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Observatory Beefeater

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Meridian Way | Thorpe Astley, The Observatory, Leicester LE19 1LU, England
+44 116 289 0945
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I decided to treat ourselves one Thursday evening. We had collected enough points for a free bottle of wine, so we thought we'd take advantage of that. However we couldn't get one because we should have done something on line first, so watch out for that. We had a bottle of Lovelli Rosso, (£11.49), which was very... More 

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1 Thank Sheilz W
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue was chosen as a central meeting point between Milton Keynes and Nottingham for meeting family. This was a very basic Beefeater compared to our local one, but the food was good and so was the service we would use this place again.

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Thank karen77670
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Either this particular branch or the overall brand has declined over the years. Friendly but inefficient service with 5 different servers at various times. Starter of breaded mushrooms with dips was average, rump steak was poor and a mix of blue, rare and medium rare at various points. Not impressive for a Beefeater! Dessert OK.

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Thank Alan L
Cheltenham, England
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took breakfast here after staying at the adjacent Premier Inn. A warm welcome and shown to our table. The hot buffet looked absolutely terrible, burnt bits on potatoes, eggs piled one on top of the other, bacon similar; one had to entangle one rasher from another. However no complaint about the flavour - the breakfast was quite tasty and... More 

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Thank Benecke
Brighton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the re-vamped Beefeater restaurants, a contemporary feel & look, with the emphasis on beef. How long the lustre will last, I don't know - but I will visit this one again. Easy to find, spacious and modern inside, friendly staff and reasonable prices - becoming very good prices if you use a discount code. I had a mixed... More 

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Thank CatterD
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I are here 2 nights running as I stayed in the Premier Inn. The food was very good but the service is even better. The staff here are very good. The menu is the usual Beefeater offerings, so you know what you are getting.

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Thank clare h
Leicester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a busy day and just wanted a nice place to stop and catch-up with ourselves. Had no problem getting a table , despite a busy lunch time. Pleasant welcoming staff. Good food portions, beware of the starters can fill you up. Recommend the steaks cooked just right. Lovely sea bass - very popular. Reasonably priced. Easy parking.

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1 Thank Ann D
Great Glen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group for a friends farewell to pastures new. Service was slow but they didn't try to interact with us either. An le colleague arrived and wanted to eat with us as well which was lovely. A member of our group asked three times for a glass of water before getting one. When we asked for the... More 

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Thank Paul R
Stow, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little nervous about the name being one who eats meat but also likes other things. I was not disappointed with their delightful variety of foods, sides, drinks and desserts. We had a great time.

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Ade Tesside
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely food and normally all staff are nice, but the person who serviced us was a little sharp. we removed the tip as we waited so long for her to come back to our table, her lose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meridian Way | Thorpe Astley, The Observatory, Leicester LE19 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 289 0945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?