With the beautiful hills of the Peak District as a backdrop, Derby is a beautiful town that has also gained a reputation as a cultural hotspot, with regular high-profile art exhibitions and bustling street markets. What many are unaware of, however, is that Derby also offers a seemingly endless array of high-quality restaurants. If Indian food is your passion, head down to London Road near the train station or wander up Friar Gate in the city centre. Forman Street hosts steakhouses, while Intu Derby is home to other American-style dining options. There are also traditional pubs to explore in villages like Littleover. Wherever you choose to go, Groupon vouchers for Derby restaurants allow you to dine affordably whenever you wish.
Derby is filled with welcoming, family-friendly gastro pubs serving up their own takes on traditional British food. At the White Swan in Littleover, you can sip on a locally brewed cask ale and dine on everything from roast lamb to curries and pasta. The award-winning Exeter Arms specialises in mouth-watering charcuterie boards, cheese boards and exceptional beers. For families who want to relax in beautiful rural surroundings, The Malt is a great choice. Situated in the nearby village of Aston-on-Trent, the country pub has a menu that changes with the seasons and always includes plenty of vegetarian options as well as succulent roast meals.
If spice is your passion, there are plenty of Indian and Nepalese restaurants to choose from. At the Himalayan Gurkha, specially seasoned meat and vegetable curries offer up an authentic taste of Nepal and the varied thalis represent fantastic value. For a traditional chicken korma or lamb vindaloo, there is no better spot than the Royal Raj, a local favourite. All of their curries are made with fair-trade products, and the chefs pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients. Then there is Anoki, with its luxurious surroundings and beautifully furnished interiors. Dining here is an adventure in itself, even before you try main courses like the chicken makhani or keema karahi, which are made from locally sourced produce.
If you need to boost your protein levels, Derby has what you need with its variety of restaurants specialising in meat dishes. Emily's is a high quality traditional steakhouse, where generous portions of fresh beef jostle with seafood dishes like moules marinières and fish and chips, offering something for just about any taste. Dine on the gourmet burger creations at trendy Byron or experience a true all-American dining treat at Little Frankie's. If you hanker for pizzas overflowing with toppings, roasted potato skins or Italian meatballs, Little Frankie's has it all. If you really crave a decadent ice cream sundae, then head to TGI Friday's for Derby's premier dessert selection.