Koo Chesterfield Review
I went to Koo Chesterfield a few months ago with my best friend for lunch and am only just getting round to writing this review (so sorry, I am terrible!). I’d heard a lot about Koo before I visited – it’s one of the restaurants on the chic Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield which (in my humble opinion) is where all the best places to eat are.
Koo Chesterfield was definitely smaller than I expected but, speaking as someone who definitely knows, the best things come in small packages. There are tables and chairs outside so if it’s a lovely day it’s a great place to relax with a glass of prosecco and watch the world go by. When we visited, there was a hen do inside enjoying afternoon tea – a nice sophisticated alternative to a drunken weekend in Magaluf (not that there’s anything wrong with that of course!). The decor at Koo Chesterfield is sort of luxe vintage – think velvet with crystal buttons and big white ornate mirrors. If you’re a fan of having a little nosy at the toilets on your travels like me then you won’t be disappointed here! They’re really boutique-y and luxurious, a lot nicer than most.
My bestie and I both went for a glass of prosecco (standard) and salads (not so standard but we must have been preparing for a holiday or something). I chose the smoked duck salad which was beautifully presented with a fan of sliced duck breast on top of mixed leaves, herb potatoes and a balsamic glaze. I enjoyed the addition of the potatoes to a standard salad as I feel extra carbs are always more than welcome in my book and it gives salad – which, let’s face it, can be a little boring even at the best of times – an extra little something.
The duck was absolutely delicious but my only problem with the meal was that there just wasn’t enough of it. There were only a few teeny tiny slices of duck places on the top of the salad which I refuse to believe even added up to a total duck’s breast. I thought it was a little pricey at £8.95 for what it was.
I’ve heard that their breakfasts are really good and they serve them up until 12 so it definitely might be one to pop on the brunch list for a lazy Sunday morning.