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Tom Cruise surprises restaurant staff with visit in Derbyshire

The actor is currently filming the next instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise

Tom Cruise stands beside staff at Restaurant Lovage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, after dining there on March 5 2024.  Release date March 7 2024. See SWNS story SWSMcruise. Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise poses for pictures with starstruck restaurant staff after stopping for dinner while filming Mission Impossible in the Peak District. The grinning star, sporting long hair and an all-black ensemble, sent pulses racing when he dined at Restaurant Lovage, in the beautiful village of Bakewell, Derbys. Cruise, 61, was snapped sitting in a battered 4x4 vehicle on Tuesday (March 5) while filming the next instalment of his action movie franchise in a nearby abandoned mine.(Restaurant Lovage / SWNS)
Tom Cruise stands beside staff at Restaurant Lovage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, after dining there. (SWNS)

Tom Cruise has left the staff at a restaurant in Derbyshire starstruck after eating at their establishment during a break from filming the newest Mission: Impossible film.

The Hollywood A-lister was a surprise guest at Restaurant Lovage, which is situated in the village of Bakewell, Derbyshire. He visited the venue last week, and after enjoying a meal with his fellow cast and crew the actor took the time to snap photos with staff.

The company shared the picture on social media on Wednesday 6 March, and a spokesperson for Restaurant Lovage said: "We were honoured to have shared our food and hospitality with Tom Cruise and his cast and crew last week.

Tom Cruise stands beside staff at Restaurant Lovage in Bakewell, Derbyshire, after dining there on March 5 2024.  Release date March 7 2024. See SWNS story SWSMcruise. Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise poses for pictures with starstruck restaurant staff after stopping for dinner while filming Mission Impossible in the Peak District. The grinning star, sporting long hair and an all-black ensemble, sent pulses racing when he dined at Restaurant Lovage, in the beautiful village of Bakewell, Derbys. Cruise, 61, was snapped sitting in a battered 4x4 vehicle on Tuesday (March 5) while filming the next instalment of his action movie franchise in a nearby abandoned mine.(Restaurant Lovage / SWNS)
Tom Cruise visited Restaurant Lovage during a break from filming the next Mission: Impossible film in the Peak District. (SWNS)
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"A truly humbling experience to have had such a kind and genuine group of guests join us. Mr Cruise was kind enough to offer a photo with us all and has given us permission to share. Thank you for choosing Lovage - we would be thrilled to welcome you all back again!"

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The Restaurant Lovage is a Michelin guide restaurant that serves quintessential British cuisine. The menu includes a seven-course taster menu and also an a la carte menu, and the restaurant has a £55 wine selection available.

Esai Morales and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning - Part One. (Paramount)
Esai Morales and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning - Part One, for which they filmed scenes in the Peak District. (Paramount)

Cruise visited the restaurant with his team as he is filming at a mine in the Peak District for the next instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise. The film follows on from Dead Reckoning, in which Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team are forced to face their most dangerous enemy yet — a sentient AI.

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The actor and the crew previously filmed in Derbyshire for Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, so it comes as no surprise that they have returned to the location to film again. Scenes filmed for the new film include a car chase at Middleton Mine, near Matlock.

The eighth Mission: Impossible film, which was previously titled Dead Reckoning Part Two, is due in cinemas in 2025.

Watch the trailer for Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning: