The Dovecote Restaurant
We currently serve Champagne Breakfast, for that special treat Wednesday - Saturday. Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday - Saturday, we also offer a three course Sunday Lunch. A great selection of local drinks, fresh cocktails and a well-stocked cellar provides superb wine to accompany your meal.
We are currently not serving midweek lunch or dinner.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Beef Bavette Steak
(served pink) fried hen's egg | match stick potatoes | homemade brown sauce
Raspberry Jam and Clotted Cream
necatrines | parma ham | ricotta cheese
Had afternoon tea, got to be the best afternoon tea anywhere, value for money its unreal for the amount and quality, been 3 times and hopefully going again before xmas
Once again we had an amazing afternoon tea, everything about the experience was excellent the service, the food and the price as well as the excellent social distancing precautions that were in place. A massive thank you and well done to the team at the dovecote.
Lovely venue. Staff friendly and very helpful regarding special diets.
Fine dining. Proven track record. Welcoming owners. Lovely setting.
Excellent service, amazing food and good value for money.
We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our visit to the Dovecote restaurant, thank you 👍
Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and great table service felt very welcomed from start.
Excellent food and service
Great service and very attentive! Keep up the good work.
A great restaurant with impeccable service and top quality food
A lovely afternoon tea. Good food. Quiet and peaceful. Polite attentive staff. Above all it felt covid-secure.
Our restaurant of choice and for anyone cautious of venturing out in these strange times you can be confident that all aspects of Covid precautions have been addressed in a highly reassuring manner. On this occasion it was champagne breakfast for us. The quality of food Is superb and service is exemplary. Our ‘score’ for ambience reflects current and necessary spacing reality in the restaurant - it makes for a subdued but still very enjoyable and satisfying experience.
As we write this it is sad that this superb establishment will be caught up in the impending lockdown. If you’ve never been before, add it to your ‘must visit’ list when it reopens - Whether for champagne breakfast, afternoon tea or evening meal ( all if available!), you will not regret it.
Previously had champagne breakfast last year and it was lovely but disappointed as food and tea luke warm .
We went for a savoury afternoon tea to celebrate my husbands retirement. The food was well presented and absolutely fabulous. Ten out ten!
Absolutely gorgeous food and great value for money- attentive staff and very relaxing atmosphere 😊
An all round brilliant experience. Callum and Natalie served us well.
As always at Morley Hayes, everything was excellent. Food and service were particularly good this time.
Superb champagne breakfast. Absolutely superb. Excellent service. Great place, wonderful staff..... Really the best!!!
Our first but certainly not our last visit. Great service, staff were excellent and the food was fantastic. We had 3 course Sunday lunch. Good choice, suitable options for vegetarians and pescatarians.
Tables are well spaced and we felt the restaurant had effective safety measures in place to keep everyone safe.
Quality of food served excellent, service slightly slow, menu a bit restrictive, great value for money.
Excellent food, we had the savoury afternoon tea. Staff very attentive
Lovely champagne breakfast.
Always good food and the best produce.
Excellent service, always good food and really pleasant surroundings
Came to the Dovecote for a wedding anniversary. We had the white onion soup for starters, the sirloin steak and place for the mains and run baba for sweet. The food was outstanding and the service excellent.
Had a beautiful Sunday lunch! Served wonderfully and all current restrictions adhered to with precision and flair! Well done to the chef and all the attentive staff that looked after us! The food was amazing!
Best Sunday dinner hands down, would highly recommend. Will definitely be back.
Excellent food, lovely and relaxed environment and friendly service.
Most enjoyable Sunday lunch - perfect combination of food and service - we really enjoy the ambience- very relaxing
Felt very comfortable and safe plenty of space around us but enough people about to make it feel ‘normal’ under the circumstances of restrictions.
The interaction between us and the waiters was spot on - lovely place to dine.
Fabulous dining experience - felt very Covid safe without being clinical.
Food was outstanding and service was very good with exceptionally pleasant staff.
Regular visitors. Third visit since lockdown. Felt safe. Up to the usual high standard.
Fantastic food, relaxing with no music playing, properly socially distanced tables. Couldn’t fault it
Had a lovely champagne breakfast for our 27th wedding anniversary on the 16th of October 2020 we felt very safe in the restaurant would absolutely recommend people try it for a special occasion we will be try afternoon tea for my birthday in November thanks again xx
Excellent as usual, service & quality top notch, and above all, they treat you correctly in these difficult times, which makes for a pleasant lunch....Thank you
A fantastic Sunday lunch with the best staff. Lovely as always!
We meet up with friends from Stafford we are from Worksop it's a halfway house for us. We love it there as everything is spot on we even like Roosters if we can't get in.
(If I was to find any fault it would be the wines I am a white wine & Champagne drinker and I find that they are quite harsh. )
We really enjoyed the whole dining experience at the Dovecote restaurant. The staff were excellent, professional and welcoming. The quality of the food and the presentation was also excellent. We also felt the ambience was perfect. Despite the Covid restrictions we felt very safe, comfortable and relaxed. Thank you to every one involved.
Having had several afternoon teas at the Dovecote previously, I was disappointed with this experience. The standard of the food seemed markedly lower than it has been previously. We weren't offered any extras of food as we have been before (we did not ask ourselves but servers usually ask regularly) and we both asked for hot chocolate as we don't drink tea or coffee and were charged extra for them, which has never happened on previous visits.
I understand that times are different and hard, but it was sad that my favourite afternoon tea wasn't as enjoyable as usual.
Lovely to go back to the Dovecote. Food and service wonderful as always.
A lovely place that has made every effort to make the experience as lovely as they can, given the circumstances with COVID-19.
The topical fruit eton mess was ive if true fest desserts I’ve had in years.
Delicious food, and very attentive service. Really enjoyed it.
Service and ambiance good but food poor for the price. Certainly not as good as last time we went. Would not recommend.
The Dovecote Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 840 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.