exceptional dining

A warm welcome in modern, sophisticated surroundings


The Bay Tree Restaurant is nestled in the heart of the ancient market town of Melbourne in Derbyshire.

You will dine in relaxed and sophisticated surroundings where you can take your time to enjoy your meal. We serve new world cuisine – we take British classics and use influences from around the world to add our own unique touch.

With over 30 years expertise behind us at the Bay Tree, we’re committed to delivering sumptuous food time and again. Whether you come for a Champagne Breakfast, a fast track lunch, a light bite and a cocktail, dinner or a special occasion, great food is at the heart of our restaurant.


We believe that ‘fine dining’ requires ‘fine ingredients’, this is why we only use the freshest produce.

We are passionate about flavour and delivering the highest quality, we often describe how we feel about our produce and our creations as a love affair. We believe that you need the ultimate respect for the food and the ingredients that you are using.

At The Bay Tree, we create beautiful dishes with wonderful flavours. So whether the ingredients are sourced locally, or unique influences from far and wide, you can be sure of a treat!


Come visit us at The Bay Tree Courtyard
Serving Beverages & Street Food Al Fresco under large umbrellas and the marquee in the walled courtyard

Pop along for Coffee with Friends to The Bay Tree Courtyard
Wednesday – Saturday 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Sunday Luncheon 12 noon – 3pm

We are hiring
Experienced Waiting Staff for Lunch (Wednesday-Sunday 10am-3pm) & Dinner  (Wednesday-Sunday 6pm-11pm)
Please contact – 01332 863 358 

your special day

From concept to completion

functions & parties

If you would like to host a function at The Bay Tree – say a birthday, anniversary, retirement or wedding – we can comfortably accommodate any size party up to 50.

The experience is tailor made to your requirements, to ensure your special occasion is perfect!

join the bay tree experience

A warm welcome awaits

4 Potter Street, Melbourne, Derby,
Derbyshire, DE73 8HW

Opening times:

Champagne Breakfast
Wednesday to Friday: 10.30am – 11.45am
Saturday: 10am – 2pm

Wednesday to Saturday: 12noon – 2.30pm

Sunday Hours:
12 noon – 3:30pm

Wednesday to Saturday: from 6.30pm


booking request form

Please fill out the form below, to request a booking or make an enquiry. We will be in contact as soon as possible. Filling out this form is not a booking confirmation. Alternately, call us on 01332 863 358 and we will be happy to help.


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The Bay Tree Welcome


The latest Government guidelines 22/09/20 require guests to wear face coverings/masks when entering. Once seated at the table it may be removed for dining. 

When leaving, the face covering is to be worn again. Our waiting staff will be wearing face coverings. 


We have spaced the diners and, in some places, positioned back to back.
Government guidelines at present are up to two households including support bubbles are welcome to dine together max of 6.

We are adopting single use menus which will not be used between tables.


We will maintain our regular & thorough cleaning of all areas with increased sanitizing of touch contact points.
Tables & chairs are cleaned after every use. The restroom is cleaned every 30minutes, and for your peace of mind we encourage the use of hand sanitizer before entering and on leaving.

In accordance with GDPR we will be supporting the Government NHS Track & Trace. In order for us to do this, it is necessary for us to store your contact details for a temporary period of no more than 21 days after your visit.


If you are not comfortable with the arrangements, we understand that you have the right cancel or to leave before ordering.

We would like to thank you for your support and patience throughout this’ new normal’, which requires us all to work together through this transition back, putting our personal views regarding the guidelines aside.
We ask you to simply to show respect to those around you and those vulnerable.

We look forward to welcoming you to

The Bay Tree`
Rex & Susie Howell