Makeney Hall Hotel

3.8
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21 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Food, glorious food... Conveniently open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and our award winning afternoon tea, join us at Makeney Hall Hotel where our friendly restaurant team are looking forward to delight your taste buds.
What 21 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.4
ambience
3.7
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MavisW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The choice on the menu was a bit small but the food was delicious and well presented the staff were very friendly and helpful would highly recommend it can't wait to go back

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Babs
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had Sunday dinner here, arrived for 12.30 which was before most other diners and meant we had a good choice of table. Food was well cooked, tasted nice. White linen table cloth and napkins on our table, white linen napkins, no cloths on all the other tables. We were in the conservatory which was nice and there was an adjacent dining room. Service ok.

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amieb
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place will be coming back very soon. Amazing service and food

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IanW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

From the moment we walked in and were greeted by the lovely receptionist the staff and host couldn't do more to make us feel comfortable. I wasn't expecting this as trying to find the hotel in the dark was a nightmare but was explained to us a they had had a problem with the outside lights at the entrance. The lights in the car park paths were not much better. Our waitress was attentive, knowledgeable about the food and humorous, she made us feel very comfortable. The conservatory was a little noisy and the sound wasn't absorbed by soft furnishings, it was a litle uncomfortable at times. The food was excellent and although someone might exclaim at 'only' eight chips, they were excellent and more than adequate accompanying a wonderful steak. The vegitarian risotto was tasty and large. The Sweets were very good and worth leaving space for Overall an excellent place for a significant meal.

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JoanneL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Wonderful food, not a huge choice but we both found something we enjoyed.

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STEPHENS
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service could do with more training/could do with a good clean and the carpets could do with a clean

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AndrewB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

I had a starter chicken live patie with this there was very little no bread or toast then for main I have beef steak this came with one tomato and 8 chips that was all very poor

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Gonzo
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lunch service was slow. Priority was being given to afternoon tea service. Table was near stereo which was too loud. Food quality good for price.

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Theabella
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked a table in the restaurant for my mother-in-law's birthday. We had Sunday lunch on the set menu and the food was very tasty and good portions.
The restaurant is very light and airy with good views over the gardens and the hills beyond.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, and very kindly arranged for my mother's dessert to come with a birthday candle in it which she was very pleased about.
We had a good experience and a very enjoyable meal and we would definitely go again.

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SashaC
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We ate at Makeney Hall Hotel as we were staying there. The restaurant was really nice (conservatory style looking over gardens), staff were good and food was lovely. Definately pleased we ate there and would recommend.

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DianeP
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely stay, staff very friendly. Room was very comfortable and warm. Open complaint here was no bath mat when using shower and also hot water was scalding as soon as turned on. Meals were very good on both nights except on Saturday night kitchen staff were very, very slow, 2 hrs for 2 courses, waiting staff very good. Breakfast on the Sunday, because it was busy, food was very slow, kept running out. Waiting staff again very good, cleaning tables as soon as people moved and relaid for next people. Overall enjoyed our stay.

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EileenF
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall1food5service2ambience1

I booked afternoon tea for 4 for Saturday 22nd December at 2pm. When we arrived a member of staff said 'we don't know how you managed to book it ' We were shown into a large room The Chartwell. A table was laid for us but the room was completely bare, not a single decoration and no other guests. The waitress tried very hard but there was no ambience and we were clearly an inconvenience. The food was spectacular and the thing that made it bearable. With wine I paid £174. I am disgusted at the welcome we received and thoroughly disappointed as it spoiled the Christmas treat i planned for my daughters. Their excuse was ' we have a party tonight in the conservatory. ' No apology was made nor an offer of any refund.

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MichelleH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Makney Hall,was a beautiful place once, it is very tired now. We enjoyed our food. The staff were good but busy with a works Christmas party that was in.

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Paul
London
22 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really relaxed with lovely food.

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MROO
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Makeney Hall is in a beautiful setting and maintains it's traditional feel although it feels like it is such a wasted gem and has so much more potential. The setting for afternoon tea was ideal, we were seated next to the window overlooking the garden which was really lovely. The staff were very polite and attentive although a couple of them looked a tad scruffy, we felt that perhaps some kind of smarter uniform would be better for such a place like this.
The afternoon tea itself was nice although I didn't feel that you got an awful lot for the £17 per person price tag, the coffee was very strong and just luke warm so I swapped to tea. There were not as many sandwiches as you would expect but definitely more desserts/sweets I would say. In comparison to other places like Callow Hall & Weston Hall where I have had afternoon tea for a similar price, I would not say this was the best one although the beautiful quiet setting does make up for it.
Having said all that, I will definitely return, maybe not for afternoon tea next time but to try the other food menu on offer. Such a beautiful understated place, it definitely deserve more visitors, thank you.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful location, the views are a delight and my lamb rump was divine.

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KatieW
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I celebrated being together for 5yrs here last night. We had the pork wrapped in prosciutto, pork belly, dauphinoise potatoes and vegetables. It was delicious. We also had the chocolate brownie which was to die for and the lemon posset. It was two courses for £24 which was well and truly worth it!

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service and food, the waitress was extremely helpful and considerate. Would definitely recommend Makeney Hall for lunch. Well done!

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PeterK
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our special offer was good value. The courtyard room was comfortable and clean but we did find a tea bag in the kettle and the room was cold on arrival. Thus was rectified in the evening and a requested rubber bath mat delivered the next morning. However, the electrically heated towel rail remained cold despite it being reported.
There was also a lack of armchairs in the Drawing room and other lounge.
All staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food was good.

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IanT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bit as good as we remembered from our last visit, which was over 25 years ago! Lovely surroundings and dining in the conservatory, friendly and attentive staff, good menu and wines at fair prices

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GEOFFREYW
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I WENT FOR SUNDAY LUNCH WITH MY WIFE. IN THE PAST, WE HAVE BEEN PUT OFF BY THE POLICY OF HAVING WEDDINDS ON SUNDAY, SOTHE MOVE AWAY FROM THAT WAS A PLUS FOR US. THE MEAL WAS OK, BUT COULD HAVE BEEN IMPROVED IN TWO WAYS. THE ROAST POTATOS HAD BEEN RE-HEATED AND WERE RATHER SOFT.SECONDLY, I THINK IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE ROAST BEEF AS AN OPTION FOR SUNDAY LUNCH.

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