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The Izaak Walton 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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Modern country house cooking in a rural retreat

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

This creeper-clad country house where the author of The Compleat Angler used to stay when he fished in the River Dove (hence the name) has glorious views over the Dovedale Valley and the Derbyshire peaks. Decorated in rich hues of red and gold, the elegant Haddon Restaurant favours a traditional candlelight-and-linen look, contrasting with the up-to-date creative menu. Home-cured gravad lax with crab pâté and avocado purée opens the show, followed by a duo of rabbit loin and crispy croquette matched with garlic and rosemary-infused fondant potato, wilted spinach and pancetta jus. End with lime posset and macaroon with chocolate crackling and soil.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Saturday
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Simon Harrison

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 27
  • Wines over £30: 14
  • Wines by the glass: 6

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 120
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A515 onto B5054, to Thorpe, continue straight over cattle grid and 2 small bridges, 1st right and sharp left.

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