By Josh Marais –
Chatsworth has announced the opening of a new daytime dining offering, located at Peak Shopping Village in Derbyshire.
An original oak table from Chatsworth’s Victorian kitchen takes center stage in the contemporary daytime dining offering in the village of Rowsley, on the edge of the Peak District.
Located in the retail and leisure supply of Peak Village, Chatsworth Kitchen celebrates quality, seasonal food sourced from the estate and a community of farmers, growers and makers from across the Derbyshire Dales.
With a bespoke interior featuring hundreds of items sourced from Chatsworth’s shops and kitchens, the new restaurant and retail concept provides a relaxed and welcoming place to enjoy delicious fresh food selected daily from farms and gardens. of the domain.
The launch menu showcases the best of local produce, from Chatsworth Gin Smoked Salmon with Sherry Vinegar Capers and Shallots, Estate Marinated Beef with Roasted Cherry Tomato and Herb Couscous, and Chatsworth Lamb Cutlets with Salad of figs, goat cheese and spinach. Charcuterie plates offer a choice of baked flatbreads or seasonal baked pie and fresh salads while popular children’s dishes will be updated regularly.
The majority of the food is prepared on site, while freshly baked pastries and desserts will be created under the watchful eye of Chatsworth’s experienced pastry chef in the stables kitchen near the house.
Alongside the dining experience, a carefully curated retail offering of over 300 quality food, beverage, kitchen and homeware items is available.
Working closely with retail consultant Lady Burlington and the Chatsworth team, Sheffield-based design agencies Whitehead Commercial and 93 have created an interior that effortlessly blends heritage artefacts with a fresh modern approach.
Lady Burlington said: ‘We were inspired by the old Chatsworth kitchen and brought a variety of pots, pans and Chatsworth items to the restaurant. Sustainability and authenticity were at the heart of this project; we repurposed and repurposed items including chairs, doors, and panels, with many tables made from salvaged flooring from the estate.
“Chatsworth Kitchen celebrates local produce, suppliers and makers, and we hope it becomes a place where people can hang out and enjoy great food, before exploring the many new stores that are opening in Peak Village.
“The Peak District is full of wonderful products and passionate, talented artisans, and we look forward to doing our part to support these businesses; established names like David Mellor, who supplied stoneware and cutlery, to our candle maker in Barlow and young talent like potter Joe Heath working on the Chatsworth estate.
With indoor and outdoor seating, the Chatsworth Kitchen seats 130 people and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, seven days a week. The new business has also seen the creation of several full-time jobs , as well as short-term casual employment and career progression opportunities for existing employees.
Chatsworth Food & Beverage Manager Chris Bailey-Jones said: “Food is at the heart of the Chatsworth Estate and so it’s no surprise that at Chatsworth Kitchen the produce raised and grown on the estate is celebrated. in each dish.
“The menu seeks to build on emerging food trends without ever losing sight of the importance of local, seasonal and sustainable food which enhances Chatsworth, Derbyshire and indeed the country at large.
“The restaurant will give a distinct Chatsworth twist to great service, being informal, fun and even a little quirky. All of this is accompanied by a carefully curated drinks list, seeking to spotlight local suppliers in the perfect setting for a casual lunch with friends or a family reunion.”
With centuries of heritage in growing, harvesting, cooking and manufacturing, Chatsworth Kitchen builds on the estate’s past with a view to the future, supporting local producers, with an environmentally conscious approach and durability.
Chatsworth Kitchen is part of a long-term investment and development plan for Peak Village, which was purchased in 2021 by The Devonshire Group, the company which represents the interests of the Devonshire family in nearby Chatsworth. Aiming to offer something different from traditional high streets and shopping centres, and welcoming local businesses and national brands, Peak Village is set to become one of Derbyshire’s premier retail and leisure destinations.
Chatsworth supports the town’s marketing and economic growth through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 200 organizations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.