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“Delicious Tasting Menu!”

The Lighthouse Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Dined at the Lighthouse last night - our 4th visit. Absolutely superb! Each course was delicious, lots of interesting tastes and textures. The celeriac dish was one of the best things I have ever tasted! The service was excellent as usual, both friendly and efficient and the restaurant is relaxing and informal. A little bit more expensive that we would pay on a regular basis, but well worth it for a special treat. A wonderful evening and we intend to return very soon!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Another wonderful time at the lighthouse and again it met all expectations, with excellent food and attentive and knowledgeable staff. The menu was the late winter menu which served a delightful mixture of tastes, each presented beautifully.

Thank Pdas373
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Im not great at reviews but i know what i like, and i like this place!!!!

Fantastic service with world class food

Thank Kyle D
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We had the tasting menu & was surprised by the look & taste each dish gave us. The staff were very polite from walking through the door till we departed. We will be back & recommend this restaurant if you are looking for something special.

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Thank Snipsy888
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Boylestone is a lovely, very small village midway between Ashbourne and Uttoxeter in pretty Derbyshire countryside. It's 15 minutes off the A50, a major road. Frankly, it is worth every minute of your journey even were you driving from London.
I'm a Californian first introduced to tasting menu dining at Thomas Keller's French Laundry in Napa Valley, which for a couple of years was judged the best restaurant in the world until surpassed by Ferran Adrià's elBulli. Owner-Chef Jon Hardy is not yet in Keller's and Adrià's league, but his basic instincts, talent and ambition are, and on full display: A dozen tasting dishes of beef, lamb, fowl, fish and vegetable, each beautifully crafted and presented, are stylishly served by a well trained, knowledgeable staff member who will make you feel welcome and comfortable. Each of the 10 to 12 courses is designed to present the diner with a unique look, taste, texture or combination of features that in a couple of bites will delight your senses and spark your curiosity. Yes, each plate is quite small, but in combination the meal is physically, visually and emotionally quite satisfying. I am confident you will enjoy it. The menu is changed often as seasonal ingredients become available. Occasionally special menus are also offered, such as an Indian menu in March.
The restaurant features a small well stocked bar, unfortunately without a trained bartender to provide you with a range of cocktails. There is a very good but small, reasonably priced wine list expertly selected to accompany dinner.
On the weekday evening we attended the restaurant was full, so reservations are advised. We found the diners well dressed but comfortable. The Lighthouse is located in an attractive new building not visible from the road, but immediately behind The Rose & Crown pub. Adequate, adjacent parking is available.

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