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a Hall Leys Park, 38 Causeway Ln, Matlock DE4 3AR t 01629 593633

The Cafe

Our Main Menu

Our delightful Cafe is set in the beautiful surroundings of Hall Leys Park, Matlock where we offer a wide range of snacks and meals – many of which are homemade.

Popular choices include our tasty full English breakfast, homemade specials including Beef & Ale Stew in a giant Yorkshire pudding, beef lasagne with garlic bread and salad, sweet potato and spinach curry served with rice or flat bread and Afternoon Tea for 2, a selection of sandwiches, cakes, clotted cream scones & tea or coffee for two. Keep an eye out for our Themed Bistro Nights!

Loyalty cards. Customers purchase ten drinks then get one free!

Breakfast Menu



Indoor & Out

Lunchtime & Afternoon Menu

From 11.30am – 4pm (seasonal changes apply).


Toilets & Baby Changing.

Senior Citizens

15% off during promotional winter periods.

Seasonal Opening Times

Summer: 9.30–5.30. Winter 9.30–4.30.

a Hall Leys Park, 38 Causeway Ln, Matlock DE4 3AR t 01629 593633

The Park

Hall Leys retains the traditional features of a well-appointed ornamental park. Started at the end of the 19th century as a riverside promenade, the park that survives today is very similar in general layout to the original design.

Hall Leys Park was officially opened in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V. In the late 1960′s the bed of the River Derwent was lowered and a retaining wall erected giving the park an important roll in the local flood defences.

The park has excellent facilities including a bowling green, a children’s boating lake, miniature railway, tennis courts, a dynamic skateboard park and a children’s interactive play area and splash pool. With well-surfaced paths, plenty of benches, good lighting and clear open spaces, the park is a regular venue for major events, competitions and festivals. Our cafe provides information about the history and features of all five parks in Matlock through our presentation screen inside the café.

Ten Year Anniversary

Peak FM spent the day with us for our Tenth Anniversary. On our Fifteenth Anniversary we had a Mad Hatters Tea Party celebration with lots of free activities for the children.

A European Grant  2017/2018

The renovation work included a full kitchen refit and new seating layout, creation of disabled toilet and baby changing facilities and structural improvements including double glazed windows, bifold doors and the removal of the ceiling to restore all the old beam work on display.

The Flooding of November 2018

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An extremely difficult and sad time us, as with no prior warning we awoke to the park being completely flooded including the inside of our newly refitted café. The water came in to a high enough level  to damage the complete floor structure and all walls and serving counters and electrics.

As we had no notification of this all low area electrical equipment was lost including £8000 worth of newly purchased equipment brought as part of the European grant application. (there is a video of the park on our facebook page that would be great included here to show the extent of the damage/water level).

a Hall Leys Park, 38 Causeway Ln, Matlock DE4 3AR t 01629 593633

Events & Offers at Cafe in the Park

Our unique Bistro Evenings at Cafe in the Park offer your taste buds the chance to travel far and wide without having to dig out the passport!

Each evening offers a nationally themed menu, with our homemade versions of some famous dishes alongside some lesser known classics from each country.

We provide a generous set menu at a set price, and to keep costs down we invite you to bring your own wine, with just a small corkage charge. Our Bistro Evenings have become very popular and book up very quickly so if you would like to book a table, please do so in advance securing your booking with a non-refundable £10 deposit.

Spanish Bistro Evening

Friday 18th September
7.00/7.30PM – 10.30PM
£26.95 per person (includes corkage)


Mexican Bistro Evening

Friday 13th November
7.00/7.30PM – 10.30PM
£26.95 per person (includes corkage)


Christmas Bistro Evening

Friday 11th December
7.00/7.30PM – 10.30PM
£24.95 per person (includes corkage)


Private Parties

If you’re looking for a perfect place
to host a private party,
The Cafe In the Park is just right.

Get In Touch


We always like to hear from you. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to host a party, would like to join us for one of our special events or just have a question on some of the great food or drink we serve, get in touch!

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Hall Leys Park Address: 38 Causeway Ln, Matlock DE4 3AR

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01629 593633