day. Given a warm welcome from owner. The two youngsters who served us were very helpful and really looked after me. Delicious soup and sandwich. Would really recommend , will come again when in the area.

Thank BrendaNorthYorks
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

What a find. Killing time in Ashbourne on a miserable day we found this warm oasis. Bright and cheerful, warm, friendly & helpful staff and great food. The dog was made most welcome and we ended up leaving well fed, warm and our feelings for our fellow man restored. The artwork looked most interesting but sadly we did ot have... More 

Thank AncientMariner1944

Travellers who viewed St John Street Gallery & Cafe also viewed


Been to St John Street Gallery & Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Central European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 347425
An award winning Café where the focus is on flavoursome, healthy food in a continental style. Food prepared on the premises where possible with high quality produce from leading local suppliers. A choice of quality coffees, a variety of 'bottomless' teas and alcoholic drinks complimented by delicious cakes. A wide range of soya, vegetarian and gluten free options available.A spacious Café with ample seating capacity that can easily accommodate small to medium groups. The separate mezzanine floor is ideal for meetings, workshops or just a friendly get together. The Gallery showcases some of the area’s most talented artists in relaxed and informal surroundings - an eclectic mixture of paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery, bronze and glassware on display.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from St John Street Gallery & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?