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The School House Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
+44 1773 580747
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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12:00 - 15:00All hours
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
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1 - 10 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing little place. The food is excellent. Menu uses locally sourced in season ingredients. The chocolate brownie is the best I've ever had. Definitely recommend and wil be back .

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, at least with her looking down on us diners from a giant portrait high up on the wall! Situated somewhat incongruously on an unremarkable street in the ex-coal mining town of South Normanton, this classy but unpretentious eatery is located within an old school...More

Thank IncognitoMT
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The rain was bucketting down but we were so pleased we braved it!!! Our expectations were exceeded as we thought the taster menu would be small portions but No!!!! We had 3 starters between the two of us and 3 Main courses with a sorbet...More

Thank AllieandBert
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Had a fantastic party prepared with a different & classy menu. Makes a change to have something different & I like a clean place to eat.

Thank lorrainew910
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Food was lovely unfortunately the meat couldn't be removed from the fish dish - although that will change for September's menu I believe - so I ordered the veggie risotto which was yummy! And my partner enjoyed a steak and chips meal out that was...More

Thank Tracie G
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We visited for an evening meal on Thursday 7th September. This was the first time I'd been under the new owners, however my other family members had been a few times. We had a very friendly welcome as soon as we walked through the door....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Good food nice surroundings a bit warm inside no air conditioning but the food is good quality well cooked and presented not cheap but we'll worth a visit for that special occasion. Outside is nice with carvings. It was a lovely experience.

Thank Clareyboy3
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place! We had been at the designer village at junction 28 and were looking for somewhere to eat. Trip advisor came up with this place and we firstly enjoyed a drink inthe lovely garden, then had a really tasty lunch in the...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a lovely place to spend three hours over lunch with friends. This is a beautiful quirky restaurant situated in an old School House. The weather was perfect so we chose to eat outside in Sophie's and Martin's newly opened 'Secret Garden' where the school...More

Thank clanmac2015
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had a wonderfully prepared lunch which extended well into the afternoon sitting in the very attractive and well maintained garden. The food was well presented and very tasty, Sophie and Martin were superb hosts and made us very welcome. We will be visiting this lovely...More

Thank Reebokjonny
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Questions & Answers
27 November 2016|
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Response from Gration2000 | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, All medical dietary requirements are catered for, so when booking please let us know. Thanks SH
30 March 2016|
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Response from Julie N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Not been in a while but usually very good. Unsure of the current cost
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  South Normanton
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 580747
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Modern British cuisine served in a converted 1800's school hall which has been lovingly refurbished. We accommodate upto 70 people for any special events.
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