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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Sugar-white hotel with appealing modern British cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

The white-fronted Van Dyk stands on the A619 not far from Chesterfield. Amid the surrounding ruggedness, it looks a little like a sugar-frosting confection, which only adds to its idiosyncratic character. Inside, it's geared up for weddings and business. There's a hint of old-school formality about the Bowden dining room, with swagged curtains, a trio of chandeliers, and a baby grand piano. Modern northern cooking is the bill of fare, with dishes founded on sound culinary logic. Open with duck liver and orange pâté with Madeira jelly and cranberry compôte, as a prelude to seared monkfish tails with roasted salsify and girolle mushrooms.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): James Westwood

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 28
  • Wines over £30: 7
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 89
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 89
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

Getting here

M1 junction 30, towards Worksop, at roundabout 1st exit, next roundabout straight over. Through lights, hotel 100 yards on right

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Worksop, Chesterfield
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