The Derbyshire Hotel perches on the edge of South Normanton, a handy location just a stone's through away from the M1 that leads towards both Nottingham and Sheffield. The hotel itself is a contemporary affair of smart brick and warm-hued decor. Tempus Restaurant at The Derbyshire Hotel follows suit, offering a relaxed, softly lit dining room surrounded by modern artwork. Most of the dishes on the Tempus Restaurant at The Derbyshire Hotel menu are modern takes on traditional recipes. Take the shoulder of British lamb, for instance, which is slow-cooked and paired with fondant potato and rosemary jus. Then there's the signature burger, the top quality beef patty is flavoured with parsley and shallots before being sandwiched by a toasted brioche bun and a side of skin-on chips. Even a true traditional such as the pot-roasted chicken is given a modern makeover, with the chefs pairing it with Boston beans and spring onion mash. British and Continental dishes also take the reigns on the starter menu, where a pork and prune confit and build-your-own eggs Benedict take starring roles. Asian dishes do get a look in, however, offering strong flavours of soy, ginger and sesame with the marinated chicken skewers. The desserts at Tempus Restaurant at The Derbyshire Hotel have a tendency to return to the traditional-yet-contemporary theme. Autumnal dishes such as the sticky toffee pudding are spiced up with cinnamon and cranberries, while the summery roasted pineapple is doused in a pick-me-up rum and raisin syrup. For a truly British end to the meal, diners can opt for the impressive platter of artisan cheese. The selection changes regularly, but always features Midlands and Northern favourites. In true Principal Hayley style, this fantastic hotel is one of its kind in the local area. Offering leading conference facilities as well as a fantastic atmosphere for those seeking a short break.