Best of Derby’s food and drink listed
A GUIDE has been launched listing the top 50 best places to eat and drink in Derby. The Derby Eating and Drinking Guide was launched during the Campaign for Real Ale’s national Winter Beer Festival, which took place at the Roundhouse on Pride Park. It has been put together by Marketing Derby. Some of its bondholders, who are involved in the food and drink sector, helped launch it including Cardamom Club, Stresa.John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, said: “This pocket-sized book has been created to shine a light on Derby’s booming food and drink sector. We have included an eclectic collection of the best restaurants and pubs, most of which are independents and unique to Derby.”
SECRET SERVICE: Asian spice and all the glamour of Hollywood at the Cardamom Club
WITH New Year’s Eve on the horizon, Secret Service decided to explore the possibility of finding a sophisticated eatery which also offers an atmosphere of celebratory sparkle.
The Cardamom Club, a stylish restaurant and champagne bar which opened up on the outskirts of Derby earlier this year, promised to fit that bill.
So, with high hopes of a glamorous evening, your spy and companion made a real effort, donned best bibs and tuckers and, within a few seconds of arriving, it became apparent that the effort had been worthwhile.
This venue is all about making customers feel special and cared for – right down to remote-controlled toilets which have various luxurious options, such as warming the seat before sitting down.
Luxurious Indian dining with a twist
A NEW experience in fine dining is being offered to those who enjoy good traditional Indian dining in sophisticated surroundings.
The Cardamom Club, which opened in April this year, has re-created a real touch of glamour in its sumptuous restaurant and Champagne bar which features, beautiful chandeliers, a seven-metre bar, a white baby grand piano, a fresh lobster tank, lounge music, live entertainment and a private dance floor.
Located within the Derbyshire Cricket Club grounds, the club is open to everyone, although a smart but casual dress code is required.
The club offers a complete evening out, enabling customers to dine and then relax in the luxurious Champagne bar.
The restaurant itself is divided by a large glass screen with one area serving traditional Indian fine dining.
In the second restaurant area, the menu features a wide selection of contemporary Indian dishes created specifically for the new club. These dishes are crafted with a modern twist using both Indian and European cooking technique.
To celebrate its arrival in Derby, the club is offering a number of special discounts to customers, including a two-for-one main course offer for those who are seated to dine between 5pm and 6.30pm.
The Cardamom Club is easy to find and has plenty of parking spaces. Access is from Sir Frank Whittle Way or Nottingham Road.
For more details or to book a table call 01332 867840, e-mail reservations@cardam om-club.com or visit www.cardamom-club.com.