pepperpot restaurant

Doors Open at Luxury Dining Restaurant within Derby City Centre’s Nightingale Quarter

The doors to The Fulton Partnership’s highly anticipated Pepperpot restaurant have opened to the public, presenting a new concept in luxury dining for the city of Derby. Situated within Wavensmere Homes’ £175m Nightingale Quarter, the venue occupies one of two painstakingly restored Victorian ‘pepper pot’ buildings, originating from the Florence Nightingale-designed former Derby Royal Infirmary.

Located off London Road, adjacent to the Derbion shopping centre, The Pepperpot is open seven days a week, serving drinks and gastro-style breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a strong focus on classic British, Mediterranean and American dishes, using locally sourced ingredients. A bijou cocktail bar and café area occupies the footprint of the historic building conversion, with an air-conditioned glass box extension housing the main restaurant to the rear. Wavensmere Homes and The Fulton Partnership have collectively invested in excess of £1m in the project.

Creating 25 new full- and part-time jobs, The Pepperpot is The Fulton Partnership’s sixth venue in the Midlands. The group is best known for The Butchers Bar and The Westgate Suites Wedding Venue, which are both in Long Eaton. Stables Hotel and The Bowling Green Inn are located adjacent to each other in Ashbourne, while The Saracens Head Steakhouse is in Meir, Stoke on Trent.

Becoming the custodian for such a grand Victorian landmark is an honour and we have set out to make the people of Derby as proud as we are of this unique new venue. The Pepperpot is our first city centre location and no expense has been spared.  The interior is akin to a fine London hotel, with a refined heritage colour pallet and nods to the Art Deco era.

However, as with our other well-known establishments, we want the food to do the talking. Service commences at 8:30am seven days a week, with breakfast and brunch favourites, such as a Full English, Eggs Royale, Benedict and Florentine. Our seasonal lunch and dinner menus each feature a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, including vegetarian and vegan options. Sunday should always be a highlight of the culinary week, so our roasts will be show-stoppers.

We are absolutely thrilled with the footfall, high number of bookings, and the amazing press reviews. We are counting on the continued support of the 1,000 residents already living at the Nightingale Quarter, locals living across Derby, and visitors to the city, to make this the destination people keep coming back to. With such a superb location – only a short walk from the Derbion shopping centre and Derby train station – The Pepperpot ticks all the boxes.

Graeme Fulton, owner of The Fulton Partnership

The General Manager of The Pepperpot is Mike Millward who is a long-serving member of The Fulton Partnership’s team. Joseph Wood has been newly recruited as Head Chef, having previously worked in the same role at The Cottonworks Bistro in nearby Darley Abbey Mills.

Wavensmere Homes commenced remediation and construction work at The Nightingale Quarter in late 2019. The 18.5-acre site is one of the UK’s most significant city centre regeneration projects. During the past four years, 95% of the 925 homes have already been matched with buyers, with construction work ongoing for the final phases. Well-specified one- and two-bedroom apartments are priced from £185,000.

To have a restaurant of this quality on site at Nightingale Quarter is a huge asset to the community living on the doorstep and the city of Derby as a whole. The Pepperpot team has our full support and we are over the moon to see it become the heart and soul of this vibrant new neighbourhood.

James Dickens, Managing Director of Wavensmere Homes

james dickens and graeme fulton

To view menus and book a dining reservation, visit

A marketing suite and show home for Nightingale Quarter is open from 10am – 5pm Monday through to Saturday, accessed off 128 London Road, Derby DE1 2QQ. For further information, or to book an in-person, or virtual appointment, call 01332 321 255, or email

Stay up to date on our socials