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Santo's Higham Farm Hotel

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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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Locally sourced fare in a Derbyshire farmstead hotel

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome
Service charge

Santo Cusimano runs a highly individual rural retreat. With the rolling Amber Valley all about, it's in a prime slice of Derbyshire walking country, and has been fashioned from an old farmstead. The dining room is designed to soothe the senses, with an air of soft-focus pastel charm and smart table settings. Menus mobilise plenty of pedigree local produce and given the owner's provenance, Italian influences are never distant. Start with a pressing of corn-fed chicken with poached prunes, move on to roasted rack and slow-braised shoulder of spring lamb, and finish with a sugar hit from pecan pie with caramelised bananas and praline ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch:: Monday to Saturday
  • Closed for dinner:: Sunday
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 3
  • Dinner served from:: 6
  • until: 9.30


  • Chef: Raymond Moody

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern International
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 37
  • Wines over £30:: 13
  • Wines by the glass:: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from £: 5
  • Main course from £: 10
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Children welcome


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats:: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 34
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats:: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 34

Getting here

M1 junct 28, A38 towards Derby, then A61 to Higham, left onto B6013

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