The most romantic restaurants in the Peak District

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you’ve still not made plans, why not escape to the Peak District for a weekend of romance? With picturesque views all around, the Peaks provide the ideal setting for an intimate meal, and we have a fantastic selection of romantic restaurants for you to enjoy.

Simply Thai, Buxton

Simply Thai, most romantic restaurants in the Peak District

Simply Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant in the heart of Buxton. Ideal for those who have a taste for spice and won’t settle for imitation recipes. The chefs have worked at some of the finest hotels and restaurants in Thailand, and bring their expertise to the Peak District in this award-winning venue.

What’s more, many of the raw ingredients are imported straight from Thailand to assure their authenticity. This means that the only way you could get a more true experience of Thai food is if you were to visit the country yourself!

So, turn the heat up this Valentine’s and book dinner for two at Simply Thai. Their Valentine’s Day menu this year consists of 5 courses for just £30 per person, and there is plenty of choice available. Plus, you get a free glass of champagne upon arrival! You won’t want to miss it.


Piedaniels, Bakewell

Most romantic restaurants in the Peak District

For those who love a bit of French fare, Piedaniels is the perfect place to have a romantic meal. The menu features traditional French recipes with a European twist and the atmosphere is fabulously unpretentious. Even better, all food is prepared using fresh, local produce so as to bring out the rich flavours to their fullest.

They also have a wine list that is sure to ‘wow’ even the most seasoned of drinkers. Because of this, you can enjoy your meal with a wine to suit whatever dish takes your fancy. And why not treat yourself? It is Valentine’s, after all.


Fischer’s, Baslow Hall

Most romantic restaurants in the Peak District

Fischer’s Restaurant is definitely a top pick on our list of romantic restaurants in the area. The epitome of luxury, Fischer’s accommodates the modern British palate whilst staying true to the classics. All produce is local, fresh, and mouthwateringly good, and the venue has stunning views of the Derbyshire hills.

The dining room is classic and distinguished, so smart attire is recommended. Fischer’s also require you to book in advance, so do make sure you give enough notice prior to a big event.


Hassop Hall, Bakewell

Most romantic restaurants in the Peak District

Step back in time this Valentine’s Day at Hassop Hall. The nearly-millennia-old manor is simply stunning and the surrounding Italian gardens provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos. Inside, you can enjoy a variety of foods from an ever-changing menu and the sheer amount of choice will have you feeling well and truly spoilt.

Booking is not essential, but it is advisable. The Hall can get very busy during holidays and special occasions.


The Riverside, Ashford-In-The-Water

Most romantic restaurants in the Peak District

For a classic fine dining experience, look no further than The Riverside Restaurant. The quiet venue is the ideal place to experience local, seasonal cuisine in a town that practically transports you to a long-forgotten time. This quaint tranquillity only serves to accentuate the restaurant’s unique atmosphere, making this a real Valentine’s Day treat.

Dinner is £48.95 per person and consists of 7 creative courses to delight the senses. Prepared by chefs who are masters in their field, each dish is sure to leave you wanting more.


Do you plan on visiting any of these romantic restaurants?

The Peak District is full of wonderfully romantic restaurants, and the scenic views add a special something to the experience that is simply unmatched. This year, treat your loved one to a Valentine’s Day meal they will always remember at one of these lovely establishments.

And to complete the evening, why not book a stay at one of our luxury holiday cottages? The quality of our accommodation speaks for itself and we are in an ideal location to visit the restaurants on this list.