Pepperpot: Swanky new art deco restaurant and cocktail bar opens in Derby

Citrus cured salmon, seared duck breast and steak with Bearnaise sauce is on the menu
The Pepperpot restaurant Derby is situated in the grand £175m Nightingale QuarterThe Pepperpot restaurant Derby is situated in the grand £175m Nightingale Quarter
The Pepperpot restaurant Derby is situated in the grand £175m Nightingale Quarter

A new Derby restaurant whose dishes channel luxury dining is set to open its doors on one of the most romantic times of year. 

The Pepperpot restaurant opens on Valentine's Day and will serve a range of beautifully presented dishes covering three main services of the day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Set within Wavensmere Homes’ £175m Nightingale Quarter, the new concept restaurant will take pride of place in one of two restored Victorian ‘pepper pot’ buildings, originating from the Florence Nightingale-designed former Derby Royal Infirmary. 

Located off London Road, adjacent to the Derbion shopping centre, The Pepperpot will be open seven days a week.

The eatery will serve drinks and gastro-dining style breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a strong focus on classic British, Mediterranean and American dishes, using locally sourced ingredients. 

The Art Deco styled restaurant is a welcome addition to the city's dining sceneThe Art Deco styled restaurant is a welcome addition to the city's dining scene
The Art Deco styled restaurant is a welcome addition to the city's dining scene

A bijou cocktail bar and café area will be the perfect place to sip a delicious tipple, with an air-conditioned glass box extension housing the main restaurant to the rear. 

Wavensmere Homes and The Fulton Partnership have collectively invested in excess of £1m in the project. 

Creating 25 new full- and part-time jobs, The Pepperpot is The Fulton Partnership’s sixth venue in the Midlands. 

The group is best known for The Butchers Bar and The Westgate Suites Wedding Venue, which are both in Long Eaton. 

Stables Hotel and The Bowling Green Inn are located adjacent to each other in Ashbourne, while The Saracens Head Steakhouse is in Meir, Stoke on Trent. 

Sip expertly mixed cocktails at Derby's newest bijou cocktail bar in The Pepperpot restaurantSip expertly mixed cocktails at Derby's newest bijou cocktail bar in The Pepperpot restaurant
Sip expertly mixed cocktails at Derby's newest bijou cocktail bar in The Pepperpot restaurant

Graeme Fulton, owner of The Fulton Partnership, said: “Becoming the custodian for such a grand Victorian landmark is an honour and we have set out to make the people of Derby as proud as we are of this unique new venue. 

“The Pepperpot is our first city centre location and no expense has been spared.

“The interior is akin to a fine London hotel, with a refined heritage colour pallet and nods to the Art Deco era. 

“However, as with our other well-known establishments, we want the food to do the talking.”

What is on the menu at Pepperpot restaurant Derby

Service will start at 8:30am seven days a week, with breakfast and brunch favourites, such as a Full English, Eggs Royale, Benedict and Florentine. 

Seasonal lunch and dinner menus each feature a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, including vegetarian and vegan options. 

Graeme, who has a soft spot for a good roast dinner, said: “Sunday should always be a highlight of the culinary week, so our roasts will be show-stoppers. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to be fully booked throughout our opening day, which will be a magical Valentine’s to remember. 

“We will be counting on the continued support of the 1,000 residents already living at the Nightingale Quarter, locals living across Derby, and visitors to the city, to make this the destination people come back to time and time again. 

“With such a superb location - only a short walk from the Derbion shopping centre and Derby train station - The Pepperpot ticks all the boxes.” 

The General Manager of The Pepperpot is Mike Millward who is a long-serving member of The Fulton Partnership’s team. 

Joseph Wood has been newly recruited as Head Chef, having previously worked in the same role at The Cottonworks Bistro in nearby Darley Abbey Mills. 

Wavensmere Homes started construction work at The Nightingale Quarter in late 2019. 

The developer says the 18.5-acre site is one of the UK’s most significant city centre regeneration projects.

James Dickens, Managing Director of Wavensmere Homes, said: “To have a restaurant of this quality on site at Nightingale Quarter is a huge asset to the community living on the doorstep and the city of Derby as a whole. 

“The Pepperpot team has our full support and we can’t wait to see it become the heart and soul of this vibrant new neighbourhood.”

To view menus and book a dining reservation, visit Pepperpot’s website by clicking here.

Address: The Pepperpot, Nightingale Quarter, London Road, Derby DE1 2UH