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“Good Rustic Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Windmill Inn

The Windmill Inn
Brascote Lane | Brascote, Newbold Verdon, Leicester LE9 9LE, England
01455824433
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Ranked #6 of 840 Restaurants in Leicester
Price range: $16 - $39
Cuisines: Asian, English, French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Enjoy a contemporary informal dining experience within a traditional country pub setting or just come for a drink in The Windmill Inn's relaxing bar atmosphere. Open Every Day Lunchtime and Evening (Restaurant closed Sunday evenings).
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“Good Rustic Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I don't eat out an awful lot with the pressures of work and family commitments so when we do we tend to try different places. This can be a bit of a gamble because we have had some really bad meals and unpleasant surprises. The Windmill Inn however was not one of them.

We booked and arrived on time and were met by a friendly member of staff who showed us to our table. Drinks were offered and brought quickly to our table. We chose our meals from the boards our order was taken and starters were brought out in reasonable time. Unfortunately I discovered a hair in my meal. Although slightly off putting when I mentioned this to a member of staff my meal was whisked away instantly apologies were offered and a fresh starter was prepared and brought.
Sometimes the way in which a problem is handled can be a problem in itself but the professional way in which this was done, without fuss and over exuberance was impressive. We were offered complimentary drinks which we declined as we thought enough had been done to solve the problem.

The main courses came which we thought were amazing.The sauces in particular were outstanding and the veg was beautifully prepared and cooked.

After a good sized starter and main course we were to full for sweet.

Oh and when the bill came we were pleasantly surprised that we had not been charged for the offending starter although a fresh one had been brought which I had thoroughly enjoyed.

What would I do to improve. Well if I was to be really fussy there was a musty unpleasant smell in the back corridor entrance from the car park. Not the best way to welcome customers.

Would we go back yes definitely and would recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Steve B, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for your review Mike and so glad you enjoyed your meal. Unfortunately I was not in on Tuesday evening but the waitress did tell me of the issue with your starter when I rang her late on in service. Thank you for your understanding, though rare these things are sometimes unavoidable unfortunately and as you so kindly pointed out, the team did indeed handle the issue correctly.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Fathers Day meal !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful Father's Day meal at The Windmill Inn.
This is our first visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed.
Our table wasn't quite ready when we arrived but we had a drink at the bar and a peruse at the menu. Our order was taken and we were soon shown to our table.
Children's menu was short and sweet but certainly fulfilled our fussy daughter's taste.
Pasta with cheese and ham - perfect !
Service was excellent and staff very friendly and accommodating - nothing was rushed.
Food was top quality and served hot with plenty of gravy with the main course.
Beautiful parsnips - delicious and crispy - perfect !
Will definitely be back - thanks a lot :)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve B, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thanks so much for your review Anne. The empty plate suggested the pasta was definitely enjoyed didn't it. We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed your meals.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

When we arrived as a party of 9 for my son's 18th Birthday celebration we were informed that there had been a problem with the electricity and that there may be a delay with the meal. This made us fear the worst and that we would be waiting to eat for hours as all the tables seemed to be full but this was not the case at all. The staff were informative and very friendly and we did not have to wait very long at all before we were all served with our meals which I might add were excellent both in presentation and taste. We could not fault anything everyone was most satisfied and we will be certainly returning again especially as we live locally we are only sorry we hadn't discovered this restaurant earlier as it is definitely not to be missed for quality and value. Well done all!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve B, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
We remember the table (and the badge), and are pleased you had a good time. The power cut was indeed unfortunate and while slightly stressful back stage we think most people didn't suffer to much disruption. Indeed I think several tables found it quite exciting. Thanks so much for your review and we hope to see you again soon.
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“great at everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We have been regular visitors to the restuarant since it was taken over by the current owners. We have been on most nights, plus some lunchtimes. We have always had an excellent meal, great service, friendly and professional staff with nothing too much trouble. They will usually change the sauces or meal combinations which proves it is cooked to order unlike some establishments. The wines are very nice and reasonably priced as are the meals. Would definitely recommend for any occasion

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Steve B, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Hello both and thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Unfortunately I don't recognise you from your Trip Advisor name but am sure we know you well. Thanks again for your review and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great meal, very nice pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Booked this pub for a get together with some friends as it was central to where everyone was travelling from. Very good food, reasonably priced, and nice location. Would definitely recommend this venue, but you need to book early as it's very popular.

Visited June 2013
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Steve B, Owner at The Windmill Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your review Caroline. Great news that you had such a good time.
We hope you will visit us again soon.
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