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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
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
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Superb food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Emma W
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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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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
85 reviews 85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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
33 helpful votes 33 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 

cardiff, uk
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Went to Leicester's for first time Last Saturday . What a fab place as you drive in the old stone look building and walls look great ! On arrival in reception met perfectly by the owner I think , who couldn't do enough for us . We sat down in a cosy lounge area just outside the restaurant with a... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We hope to welcome you at The Great House again soon! More 

Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have visited Leicesters restaurant at the Great House Llaleston many a time over the years. Have always had a cracking meal and great service be it an intimate valentines meal, a delicious Sunday family lunch or a market menu mid week treat - I've never been let down. Bravo.

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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 

Bridgend, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Best Around, with great food and service and very reasonably priced. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Andover, Hampshire, UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Awesome and amazing food and well presented. The chef is a credit to this restaurant and praise is well deserved..If you are in the area would definitely recommend this restaurant without a hesitation and good value for money..wine choices are great too. Recommend the lamb and bread and butter pudding also panna cotta and breads are baked inhouse were delicious!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Cardigan, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A lovely old house that has, according to the brochure, been renovated from a wreck. The hotel bar is characterful and cosy and the restaurant is comfortable. The garden seating was very pretty and I'm sure the rest of the hotel would not disappoint. We were only passing through for a quick lunch so didn't see more than the bar... More 

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

Thank you for the review! 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 31 - 46
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?