Reviews & Accolades
One Michelin Star – Michelin Guide 2017
The French-owned ‘gourmet’s bible’ first awarded Baslow Hall a Michelin Star in 1994 which has been retained with great pride until today.
3 Red Rosettes – AA Restaurant Guide 2017
Fischer’s Baslow Hall is in the 2017 AA Restaurant Guide with Three Red Rosettes. This is one of the most prestigious accolades with only the top 10% of their restaurants achieving three rosettes.
“Rupert Rowley is a formidably talented chef whose willingness to experiment without straying from core values of flag-waving sourcing of seasonal produce is paraded at dinner in his ‘Classic Menu’, and a ‘Taste of Britain’ tasting menu. Things get off to a flying start with the vibrant canapés and fabulous breads (among them black treacle and stout, and hazelnut and raisin). It all ends with a playfully inventive dessert involving a chocolate tree trunk with sap-green lime sorbet and purée, spearmint ‘moss’ and chocolate sorbet.” AA Restaurant Guide 2016
3 Red Stars-AA Hotel Guide 2017
AA Inspectors’ Choice
“Located at the end of a chestnut tree-lined drive on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, in marvellous gardens, this beautiful Derbyshire manor house offers sumptuous accommodation and facilities. Staff provide very friendly and personally attentive service. The cuisine is excellent and will prove the highlight of any stay.”
The Good Hotel Guide 2017
‘Outstanding’ cooking brings guests up the winding, chestnut tree-lined drive to Susan and Max Fischer’s Edwardian manor house. Head Chef Rupert Rowley has a Michelin star for his modern menus. His dishes make remarkable use of British produce, home-grown vegetables, even honey from garden hives; in season, look out for foraged wild garlic and summer flowers on lunch and dinner dishes. After a ‘good’ breakfast with ‘plenty of choice’, don’t miss a wander round the lush kitchen garden’ The Good Hotel Guide 2017
The Good Food Guide 2016
The Good Food Guide’s Top 50 listing is now firmly established; a placing within it is greatly coveted by all chefs and restaurateurs serious about their business. Fischer’s are delighted to be ranked 41 in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 Restaurants in the UK with a score of 7 out of 10 for Rupert’s cooking. Fischer’s is described as “blisteringly fine food in a stellar retreat”.
Final short list for 2016 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence
Created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across the hotels & spas in our collection, the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence are a trusted mark of quality, recognised by luxury consumers and travel professionals alike.
The Sunday Times Food List 2015 in association with Harden’s
Fischer’s was named 52nd top restaurant out of 100 in The Sunday Times Food List on Sunday 8th November 2015. The guide lists Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants ranked by the opinions of Sunday Times readers. We scored 9.40 out of 10 for our food which is excellent!
Max Fischer is awarded an Honorary Doctorate 2013
25 years after establishing Fischer’s of Baslow, Max Fischer was given an honorary doctorate by the Sheffield Hallam University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Jones on Friday 22 November. Read more.
The British Cheese Awards 2013
The results of the 20th British Cheese Awards were announced on Friday 6th September, and we were delighted to be awarded Highly Recommended for our impressive selection of hand-chosen English cheeses served on the trolley in the evening.
Silver at the 2012 Visit England Awards for Excellence
Fischer’s Baslow Hall has won a Silver Award in the Taste of England Award category at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence 2012 Ceremony.
The Silver Award is one of the highest accolades for Excellence in Tourism in England which Visit England can bestow. Fischer’s Baslow Hall was presented with their Silver Award at a glittering Awards Ceremony which was held on 22 May 2012 at Athena, an art deco gem located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter.
Taste Derbyshire Accreditation 2010 – 2011
“All aspects of quality food and drink – from prime produce sourced in and around the area to customer service – are key ingredients for everything from a satisfying holiday to a night out for local people in the Peak District & Derbyshire, and Taste Derbyshire recognises the important role it plays” David James, Chief Executive of official tourist board Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.
Derbyshire Restaurant of the Year 2008 & 2009
“The awards celebrate Derbyshire’s reputation as a producer of excellent quality food and drink and a county which boasts many high quality establishments” Derbyshire County Councillor Geoff Carlile.
Egon Ronay’s Top 25 UK Restaurant 2005
“Max’s quest for the best ingredients and his culinary craftsmanship, now allied to Rowley’s dazzling technique, combine to produce what can only be described as gastronomic fireworks” Egon Ronay