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On the 29th January 2016 Hand Picked Hotels sold The Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire. For more information please call The Priest House on 01332 810649 or email enquires@thepriesthouse.co.uk
Our Restaurant

Our Restaurant

The Restaurant at Rookery Hall is renowned for its 2 AA Rosettes and is perfect for fine dining.

Fine dining is at the heart of the Rookery Hall experience and we are consistently awarded 2 AA Rosettes. To us, dining is all about taking excellent local ingredients and preparing them with care, creativity and respect – we believe the results should be as tasteful as the surroundings. In our restaurant we aim to offer our guests the very highest standard of service, fine dining and exclusive wines, to ensure your visit is one you will cherish for a long time.

PRICE: from £39 per person

Opening times: 7pm - 9.30pm

Advance table reservations are strongly advised prior to arrival as tables cannot always be guaranteed for residents. 

Mike Batters

Mike Batters

Head Chef

Dining Enquiry

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This is a reservation request service. We will respond to your request with a confirmation as soon as possible, usually within the same day.

Sample Menu

  • Starters

    • Pig’s head, cheek, tongue, crispy skin, sage & onion croquette, medjool date puree
    • Pan seared king scallop, langoustine bisque, fennel, spiced parsnip (gf)
    • Confit duck roulade, celeriac remoulade, marinated beetroot (gf)
    • Wild tuna carpaccio, Thai style vegetable salad, garlic, chilli and lime salsa (gf) 
    • Cheshire cheese soufflé, Waldorf salad (v)


    • Seared monkfish, sweet & sour lentils, prawn toast, charred sweetcorn, bok choi
    • Beef Wellington, bourguignonne garnish, merlot jus 
    • Pan roast wild cod fillet, saffron potato, sea vegetables, moules marinière, red pepper crumb
    • Beetroot risotto, roquefort begneit, baby watercress salad (v)
    • Pan roast Gressingham duck breast, fennel and hazelnut crumb, celeriac purée, kale, lemongrass and ginger jus (gf)
    • Fillet of beef, traditional accompaniments (gf)
      • Peppercorn sauce £3.95
      • Bearnaise sauce £3.95


    • Baked vanilla cheesecake, treacle toffee ice cream, tasting of apple
    • White chocolate mousse, pineapple sorbet, pina colada (gf)
    • Dark chocolate fondant, pistachio ice-cream, clementine 
    • Assiette of rhubarb, ginger nut biscuit, vanilla anglaise
    • Selection of British cheeses, fresh grapes, chutneys

    £54 per person 

  • Starters

    • Chicken liver pate, caramelised red onion, toast
    • Roast plum tomato soup, basil pesto (v) (gf)
    • Pressing of ham hock, piccalilli, toasted brioche 
    • Rookery fishcake, tartar sauce, samphire
    • Goat cheese panna cotta,marinated beetroot, candied walnuts (v) (gf)


    • Braised shin of beef, creamed potato, carrot puree, caramelised shallot, red wine jus
    • Grilled salmon fillet, dauphinoise potatoes, cauliflower puree, kale, hollandaise sauce
    • Pan roast chicken breast, sweetcorn & chorizo risotto, watercress salad 
    • Wild mushroom tagliatelli, white truffle, confit tomatoes (v) 
    • Warm greek salad, sauté potato, gem lettuce, black olive, tempura red onion (v)


    • Vanilla pannacotta, warm almond sponge, seasonal compot
    • Chocolate orange mousse, tuile biscuit, orange sorbet
    • Black cherry cheesecake, crème chantilly
    • Pear and almond tart, vanilla ice cream
    • Blacksticks Blue, fruit cake, chutney

    £39 per person

All ingredients may not be listed for menu items. If more information about allergens is required, please ask a member of the team

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