Situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter and sprawling over three levels, Rowley’s is the perfect location whether its for a spot of fine dining, a casual lunch or to catch up with friends over some cocktails in Derby City Centre. With its stylish setting and menu of modern European and British cuisine, Rowley’s attracts gourmands to its Queen Street location every day of the week – avoid missing out by booking a table in advance.
A really lovely meal in nice surroundings. Helpful and attentive staff looked after us. The only minor gripe was that they brought the dishes slightly too quickly. Otherwise excellent.
A good restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. However it's always hard to do fine dining and while the cooking was reasonably good it lacked flavours. A big bowl of pumpkin foam/cream to start just really didn't taste of much and the texture was sloppy. Not being a goats cheese lover the second course was not a choice I would normally pick, however the maitre de insisted I try it. My partner however liked it. The monkfish course was good and well cooked and well seasoned but again the flavours didn't wow. The duck was also well cooked but I think pairing it with a mild taste of lavender a mistake. I am never sure about lavender on food (I only have had it once successfully). Having a different wine with every course didn't work for me but that was my mistake. I am fussy about wine and I particularly dos-like sweet wines. The normal wine list did look pretty good . Desert went down well with my date. Worth a visit for sure and not expensive considering but don't expect exquisite, expect good.
Fantastic night at a lovely restaurant. Food was superb and service excellent. We will definitely return soon and look forward to sampling some more of the delicious Rowley's food.
With its exposed brick walls and wooden beaming, Rowley’s cellar is the perfect location for an intimate gathering, while upstairs the restaurant is stylishly decorated, creating a sophisticated ambience to dine in. On the menu at Rowley’s in the Cathedral Quarter of Derby you’ll find an array of British and European dishes, all crafted from locally-sourced produce. Begin your meal with some goat's cheese bavarois or venison tartare before moving on to the Scottish mackerel (citrus cured mackerel served with pork belly bon bon, mouli, clam veloute, leek and yogurt) or the Hardwick Park farm mutton (lamb loin and neck with potato pressing, parsnip, red cabbage, ale, feta, green onion and jus).
Vegetarians are well catered for too with delicious choices like the Berkswell cheese twice-baked souffle. The bar’s cocktail menu is equally as appeasing, boasting a number of handcrafted creations, as well as a lengthy selection of premium spirits, wines and beer. Attracting fine dining foodies from all over Derby to its location on Queen Street in the Cathedral Quarter, Rowley’s can get busy. Make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.