Restaurant Reviews

REVIEW : NICO’S RESTAURANT, DERBY

REVIEW : NICO’S RESTAURANT, DERBY

How do you feel when you visit old haunts from when you were a student? I always feel a wave of nostalgia wash over me when I think of those halcyon university days. My first halls of residence was at Nunnery Court, and I hadn’t realised it at the time, but a few doors down from there was a really…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY 

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SLUG & LETTUCE, DERBY 

*Review by invite* With a mini Beast of the East expected this weekend, you’ll want to know about hearty fare including a really, really good pie in Derby. It just happened to be at the recently relaunched Slug & Lettuce Derby, which has undergone a £320K refurbishment courtesy of parent company Stonegate Pubs. From a change in branding, which all…

EATERY REVIEW: THE YARD, DERBY 

EATERY REVIEW: THE YARD, DERBY 

*Review by invite* Are you a person who likes surprises? I’m not a fan. I’m a Leo and it takes me a while to adapt, but if it’s a nice, albeit unexpected occurence, I guess that would be OK. According to a study*, the brain’s pleasure centres are more “turned on” when we experience unpredictable pleasant things, compared to expected…

EATERY REVIEW: BEAR, DERBY

EATERY REVIEW: BEAR, DERBY

Have you ever fervently wished for something for aeons, then when said wish comes true, you don’t quite know how to express your joy? This was me a few months ago, when I learnt of a new coffee shop that was to open and boasted late evening opening hours. I know of too many good, independent coffee shops that are…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: DOLCE SALATO, DERBY

RESTAURANT REVIEW: DOLCE SALATO, DERBY

I had Christmas dinner a few weeks’ ago and feel compelled to hop on and write about it. (I’ve just enough time before Jurassic Park starts, so that’ll be an hour constructively spent.) It was the annual Christmas outing for Derby Book & Cake Club, and the destination was Dolce Salato, Queen Street, Derby. It’s a Bring Your Own Bottle…

REVIEW: SQUASHED TOMATO, DERBY

REVIEW: SQUASHED TOMATO, DERBY

Coffee is an elixir which should be celebrated. Whenever I stumble across a good coffee place, I see it as a public duty to grab my virtual tannoy and shout out about it from the rooftops. When I discovered a café was open on the former site of one of my coffee hangout spots (Baked), I just had to hop…