I wished I’d had my photographer with me today when – thanks to some friends who invited m to join them on a ‘business’ lunch – I discovered a quite charming place to eat in Bakewell. It is called Naughty and Nice, and is tucked away in King’s Court just off the one and only roundabout in Bakewell. I am glad to tell you about it because it is hidden away quite discreetly – I must have driven past scores of times without realising what delights lay within.
The sun shone, warmly and we sat outside in the sunshine with pink Montana petals floating lazily down around us. We felt we could have been in a little continental square somewhere – obviously, another time one might not be so lucky but apparently it is quite charming inside as well.
The menu looked very interesting and just a bit different – I found it difficult to choose what to have but my ciabatta bacon and brie melt was certainly delicious! There are also all sorts of tempting home made cakes and chocolatey things to be had – it perhaps wouldn’t be the place for a keen dieter to visit but perfect for everyone else.
As well as eating chocolate things, you can also ‘make’ chocolate. Naughty describes itself as ‘cafe bistro and chocolatier’ and their Chocolate Experience event invites you to become a chocolatier for the day which sounds fun and would be a lovely thing to plan, especially if the weather forecast isn’t great (it does happen, occasionally).
So that’s all! I was so impressed i just wanted to share it as soon as possible, while the memory was still fresh. Sorry about no photos – I’ll have to take John with me next time… He’d love it.
Douglas’s Barn is available to book for short breaks 3 or 4 nights between 2 and 20 May 2016. Bookings usually start on a Monday or a Friday but if you want a break that starts on a different day get in touch. We are very flexible with bookings.
There are some new attractions added to the list of treats available with the Premier Cottages special privileges card. Amongst them are Renishaw Hall, Thornbridge Hall Gardens (new discounts), Hassop Station Cafe, Village Green Cafe Eyam, Carsington Water Sports and Leisure, Hartington Cheese Shop.
There are still a few free dates at the end of March/April in both Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns. Short breaks, 3 or 4 nights, which are not normally available are on offer. Please look at availability and give me a call or book on line.