About the restaurant
On Friar Gate in Derby, Lorentes is serving up Spanish cuisine unlike anywhere else in the area. Serving tapas and fabulous drinks, the restaurant is a favourite among the city’s adventurous eaters. From vegetarian delights to Iberico pork, there are plenty of quality options at this Spanish restaurant near the centre of town. With numerous specials and events, Lorentes always has something going on, so come by often to see what’s new.
At Derby’s Lorentes, the kitchen is run by two Spanish chefs and a kitchen team of professionals who have extensive knowledge of Spanish cooking, not only through culinary training, but through personal experience. Influenced by their time living and working in Spain, the folks at Lorentes aim to give local residents the most authentic experience possible at their comfortable premises on Friar Gate, close to the centre of town.
We recommend visiting Lorentes with friends, because eating tapas is best enjoyed as a communal experience. Start off with classics like patatas bravas or the traditional tortilla de patatas, an omelette-pancake hybrid that’s one of Spain’s most well-known dishes. Next, move onto something like the calamares a la romana (deep-fried squid rings with homemade aioli) or the albondigas, (marinated meatballs with mushrooms, peas and Serrano ham). For dessert, try the crema catalana for a sweet conclusion to your meal – book in advance to enjoy this Spanish dining experience close to the centre of Derby.