Some of the UK's finest meat and cheese is produced in Derbyshire, along with world-renowned beers - which may be why Chesterfield's restaurants scene is among the finest in the north Midlands. Despite being overshadowed by Nottingham or Sheffield on occasion, Chesterfield is the kind of town where you can alternate between succulent steaks, spicy Asian cuisine and the best of British pub grub. Whatever your tastes, you'll find the finest restaurants in Chesterfield at Quandoo, so why not make a date and find out what delicacies Derbyshire has to offer?!
Derbyshire, and the Peak District in particular, is a major food-producing area, with rare breed livestock, cheeses like Stilton, and plenty of fruits and vegetables grown, as well as ales being made in the area. In recent years, Chesterfield's restaurants have sparked a local food revival, sourcing more and more ingredients from farmers nearby. That's great news for gourmet food fans, with delicacies such as Sage Derby cheeses, authentic Bakewell tarts or a hearty bowl of Derbyshire lobby hotpots on offer. If local food is your thing, Chesterfield's restaurants will be a complete revelation...
However, even though the local food is delicious, sometimes more exotic cuisine is hard to resist. If you adore Thai, Chinese or south Asian cooking, Chesterfield's restaurants won't let you down. You can tuck into Nepalese curries featuring barbecued chicken or innovations from further south like squid masala. Order up a pad thai or Szechuan chicken, and let the aromas and spices transport you across the globe after one mouthful.
Then again, Chesterfield's restaurants also offer no shortage of places to enjoy a traditional roast or a plate of fish and chips. Head to country pubs in the Peaks to enjoy lamb that's falling off the bone, or stay in town for succulent steaks, potatoes roasted in duck fat and locally-grown parsnips, carrots and greens (as well as gallons of rich, aromatic gravy). There's no better way to get your family or friends together, whether it's for a special occasion or just your average weekend in Chesterfield.
When a birthday or special celebration calls for only the classiest cuisine, why not check out Chesterfield's range of continental cuisine? It may not be Paris or Milan, but the city has attracted European chefs who can cook a delicious confit duck and a formidable fettuccine alfredo. Go for decadent pork belly-based meals, or try something lighter like couscous and quinoa salads. Oh, and don't forget dessert because Chesterfield's European restaurants offer devilish parfaits and panna cotta - the perfect conclusion to an evening of gourmet delights.
If you're staying in the Peak District and need somewhere to crash out and relax after pounding the trail all day long, Chesterfield has restaurants that will provide the perfect place to unwind. Unstrap your pack, hang up your waterproofs, and order a craft ale or a bottle of wine as you plot the next day's walking route. All of the city's eateries are less than half an hour from the centre of the National Park, so it's easy to pop into town and back to your cottage, and you can save any unnecessary hassle by booking a table with Quandoo for your next hiking adventure!