We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Leicester's Restaurant

The Great House Hotel | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
+44 (0)1656 657644
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #14 of 134 restaurants in Bridgend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $51
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, British
Dining options: Reservations
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.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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.
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
    45
    12
    8
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
628 reviews 628 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
1,005 helpful votes 1,005 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

England
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for a Sunday lunch. It's a beautiful building, well-restored with lots of character and really friendly, attentive staff. It has a nice-looking menu offered at a very reasonable £22.50 for 3 courses. To start Mr B had a perfectly good goats cheese with a good grape & tomato marmalade. I had prawn & salmon mousse that tasted... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
greathouse, Owner at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

This was probably the busiest we have ever seen Leicesters . But , even so , it was wonderful once again . The wine here is excellent as is the food . I was happy to see a new market menu . Which I can't wait to try out ! Fabulous evening. Thank you !!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
greathouse, Owner at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review, hope to see you on your return visit. More

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch with my friend. Food was fantastic and everyone very friendly. Service was a little slow is my only complaint but a lovely place and great food !

Was this review helpful? Yes
greathouse, Owner at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review- We will step up the service. More

Travelers who viewed Leicester's Restaurant also viewed

Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan
Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan
 
Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan
Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan
 

Been to Leicester's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Leicester's Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing