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Columbine Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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About
We are an independent restaurant situated in a Georgian town house, in the Derbyshire market town of Buxton. We have 3 small dining rooms over two floors, 1 ground and 2 cellar rooms (any can be hired privately) We served fresh food cooked to order complimented by a small but world wide wine list. We also open Sunday daytime from 1130am serving our Sunday Light Bites Menu only
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great selection on the festive menu, all cooked and presented to perfection, served by attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great value for money too. Don’t hesitate to give this place a try for either a romantic meal for two, a family event or a business...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank domm60
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many many thanks for your wonderful review, we're really delighted that you all had a good evening on your Festive staff night out. We also hope you all had a marvellous Christmas and have a magnificent New Year

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned to our hotel having enjoyed a fabulous festive meal at The Columbine Restaurant. My wife and I are both vegetarians and the meal was outstanding. Each course was imaginatively created and presented beautifully. The ambience was relaxing and the overall effect...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gary E
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed your Festive Sunday lunch and enjoyed our vegetarian selection. I hope you also enjoyed 'It's a Wonderful Life'at the cinema- and did you notice the frost was laid on especially for you Christmas...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was attentive and polite, food was delicious. We had the festive menu, I had the Japanese chicken to start, which was wonderful. Then the Christmas dinner, which was also delicious. Veggies were cooked just how I like them, carrots, cauli, sprouts, extra roasties and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Shelley B
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we're very pleased both you and your friend enjoyed our Festive Menu. Thank you for the recommendation. Happy Christmas!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have walked past here many times but never gone in, so pleased we did, a really lovely well cooked Festive Meal, great crackers, an excellent light salmon terrine, Roast Turkey great, Hake had such a light sauce, Lemon pudding delightful, really nice service and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JHollie
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review, we too are pleased you decided to come in and try us, and are delighted you enjoyed our Festive Menu. Thanks for the special mention for the crackers- no plastic, recyclable and a donation to Shelter- they have been...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Having recently found out I’m gluten intolerant I’m finding my new diet hard work, food is usually not enjoyable to say the least. Here it was the best I’ve eaten while out of the house by a stretch. We had a large party and all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank honestfoodreviewer26
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your marvellous review- especially as you had already expressed your thanks on the night, both to myself and the staff. We really appreciate your positive comments on your gluten free meal and the service Your group was actually the biggest we have...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Poorly cooked food at inflated prices. Over cooked fish and squid. Ice cream tasted cheap and nasty. Only good thing was the the wine. Hemmed in with other customers who had little consideration for others. V. Loud conversation cursing/swearing etc.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bach11111Bach
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

We're very sorry you didn't enjoy your evening at our restaurant, no excuses made for the fish dish- just apologies it shouldn't have been that way. We make our ice cream with double cream and free range eggs so I must admit to being surprised...More

Reviewed 8 December 2018

Having booked tickets for a show at the Opera House we needed to find somewhere to eat nearby beforehand. Some years ago we had visited the Columbine similarly and had enjoyed it so I got in touch to see if they would be able to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rovers09
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we're delighted you had a good start to your evening before setting off to the Opera House

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Eaten here on numerous occasions, each time the food has been excellent. Great food choice on the menu. Everything cooked to perfection. The duck is outstanding. I don’t often eat 3 courses but it’s a must here. Excellent and friendly service.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 253louisaw
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Many thanks for your wonderful review, we're really pleased you had a good time and continue to return.

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Small cosy restaurant on ground and basement floors, originally a town house. Service is friendly and welcoming and the owner is very knowledgeable on the food offered which can be adapted if required. Good small menu with a separate specials menu. Vegans are well catered...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joan L
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed your meal along with our vegan choices.

Reviewed 23 November 2018

Firstly shame there isn't a 'Good' rating between average and very good. Food was ok rice dry and flavourless maybe needed cooking for longer in a stock , more roast potatoes needed one small potato cut into 5 pieces doesn't go far and one last...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 491bign
kim m, Owner at Columbine Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you for your review, we're sorry other diners opinions of us didn't match your experience.

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AliHannaghan
18 September 2018|
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Response from kim m | Property representative |
sorry didn't see this question earlier. no we are not open between Christmas and new year
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jshcah
28 June 2018|
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Response from stephenmM7472FA |
Sorry we only do lunch on a Sunday.
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Jude A
1 February 2018|
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Response from kim m | Property representative |
We only accept registered assistance animals
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