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Taking Advantage Of The Wednesday Special At The Curry Lounge
Friday 23 Jun 2017  read review

We are big fans of The Curry Lounge in Somercotes, here at Chez Beak. It came to our attention a couple of weeks ago that Ukil has introduced a new offer for Wednesdays; a four course meal for the incredible price offer

The Taste of Kedleston Menu At Kedleston County House
Sunday 18 Jun 2017  read review

Kedleston Country House has a new Manager, Samantha Ascroft, who along with Head Chef Joe Wood and his amazing kitchen team, has devised a superb summer menu using the best seasonal produce. The showcase evening for this menu was

Dinner At Restaurant Zest in Derby
Tuesday 13 Jun 2017  read review

A few weeks ago you may recall that The Man Bird and I reviewed The Belfry Steakhouse; this time it was the turn of the restaurant downstairs from it, Zest, to play host to us. As you step through the door you are greeted by

Dinner At The Tickled Trout in Barlow
Sunday 11 Jun 2017  read review

The Man Bird and I have finally made it to The Tickled Trout at Barlow. Its been on our radar for quite some time but as you know dear reader, time often races away with us and plans don't always work out.

Time For Tapas At The Black Swan, Belper
Sunday 4 Jun 2017  read review

The evening saw us in Belper for an alteration appointment for The Chicks Prom Dress so we decided to check out a venue that we have been meaning to visit since before Christmas, The Black Swan.

Dinner At The Greyhound Hotel In Cromford
Thursday 1 Jun 2017  read review

You may recall that after an extensive refurbishment, The Grey Hound at Cromford had its official opening under new owners Tina and Paul in November 2016; The Man Bird and I were there on that evening and loved the place.

A Visit To The Bustler Street Food Market At Derby Riverlights
Sunday 28 May 2017  read review

You can't have Hustle without Bustle, especially in a vibrant city like Derby. The brains behind Love Derby, Stuart Costen, and some like-minded friends (Liv Pritchard from Hide, Ben Edmonds from Blok and Tom Erskine) have come up

Dinner At 1650 Restaurant, Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor
Tuesday 23 May 2017  read review

The Man Bird and I have occasionally flown over the county border as you know, and last night saw us in the lovely county of Nottinghamshire in the rather delightful sounding Ye Olde Bell at Barnby Moor near Retford.

Dinner at the Opulence Restaurant in Derby
Sunday 21 May 2017  read review

Opulence restaurant in Derbys Cathedral Quarter Hotel really does live up to its name. As you step inside your gaze goes skyward, taking in the ridiculously high, ornate ceiling and huge statement lights suspended from the heavens.

Dinner At The School House Restaurant in South Normanton
Friday 19 May 2017  read review

It's been such a pleasure to finally be able to write about the School House restaurant in South Normanton. As you know, I don't write negative reviews; if I wouldn't recommend your venue to friends and family

New Menu At Turtle Bay, Derby
Sunday 14 May 2017  read review

Not to put too fine a point on it but this week has been an absolute swine, so my spirits were in need of a boost. The universe was obviously listening and sent a savior in the guise of Turtle Bay in Derby, as they kindly invited The Man Bird and me

Dinner At The Orangery Restaurant, Darley Dale
Thursday 11 May 2017  read review

I've said it before, but the variety of places that The Man Bird and I get invited to never fail to surprise me. I'm no longer in the first flushes of youth, but neither am I anywhere near retirement age, so I was a bit surprised to be invited