Whether you are planning to dine in style at home or, when we can, looking to head out and enjoy a top-quality menu with superb customer service - the Cathedral Quarter has something for every palate and pocket this festive season.

Ice Delights

Just Ice in Derby Market Hall have a host of frozen delights to tickle the taste buds either to serve at home or as gifts for sweet-toothed family and friends.

Options include ‘The 12 scoops of Xmas’ which are 12 small tubs in a variety of festive flavour, an ice cream tyle log, home freezer tubs, Fairtrade tote bags, artisan coffee and chocolate boxed hampers and ice cream sundae gift sets.

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Just Ice has launched a new delivery service on Thursday and Fridays to local postcodes and more information is available about this unique business and its offer on the website.

Spice is a safe bet for Christmas

Spice Lounge, one of the Cathedral Quarters most popular restaurants during the festive season is taking steps to make sure that their customers don’t miss out by offering a Take-Away service.

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The family-owned Spice Lounge in Friargate has introduced a further initiative – with collection and delivery services available for its entire menu including the Christmas specials.

Four times winners in the Derby Food & Drink Awards, The Spice Lounge celebrated its tenth anniversary this year and has become one of the Cathedral Quarters most successful businesses.

For more information about booking ahead, collection or delivery, telephone 01332 346145 or online.

Caribbean Escape At Home

Whilst we are not able to get away from it all and enjoy Turtle Bay’s Caribbean hideaway in the Wardwick at the moment, there is always the take out and delivery version available online.

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When we are back, enjoy Christmas with a tropical twist with delicious three/four-course festive menus and optional bottomless drinks.
Appetiser options include juicy grilled halloumi, crispy chickpeas and fresh watermelon. Starters range from crispy chilli squid to berry jerk wings.

For main course say hello to jerk chicken, sirloin steak or salmon or how about sweet berry tofu and spicy chestnut and roasted squash curry. And Christmas puddings get a tropical Caribbean twist such with lashings of rum, coconut and chilli chocolate.

Thai Delights

Finale Thai Tapas & Dining in The Strand (meaning ‘our own little place’) is a cosy authentic Thai cuisine restaurant which is the perfect place for a relaxed supper or a romantic evening.

During continued restrictions, this popular restaurant will be offering an online delivery service through Deliveroo and Just Eat or a collection service with 10% discount.

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Once back open, the restaurant has a special meal deal with two courses for just £13.95 between Mondays and Thursdays and the menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.

To enquire about future bookings or for takeaway and collection, visit the website email finale.derby@live.co.uk or call 07887523779.

Foodie Paradise

Let Milk & Honey Deli in Sadler Gate help you serve up a treat with a wide selection of cheese, charcuterie, pates and condiments - all chosen with your gastronomic celebrations in mind.

Whether you are planning to adorn the Christmas or Boxing Day table with these delicious delights or planning to create a hamper as a special foodie gift – there is a world of choice at this celebrated deli.

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Milk & Honey is offering a local delivery and collection service for minimum orders of £15. These can be ordered via email/Facebook/phone: 07966516729.


BEAR in Iron Gate has launched a delicious winter warmer menu to warm the cockles of your heart. The drinks menu includes the popular Bailey’s hot chocolate as well as a shiny new Biscoff latte.

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Foodie treats range from chocolate orange pancakes to the new mega-stack ‘Fairytale of New Pork’ Christmas burger, complete with melty gooey brie and cranberry sauce.

BEAR will now also be opening on Friday and Saturday evenings 5pm – 9pm (as well as being open during the day time) for evening takeaway.

For those who want to enjoy BEAR from the comfort of your own home – lookout for the Baked Brie Boxes to bake and enjoy at home. Each box is packed with a wheel of brie, a skillet, a pot of fig relish, fresh baguette and a bottle of wine, carefully chosen to pair perfectly with the cheese.

And check out the fantastic takeaway menu available at the Iron Gate venue including brunch, lunch, coffee and sweet treats.

Home-Cooked Fayre

Portobello in Queen Street prides itself on tasty home-cooked food ranging from healthy salads to bursting cobs, their famed sausage rolls, warming soups and delicious sweet treats to take-away.

They are planning to cook up a festive storm and are already taking orders for their most deliciously boozy sherry and almond Christmas cakes.
Or take the hassle out of Christmas cooking by ordering a home-cooked meal or buffet.

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Homemade Great Food

The Acropolis Cafe Bar. Visit Derby's oldest established cafe which has been in the same family since 1976 serving homemade good value English food for generations in Derby.

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When we are back open come in and enjoy our Christmas dinner or one of our famous breakfasts which are available 7 days a week. We also have a daily homemade specials which are cooked fresh every day.

There is something for everyone.

We offer a free takeaway service to Cathedral Quarter businesses and homes. Telephone us on 01332 368906. Open from 8.00am to 3.00 pm everyday.

Fresh Produce

Rob and Lynne at R & L Fruits in the Market Hall have all the fresh fruit and vegetables you will need this Christmas – available either for collection or delivery to your home. Please give them a call on 01332 372464 or 0771 1896117.

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Winter Wonderland

The Old Bell Hotel in Sadler Gate is continuing its hugely popular roast dinner deliveries between 12 noon and 5pm every Sunday and the delicious Burger Menu delivery service which is now available on Thursdays and Fridays 5pm to 9:30pm and on Saturdays 12 noon to 9:30pm.

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Furthermore, the popular Sunday lunch home delivery service is complemented with Christmas dishes and there are Christmas Burger specials to enjoy at the Old Bell or at home including the Pig in Blanket burger and Turkey with brie and cranberry.

For more information please visit their website or keep your eye on their socials for up and coming details.

Tasty and Warming Jackets

Try homemade fillings at the Deli Potato Shop including vegetarian options all served served on a ‘larger than normal’ tasty jacket potato from the shop on Derby's Market Place.

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All of our fillings are freshly made with locally sourced ingredients and come with a five star rating.

We serve between 11am and 3pm Monday to Friday and offer free delivery to Cathedral Quarter businesses and homes.

Contact us 01332 368906