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?


Danny is talented and passionate chef with a broad knowledge of food and cooking styles and works to a simple ethos that allows ‘the food to do the talking’. His love of cooking developed as a teenager as home cooking and growing produce has always been in the family but Danny is the first to become a professional chef.

With a varied career spanning 14 years to date predominantly across the East Midlands, he is proud to have had three roles as Head Chef, including a stint in Jersey, but now he’s back in his beloved Derbyshire, flying the flag for its produce, and creating mouth watering dishes as Head Chef at The Palfrey.

Danny welcomes interaction with customers and is happy to talk about his food, be sure to go up and speak to him at our open pass in our kitchen upstairs.


CASUAL BITES 12pm - 9pm
LUNCH MENU 12pm - 3pm
MAIN MENU 5:30pm - 9pm
LADIES NIGHT 3rd Thursday Each Month
VEGETARIAN NIGHT Last Wednesday each month
REEF, BEEF & BUBBLES Every Thursday Night


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

Latest News

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The Palfrey

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

Opening Times


Wed & Thurs: 12pm-12am

Fri & Sat: 12pm-late

Sun: 12pm-7pm  


Wed – Sat: 12-3pm, 5.30-9pm

Sun: 12pm-5pm

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