The Dovecote Restaurant
We currently serve Champagne Breakfast, for that special treat Wednesday - Saturday. Afternoon Tea is served Thursday - Saturday, Dinner is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 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.
- 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
Rump of Lamb
Spinach and watercress puree | redcurrant sauce. From Mr Swindell, Banks Farm, Worksop
I am still disappointed to see that the Dovecote Restaurant no longer want to have white tablecloths. They make the room seem like something special. Bare tables do nothing for me. I can get those in pubs!
Absolutely beautiful food with professional service. Felt a very special experience and will definitely return.
An excellent restaurant. The food was outstanding, with a superb bottle of Sancerre.
However, there was a couple of issues when serving courses, when one of us received our starter and the other had to wait.
Also, we ordered coffees and a liqueur to be served at the same time, however, the coffees arrived but not the liqueur, then nearly 10 minutes later said they didn't have enough to serve us both.
We put it down to some young, nervous, waiting staff, and the issue was sorted without any further fuss and they did take off the cost of the coffees.
Absolutely wonderful food and service we took two friends who have not been before they were both blown away
a very pleasant evening and we both enjoyed it very much.
we will certainly come back again
Comfortable surroundings, warm welcome, excellent food and first class service. We couldn’t ask for more.
Lovely range of courses all presented beautifully. The service was excellent.
We weren't rushed and it was a lovely experience.
A super place good atmosphere attentive friendly staff the food was superb we will definitely be returning so enjoyable
Beautiful meal. Fish cake starter was superb. Chicken supreme was indeed just that. Supreme. The chicken was beautifully cooked. Soft tender and juicy. I wish I could cook chicken like this.
Pleased to say Morley Hayes is back to pre- covid standard of service after a temporary blip. Lydia was excellent, with a high standard of service and very pleasing personality .
Very pleasant experience at the afternoon tea at dovecote restaurant morely Hayes. Only thing that could have been better if we were offered more tea.
First visit to the Dovecote since lockdown, excellent service and food as always, looking forward to many more visits in the future.
Although the location was very busy, the restaurant was not over busy and the service was calm and unrushed.
Staff were pleasant and food was nicely presented.
All very clean and enjoyable.
We will visit yet again... Our 10th visit
Nice to be back and the restaurant had a good feel to it. New staff but they were very professional and polite. Hopefully back again soon.
All very good, nice atmosphere and great food, excellent value for money too, staff helpful and polite, lovely experience and would recommend
Lovely meal, tender steak but steak knives blunt and struggled to slice meat.
Prices have increased, now quite expensive for an evening meal.
Staff very helpful and very prompt service.
Excellent Sunday lunch with a very good choice on the menu. Beautifully presented food, everything being delicious. My favourite place to eat in the area and it was really good to be back there again after C19 closure.
Wanting somewhere special, look no further than the Dovecote restaurant at Morley Hayes, fabulous 😍
Everything was perfect, can’t fault this place. They even made me a cocktail that wasn’t on the menu
Super experience all round. The food was perfectly cooked and seasoned, portion sizes were just right, staff were polite and efficient. Would highly recommend.
Would reccomend to all
A real treasure.Simon and his team are Brilliant
Perfect service and food can’t recommend enough…..
Afternoon Tea at the Dovecote is an annual tradition for me and my Mum so we visited this August Bank Holiday as normal. The quantity of food and drink you get for the money is really good, and the sandwiches and scones were delicious as always. We were slightly disappointed with the selection of cakes in the Afternoon Tea this year as they were not to our taste (gin cupcake, coffee eclair and lemon mousse). We were also not offered additional sandwiches / scones as we usually are - not sure if this was because we had a 3:30pm booking so it was later in the day? Overall we enjoyed our visit but we hope the cakes change!
We were greeted and politely taken to our table for Afternoon Tea. The selection of sandwiches and cakes was excellent, my friend being a vegetarian was catered for very well. A good selection of tea too. The service was friendly, efficient and polite. Will definitely be going again.
The afternoon tea in the Dovecote restaurant was really pleasant. Lewis was the young man who served our tea and he was excellent. Very attentive and helpful.
There was a lovely atmosphere with plenty of tables taken, and one party of ladies with a 'Bride to Be'.
Hopefuly it will be a place we return to in the not too distant future.
Overall fantastic experience!
Great service, food quality very good,
Exceptional value for money.
We strongly recommend and plan to return soon !
Extremely disappointed to find the tables no longer had the lovely white linen. One of the many pleasure of visiting the Dovecote Restaurant was to experience something special.
Even the water jug had condensation which was running on to the table. No plate mats provided. Everything on the table was noisier.
I know this will not stop us visiting but I think in my opinion it is a bad move!
The food was very good but I did think the service could be improved.
Excellent service and food
Lovely afternoon tea today with great, attentive (but not intrusive) service. Thanks again to the team for understanding and catering to the person in our party needing plain food prepared!
Morley Hayes was lovely, food was nice, they (staff) were flawless. The one issue we had is that we were placed in a room with several other parties (4), two of which sadly were quite loud and as my Nana is 87 we struggled to converse at times due to the noise which spoiled it a little.
Always fabulous food we had afternoon tea. Everything tasty but I would have like daintier sandwiches and delicate patisseries. I found I was full just on the bread and scone.
Lovely food and staff. We've not been for a while, but will make a point of dining there regularly from now on.
Excellent evening meal - as always.
Thank you Andrew and Team.
Very easy to book online, reminder email the day before. Staff were very polite and welcoming, food was excellent!
Fantastic! Beautiful place, beautiful food! Full to bursting !
This was not the first time at this restaurant and the standards are still exceptionally high and I would recommend it very highly.
Excellent as always. We went for Champagne Breakfast for a friends birthday and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to repeating the experience
Champagne breakfast again, love this, always a pleasure
Staff were friendly, efficient and welcoming.
Food was a pleasure to eat, well cooked, well presented and served with just the right time between courses.
Overall a relaxing and pleasant experience.
The Dovecote Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1012 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.