So for Valentine’s day me and Jordan decided to go out for a meal on Saturday night instead of actual Valentine’s night. No reason in particular, it’s just we thought Saturday would be a bit more lively and I prefer to chill at home on Sunday nights.
I read a fantastic blog post by one of my favourite bloggers, Olivia, about The Distillery in Derby so we decided to go and try it ourselves. You can read Olivia’s post here.
First impressions were good. We’d never noticed the place before as it’s set back from the road behind the church and it’s not an area of town we’re familiar with. The décor really suited the atmosphere. The tables were wooden and rustic and the lights gave it a modern twist.
We headed straight to the bar as Jordan was excited to see their choice of whiskeys. Jordan likes to think of himself as a bit of a whisky connoisseur. In the end he went for the Old Fashioned made from bourbon, Angostura bitters, sugar and orange peel to garnish. I played it safe and went for my classic Malibu and orange. Then we made ourselves comfortable at our cosy table for two.
We both had a sneaky look at the menu before we got there so we were pretty certain of what we wanted to order. The Low & Slow sharer. It came with barbeque pulled pork, Jack Daniels chilli beef, whisky smoked chicken, flat breads, salad, slaw and root chips. It was impressive to say the least!
The pulled pork was definitely my favourite of the three. Jordan’s was the Jack Daniels chilli beef but that’s no surprise because he loves Jack Daniels. We both agreed that the root chips were absolutely delicious though. There was a mix of regular potato and sweet potato chips and they were served in a plant pot, which I thought was fantastic!
We had a look at the dessert menu but there wasn’t anything we really loved the sound of and we were feeling satisfied with what we’d eaten already so we left full up and feeling happy.
Altogether it cost less than £30 which I thought was fantastic value for money, especially for Valentine’s weekend. We both agree we’d like to go back and try some other foods from the menu as well but we haven’t made any plans yet.
We’d definitely recommend it so if you’re from the Derby area you should check it out, it’s well worth it! Let me know how you spent your Valentine’s weekend in the comments, I’d love to hear all about it.