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The Kitchen

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47 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
+44 1332 608619
08:00 - 17:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Staff, Great food. This is the best place in Derby for breakfast without a doubt. Easy going, relaxed friendly staff. Fantastic start to the day. Kitchen breakfast is the way to go.

1 Thank A7222ENsimonb
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had lunch here today and it was lovely to choose things that were just a little bit different from other menus. Yes, they've got sandwiches and paninis etc like most places but they also have some delicious alternatives. Added to which the cakes looked delicious and had we had more time we'd definitely have indulged ourselves with... More 

1 Thank Sue W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place when wandering in Derby and called in for a late morning coffee. It has a wonderful atmosphere and great buzz. The coffee was delicious and the food looked really tasty, but we were booked in elsewhere for lunch so had to forgo trying anything out. Next time we will have lunch there

Thank Ahendersonsmith
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today on a two day trip. Was very surprised to see someone writ it was a "dreadful experience" as we found the opposite. On entering the staff were very welcoming and helped us move tables to get our pushchair in. Good was lovely and we could see the chef cooking it. My little boy had the fish fingers,... More 

Thank sparkleyloo
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for lunch with my mum. Staff standing around not doing much. Then when it came to the food the quality was poor, the food was cold, fries were soggy and just not good. My mother informed me her 'turkey' panini was lacking turkey. Bill came to £20 for 2 coffees and 2 paninis. Can't think of a more... More 

2 Thank Dom1996
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Dear Dom1996, thank you for your review and I am really sorry to hear you feel we didn't do as well as most other customer say we do. Paninis are our best and most sold meal on the menu and after investigating I am being informed that the staff didn't do anything different to how they prepare the paninis every... More 

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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Only ever been for breakfast. Little pricey but well worth it due to the excellent quality of the food.

Thank KrisMarina
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your kind comments. We will continue to source the best local produce we can to enable us to serve a good meal. Prices - they are usually in line with other similar eateries in the area and suppliers have pushed up prices as much as 50% on many items so in order to continue what... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Visited before for coffee and scones, but feeling peckish we decided on a panini. I had Beef and Brie, with a salad garnish and small chips. Can honestly say probably one of the best I've ever had anywhere! You can see the chef in the kitchen cooking, and it comes out fresh and hot. Lovely place and always friendly staff.... More 

Thank melbarker99
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and thank you so much for your kind comments. Hope we get to see you soon again so you can try some of our other freshly prepared meals or cakes we bake in our own bakery on site. Friendly staff - we always try to pick the best people and the best local produce to earn such nice comments.... More 

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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Other people seem to have better luck here but we are left disappointed once again by the lack of customer service here. Rude and unwelcoming staff. Won't be returning.

2 Thank Sarah C
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Sarah C and thank you for your comments. As you say, most other comments for The Kitchen reflect the friendliness and politeness of our staff and if you feel that someone has not lived up to the expectation, we can only apologise and promise to investigate. Best customer service and best local produce is our top priority and we... More 

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Always visit on my annual work trip to Derby. Just a cup of tea and a sandwich this tea, but food is always fresh and the people are friendly and helpful. Nice decor and ambience too. Would highly recommend. Forgot to tip this time - sorry! Will leave extra next year!

Thank AKP1581
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and many thanks for your kind comments..PLEASE do not worry or apologise about the tip! Our staff are paid according to the law and are happy to treat every customer with the utmost respect they deserve. Tip is something we take as a sign we are doing something more than expected and only when the customer is happy with... More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The staff were friendly enough but to be questioned about whether we paid by the owner was somewhat insulting. We paid up front. It was a slice of toast and orange juice. Get a grip people. It's not the Ritz I will not be going back.

3 Thank Hennessy1964
thekitchenderby, Owner at The Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for you comment. First, I am sorry you felt treated unfairly. It should not have happened. It really matters to us what our customers think. Thank you for noting the staff were friendly. That is exactly what I expect from them hence, most comments we receive include kind comments about staff friendliness. However, the same staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, British, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 608619

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?