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If you live southside of the city you might consider a trip into Chesterfield as an alternative for a night out?

 

A couple of years ago I don't think I could honestly have recommended to anyone but in recent times there have been a few decent places opening up.

 

Calabria Italian restaurant, on Glumangate in the town centre, is only a small place but serves superb regional Italian cuisine. A bit different to your average Italian restaurant. A lot of the food is sourced in the Italian region of Calabria and flown in, same with the wines. The result is really authentic Italian food and well worth a visit.

 

Another new place which opened only in the past few weeks is Coco's. This is a very nice trendy bar, situated a short distance from the railway station, on Corporation street (opposite the Pomegranate theatre). It has some comfy informal seating areas around the bar and a number of tables for dining. The food looks great - scallops and black pudding, barbecued ribs, tapas, fish, steaks, all sorts of things really. They have an open serving area to the kitchen where you can see them preparing the food. They also have real ales on draft and a big range of imported beers. We only popped in for a drink the other week but wished we'd have booked in for a meal. They were fully booked so it looks like it's going to be a popular one.

 

There's also a nice big Nonna's restaurant on Chatsworth road just out of town. Although we have one here in Sheff already so...

 

If you're out that way, worth a visit for sure.

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A lot of the food is sourced in the Italian region of Calabria and flown in, same with the wines.

 

Travel from Sheffield to Chesterfield and eat food flown in from Calabria... who cares about your carbon foot print, or the fact that many local businesses can produce delicious ingredients right here in Yorkshire, when the taste is authentic.

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Travel from Sheffield to Chesterfield and eat food flown in from Calabria... who cares about your carbon foot print, or the fact that many local businesses can produce delicious ingredients right here in Yorkshire, when the taste is authentic.

 

Oh it's my friend CharLou again, popped up to have another pop.:)

 

Excellent news about local businesses producing delicious ingredients here in Yorkshire. Give us some recommendations then, I'd love to try them. (I do eat locally as well y'know!).

 

It's a short trip to Chezzie for some of us and I've really never worried about my carbon footprint as I've made that journey. Neither does it bother me that this small family run restaurant flies some of the ingredients in directly from Calbria in Italy. I think that's fine - I understand a lot of their produce is sourced locally as well - but it's the stuff that is local to that region that you can't get anywhere else that I'm referring to. I think that's really nice because it gives people a chance to try something different and I don't see anything wrong with it. I drink Calbrian red wine when I go there - that's been flown in too - but it hasn't come as far as the Australilan wine that you've got in your fridge! (I've been peeping).

 

You must live the life of a saint CharLou if you too aren't guilty of consuming food from outside of the local area. The supermarkets are full of stuff flown in from all corners of the world just so people can eat foods out of season (and so the supermarkets can make huge profits as well).

 

I take it you'll not be joining me for a candlelit dinner there then?:(

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As my other half is an ex-employee of Nonna's, we won't be eating there in a hurry.

 

The one places I have been for a meal in Chesterfield is Dynasty, which is a very good Chinese and which I can quite happily reccomend.

 

As to bars, I'm afraid I just can't get past the Beer Parlour on that front. I know it's an off-licence but it's a better place for a pint then a good many pubs! And then afterwards to the Derby Tup for some Harvest Pale.

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As my other half is an ex-employee of Nonna's, we won't be eating there in a hurry.

 

The one places I have been for a meal in Chesterfield is Dynasty, which is a very good Chinese and which I can quite happily reccomend.

 

As to bars, I'm afraid I just can't get past the Beer Parlour on that front. I know it's an off-licence but it's a better place for a pint then a good many pubs! And then afterwards to the Derby Tup for some Harvest Pale.

 

Interested to hear that Dynasty is still going strong. Haven't been in years but it used to be good.

 

I know the Beer Parlour on Whit Moor - a most peculiar place with an amazing selection of beers and a few on hand pump as well. Most unusual for a small beer off.

 

The Derby Tup used to be one of my favourite pubs at one time - when it first opened. (That's not why I have that as my board name though - but some will know that the Derby Tup is a traditional folk custom (or was) which was performed only in a few North East Derbyshire villages - one of which is where I am from). But the Derby Tup pub went downhill many years ago as far as I'm concerned. And the beer you mention, "harvest pale" isn't one of my faves. In fact, I'm not very impressed by much of those Castle Rock beers - but each to their own of course. I think you'll get a better pint in the Chesterfield Arms or Rutland personally. Or Coco's even! I was impressed with their brews the other day.

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Interested to hear that Dynasty is still going strong. Haven't been in years but it used to be good.

 

I know the Beer Parlour on Whit Moor - a most peculiar place with an amazing selection of beers and a few on hand pump as well. Most unusual for a small beer off.

 

The Derby Tup used to be one of my favourite pubs at one time - when it first opened. (That's not why I have that as my board name though - but some will know that the Derby Tup is a traditional folk custom (or was) which was performed only in a few North East Derbyshire villages - one of which is where I am from). But the Derby Tup pub went downhill many years ago as far as I'm concerned. And the beer you mention, "harvest pale" isn't one of my faves. In fact, I'm not very impressed by much of those Castle Rock beers - but each to their own of course. I think you'll get a better pint in the Chesterfield Arms or Rutland personally. Or Coco's even! I was impressed with their brews the other day.

 

All I will say about Harvest Pale is that for a light summer beer it pretty much hits the nail on the head.

 

As to the Derby Tup, I don't think there is any denying that it lacks atmosphere outside of matchdays, but it has it's uses after a bit of time spent in The Beer Parlour.

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Yes Derby Tup, I agree Calbria is really fab, far superior to Italians in Sheffield (not including Milano's), there is a fairly large contingency of Italians living in the area of this restaurant and it usually has locals eating in there, always a good sign. I too have chosen to ignore daft posts, from daft people, who probably only learnt about carbon footprints in the last week. (A word of warning though about this restaurant....the word is obviously out, you definately need to book in advance).

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One place in Chesterfield certainly worth a visit is the Old Post, upmarket modern British. Not cheap as you might expect but well worth exploring. Excellent meat and clever ways with mushrooms. Start with the Sunday lunch. Run by a Scottish couple. And as for beer, they do a decent range of local bottled beers.

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  • 4 months later...

Went in Raw Brewery's new place, The White Swan on Saturday. I can't reccomend it highly enough. Being new it still lacks a bit of atmosphere right now but the range of beers is spot on and the bottled exotica is very reasonably priced compared to places like the Sheffield Tap.

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