The Cavendish Hotel
Tucked away in the quiet village of Baslow, you’ll find the historic Cavendish Hotel, a spectacular venue with extensive grounds. The Cavendish was formerly owned by the Duke of Rutland but became the property of the Duke of Devonshire in 1830, reputedly won at the card table. Overlooking the Chatsworth Estate, The Cavendish boasts a range of formal and relaxed dining options with abundant charm and opulence. Glorious chandeliers and classical artwork, much of which is sourced from Chatsworth House, create a sumptuous setting. Widely regarded as the go-to destination for a memorable dining experience, the two-AA-rosette-awarded Gallery Restaurant is truly a place for special occasions, while The Garden Room offers a more relaxed dining experience providing stunning views of Chatsworth Estate.
Executive head chef Adam Harper was a finalist for the prestigious Roux Scholarship this year and has produced an exciting menu, where fresh high-quality ingredients are spun into imaginative dishes, setting the tone for an unforgettable culinary experience. To start, you can expect delectable dishes such as roast pumpkin panna cotta featuring pumpkin seeds, aged balsamic, goat’s cheese and pumpkin emulsion, and steak tartare dressed with charcoal oil, apple, pickled shallots, nasturtium and a Parmesan crisp. For a delightful main, plump for Chatsworth beef fillet featuring buttered spinach, baby artichoke, pesto, goose liver, cheesy mashed potato and red wine jus. Round off proceedings with an irresistible vanilla yoghurt parfait with thyme-infused peaches, peach and lemonade sorbet, nut tuile and pomegranate. The Gallery’s tasting menu is also a popular choice, while afternoon tea provides luxury indulgence. In The Garden Room, guests can expect the same top-quality cuisine and hospitality but in a more casual setting. Think mouth-watering plates such as hand-rolled tagliatelle with wild mushrooms, spinach, Parmesan and truffle cream sauce, and Chatsworth Gold beer-battered fish with hand-cut chips, pea purée and tartare sauce.
The Cavendish is the ideal venue for celebrations, including weddings, while private dining is also available. All the while, exemplary service ensures that this incredible establishment excels in every area. Whether you’re stopping by for a three-course dinner, a well-deserved Sunday lunch, or an overnight stay, The Cavendish promises a magnificent visit to be remembered.