With a unique name of The Wonky Table, IN Magazine were very intrigued to go down to see what this quirky restaurant had to offer. Located on Sadler Gate in Derby, The Wonky Table is the perfect homely location for food.
With the option of venue hire for weddings and parties, you’re allocated private seating area upstairs which has the most beautiful décor. They also hold events such as their Veggie Night Special and Themed Afternoon Tea, which are both very popular and a must try.
Upon entering you’re instantly hit with how beautiful The Wonky Table is inside. Upside down lampshades, open brick walls and artwork hung everywhere, it’s delightfully homely. We were taken straight to our seats and served a glass of water whilst we looked over the menu.
The Wonky Table believe in using local produce whenever possible from independent suppliers. This was evident by looking at the menu, all the dishes were carefully picked down to every ingredient as well as all fresh and healthy.
After much consideration we decided to start with their Wonky Mushrooms, covered in a creamy garlic sauce and stilton breadcrumbs, they were the perfect mixture of flavours.
The mushrooms were cooked to perfection and against the creamy sauce they became incredible.
The light crispy stilton breadcrumbs on top completed the dish creating the most delicious comfort food.
We also ordered Tempura Battered Avocado chips in a Spicy Bean Salad. This dish was unbelievably fresh and had a lovely kick with the chilli sauce.
The avocado was completely different to anything either of us have tried before, it was crispy on the outside yet so soft and light in the middle – utterly delicious. Served on a wooden board, the presentation and taste of this dish was delicious.
So far, we were very impressed with the food and couldn’t wait for our main dishes to arrive.
We ordered their Yorkshire Pudding Wrap and Halloumi Salad – Wow!
Their Yorkshire Pudding Wrap was the perfect homely dish. The beef was full of flavour and unbelievably tender. Paired with spinach and carrots wrapped inside the Yorkshire pudding it was delicious. A traditional dish with a twist.
We also ordered the Halloumi Salad, which was one of the most delightful ones we’ve tasted.
The fresh mixed salad against the pomegranates and nutty duqqua created the perfect sweet and crunchy taste.
Paired with their fig balsamic dressing, all the flavours came together beautifully.
Next came our deserts and we were very excited. We ordered their Hazelnut Créme Bruleé and their White Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse.
Having never tried a Créme Bruleé before, we thought this would be the perfect time to start and we wish we’d tried it sooner. The flavours and texture were wonderful.
As far as Mousses go, this one was beautifully light and fluffy. The mixture of white chocolate and raspberry together created a delightfully sweet dish that was topped with pistachios. A great light desert to finish off our meal.
The Wonky Table say their food is innovative, homely and comforting… just like them. We cannot agree more! Our entire experience was divine and we cannot wait to go back.
The next time you’re out in Derby make sure to visit The Wonky Table, you won’t regret it!