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The Great House Hotel | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
+44 (0)1656 657644
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Class Surroundings, Service and Menu

Excellent attention to detail in terms of service, mood and menu, if a little overpriced, perhaps its me, but what made up for this is the fantastic massage I received in the Spa as part of a birthday present that can be bought online

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mike H
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent attention to detail in terms of service, mood and menu, if a little overpriced, perhaps its me, but what made up for this is the fantastic massage I received in the Spa as part of a birthday present that can be bought online

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

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, and that you also enjoyed your massage! Keep an eye out for our new spa deal starting at the beginning of next month! hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

WALES
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Can't fault this restaurant. This was our second visit the food and service was wonderful as always, my mum really enjoyed, a Mother's Day to remember we were even given 2 pots of primroses as a leaving gift

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

We are very pleased to hear that both yourself and your mother enjoyed your mother's day treat. Hopefully we will see you again on another occasion! More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It was always a really good place to eat but the new chef has taken it to a new level. The place is so busy now we struggle to get a booking. Try it you will be impressed

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

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to seeing you on another occasion to try the Chef's new dishes. More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was only a short time since our 1st ever visit to Leicester's and we took the opportunity to return to celebrate a special birthday with the whole family and once again it didn't disappoint. We all chose from the A la carte menu and the food was as stunning to look at as it was to eat. If you... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

wales
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food was presented to a very high standard. All three courses were extremely flavoursome. Five people enjoyed the eating experience and would recommend the restaurant.

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

We are really pleased that you all enjoyed your meal at Leicester's and look forward to seeing you again! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a delicious meal last weekend at Leicester's restaurant, in the Great House Hotel. Canapés with cocktails were very tasty and were an indication of the quality of food to come. I had the duck breast which was cooked to perfection, served with parsnip purée and black pudding. Plenty of options to choose from on the menu (others in our... More 

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

We are really pleased that you enjoyed your meal, and look forward to seeing you again - maybe to try some of our new spring dishes! More 

Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

looking for somewhere to go for lunch for my wife`s bithday fund this little gem nice welocme at the entrance desk, food was excellent outstanding dessert, well with a visit, and will vist again

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your wife's birthday lunch and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I live in Bridgend and thought I had to go further affield for this sort of Dining experience !! I have been to this Restaurant a few times since their new Chef has arrived (Lunch & Dinner) and every course I have had has been superb and very well priced for the quality on offer. You can see that the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am pleased that you have found both lunch and dinner menus of interest. We all look forward to serving you again. More 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Although this restaurant is within a few miles of home for me for some reason we've never paid a visit until now. Tempted by the 'Taste of France' menu using local Welsh ingredients, we were greeted by both the owners and manageress and made to feel most welcome. A pre meal drink was accompanied by some delicious hors d'oeuvres including... More 

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

i am so pleased that you enjoyed the first of our "special" evenings. Tommy worked really hard to produce the menu and it has been enjoyed by all who were present. I am pleased, also, that you have found us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Keep an eye on the website for other offers and special occasions. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went back with friends in November and again for New Years Eve. They have a new chef and the food is even better than it's historic levels of quality and consistency. If you want to make a new years resolution that will be a joy to keep. Book a meal in January then you will have the rest of the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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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  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1656 657644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 45
  • Cuisine: European, British

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
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?