The Red Lion at Gilmorton serves some of the best home cooked food that we have tasted in the Midlands. It is rare to be able to say this but it really does taste as though only the best ingredients are used and the kitchen staff really can deliver on flavour. From the moment you step over the threshold - decorated beautifully for Xmas - you sense that in this place the staff work as a team and they really care about the quality of your dining experience. It is friendly, welcoming, and just the sort of place to spend a lunch-time or evening over a welcome glass of wine savouring the sort of food that simply melts in the mouth. It is difficult to pinpoint the best dishes because everything we tasted was so good - but whoever cooks the scallops starter deserves a big cheer - perhaps though the biggest surprise are the soups of the day - made on the premises I am told by a member of staff who clearly has elevated soup-making into an art form. Try it and you will experience just how special big, hearty, melt-in the mouth flavours can be in every spoonful - more, please!
The Red Lion in Gilmorton really is serving Pub Food at Its Finest and if you haven't visited recently then you are missing out on a very fine dining experience. Hope to see you there before they get booked up because there is no question that this is a 'find'.
Quite literally, the word-of-mouth is that this Leicester hostelry truly deserves a 5-star rating - keep up the great cooking!
Dr Elizabeth Hurren and Professor Steven King
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