The Square Restaurant
The Square at the Rutland Arms Hotel is proud to be able to offer a huge variety of locally sourced fresh produce on their menus. By supporting local businesses such as growers, suppliers and tradespeople we are confident that you will find our food incredibly fresh and the taste will be absolutely sublime.
The AA Rosette standard restaurant menus have won a variety of awards and are recognised as being excellent examples of culinary excellence in the Peak District. They are available throughout the day and offer a choice of local produce so you can sample the best that the region has to offer.
The Rutland Arms Hotel is also open to non residents for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner which can be enjoyed in both The Square Restaurant and The Gateway by residents and non-residents alike. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.
As the Rutland Arms is situated in the finest walking and hiking area in the United Kingdom we recognise that there is nothing quite as satisfying as settling down to a fine meal after a day out in the fresh air enjoying the many sites and sounds the Peak District has to offer. Whether you are exploring the historic delights of Chatsworth or Haddon Hall, or are out and about trekking over the area's stunning countryside, we are certain that you will find the food offered by both The Gateway and The Square Restaurant to be of excellent quality.
We hope you enjoy your meal at the Rutland Arms Hotel; our staff are here to help you and, if you have any questions or queries or wish to discuss special dietary requirements, please do not hesitate to ask.
A recent guest left the following review on Restaurant-Guide.com:
"I booked lunch for our 46th wedding anniversary and wanted it to be something special.
A bitterly cold dismal day on the drive to Bakewell was offset as soon as we entered the Rutland Arms. The traditional comfortable English decor was relaxing and the politeness and professionalism of the staff was impressive. The dining room was warm, stylish and comfortable with a grand array of antique clocks adorning the walls.
The wine was well presented and chilled and our starters were superb. The main course - chicken breasts were beautifully arranged and the sauce really exceptional. Everything was cooked to perfection and the whole meal spoke to me that the chefs were a cut above. Sweets were mouth watering and my wife had chosen the pear and almond tart very cleverly made to resemble a pork pie - I was impressed!
All in all, a superb and enjoyable occasion for us and we will be returning.
The redeeming impression was that the Rutland Arms has found that rare thing in this day and age - the right balance. Clever chefs, professional, friendly and courteous staff and a relaxed warm and tasteful environment! As I understand it, the Rutland Arms is still privately owned and as such, things haven't been messed around with. It is a gem and I really hope that it never falls into the hands of a group or chain. Thank you for a wonderful day!"