We’re now open Tuesday evenings from 5pm for dining and drinks!



Located in the historic Old Blacksmiths Yard on Sadlergate, The Palfrey is a newly refurbished unique and contemporary restaurant and wine bar, where we aim to provide a relaxed and friendly environment for our customers.

As an independent establishment, passion is at the heart of everything we do. We offer an eclectic mix of food and drink, including a bespoke wine list, signature cocktails and specially created dishes using only the best local ingredients.

Split over two levels, our rustic and industrial bar can be found downstairs with adjacent courtyard for casual dining and drinks, whilst upstairs our inviting restaurant is full of intimate charm and contains the kitchen with an open pass to showcase our delicious food. Why not come and see for yourself the latest addition to Derby’s prospering and vibrant food and drink scene?


For Thomas Burton, the key to being a good chef is communication – working closely with suppliers, his dedicated team strives to give customers the best possible experience. Thomas is passionate about cooking as a creative outlet, demonstrating ingenuity in everything from the menu to the presentation of each individual dish. His love of cooking was first inspired by his father, from whom he was first taught to cook fresh home made meals. This interest developed as a teenager but it wasn’t until he finished university that he decided he wanted to become a professional chef. Training on the job, he spent much of his own time watching and reading about cooking as possible. He describes his cuisine as modern bistro dining with a mixture of British, Spanish and Northern European influences. He believes in using produce from trusted local suppliers, a task which is aided by the abundance of good farms and butchers in Derbyshire. That said, Thomas advocates cooking with care and passion, enjoying most the ability to be creative in menu and dish development. One of his favourite aspects of his job is receiving positive feedback from happy customers, so be sure to go up and speak to him at our open pass in our kitchen upstairs!

Daniel knew he wanted to be a chef from the age of 13 when he first walked into the kitchen! His culinary career began as a Kitchen Porter & when he finished school, he went straight to catering college at New College Nottingham and completed a 3 year diploma! From there his career developed at the Wollaton Pub and Kitchen starting as Commis Chef and within 6 years rising through the ranks to Sous Chef! Daniel likes to play on classic dishes and put his own twist on them, as well as inventing his own dishes and taking inspiration from books to develop his menus! He is a huge fan of local produce and loves working with local suppliers, so he knows he’s getting the best ingredients for his dishes! Daniel began working with us as Senior Sous Chef in October 2018 and is now taking on the challenge of working as joint Head Chef at The Palfrey alongside existing Head Chef Thomas Burton, to form a formidable duo and progress the tasting experience at The Palfrey.


A La Carte menu Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm
Vegan evening menu Wednesday 25th March, Wednesday 29th April
Breakfast & Bottomless Brunch Saturdays (10am - 1pm)
Easter Sunday Lunch 12pm-6pm & children under 12 half price
Mothering Sunday Lunch 12pm-6pm & children under 12 half price
Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast 10am-1pm on Sat 21st March
Bar menu Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm


Cocktail masterclass

£30 per person – includes a welcome drink, 3 cocktails and a shot to finish.


We offer bespoke outside catering for your meeting, party or event. Options include canapés, sharing platters, & flatbreads etc. Please feel free to contact us about your requirements and we will endeavour to design a menu to suit your needs.

Corporate Events

Use our upstairs for your next business lunch, board meeting or networking event. Ideal due to our central location and impressive interior.

Private Functions

Hire out our space for a party to remember! We will work with you to create either a special sit down menu, or canapes and cocktails – hire cost starts at £0

Live Music

Look out for our live music events, accompanied by themed food and drinks, entertainment and special offers

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The Palfrey

7 – 9 Old Blacksmith’s Yard
Sadler Gate
Derby DE1 3PD
01332 293 135

Opening Times


Tues 5pm-11pm

Wed & Thurs: 12pm-11pm

Fri & Sat: 12pm-late

Sun: 12pm-6pm  


Tues 5pm-11pm

Wed – Sat: 12-3pm, 5-9pm

Sun: 12pm-4:30pm


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