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Where To Eat In The Cathedral Quarter, Derby

Unique independent shops, great cafes, restaurants and bars, stunning arts and cultural venues and historic landmarks – Derby’s Cathedral Quarter has it all. Voted ‘Best City Location’ at the 2016 Great British High Street awards, the Cathedral Quarter is home to over 500 businesses ranging from small independents to international chains.

Renowned as the historic and cultural heart of the city of Derby and with a vibrant evening economy and lively night-life, you will find a fantastic array of award-winning cafes, delis and restaurants with something to suit every palate and budget. Cuisines range from Thai, Indian, Caribbean, Latin American, and a host of European fares and from a quick bite to eat to seven course taster menus.

The Cathedral Quarter also has a vibrant café culture with both indoor and outdoor seating, enabling you to catch up with friends and colleagues, soak up the relaxed atmosphere and watch the world go by.

Our Recommendations

Here are all of the venues we have reviewed and would recommend in Derby's Cathedral Quarter.

IMG Boo Burgers

Boo take American burger joint classics and give them our own unique style, Their food is freshly made on site using the best British and Irish-sourced products. 

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IMG Bear Coffee

From building society, to bank, to BEAR – this ornate old banking hall site on Derby’s Iron Gate stood empty and forgotten for 9 long years until BEAR came along.

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IMG Dolce & Salato

Chef Reno purchases fresh produce every morning so to propose a different menu on a daily basis including gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.

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IMG Turtle Bay

Eating and drinking is at the heart and soul of the Caribbean Island culture and Turtle Bay aims to capture the essence of this way of life.

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IMG The Dining Room @ 121

Head chef Simon Bates has 19 years experience as a chef, and together with his wife Claire have put their knowledge and passion into their very own restaurant.

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IMG The Forge Black Rock Steakhouse

Steakhouse offering only the best cuts of meat locally sourced from award winning Owen Taylor’s & Son and served on the famous Blackrock grill stone.

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IMG The Cosy Club

At Cosy Club, we serve up a sense of being somewhere special with a hint of nostalgia. Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity.

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IMG Revolucion de Cuba

Bringing rum fun, Latin vibes, and Cuban cuisine to Derby! Every day's a party in Cuba!

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IMG Revolution

Situated in the vibrant Cathedral Quarter of Derby city centre, Revolution cocktail bar and restaurant is the perfect place to dine, drink and party.

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IMG Le Bistrot Pierre

Located in Friargate, Derby this charming bistrot offers a relaxing place in which to enjoy affordable French-style dishes, freshly prepared by their chefs every day.

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IMG The Book Cafe

Great coffee, drinks & food are their passion; whatever time of day you visit you'll find freshly made & quite often locally sourced dishes on our menus.

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IMG The Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Food really is our speciality and we offer a menu for every occasion. Dinner is available in the decadent surrounds of the Opulence Restaurant

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IMG Slug and Lettuce

Whether you walk in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we will always have a waiter available to offer you genuine, friendly table service.

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IMG Stein Strasse

Bringing you fantastic, authentic German food & a range of brilliant Bavarian beverages served up in 2 pint steins by theirlederhosen clad team!

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IMG Lorentes Tapas Bar

Lorentes is the first authentic Spanish Tapas bar in Derby. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and sublime food!!!

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IMG The Wonky Table

The Wonky Table restaurant offers an eclectic mix of friendly service, great food and a relaxing quirky environment.

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