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5 Star Food Hygiene

We are extremely proud to have been awarded a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating from South Derbyshire Environmental Health for our new premises at Unit 12, Grassy Court, Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE30BX

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Russian Banquet 2018

  Our next Russian Banquet with Cathy McAteer from All Things Russian will be held in a Village Hall, rather fitting we think & easily accessible for this very sociable function. These banquets are extremely popular, that’s why we’re moving

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Christmas Canapé Demonstration – FREE EVENT!

We will be holding a Christmas Canapé Demonstration during The Mickleover Christmas Festival on Sunday 26th November at The Butler’s Pantry.  This is a free event with a complimentary drink.  Spaces are limited however, to book your place please call

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Mickleover Christmas Festival

We will be open for The Mickleover Christmas Festival on Sunday 26th November from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. We are delighted to support this ‘Our Mickleover’ community event, and we will be serving festive drinks, light meals & cakes PLUS our

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Love Lobster? You’ll love our Lobster & Seafood Evening!

22nd &  29th September (29th full) ‘Fruits of the Sea’ Dinner Menu Celebrating a fine selection of seafood from around the British shores £49.00 per person (7 courses) Creamy Chowder Smoked haddock chowder with pawns & cockles in a creamy

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2017 Wedding Season

Our 2017 Wedding Season is in full swing.  This year we’ve already catered at a large variety of venues including castles, stately homes, halls, self catering venues, a mill & local places of interest.  We have a large portfolio of

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Derby Cathedral Abseil

On Sunday 22nd October, our Head Chef & 3 of our Events Team will be representing The Butler’s Pantry and abseiling down the Derby Cathedral Tower to raise funds for The Derby Mountain Rescue Team and The Derby Cathedral Chapter.

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2017…We’re Expanding…And Excited!

The secret is out….we’re re-locating our outside catering side of the business to larger premises & incorporating additional services at our new venue.  It’s so exciting and we would love you to share our journey…keep checking back for up-dates, and

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‘Carsington’ Trout on the Menu!

Look what’s on the menu…… After a hugely successful fishing trip to Carsington Reservoir in Derbyshire, we’re pleased to feature home smoked trout on our menus.  We are passionate about using local produce & what better County than Derbyshire to

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Mother’s Day Sunday 26th March 2017 – Two very special options for you

We are serving a delicious afternoon tea in The Inspired by Nature Gallery at Derby Museum on Sunday 26th March, price also includes a dessert cookery demonstration with tasting.  £15.00 per person with under 12’s £7.50, call 01332 641901 for

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Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   
Wedding    Osmaston, Derbyshire, UK   

We just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping make Saturday such a great day for the both of us. The food was great - and helped make the day so memorable for everyone involved. Once back from the honeymoon we'll send a more formal thank you - but we hope to come by the Butler's Pantry in the future and experience more of your wonderful cuisine.

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to

Kedleston, Derby, UK   
Wedding    Kedleston, Derby, UK   

We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a massive big thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful food and service you provided for our wedding on 30th August. We have had so many compliments from our guests saying how wonderful the food was and how helpful your staff were. All of your support right from the first meeting has been fantastic and we cant thank you enough for the part you played in making our wedding day so special. We will hopefully see you again as we plan on visiting the restaurant so we can taste your wonderful food again

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance

Wedding    Rosliston   

Thank you so much for adding a touch of elegance with your delicious and well presented food on our wedding day. The guests were very complimentary of the food and the professionalism of yourself and your team. Such a joy and pleasure to work with.

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What

Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   
Wedding Party    Kirk Langley, Derbyshire   

Two weeks on and just coming down to earth. What an amazing day which was made so special by you and your team Ralph. Our Wedding Day was going to be Low Key, Small Scale, but it seemed to develop a life of its own and eventhough the numbers remained small the expectations developed into "Nothing but the best" from my wedding dress, the flowers the rings, the drink, everything. We had chosen the Butlers Pantry with only the experience of a lovely breakfast on one other occasion because it was local and Ralph seemed very personable and professional. Fortunately our home was able to accomodate our 31 guests, but I did worry that having the wedding reception on site might be rather stressful. I needn't have worried. The day before the wedding Ralph and team delivered his equipment with no fuss. On the day the first we saw of them was as we returned from the church as the smartly dressed staff quietly and professionally served us the Champagne and beautiful Canapes. At this time my brain had disappeared after the nerves of the service but fortunately there was Roy the Master of Ceremonies who gently steered the proceedings and us so the everything flowed smoothly from the meal to thespeache. It was wonderful to have somebody to rely on to know the right thing to do at the right time so we didn't have to think of anything except enjoying ourselves, whilst the waiters quietly, efficiently and politely served the meal. We did expect the food to be good with Ralphs reputation, but we were not prepared for the high standard that we received. My expectations are very high because I work in hospitality in a High profile area and I have to say that the quality of the food was of a superior standard which could have graced the best tables. Our guests were thrilled and so were we. I have never had such a wonderful meal on a large scale. So thank you Ralph and helpers for playing such a large part in creating one of the best days we have ever had.

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