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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 #12 of 129 restaurants in Bridgend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $34 - $50
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.
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Cardiff
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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 were the usual run of the mill bought in frozen, ready to... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 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 !!

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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
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 !

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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

Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

great service and wonderful food, what a treat for Sunday lunch, with a box of chocolates given to my son as it was his birthday, very thoughtful.

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

Thank you for the review,glad you enjoyed. More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This restaurant is small and friendly. Plenty of room around the tables with friendly attentive staff. Food was a bit on the expensive side but you get what you pay for. The rib eye steak was done to perfection and the venison was lovely. The staff sang happy birthday to the two people celebrating and the manager gave boxes of... More

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

Thankyou for the review, glad you enjoyed. More

Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

'Nice' food but a bit expensive for what it was. The service was friendly and the staff helpful. We ate from the 'fixed price' menu. It was nicely presented but 'average in quality. They missed a sales opportunity as we finished our wine part way through the meal and would happily have ordered more if they had asked us if... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that overall you found your experience pleasant. We have a new menu running since your last visit. If you were to visit us again to try this we will ensure that the staff are more attentive with the wine and the after dinner drinks. Thank you once again. More

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