Restaurants and cafes that opened in Derby this year

Since restaurants got the green light to reopen, Derbyshire’s dining scene has returned bigger and better than ever.

Despite the fact that indoor dining is not allowed until May this year, the county has seen a number of new restaurants open their doors and offer a range of dishes from Indian to Greek.

It has been a test year, filled with setbacks and uncertainty for hospitality sites, so those who have successfully taken the plunge into a new venture and are currently thriving deserve to be celebrated.

We take a look at the new eateries that have left their mark on the city this year.

Have we missed anything? Tell us by sending an email to daniela.loffreda@reachplc.com or newsdesk@derbytelegraph.co.uk

Nicco, Derby Pride Park



Nicco restaurant and bar
Nicco restaurant and bar

This Indian restaurant and cocktail bar opened in November on the site of the former Chiquito venue after an extensive renovation worth around half a million pounds.

Owner Sanj Kumar serves Indian dishes with a twist, including street food, curries and tapas sharing plates.

Read more about Nicco here.

Zorba in the Cathedral Quarter



Zorba was a much anticipated addition to Derby's center this year
Zorba was a much anticipated addition to Derby’s center this year

Owner Nadeem Ullah, who runs the Zorba The Greek taverna in Chelmsford, Essex, expanded his business by opening another branch in Derby in October.

The announcement of the opening created a buzz of excitement among the locals, and so far it has certainly lived up to expectations.

Read what happened when we took a Greek person to review Zorba.

Burgerhood, Osmaston Road



Burgerhood welcomed its first customers at the end of July this year
Burgerhood welcomed its first customers at the end of July this year

Opened in late July, Burgerhood has been dishing up, well, burgers.

It replaced the much-loved Nicky’s Fish Bar, so it has had big shoes to fill, but has certainly impressed the locals so far.

Read our review of Burgerhood here.

Half, Derby Pride Park



Mezzo opened its doors for the first time on Thursday, May 20th
Mezzo opened its doors for the first time on Thursday, May 20th

Mezzo serves fresh and healthy dishes, and in its short time has built up a strong reputation at Pride Park, so much so that even Derby County players had to try it.

Blandehuset, Friar Gate



The mixing house opens in Friar Gate
The mixing house opens in Friar Gate

This new rooftop bar offers an exclusive selection of cocktails along with Let’s Taco Bout It, the street food vendor that sells Mexican food.

Give me burgers



Feed Me, which specializes in serving burgers and cocktails, opened on Victoria Street in the city center in June
Feed Me, which specializes in serving burgers and cocktails, opened on Victoria Street in the city center in June

Feed Me Burgers offers cocktails and burgers on Victoria Street in the city center and has become a must-visit when in Derby.

No.7 Kitchen



No. 7 Kitchen, Friargate Derby
No. 7 Kitchen, Friargate Derby

This family-run business provides fresh home-cooked food to the residents of Derby.

It opened on August 7 this year.

Pyclet Parlor



Derby's Pyclet Parlor returned to the city center after 18 months away when a new café opened in the cathedral district this year
Derby’s Pyclet Parlor returned to the city center after 18 months away when a new café opened in the cathedral district this year

After six years in Derby’s Victorian Market Hall, Pyclet Parlor has moved to Cathedral Quater.

This little gem offers street food to take with you, and is much loved by those in the city center.

Café Villabella



Café Villabella opened its doors to customers in September
Café Villabella opened its doors to customers in September

This small Italian café opened its doors in September, bringing the Italian Riviera to the center of Derby,

Sacred Bean Coffee House

Launched at the Derby Community Hub, this social enterprise is groundbreaking and driven by people overcoming life-threatening problems.

They work with individuals who have become socially excluded and overcome struggles such as homelessness, abusive behavior, and substance abuse.

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