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Restaurants and cafes that opened in Derby this year

Since restaurants were given the green light to reopen, Derbyshire’s food scene has rebounded bigger and better than ever.

Although indoor dining is not allowed until May of this year, the county has seen a number of new restaurants open and offer a range of cuisines ranging from Indian to Greek.

It has been a trying year, filled with setbacks and uncertainty for hospitality venues, so those who have successfully started a new business and are currently booming are worth celebrating.

Overview of the new restaurants that have marked the city this year.

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Nicco, Derby Pride Park



Nicco Restaurant and Bar

This Indian restaurant and cocktail bar opened in November on the site of the old Chiquito venue, following a massive renovation worth around half a million pounds.

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

Learn more about Nicco here.

Zorba in the Cathedral Quarter



Zorba was a much anticipated addition to Derby city center this year
Zorba was a much anticipated addition to Derby city center this year

Owner Nadeem Ullah, who runs Zorba The Greek Tavern in Chelmsford, Essex, expanded his business by opening a second branch in Derby in October.

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

Open at the end of July, Burgerhood offers burgers.

It replaced the much-loved Nicky’s Fish Bar, so it had some chunky shoes to fill in, but it certainly impresses locals so far.

Read our Burgerhood review here.

Mezzo, Derby Pride Park



Mezzo first opened on Thursday, May 20
Mezzo first opened on Thursday, May 20

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

The Mixing House, Friar Gate



Opening of the Mixing House at Friar Gate
Opening of the Mixing House at Friar Gate

This new rooftop bar offers an exclusive range of cocktails alongside Let’s Taco Bout It, the street food vendor selling Mexican food.

Feed 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

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

Kitchen n ° 7



Kitchen n ° 7, Friargate Derby
Kitchen n ° 7, Friargate Derby

This family-run business offers fresh, home-cooked meals to the people of Derby.

It opened on August 7 of this year.

Salon de Pyclet



Derby's Pyclet lounge returned to the city center after an 18-month absence when a new cafe opened in the Cathedral Quarter this year
Derby’s Pyclet lounge returned to the city center after an 18-month absence when a new cafe opened in the Cathedral Quarter this year

After six years in the Victorian Derby Market, the Pyclet Salon moved to the Cathedral Quarter.

Offering take-out street food, this little gem is popular with downtown residents.

Cafe Villabella



Café Villabella opened to customers in September
Café Villabella opened to customers in September

This little Italian cafe opened in September and brings the Italian Riviera to downtown Derby,

Sacred Bean Coffee

Launched at the Derby Community Hub, this social enterprise is pioneering and led by people who overcome life control issues.

They work with people who have been socially excluded and overcome challenges such as homelessness, criminal behavior and drug addiction.

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Richard Dement

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