Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Angelo's at The New Inn - Milford, Derbyshire.

Angelo's Restaurant at The New Inn is located along the A6 in Milford, not too far from Belper. 
I've actually been here once before all the way back in 2013, so way before munching with monet ever existed and had a fantastic evening. Me & Ashlea have always said how much we'd love to go back and this week, we finally made it!

We had a reservation at 6:45pm but arrived around half an hour early to enjoy a drink in the garden which is just opposite the main entrance. You have to make the most of the sun and take in the gorgeous views from here. 
It was lovely to see that since our previous visit, the exterior has been upgraded with classy new signs and decorations. Previously it was quite run down and needed a spruce up to be honest.
Whilst at the bar, we let the waitress know we had a reservation and she told us to take a seat outside and she would come out to take a drink order from us. 

Once drinks were ordered, she left us some menus to browse and perched a specials board to the side of us.

The menu is predominantly Italian themed with other European dishes mixed in too. It was amazing to see so many daily specials alongside an already extensive main menu. Plenty of choice that's for sure.

10 minutes later, our waitress popped back out to take our order and said she'd come back to fetch us just before our meals were ready.
This was great as we could enjoy every last bit of the sunshine and didn't have to worry about a thing. 
I could already tell we were going to be very looked after this evening. 

We'd ordered some bread and oil to share for a light starter as neither of us were feeling up to one each (saving ourselves for dessert). This went down a treat and our bread was topped up and and when the basket became empty. It came to a point though where we had to say 'no' to more bread which was a shame. The oil and balsamic vinegar were delicious.

After clearing our plates and a refill of drinks, it was time for our main courses. I was absolutely starving so could not wait!

I chose to have the Lasagne which is available to order in both a full and half portion. I've not come across anywhere that actually offers this before, but it seems like a good idea to me.
When I visited Angelo's last time, I ordered this too and shouted from the rooftops about how it was the best Lasagne I've ever had. The second visit certainly lived up to this.
What I love about this Lasagne is the thick layers of pasta sheets, the amount of cheese that's melted on top, you get so much meat (I've had some Lasagnes in my time that are so stingy with meat) and the tomato sauce is just indescribable. 

Ashley ordered the Cerbiatto Al Porto which is Venison Steak with a mixed red berry and port jus. 
Upon ordered, he was asked how he'd like his Venison cooked and came served accordingly which is great as we didn't have to go through the whole 'sending it back' fiasco. 
He told me the the Venison was delicious however on piece was quite gristly which you wouldn't normally expect to find in a steak cut. 
He informed the waitress despite the fact that we are fully aware the chefs can't control this and they thanked us for the feedback. 
This dish comes served with vegetables and parmentier style potatoes which I couldn't help but steal a few of. 
But overall, a very tasty dish. 

Yes, more carbs!

Now for dessert. Before arriving, I was really hoping there would be a Sticky Toffee Pudding on the menu. A long shot I know, but I really fancied one.
When we were told that the special was a Syrup Sponge Pudding, this was a perfect compromise. 
I ordered one of these and Ashlea went for the Lemon Cheesecake.
All desserts have a choice of cream or ice-cream to accompany. 

My sponge was super sweet and stodgy, just as I was wanting and Ashlea's Cheesecake was zingy and full of flavour. 

After dessert and Ashlea drinking his Espresso, we headed back over into the bar to settle the bill and stretch our legs. Our table was in the back corner of the restaurant and as the room filled up over the evening, we became a little trapped by other diners chairs. 
From when we arrived it was amazing to see how every single table in both dining rooms was taken. It was a Tuesday night! It felt very much like a Saturday with how busy it was. 

Once in the bar, one of the waiters treated us to a Limoncello each. If you know me, you'll know I don't drink but couldn't really refuse it after he'd been so kind to pour us a glass each. It was such a lovely gesture. Ashlea had no problem in trying his though.

After this we headed back to the car and took a ride home. Angelo's does have a car park which is along the main road, just after the restaurant. You may miss it as you can't see it too well at first glance. As I knew where it was we had no issue but you may have to turn around and drive back past. 

So, to conclude, my second visit to Angelo's was just as good as the first, if not a little better. It definitely lived up to my expectations which is a big thumbs up.
The service from both the front of house staff and the kitchen was of an incredibly high standard, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was lovely and also, the prices are great value for money. 

If you haven't been to Angelo's before, it's certainly a must! I don't think anybody will be left disappointed. 

Take a look at their website here.

As always, thanks for reading,



  1. Those desserts look delicious x

  2. Try it Yourself And You Won't Be Disappointed


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