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Designate At The Gate

72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ, England
+44 1629 760033
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
23 Apr 2018
“Great place for families, and well recommended”
17 Dec 2017
“Saturday lunch”
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British, Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ, England
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Called in there Sunday lunchtime - very welcoming staff and great cosy place to spend a couple of hours - not a huge choice, but what we had was excellent and very healthy. Kids were very happy playing in the garden/beach out the back, or...More

Thank l30nrd
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Great food. Kids loved the hot cheese wraps and we had great chilli nachos and jacket spuds respectively. Refills on coffee, good beers and a warm roaring fire added to the enjoyment. Andy and Kirsty are very welcoming and with board games out and a...More

Thank Matt F
Reviewed 18 November 2017

A great place to visit friendly atmosphere food was hot and well cooked and a good range of local beers and ales will visit again without a doubt if in the area again

Thank Billy R
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A lovely cosy evening, a private evening booking for the cafe. Large screen for the film, with a log fire, deep sofas at the front, with tables and chairs behind the sofas. we just had drinks, so can;t comment on the food. I'd happily return...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Just had my baby shower at Designate & it was pure perfection! Gorgeous venue with thoughtful touches & kind, friendly, attentive staff throughout. The food & drinks were delicious, great quality & so much to go around. One of my guests is vegan & they...More

1  Thank Louise N
Reviewed 26 June 2016

found this by chance and enjoyed a couple of pints of local ale. Also couldn't resist a slice of blueberry and lemon cake, delicious.Really friendly landlord. thanks

1  Thank cappleton2
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Excellent choice of 'meal in a pot' Excellent music for the evening Good atmosphere and Guiness Information given regarding up and coming film nights etc.

1  Thank KevMc666
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Needed a treat after a morning decorating. staff friendly and efficient. Had tea and fresh homemade 'pinwheel' scones with cream and jam - delicious. Well worth a visit. Beautiful stuff on display in the shop- will be calling in when I start Christmas shopping!

1  Thank shirley b
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

Visited here for lunch Friday with my husband. Love the quirkiness of the place. Staff friendly & polite. Had a really tasty pumpkin & potato soup with a web of cream (Halloween theme) & toasted pumpkin seeds. My husband had a vegetable wrap & salad....More

1  Thank eieilowe
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Lovely quirky place with friendly people. Toys for the kids and a very nice back garden with trampoline and table football. Such a shame it was let down by the lunchtime food which came in very small pots, adults not much (any?) bigger than the...More

Thank jon7doh
Designate72, Manager at Designate At The Gate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2015

Hi Jon, I am very sorry you did not enjoy your food here at Designate @ The Gate. Designate started as a craft business in 2000 and has since grown into a venue that offers a creative environment for film, crafts, food & drink. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Smedley Street East, Matlock DE4 3FQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 760033
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