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The Grey Lady

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Sharpley Hill, Newtown Linford LE6 0AH, England
+44 1530 243558
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited in midweek. The service is second to none and a great choice of food. Either the taster menu or go a la carte. We started with leek & potatoe soup and salmon both very good. We then moved onto cod and duck. The presentation was excellent and so was the taste. Really enjoyed. Best restaurant in Leicestershire, city... More 

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Thank John W
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Grey Lady. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience with ‘second to none’ service and a great choice of food. We are overjoyed that you feel we are the ‘best restaurant in Leicestershire’ and we hope to welcome you back to the restaurant again in the future. More 

nottinghamshire
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grey Lady is a partially thatched building set in attractive gardens in the Charnwood Hills. The restaurant has a light and airy feel to it, the tables are set pleasantly apart and the seating is exceptionally comfortable. There is a slightly old-fashioned, and very attractive, formality and courtesy about the service and the pace of the meal is just... More 

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Thank evallonia
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments about our restaurant. We were pleased to learn that you appreciate our style of service and you found the pace of the meal to be 'just right'. Also that you found our food to be of good quality and excellent value for money from our fixed price lunch menu. We hope to welcome you... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a beautiful summers evening what better way could their be celebrate a special event by dining out at this fantastic resturant. The calm and friendly staff could not have been more welcoming and professional and must be thanked for playing their part in a great celebration. The menu was well thought out by the chief and included a special... More 

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Thank Julia M
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and many congratulations to your daughter. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed celebrating a special occasion with us, and found our staff to be very welcoming and professional. Our chefs try to create menus to suit a variety of palates so we are glad that you and your guests found your choices to... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't visited The Grey Lady for some time. Why ?? We'd forgotten just how good this restaurant is. Lovely, friendly staff welcomed us back to this beautiful venue. B had the belly pork which he really loved and I had the chicken breast which was stunning.(the crispy smoked cheese is a master stroke !) We won't be leaving it... More 

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Thank Karen C
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us after not visiting for some time. Thank you for your kind comments about our stunning food and friendly staff. We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant again in the future (hopefully not so long next time!) More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a superb restaurant, where the food is cooked to perfection. Compared to chain restaurants and gastro pubs, it offers excellent value for money. The staff are seriously helpful and the manger is extremely welcoming. One to return to again and again.

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Thank Robert R
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to The Grey Lady restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you found our staff to be helpful and welcoming and that your food was cooked to perfection. We look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant again in the future. More 

Leicestershire
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend booking in advance. Food was fabulous. Atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. We didn't order a starter and the main meal was prompt. Was nice to eat and not feel hurried.

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Thank Angela W
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments about our restaurant. We are delighted that you think our food is fabulous and that you found the atmosphere to be friendly and relaxed and also that you received your food promptly. We are fortunate enough to become very busy and we do advise to book in advance where possible to avoid disappointment. We... More 

Coalville, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our good friends as a thank you for a kindness they gave us, we were all delighted with our visit. The food was superb, special mention to cod fish cakes as starter and belly pork as main. The descriptions above do not do any kind of justice to the meals laid before us. I set the standard as... More 

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Thank colin m
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent dining experience at The Grey Lady. We are delighted to hear that you found our food to be superb and that you particularly enjoyed the fish cake and pork belly. We hope to welcome you back to our restaurant again in the future. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to the grey lady a number of times over the years namely for birthday lunches. One of the reasons we have chosen this restaurant is the location and the restaurant itself, the decor and grounds are wonderful. However since visiting the standard of the food/Sunday lunch has deteriorated. I had the crab cakes which has a distinct lack... More 

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Thank Peter A
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We were extremely sorry to learn of your disappointment following your recent visit for Sunday lunch. We take all of our customers feedback very seriously, and it is rare for us to receive such negative comments about our food. Had you made us aware of your dissatisfaction at the time, we could have attempted to... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having tried the lunch menu before, we decide to book in for the evening menu, which had a choice of the Al Carte or taster menu, we choose the taster at £20 for five dishes you can't go wrong with different dishes to try including two starters, a main then two puddings, well I can honestly say the flavours of... More 

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Thank claire1982bear
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent dining experience here at The Grey Lady. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful evening at our restaurant, and that you enjoyed 'every aspect' of our Taster menu. Also many thanks for your kind comments about our attentive staff. We are very grateful and happy to hear that you... More 

Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited The Grey Lady on several occasions and found the food and service excellent. We attended a birthday celebration on the 25th June where again the food and service was 100% I even have a special food requirement which they cater for extremely well. There was a singer Campbell Bass who was extremely good it was a fabulous... More 

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Thank CarolineSusan2016
Management555, Manager at The Grey Lady, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of The Grey Lady. We are delighted to hear that you found our food and service to be excellent on the several occasions that you have dined at our restaurant. Here at The Grey Lady we do our upmost to create suitable delicious dishes for special dietary requirements, so we are glad to hear that... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sharpley Hill, Newtown Linford LE6 0AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Newtown Linford
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 243558

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?