Located at the end of a chestnut tree-lined drive on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, Fischer'…
Fischer's Baslow Hall
“Exciting cooking in handsome country house hotel.” - AA Inspector
Once a family home, Fischer’s Baslow Hall is a popular base for visitors to the glorious Peak District countryside. This elegant Edwardian manor house is set in extensive gardens and woodland close to Chatsworth House and Bakewell. The grounds include an abundant kitchen garden supplying a steady flow of produce for the restaurant. With a palette of soft greys and blues, floral wallpaper and subtle lighting, the sophisticated dining room is flanked by views of the well-tended gardens on two sides. For serious foodies, the ‘Kitchen Bench’ offers the ultimate dining experience with front row seats in the centre of the kitchen to see the chefs at close quarters. Head chef Adam Thackeray's food is a fine example of modern British cooking with contemporary techniques and classical flavour combinations but there's always an emphasis on quality raw materials and flavour. A lot of produce is grown on site and most of the other ingredients are sourced from the surrounding area. Dinner kicks off with a selection of bite-size snacks including a steamed bun with Devon crab and cheese and walnut toastie. These might be followed by a starter of Loch Duart salmon, brown shrimp and sea buckthorn or rib of Derbyshire beef, leek and mint. For 'Second' course, choose between a dish of Yukon Gold potatoes, broad beans and lovage or Cornish stone bass with kohlrabi and oyster. When it comes to the 'Third' main course, there are some tricky choices. Creedy Carver duck, almond, broccoli and orange is one option, although fish fans may be steered towards the Skrei cod, Scottish shellfish, fennel and lime. End with passionfruit, cow’s milk, meringue and oat, or 70% chocolate marquise, kalamansi and coffee. There’s a comprehensive wine list with an excellent choice by the glass and wine flights to accompany the tasting menus.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 46
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December
- Wines over £30: 130
- Wines by the glass: 16
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The natural features of this central English county range from the modest heights of the Peak District National Park, where Kinder Scout stands at 2,088 ft (636 m), to the depths of its remarkable underground caverns, floodlit to reveal exquisite Blue John stone. Walkers and cyclists will enjoy the High Peak Trail which extends from the Derwent Valley to the limestone plateau near Buxton, and for many, the spectacular scenery is what draws them to the area.
The county is well endowed with stately homes – most notably Chatsworth, the palatial home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, with its outstanding collections of paintings, statuary and art. Other gems include the well preserved medieval Haddon Hall, the Elizabethan Hardwick Hall, and Kedleston Hall, whose entrance front has been described as the grandest Palladian façade in Britain.
The spa town of Matlock is the county’s administrative centre and other major towns of interest include Derby and the old coal mining town of Chesterfield, with its crooked spire. Around the villages of Derbyshire, look out for the ancient tradition of well dressing, the decorating of springs and wells – the precious sources of life-sustaining water – with pictures formed from flowers.
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