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11 Insta-worthy eateries in Notts & Derbyshire

From stunning foodie presentation to panoramic views and hipster interiors, be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food.

Restaurant Six at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

If stunning panoramic views over one of the UK’s most famous cricket grounds isn’t enough for you, the rotating seasonal menu of six starters, mains and deserts is made for the ‘gram’. 

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Hathersage Social, Hathersage

After you’ve taken a million snaps at Hathersage’s famous heated lido, head over to the Social for a taste of the good life put together by chef, John Parsons. With a cute courtyard and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus on offer, you’ll want to stay all day.

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The Factory Kitchen, Ilkeston

If relaxed and unpretentious is your thing, The Factory Kitchen seamlessly straddles the worlds of cool coffee-bar and casual fine dining. For the ‘gram, it’s bright and airy with hints of hipster cool. Make sure you get booked in for their incredible tasting menu evenings.

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The Rustic Crust, Farnsfield

Known locally as THE PLACE to go for incredible pizzas, The Rustic Crust is oozing with laidback Italian charm. Set right in the heart of a sleepy village, if you’re not snapping their stunning courtyard, you’ll be swooning over their portions of pud.

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Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti, Hockley, Nottingham

From the iconic slapdash signage to undone, living room vibes, everything about Sexy Mamma Loves Spaghetti is easy-going and low key. But don’t be fooled, this is Italian cooking that’s more religion than meal. You can thank us later.

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Escabeche, West Bridgford

A little slice of Barcelona nestled in the leafy suburb of West Bridgford, you’ll fall in love with every tapas plate that comes to your table. Just remember, there’s no such thing as over-ordering.

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Stones Restaurant, Matlock

One of the best dining spots in Derbyshire and featured in the Michelin Guide, book in at Stones for clean, intimate surroundings and stunning, modern British dishes. Stone’s courtyard is one of the only places you can sit by the river in Matlock so take advantage when the sun’s out.

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Tom Browns Brasserie, Gunthorpe

With just the right amount of classic charm, the plates at Tom Browns look exquisite from any angle. After you’ve finished scoffing and quaffing (the cocktails… oh the cocktails), take a stroll down the picturesque banks of the River Trent.

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Ye Olde Bridge Inn, Oxton

Chic and calming in equal measures, you’ll want to stay for one more glass after a meal at the Bridge Inn. The veggie menu is just as ravishing as their meat dishes, and with a new toddler area and Play Dome, the whole family can come along.

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Binary Bar and Restaurant, Mickleover

The latest addition to Derby’s growing food scene, Binary is unbelievably ‘grammable’. It’s a super chic, grown-up space with dishes that have a Japanese and Italian twist. Plus, there’s a champagne breakfast menu. We repeat. There’s a champagne breakfast menu.

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Lighthouse Restaurant, Ashbourne

Another Michelin Guide entry, the Lighthouse is sumptuous and cosy, blending in perfectly with the wild fields and woodland surrounding it. For fine-dining without the pretence, you’ll feel at home whether you nip mid-week or for a posh date night.  

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