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July 2002
Gastronomic economics: eating out on a budget
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You need never go hungry in Derby. And just because you're a student, it doesn't mean that you have to fit the stereotype and survive on a diet of pizza and kebabs. There's a world of food out there.
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Restaurant Opinion

Gerard's Fish Bar
Gerard Street
Derby

01332 380689


Although it's only a takeaway we can't not tell you about Gerard's. The chips are fantastic and don't bother buying a large portion unless you're planning to share it with someone, the portions are gigantic
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Mr Grundy's
Georgian House Hotel 32-36 Ashbourne Road. Derby

01332 340279
Sunday lunches are a speciality, good value cheap and cheerful pub grub if there's a football match on Sky they pull down the big sreen and you can watch the game over a leisurely lunch.
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Ibi's Delight
Macklin Street
Derby

01332 369524

Okay, okay, so sometimes only a kebab will do. The chicken tikka option is a real favourite served on a freshly baked naan bread. They do 10% student discount too.
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New Watermargin
72-74 Burton Road Derby

01332 290482
This Chinese restaurant can be quite expensive, take advantage of the Sunday lunch buffet, at only £8.50 per person and with a choice of over 20 courses you can stay all afternoon and eat as much as you like.
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Old Silk Mill
19 Full Street
Derby

01332 369748
Famous for its Big Breakfast this pub serves fresh food all day long. The Sunday lunch is great value at only £4.95. On week days there's 20% student discount on food too
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Pierre Victoire
18 Friargate
Derby

01332 370470
Fantastic value weekday lunch time menu. Two courses £5.90 or three courses for £6.90. Look out for the 'Gastronomic' evenings when this French restaurant offers seven courses for £16.90. It's a bit pricey but well worth it. Good vegetarian choices.
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Pizza Express
25 Irongate
Derby

01332 349718
Top quality pizzas. The prices are a little steep but the atmosphere is great and the choice of food is wide. Plenty of vegetarian options. The desert menu is a dream come true.
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Rajpoot
304 Normanton Road
Derby

01332 346656
Fantastic Indian food, the choice of restaurants in this area is vast so you can take your pick. The Rajpoot has a ceiling to floor chandelier that spans two levels of the restaurant which possibly gives it a bit of an edge.
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Standing Order
28-32 Irongate
Derby
01332 207591
Part of the Wetherspoons group you can always rely on a cheap pint and some bar food here. Special offers include burger and chips with a pint for £3.49 or pop into the Curry Club on a Thursday night for a meal consisting of rice, a naan, your chosen curry, popadoms with pickles and a drink from the bar all for the remarkably low price of £4.49.
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Tonic Brasserie
9 Friargate
Derby

01332 347444
Fashionable cafe bar serving modern British cuisine. There's an early evening menu between 6 - 7pm for those looking for a bargain that doesn't stint on ingredients or quality. £5.95 for 2 courses or £6.95 for 3 courses. Plenty of choice for vegetarians.
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