Larwood & Voce
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Boasting a shabby-chic interior, with squashy leather sofas and a uniquely retro feel, the Larwood & Voce seems the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a casual lunch or a boozy dinner. The menu offers everything from lunchtime bar meals and three-course evening dinners to weekend breakfasts and Sunday lunch family-friendly platters. As you would expect at any quality traditional pub, we found real ales and guest beers, and the Larwood & Voce go a step further with an extensive wine list and signature cocktails.
Even the fussiest eater would struggle to turn their nose up at the selection of tasty homemade dishes on offer - local game, quality cuts of meat and seasonal produce - all of which change regularly. Some dishes, due to popular demand, have become a permanent fixture on the menu, including grilled Manor Farm (Wirksworth) 16oz sirloin and extra large beer-battered haddock served with chips in dripping. The portions are more than generous, but our plates returned to the kitchen spotless. We even found room for pudding once we saw the desserts on offer, including mango cheesecake fool with ginger-snap biscuits, hot chocolate pudding with dark chocolate ice cream, and locally sourced British farmhouse cheese - lovely washed down with a glass or two of Barros ruby port. This was a gastronomic dining experience bursting with freshness and flavour.
The Larwood & Voce was the brainchild of John Molnar - former head chef of the award-winning Bluu Group - who, along with local businessman Matt Cullen and successful entrepreneurs Matt Saunders and Simon Patterson of Fat Cat Group, formed The Moleface Pub Company. John's impressive cheffing skills and food knowledge, along with his commitment to local produce, has not gone unrecognised. At this year's Nottingham Restaurant Awards the team scooped three highly reputable accolades, including 'Best Pub Food', 'Best Local Produce Menu' and 'Nottinghamshire Young Chef of the Year'.