New revamped Breakfast Menu


Our Breakfast menu has been revamped to launch the new serving times of 9am to 2pm Tuesday to Sunday! Check out the new look Vegetarian and Vegan breakfasts and watch out for more Brunch Specials on the chalkboard in house! We will be changing our Brunch offerings more regularly with seasonal specials along with our customer favourites. We hope you enjoy the new dishes and extended serving time!

New Opening hours!!


New Chef, new menus and new opening hours it’s all change at The Factory Kitchen as we continue to evolve and improve.

With Jacob Robinson due to join us on the 29th of October we will be restructuring our service times and menu style to suit his more dynamic and creative approach.

From Tuesday 15th October, we will be serving our extensive breakfast and brunch menu from 9.00am through to 2.00pm Tuesday to Sunday and closing at 3.00pm. This will suit those of you who often request breakfast well into the afternoon and will give us chance to use our specials board to keep things fresh and exciting for brunch/lunch.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings will see a smaller but much more dynamic menu than the current one, with fresh dishes appearing all of the time. The emphasis will be on using seasonal ingredients from local suppliers including Ceri and Harry’s allotment. (Jacob is already going through the new seed catalogues with Ceri, for next seasons dishes) The sharing philosophy remains at the heart of our menu and this more continental style of dining will remain in place. This menu will be served between 6.00pm and 9.30pm.

The blackboard will be seeing plenty of action in place of printed menus to keep up with this new and exciting approach, so watch out for new dishes!

Please note that for the Autumn and Winter we will be closing on a Friday and Saturday afternoon between 3:00pm and 6:00pm

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday to Sunday 9am to 3pm (Breakfast/Brunch specials served 9am to 2pm)

Thurs/Fri/Sat Re-open at 6pm till 11pm for Evening menu (food served 6pm till 9:30pm)


'Call my Bluff' Wine Tasting 15th November

Join us for an evening of wine tasting with a fun twist!

7 wines from 7 different countries. Each wine will be described by 3 people, but who is telling the truth?? It’s up to you and your refined palate to decide.

Each wine will be matched with a taster dish expertly prepared by our new Michelin star trained chef Jacob Robinson.

Price £35 per person. £20 deposit per person to be paid to secure your booking. You can book and pay online here or at the counter in the restaurant.


A view from the sky early 1900's

Here's an old aerial photo of our building from the early 1900's! That's us in the bottom left corner. Originally built as a malthouse for the Mundy Arms pub in 1871 and then used as a workshop for anyone who needed the space! It was a dried milk store for The Ministry of Food during the Second World War and then my Grandad Eric bought it in 1945 where he set up "Pollards" and built his engineering business which me and my husband Kev were still running in 2015 when we decided we had had enough and "opened a little coffee shop!" #thefactorykitchen #ilkeston #history #local #reluctantrestauranteurs #aerialphoto


Jonny Fluffypunk now booking!

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Come and meet Jonny Fluffypunk on Friday 11th October! He will be performing live at The Factory Kitchen @9pm. Book a table now for pre-show food which will be served from our usual menu until 8pm. FREE EVENT so you can just turn up for drinks and enjoy the show too! This is a one hour, energetic and engaging solo performer piece that fuses elements of theatre, storytelling, comedy, 'stand-up poetry' (think Adrian Mole meets John Cooper Clarke!) and a little bit of ukelele thrown in! Phone 07483 333 035 to book or email 

Guest Chef Night with Jacob Robinson


Guest Chef night!

Can't wait to sample Jacob's menu this evening!

Please note we will be closed for our Lunch menu today but open for drinks and cakes during the afternoon while we prep the food for tonight. Closing at 4pm and reopen at 6pm ready to serve. Booking only tonight, no bar service available except for those booked in for the evening. Normal service resumes on Saturday! #thefactorykitchen #ilkeston #guestchef