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The Grey Lady

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Sharpley Hill, Newtown Linford LE6 0AH, England
+44 1530 243558
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food, service needs a little polish

We recently enjoyed a lovely Saturday evening meal at The Grey Lady. The food was delicious although the main course, beef could have done with a little more sauce (jus), the little that there was soon disappeared. Main course aside, the starter and suite were delicious. When we arrived we were led... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
amwathome
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Markfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We came here as two girlfriends - and we were not disappointed! We opted for the 5 course taster menu and at £20, it was exceptional value for money. Every course was simply exquisite - there was nothing we could fault. The service, atmosphere, decor and food was just outstanding! Definitely worth a visit!

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Markfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We recently enjoyed a lovely Saturday evening meal at The Grey Lady. The food was delicious although the main course, beef could have done with a little more sauce (jus), the little that there was soon disappeared. Main course aside, the starter and suite were delicious. When we arrived we were led to our table however our waitress never asked... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been to The Grey Lady for lunch a couple of times and find it lacks that little something that could make it wonderful. On entry the butter is already on the table, getting sweaty, not good, but then it is served with warm bread straight from the oven, which is gorgeous. My first visit I had a roast... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's true to say - you get what you pay for and this is true of The Grey Lady. This is fine dining in the Leicestershire countryside, in a recently refurbished restaurant. Agreed, it is certainly not the cheapest restaurant in town - but what you do get is plush and comfortable surroundings, attentive, but discreet staff, a good choice... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the discoveries and certainly one of the best around! The place is amazing, the people are amazing,the restaurant is as impeccable as the atmosphere and the food is brilliant! Try the caramelized banana dessert with banana mousse. It is absolutely delightful and now I love banana desserts!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited last Friday evening for the first time. It's a lovely, open airy restaurant in a great setting. We received a nice welcome and was taken to the bar area for a drink and to look at the menu. This is a higher end eating place so it's all relaxed service where they don't rush you and it makes for... More 

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Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

We seemed to have ticked all the right boxes following your visit to the restaurant recently. We hope to welcome you back soon and thank you very much for your review More 

Loughborough, UK
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Following a recommendation by a friend, we decided to book a table for two at the Grey Lady to celebrate my wife’s birthday, making a change from the usual (very nice!) local village pubs we frequent. Even on first arriving, the visit was made to feel like a special occasion with attentive staff taking our coats and inviting us to... More 

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Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your visit to restaurant to celebrate your wife's birthday So nice to be referred to as a little jewel and we certainly hope you will choose us when next deciding where to go out for a meal More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went for lunch here and found it to be delightful the restaurant is mordern and airy, the staff are very helpful and friendly but not intrusive. The lunch menu was very good and reasonably priced I would recommend the steak it was cooked perfectly and very tender and tasty. I would recommend you book as it was quite busy... More 

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Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and of course for awarding us a rating of 5 /5. We hope that you will not leave it too long before you visit us again to enjoy a relaxing lunch or maybe dinner next time !! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a place for for very special occasions.it is exclusive and very posh.The menu is great with varied dishes on offer.When my wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary,they had an early bird menu which at the time was still expensive,but you don't seem to mind when it's something special.Beautiful surroundings overlooking Bradgate Park.Recommended.Dave P

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Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we no longer offer an Early Bird menu and stopped offering this menu back in 2008. We do however, now offer a very good value Five Course Taster menu at £20 per person. This menu is available Monday - Thursday evenings. We hope you will consider trying our Taster menu which gives us an... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited The Grey Lady for an impromptu lunch with family on a busy Friday service. It was a difficult task for the staff, trying to please three genrations of the family! Service was warm and welcoming from the off. A glass of Prosecco in the bar area was relaxing whilst we were handed out menus to chose from a... More 

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Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Many thanks for your recent review following your family lunch. We were all very pleased to hear that we had served your Mother the best meal she had had in years !! We hope you will visit us again soon to add more points to your loyalty card !! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sharpley Hill, Newtown Linford LE6 0AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Newtown Linford
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 243558

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?