What better way to recover from a day of shopping and sightseeing in the gorgeous Cathedral city of Derby, then by relaxing with a glass of wine and some excellent food at The European Restaurant and Bistro. Located in one of the many historic buildings in the stunning Cathedral Quarter, this restaurant exudes a relaxed continental approach to dining. Ideal for a romantic meal, pre-theatre dinner or get together with friends and family The European Restaurant in Derbyshire gives guests the option of formal or more casual dining. With fresh ingredients loving prepared by skilled chefs, this really is European cuisine at its finest.
Perusing the extensive menu, diners are encouraged to enjoy a bowl of marinated olives. Perfect with a pre-dinner drink these little delicacies set the mood for an exciting culinary adventure. The starters certainly don’t disappoint and showcase a range of flavours. Earthy mushrooms sautéed in white wine, garlic and herbs or smooth, creamy homemade chicken liver pate served with crispy ciabatta are excellent starters to any main course. Like many European restaurants in Derbyshire the food is full of robust and complex flavours. There is a fantastic selection of pasta dishes accompanied by a variety of sauces, as well as grilled and roasted meats and of course fresh seafood.
Traditional pasta dishes like lasagna and spaghetti bolognaise are available but why not try something like more unusual like the spaghetti del bucaniere with mussels, white wine and diced tomatoes? The meat dishes are rich and hearty such as the pan fried sirloin steak with Stilton or the pork escalopes topped with white wine, Dijon mustard and cream. Those feeling adventurous may want to try some of the special recommendations. Crayfish tails topped with sweet chilli sauce or pan fried halloumi with crab apple jelly with get your taste buds on the right track! Why not follow up with pan-fried swordfish with garlic, capers and diced tomatoes!
The lunch menu is no less appealing with tasty offerings like the indulgent crespella al salmon, a crepe filled with diced salmon and topped with creamy cheese-au-gratin. A 2-course luncheon menu of only £9.50 has recently been made available and is a brilliant way to celebrate a day out in the lively city of Derby. If you’re looking at restaurants in Derbyshire to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a nice meal then The European Restaurant and Bistro is an excellent choice. With set menus and featured party menus available there is definitely something here to suit everyone’s tastes.