Eat and drink

South Derbyshire abounds in good places to eat and drink, from village tea rooms to award-winning restaurants, and local pubs to international cuisine. Eat by a canal, in the countryside, outside a village pub, or in an Alpine Ski Lodge - the choice is yours.

Check out what's available for a great night out in South Derbyshire by reading our Nightlife (pdf, 1.6mb) leaflet.

Be sure to sample the latest addition to the natural mineral waters for which Derbyshire is famous. National Forest Spring Water captures the flavours and goodness of the truly green environment it comes from. It is inspired by and sourced in The National Forest.

We are encouraging diners to ask for their leftovers when they visit cafes and restaurants through our SnapBox scheme.

As well as eating out, the area has many outlets from which you can get local produce for your stay or to take home. But if you can't wait until you are here, try our online food and drink specialists who will deliver straight to your door, such as Sealwood Cottage Vineyard.

Venues that have achieved a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and the highest Food Standards hygiene rating of five are detailed below.

Venue Contact number Website
Admiral Fish Bar, 5 Main Street, Overseal, Swadlincote DE12 6LG 01283 763403  
Amalfi White, 50 Derby Road, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8FE 01332 694890
Anoki, Burton Road, Egginton DE65 6GZ 01283 704888
Blenheim House, Main Street, Etwall DE65 6LP 01283 732254
Holly Bush Public House and Restaurant, Main Street, Church Broughton, Derby DE65 5AS 01283 585345
Jack’s of Melbourne, 12-14 Derby Road, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8FE 01332 864836
Jaipur Restaurant, 42 High Street, Repton, Derby DE65 6GD 01283 703763
Malt Shovel, 49 The Wharf, Shardlow, Derby DE72 2HG

01332 792066
Melbourne Hall Tea Rooms, Melbourne Hall, Church Square, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8EN 01332 864224

New Swad Indian Restaurant, The Delph Centre, 4 Market Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DA

01283 550611  
Nadee, Heath Lane, Findern DE65 6AR 01283 701333
Prezzo, 14 - 15 Wragg Pipeworks, Hepworth Retail Park, Coppice Side, Swadlincote DE11 9FQ

01283 552895
Seven Wells, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derby DE65 6LS 01283 734551
Spice Touch, 4 Castleton Park, Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9JT 01283 226552
Sunar Gow, Uttoxeter Road, Hatton, Derby DE65 5PT 01283 810394  
The Bay Tree, 4 Potter Street, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8HW 01332 863358
The Boardwalk Bar and Dining, Mercia Marina, 133 Findern Lane, Willington, Derby DE65 6DW 01283 702669
The Boot, 12 Boot Hill, Repton, Derby DE65 6FT 01283 346047
The Bubble Inn, Derby Road, Stenson, Derby DE73 7HL 01283 703113
The Bulls Head, 84 High Street, Repton, Derby DE65 6GF 01283 704422
The Coopers Arms, Weston Hall, The Green, Weston-on-Trent, Derby
DE72 2BJ
01332 690002
The Dragon, 11 The Green, Willington, Derby DE65 6BP 01283 704795
The Garden Restaurant, Swarkestone Nursery, Lowes Lane, Swarkestone DE73 7GQ 01332 700800
The Green Man, 1 Canal Bridge, Willington, Derby DE65 6BQ 01283 702377
The Hardinge Arms, Main St, King's Newton, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8BX 01332 863808
The Harrington Arms, 4 Grove Close, Thulston, Derby DE72 3EY 01332 571798  
The John Thompson Inn and Brewery, Ingleby, Derby DE73 7HW 01332 862469
The Mount Pleasant Inn, 34 Mount Pleasant Road, Repton, Derby
DE65 6GQ
01283 701132
The Wheel Inn, 50 Main Street, Ticknall, Derby DE73 7JZ 01332 864488
Zeerah, 61 Derby Road, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8FE 01332 864135
The 50s American Diner, John Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 8EJ 01283 704888