Eating Out Or At Home In Chesterfield

With the new scores on the doors information released by the council and environmental health how do you choose where to go for a meal? According to the list the only safe places are school and hospital based kitchens.

So basically it’s easier not to get too carried away with the findings of the report especially as cleanliness was only part of the overall score the, other parts were based on attitudes of staff and management.

Here are a few places I have tried and either liked or not.

Blue Stoops is on Matlock road in Chesterfield and offer a lunchtime and evening service. They have a good choice of food for all tastes on their general menu and offer regular guest dishes on their specials board.

The majority of their food is very good and always well cooked. Their chilli is highly recommended but the chicken wings on the starter and platter meals are not fantastic.

The lady chef is extremely friendly and cheerful and is willing to listen to customers and tries to comply with any individual tastes.

If you don’t mind travelling for about 10 minutes then Batemans Mill in Tupton is an excellent place if you like your food well prepared and presented. The food is a little more expensive than the Stoops and there is less choice on the menu but the difference is very noticeable.

All meals are cooked from fresh on the premises and so you will wait a little longer for your meal but the quality of the food is worth waiting for. Unlike some places their mash is cooked using real potato and not reconstituted flakes and the chef knows the difference between rare, medium rare and well done, which many places get wrong quite regularly. The homemade soup on the starter menu is the best soup in the area and definitely worth trying.

If you want to eat out on the cheap there’s always McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken. These are both the same in the quality of food in the essence of, they are fast food places. Therefore it is mainly a matter of whether you want chicken or beef.

McDonalds do offer a restaurant for you to sit in and eat and offer a wider variety of choice including vegetarian, fish and salad options whereas Kentucky is mainly chicken based and no restaurant is available.

If you want to stay home and get food delivered then give Dominoes Pizza a try.

They offer free delivery and their new Meateor Pizza is heavenly. As well as offering a full range of starters and desserts they are for a limited period now offering any sized Pizza for £9.99. This means that you could easily feed a family of four with a starter, pizza, pudding and drinks for under £20.

Their food is freshly prepared at their store on Lordsmill St and cooked and delivered generally within 45 minutes.

So there you have it, a couple of places worth trying out in the Chesterfield area if you fancy a night off cooking for yourself.