With nine ensuite, boutique hotel bedrooms in Long Eaton’s town centre (and therefore a short, easy trek from Nottingham or Derby), Bennetts is already on many a traveller’s map. It only gets better with the presence of a bar and restaurant serving robust British and European fare for lunch and dinner, dessert and Sunday lunch, and even funerals. Indeed, the prime Derby Road location occupied by Bennetts Hotel & Restaurant is popular for all manner of tailored events and celebrations. Two particular ways to enjoy what Bennetts has to offer is to book the Sunday Lunch Platter or to peruse the bar’s unique wine menu with a number of so-called ‘secret cellar wines’ that are best enjoyed in front of the log fire or paired with your meal.
An enjoyable experience with well cooked food. Nothing was too much trouble. One was made to feel very welcome. I would thoroughly recommend Bennett’s Restaurant.
We were seated straight away and the staff were very friendly and polite, the food was first rate. Would definitely recommend to everyone and will be going back.
Pleasantly surprised with my first visit to Bennetts. The atmosphere was lovely, the food delicious and Lorna our waitress was friendly and efficient without being too intrusive. I shall definitely be returning.
A little gem of a restaurant. We went there on Sunday for a roast dinner and it was delicious. Our waitresses were really attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The food was all fresh, piping hot and really, really lovely. We'll definitely be going here again.
Well-presented restaurant in a small hotel conveniently located near the middle of Long Eaton. If you're visiting by car check the directions beforehand because the car park is accessible only via the adjacent one-way system. Due to the very limited number of other customers our lunch was rather quiet, although the 70s hits background music did its best to add some atmosphere. Service was very friendly, well-paced, and attentive but non-intrusive. Large portions of both starters and mains meant we had little room for desserts, something that the owners should perhaps review if it's a common occurrence, or maybe we just picked the right items from the fairly-extensive menu choice (all from a pre-printed menu though, noting that there were no daily specials). I wasn't altogether surprised that a lot of the food appeared to be relatively basically sourced (nearby superstore?), prepared and cooked, but presentation was good, and our salmon with asparagus was fresh, perfectly-cooked and very tasty. Starters were only let down by the cheap and slightly dry bread rolls, and the basic sliced white loaf used for the toast with the slightly-flavourless paté could be replaced by an artisan bread (e.g. olive loaf) to improve the dish significantly. A good choice of wines and other beverages, all reasonably priced, was welcomed. Overall I thought it was fair value for money, but nothing (bar the service) was exceptional.
we have always loved this restaurant and love to return slightly dissopointed on our last visit we witnessed a waitress knock a frork off the table onto the floor pick it up and put back on the table ! we both orded a starter 2 minutes later we were hold they had ran out of one one of the steaks was unavailable and the same with the deserts my main could have been a bit warmer as i had a chicken and rice dish served on a cold plate otherwise a good evening
The restaurant is well laid out with plenty of space between tables and tastefully decorated. The food was top notch and portions were good sizes. The price was on a par with more expensive pub restaurants like Vintage Inns. Our only concern was that we were the only people there when we sat down to eat and only 3 others came in during the whole evening so the atmosphere was a bit lacking. The waitress did assure me though that usually they are much busier so maybe we picked a particularly quiet evening.
Top marks! We'll be back again soon. Clean, lovely atmosphere. Menu fairily simple, but excellent value. Also bistro type menu, (for next time). A little gem in our little town. Excellent parking, you do have to drive round the block. DO NOT BE PUT OFF. The website showed the rooms had been upgraded too. Staff pleasant, discrete, attentive. Choice of house wine even, likewise choice of beers. Would not hesitate to recommend
Obvious a popular place, so parking was difficult . Lots of double yellow lines on adjacent streets. Warm welcome from staff. I had to request moving tables as the one we had was in a draught near door. Not a problem for staff though. Décor was modern and lovely, Food was great, nicely served. Good choices. At the end of our meal it got a bit noisy. A party going on , so if you want a quiet meal go early.
Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, good food. We were able to alter the meal choice, changing chips to a salad, and removing food items we didn't want. Nothing was too much trouble. We were a group of 6 family members who hadn't seen each other for a few years, we weren't ushered out follow our meal, we chatted in peace. Will be going back again soon.