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The School House Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
+44 1773 580747
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic party prepared with a different & classy menu. Makes a change to have something different & I like a clean place to eat.

Thank lorrainew910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely unfortunately the meat couldn't be removed from the fish dish - although that will change for September's menu I believe - so I ordered the veggie risotto which was yummy! And my partner enjoyed a steak and chips meal out that was...More

Thank Tracie G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for an evening meal on Thursday 7th September. This was the first time I'd been under the new owners, however my other family members had been a few times. We had a very friendly welcome as soon as we walked through the door....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food nice surroundings a bit warm inside no air conditioning but the food is good quality well cooked and presented not cheap but we'll worth a visit for that special occasion. Outside is nice with carvings. It was a lovely experience.

Thank Clareyboy3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! We had been at the designer village at junction 28 and were looking for somewhere to eat. Trip advisor came up with this place and we firstly enjoyed a drink inthe lovely garden, then had a really tasty lunch in the...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a lovely place to spend three hours over lunch with friends. This is a beautiful quirky restaurant situated in an old School House. The weather was perfect so we chose to eat outside in Sophie's and Martin's newly opened 'Secret Garden' where the school...More

Thank clanmac2015
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had a wonderfully prepared lunch which extended well into the afternoon sitting in the very attractive and well maintained garden. The food was well presented and very tasty, Sophie and Martin were superb hosts and made us very welcome. We will be visiting this lovely...More

Thank Reebokjonny
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very nice indeed the service was great the atmos is fantastic love the school house decore And the food was wonderful and very well price. I can't recommend this place highly enough thank for for a lovely night I will defo be back !!!!!!!!

Thank derek b
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lunch today with my daughter and two grand children. Great food, lovely setting and delightful secret garden. Martin the owner was a great conversationalist. Meals were freshly cooked and huge portions - felt like we were being greedy indulging in such lavish portions of scrummyness....More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Really lovely atmosphere and decor. Staff were all amazing, friendly and attentive. Probably have about 5 or 6 choices for starters and mains on the evening menu with a good variation - certainly enough to warrant a second visit.

Thank Ian A
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Sarah Jayne L
27 November 2016|
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Response from Gration2000 | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, All medical dietary requirements are catered for, so when booking please let us know. Thanks SH
31 March 2016|
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Response from Julie N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Not been in a while but usually very good. Unsure of the current cost
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  South Normanton
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 580747
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Modern British cuisine served in a converted 1800's school hall which has been lovingly refurbished. We accommodate upto 70 people for any special events.
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