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.
Due to a late cancellation Douglas’s Barn has become available from 23 to 30 October 2017. Full week, Monday to Monday or part week Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday. Late deal rates, 7 day break £495, 3 night weekend, Friday to Monday or 4 day Monday to Friday break £345.
Why not treat yourself to a few days away in the Peak District in Douglas’s or Tom’s Barns. The prices have been reduced from 17 November to 7 December 2016. The days may be shorter but it is great to get out for a few hours for a walk or drive in the lovely countryside. […]
Decided it was time to give the outside of the barns a bit of a face lift. We have replaced all the barn doors, all the exterior has been repainted, new furniture outside and new parasols t shade that lovely sun that we are still getting. A big thank you to all the skilled trade […]