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Leicester's Restaurant

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The Great House Hotel | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
+44 1656 657644
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Holding 2 coveted AA Rosettes and twice named Country Restaurant of the...
Holding 2 coveted AA Rosettes and twice named Country Restaurant of the Year, Leicester's Restaurant is worth going out of the way for. Located in the rolling green valleys of South Wales, Leicester's is tucked inside the charming Great House Hotel in Bridgend - perfect for any kind of getaway. Fresh Welsh produce is used as often as possible, and the restaurant strives to use organic local produce wherever possible, including fresh fish caught in nearby Porthcawl. Sample a terrine of free range chicken and foie gras with parsnip puree and house dried figs, or the justifiably famous Welsh beef, served in a red wine and shallot sauce on creamed cabbage. Lunch specials are also worth a look.
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    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
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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
Excellent food and great service

Excellent food. The Restaraunt has a lovely feel to it and the service was excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection and the desert was fantastic

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent food. The Restaraunt has a lovely feel to it and the service was excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection and the desert was fantastic

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, I am glad that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

bridgend,uk
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

THe wife and I had SUnday lunch here on the 2/08/2015. The setting is lovely and we have had great lunch time meals. I had sirloin of beef which was terrible 60% fat. I am sure it had been cooked in the microwave. It was so thin and unappetising. My wife had the WElsh lamb and it was nice but... More 

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and give us your feedback. I am sorry that on this occasion you were dissapointed with the experience you had with us. We pride ourselves on the quality of products which we use so I am sorry to hear this about the Beef. I can assure you that it was... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Reading reviews on the internet my husband booked a Sunday lunch at The Great House Hotel Laleston expecting something special.The Great House was not at all great.We read the prices on their menu beforehand so knew what to expect(although £4-25 for a bottle of still water,which was already open seems high). We were seated quickly and our order taken.The starters... More 

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greathouse, Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and give us your feedback. I'm sorry that your experience with us was not up to our usual high standard and that you did not receive the high level of service which we pride ourselves on providing. We value customer feedback and have taken your comments on board... More 

Douglas, Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My sister brought me and my family here while we visited from Ireland. Beautiful food and great service. It was a pleasant surprise on what was our first evening in Wales. A good start to our holiday.

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Wales! More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We have been to The Great House on many occasions, even had my daughter's wedding reception there a number of years ago so we decided to book for Sunday lunch to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. Everything was just perfect. The restaurant is, as always, beautifully decorated and just has that relaxed but formal feel about... More 

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The standard have gotten a lot better since last time I was here! Amazing food it the standard expect, a nice and relax environment! Nice to see good places in the Bridgend area going up and getting better with food!

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excellent cuisine and first class service. Professional management with hands on service. Highly recommended.

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

You visit Leicester's for all the things you fail to find elsewhere in and around Bridgend. It’s a restaurant that oozes quality, timing, perfection, silver service, impeccability, cleanliness and indulgence; it doesn't come cheap but you know that before booking in readiness to indulge. With the right numbers of covers the restaurant has a nice buzz, and it's easy to... More 

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greathouse, General Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant we value customer feedback as a way of constantly improving our offering. I am sorry that on this occasion we did not live up to our usual high standards. Could you please contact me via email as I would like to get some further information from you... More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sunday lunch at its best. If you want silver service and a 5 star meal you need to try this restaurant . The place is full of charm and history but the chef is young and modern with food that is on point. I am looking forward to the next time we visit

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western ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here twice and these were by far the best meals we had while in the area for a week. The service was impeccable. All aspects of the meals were divine. I just wish there was a her like Leicester's in my home area!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Great House Hotel | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 657644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 46
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Holding 2 coveted AA Rosettes and twice named Country Restaurant of the Year, Leicester's Restaurant is worth going out of the way for. Located in the rolling green valleys of South Wales, Leicester's is tucked inside the charming Great House Hotel in Bridgend - perfect for any kind of getaway. Fresh Welsh produce is used as often as possible, and the restaurant strives to use organic local produce wherever possible, including fresh fish caught in nearby Porthcawl. Sample a terrine of free range chicken and foie gras with parsnip puree and house dried figs, or the justifiably famous Welsh beef, served in a red wine and shallot sauce on creamed cabbage. Lunch specials are also worth a look.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?