Situated in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, The Distillery is an independent brewery aiming to revoke the traditional elements of bartending. At this stylish bar on Friar Gate in the city centre, hip industrial-style decor, gourmet comfort food and some of the world’s finest distilled spirits combine together to create one of the Derby’s hottest haunts. To avoid disappointment, booking a table at The Distillery in advance is recommended.
Whether it is for lunch, dinner or drinks in Derby city centre, The Distillery is a failsafe choice. With an extensive selection of bourbon, blended whisky, Irish whisky, and Scottish malts, The Distillery, located in the Cathedral Quarter, is a dream for whisky connoisseurs, and you’ll find a hoard of craft beers, wines and champagnes and a lengthy cocktail list on the menu as well.
Of course, great drinks need great food to go along with it and at The Distillery you could feast on a sharing board like the low & slow (barbequed pulled pork, Jack Daniels chilli beef, whisky smoked chicken, house salad, warm flatbread, slaw and root chips) or tuck into a main course. We recommend the Guinness stew (British mutton braised in a rich Guinness liquor with root vegetables and potato dumplings) or the baked sea bass. On Sundays through to Fridays between 12 and 7pm, be sure to take advantage of the Prosecco Platter deal, and get any sharer dish and a bottle of prosecco for £19.95. To guarantee a table at The Distillery on Derby’s Friar Gate in the city centre, make a reservation in advance.
We love eating here early evening before it gets busy. It’s a small restaurant, which suits us and the staff are excellent. The menu has a variety of foods at reasonable prices. We had the king prawns to start and it was delicious, the mains are very filling we ordered smoked salmon club sandwich and a crab burger and they were both excellent. Drinks well priced too. A friendly place to eat in the centre of derby
Always a nice atmosphere, friendly polite staff. Great food choices including gluten free. Would have liked to have seen olives on the menu (lunch) but you can't have everthing!
Excellent food, good drink selection and the staff were exceptional. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting Derby for a meal or even just for a few drinks. Or both!