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St John Street Gallery & Cafe

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Central European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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50 St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH, England
+44 1335 347425
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We found our way to the gallery as many of the other cafes were full. This turned out to be a great blessing. The prices seemed to be on the expensive side but when we received our dishes we realised they were well worth it. Between us we had sandwiches, a croque monsieur, and the cheese plowmans. The portions were... More 

Thank David B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This forgotten end of town has a lovely cafe and art gallery. Light airy rooms with a large cafe over two floors, dogs welcome, the coffee is very good and a good range of foods on the menu all healthy and most gluten free. A great find if your in Ashbourne.

1 Thank rustycrusty
Derby, England
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Spoilt for choice here, with a select menu. Best way to get half of your 10 a day, with the lovely salads. Great coffee choice, too. Love the relaxed ambience and spacious layout. Only drawback is the stairs to get up there!

1 Thank derbynightshelter
Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have been to this cafe several times and have felt confident to recommend. After my experience this week I will not be using the cafe again. This is a sad decision as the venue as a gallery is perfect, exhibiting first class works at affordable prices. Back to the Cafe! Presentation of our soup was delightful. Sadly one portion... More 

Thank SuzeDerbyshireuk
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Steep stairway to seated cafe areas on the middle and top floors- but well worth it. Beautiful light areas. Variety of chairs and sofas, spacious excellently laid out rooms, creating helpful areas. Very friendly helpful service and welcome. Look forward to further visit.

Thank 1949etwall
Buxton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Well curated gallery with regular shows of mainly local(ish) artists. Nice airy, well-lit first floor cafe/gallery and second floor mezzanine area with tables and soft furnishings. Friendly staff. Good choice of teas including loose leaf options, good coffee, small selection of cakes - all high quality. Also good for light lunch. Refreshment prices are very fair but price tags on... More 

Thank SpiritOfViator
North Yorks
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Came for lunch with my dog on a wet misty day. Given a warm welcome from owner. The two youngsters who served us were very helpful and really looked after me. Delicious soup and sandwich. Would really recommend , will come again when in the area.

Thank BrendaNorthYorks
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

What a find. Killing time in Ashbourne on a miserable day we found this warm oasis. Bright and cheerful, warm, friendly & helpful staff and great food. The dog was made most welcome and we ended up leaving well fed, warm and our feelings for our fellow man restored. The artwork looked most interesting but sadly we did ot have... More 

Thank AncientMariner1944
Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

So often cafes attached to galleries can be a real disappointment. Not so here....we had a lovely lunch after perusing some cracking art. Really well presented, good size portions of very tasty food - and the coffee was excellent! The two youngsters serving us were very pleasant too.

Thank Ed-C-Hunter
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had 2 friends from London come up for the weekend. After a disappointing experience of Ashbourne's christmas market, we went for a cup of tea/coffee. Service was excellent! The waiter brought my 3 dogs water (great touch) before us humans got our drinks. Will visit again (and maybe next time buy some artwork too...)

Thank emmalouise310

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
Central European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 347425
An award winning Café where the focus is on flavoursome, healthy food in a continental style. Food prepared on the premises where possible with high quality produce from leading local suppliers. A choice of quality coffees, a variety of 'bottomless' teas and alcoholic drinks complimented by delicious cakes. A wide range of soya, vegetarian and gluten free options available.A spacious Café with ample seating capacity that can easily accommodate small to medium groups. The separate mezzanine floor is ideal for meetings, workshops or just a friendly get together. The Gallery showcases some of the area’s most talented artists in relaxed and informal surroundings - an eclectic mixture of paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery, bronze and glassware on display.

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