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Leicester's Restaurant

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8 High Street | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
+44 1656 657644
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a family meal here after my daughter's Graduation at Swansea university. They helped make a perfect end to a very special celebration. The food was excellent and the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. We will definately be returning.

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Kenfig, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing food. Beautiful building. Lovely staff. Best meal out you'll have. Everything was perfect, will be going again soon.

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Thank 250lucye
cardiff
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel, service fantastic and the food was just amazing. We went with our friends we had bought a deal on travelzoo, had a lovely night and can't wait to go again

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Thank gio1268
greathouse, Front Office Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed all aspects of your time here. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Used a Travelzoo voucher while on a short visit to Wales.The food and service were impeccable , standards were extremely high. My only negative comment would be to ditch the gimmicks of canapés and chocolates served on rocks, and butter on stones, the food is so excellent it doesn't need that. Our table was in the corner, which meant we... More 

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Thank del1956
greathouse, Front Office Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your time here at Leicester's Restaurant at The Great House. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit and will definitely be returning , the venue service and food were all 1st class , the meals were presented beautifully presented and tasted even better. The lovely young waitress Charlotte ( I think) could not do enough for us along with the young man who welcomed us. This was local fine dining at its best. If... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing us! Firstly, i'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us. It's great to hear that Charlotte provided such great service, we will pass the message on. We look forward to seeing you both again very soon. More 

Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sadly were the only two people in the restaurant for lunch on the day we went but were suitably surprised at how good it was. The starters (beetroot/goats cheese and fish cake) were really good and the main courses (slow roasted hake and chicken) were excellent. After about six years of being unable to eat three courses because of... More 

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Thank neathgirl2015
greathouse, Front Office Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! Firstly, i'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal with us yesterday, it was great to hear all your positive feedback both on departure and via Trip-Advisor. We look forward to seeing you both again very soon. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant should have a Michelin Star, the food is superb, staff are friendly and efficient, prices are reasonable.

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

Thank you for reviewing us and thank you for all your kind words. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my wife and parents on a groupon and have to say I was pleasantly surprised with the food which was superb. Had cured salmon to start which was very good. Hake with brown shrimp for main which was delicious. And finished of by sharing all four desserts which were all very nice. All washed down with a... More 

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Thank MJMendoza1979
greathouse, Front Office Manager at Leicester's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! It's fantastic to hear all your positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed so thoroughly. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant in interesting historic surroundings. Attentive and helpful front of house staff happy to answer any questions. Delicious tasting menu showcasing great local produce cooked with care and great skill. Only criticism is that the dessert portion size after the other amazing 5 courses was a bit too big for me but it was delicious nonetheless!

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

Thank you for reviewing us! We are glad to here that you appreciate the heritage of the house, as it is thought to have been built in the early 1400s. It's fantastic to hear all the great comments about your meal here. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food in historic setting. The staff on arrival were very friendly and welcoming. Cocktails on arrival were excellent and the menu took some study there were so many lovely things on offer. The service in the restaurant was great just attentive enough the staff described each plate to us which added to the experience. The history and the building... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing us! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your time here at Leicester's Restaurant at The Great House. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $40
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 High Street | High Street, Bridgend CF32 0HP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Bridgend
  • Phone Number: +44 1656 657644
Description
Leicester's Restaurant is tucked inside the charming Great House Hotel in Bridgend, in the rolling green valleys of South Wales, perfect for any kind of getaway. Holding 2 coveted AA Rosettes and twice named Country Restaurant of the Year, Leicester's Restaurant is worth going out of the way for. Fresh Welsh products are 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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