Located along the River Derwent, Derby is the most central English city which makes it ideal for a city break or day visit. Attractions include the Silk Mill museum, Markeaton Park and craft village, the city museum and art gallery and the gothic cathedral. As well as culture, there is plenty of sport to enjoy, with the county football club playing at the iPro Stadium frequently. This compact city is easy to get around, there’s lots to see and you'll be sure to find a great array of delicious restaurants, including Derby tapas venues spread across the environs.
Tapas originally hails from Spain, but the style of eating has since translated into various cuisines across the world, with Cajun, English and even Greek interpretations of this small plate phenomenon becoming popular. When you enjoy tapas in Derby, you'll experience a highly sociable way of eating that works as well for couples enjoying an intimate meal as it does for larger family groups and friends. The smaller-sizes dishes also allow you to sample lots of new flavours and dishes without needing to commit to just one meal. Most of the bars and restaurants selling tapas in Derby also have excellent drinks and dessert menus, so you can accompany your dishes with jugs of sangria and perhaps a bowl of churros with chocolate sauce.
Quandoo diners have rated Lorentes in the city centre very highly, located on Friar Gate, it is a hot favourite with adventurous diners. Look out for the Iberico pork, the calamares a la romana (deep-fried squid) and the albondigas (meatballs with ham and peas). The crema Catalana (custard tart) and homemade ice-cream are what dessert-filled dreams are made of. Diners rave about the excellent service, warm atmosphere and the cosy interior. This Derby tapas restaurant also has lots of special deals to enjoy and a varied calendar of events, such as salsa dancing and live music if you’re looking for some excitement after your meal!
As well as traditional Spanish tapas in Derby, look out for British interpretations at the local gastropubs. These can include delicious and surprising combinations such as black pudding scotch eggs served with French mustard, marinated wild mushrooms served with herbs and sourdough or onion bhajis with spiced mayonnaise. If you love to taste lots of exotic new dishes and broaden your gastronomic tastes, this style of eating is definitely for you! Just remember to book your table at Derby tapas bars and restaurants to avoid any disappointment or queueing on the night.