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Leicester's Restaurant

The Great House Hotel | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
+44 (0)1656 657644
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Ranked #17 of 137 Restaurants in Bridgend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $49
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

To be honest: this is one of the first experiences I had with 'fine dining' in the UK (Wales). I made a reservation for a Wednesday evening for one person. Reception was friendly, although I always had the impression that the restaurant (which is also a hotel) was a little understaffed. The beginning was good: they offer the possibility to... More

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Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My friend and I had afternoon tea here and it was lovely! A great range of sandwiches and cakes! Staff were attentive but without being too intrusive. They also made a fuss of my young daughter who came with us. I would recommend the food too which I have had on other occasions.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We enjoy going out twice a week and we would return the food was great only gripe a bit expensive will return.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are glad you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you again soon. More

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a good evening all in all. The location is beautiful and the warm welcome is a great start. The staff were warm and accommodating but during service there were a few instances where we had to ask for cutlery (only reason it's not a 5) though I can't be to harsh they were very apologetic. The food was... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We are glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon. More

USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here. The waitress was friendly but very professional, and the food was beautifully put together. I would definitely recommend it for a date night. We had a wonderful time.

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

thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you to the Great House again in the future! More

Asuncion, Paraguay
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641 reviews 641 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
1,289 helpful votes 1,289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really liked this place... their food is elegant, light and very tasteful, although presentation is a tad "retro". The wine list is short but carefully selected and I was surprised to find a good cannonau from Sardinia. Service is professional, cordial and attentive. Definitely worth a visit!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to seeing you again. More

Cardiff
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had dinner here in March. There were five of us and we were the only people in the restaurant. The restaurant was very cold, we ate with our coats on! The food was poor, extremely under cooked scallops, rubbery calamari and very tough over cooked venison. Desserts appeared to be usual run of the mill bought in frozen, ready... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

When my daughter asked me where I would like to have lunch for my birthday I knew exactly the place. I watched the refurbishment of The Great House then moved away before I could try it. Having recently returned to the area I couldn't wait and it did not disappoint. The building is lovely, and the food was superb. The... More

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

Thank you for takin g the time to write us such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Came across this hotel by accident while looking for a tea shop, we found a very warm and comfortable place, great character. We had food of there lunch time menu, excellent food and good value. Definitely recommend further investigation if passing again

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

We are very glad that you stumbled across us. Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I've been to Leicesters once a few years ago when I thought it was OK but boy what a disappointment this time. It has the aura of a tired hotel restaurant well past its best. The staff consisted almost entirely of kids in their mid to late teens and they had not been particularly well trained. The choice of wine... More

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

Sorry that you were disappointed. You are right, we were on a "Training day" with 4 young waiters, with hindsight, not a good idea on such a busy day, - we had a lot of "chance" walk in customers. I have spoken to the Chef about the "crushed dauphinoise" and we will change back to the traditional style, which we... More

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