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“Good food but rather empty”

The Boot Room Restaurant
Ranked #229 of 1,176 Restaurants in Leicester
Price range: $14 - $55
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Occupying a former Leicester shoe factory, The Boot Room restaurant in Leicester, serves simple, yet special food made with fresh, quality & seasonal ingredients. The Boot Room restaurant has quickly become one of Leicester’s premier restaurants, supported by the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with just a hint of the buildings industrial past. We have a simple and effective philosophy to “Buy quality ingredients, treat them well, and let your customer enjoy the experience.” The Boot Room is owned by Stephen and Tracey Fitzpatrick who also run The Joiners, a successful restaurant in Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
Leicester
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
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“Good food but rather empty”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Went here at 8pm on a Friday night with my husband and another couple. It was completely empty. They were serving another table as we arrived and one more when we left. The atmosphere was therefore somewhat lacking. That said, the service was good and the food was delicious. I had the tomato and pepper risotto to start which was really tasty if a little too filling. My main of beef medallions was a delight although the dauphinoise potatoes were rather hard and £19.50 is slightly steep. Other had the pork belly which was apparently amazing and the gnocchi which was good. Definitely worth a visit if you want to spend a little more although probably try on a Saturday when I would assume it is a little busier.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

It's the first time we had tried the Boot Room. We wasn't disappointed. Welcomed as soon as we walked in and taken straight to our table. Wine list was excellent. Food was devine. Not many places offer fresh crab in Leicester town centre. Please try as you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Stay away from the chain restaurants In Leicester and go here
Great food, attentive service and nice people

  • Visited September 2013
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Leicester
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Been to this restaurant numerous times and always had a fantastic meal. Went for special family meal Saturday 24 August 2013. Service, atmosphere and food all excellent. Food always hot and cooked beautifully and the only restaurant I have ever been to that do perfect soufflés for dessert time after time. A must for food lovers.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Tracey H
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Leicester
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“4 star food but disappointment”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Booked well ahead but placed on a table in a back corner next to a very large group shouting along the table.
Embarrassing as had invited friends.Asked to move but of course packed. The food was lovely and service excellent but we were all relieved when we could leave our table and have coffee in the bar.
Make sure you ask to sit at the front and bring your megaphone if you don't want to lip read.
Perhaps somewhere to go at a quieter time which we have enjoyed doing in the past.

Visited August 2013
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