Blacksmith’s Loft restaurant launched in Derby.
A new fine dining experience arrived in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter on Tuesday 18th February, when we opened the doors at The Blacksmith’s Loft Restaurant. Family and friends of the restaurant team were the first to sample our brand new a la carte menu, designed by our recently-appointed Head Chef, Andy Ellis.
Formerly the Black Rock Grill Steakhouse, The Blacksmith’s Loft will be offering a refreshing take on classic British and European dishes. Each dish will be served up with a slice of nostalgia and a dash of fun, with exciting contemporary twists on presentation and flavour that are sure to delight our diners.
What’s on the menu?
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or enjoying a relaxed meal with friends, The Blacksmith’s Loft is the perfect venue. Highlights from our menus include:
• Baked goat’s cheese with a pistachio herb crust. Served with balsamic glazed onions and pomegranate salad.
• Pan-fried pigeon breast en croute. Served with roast figs, crunchy apple salad and a raspberry vinaigrette.
• roast cote de boeuf,roast baby leeks, confit carrot, pomme puree, glazed shallots,
parsnip crisps, red wine horseradish jus
• Herb crusted rump of lamb. Served with rosemary crushed new potatoes, mint pea puree and a red wine reduction.
• Lemon and dill roasted cod. Served with creamed leeks and butter beans, smoked bacon, shellfish oil and buttered new potatoes.
• Raspberry crѐme brulée, served with white chocolate short breads.
• Banana tarte tatin, served with chocolate and salt caramel ice cream and rum anglaise.
Fresh, locally-sourced produce
As an independent restaurant, The Blacksmith’s Loft is keen to support other businesses in the Derby area, so we source as much of our fresh produce as possible from local suppliers. Find out more.
Steeped in history
The Blacksmith’s Loft is located on Blacksmith’s Yard, off Sadler Gate, in a part of Derby that boasts a long and colourful history. Sadler Gate dates back more than 1,000 years and could well have been the route taken when Bonnie Prince Charlie travelled into the city in 1745. These days, whilst much has changed, it still maintains a powerful feel of days gone by.
And that’s something we hoped to capture when we restored our new restaurant, which we’ve tastefully redecorated in keeping with the medieval origins of Blacksmith’s Yard. Whilst we’ve installed all mod cons for your comfort, our aim is for you to dine out as much on our rich, historic atmosphere as on our delicious dishes!