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The Red Cow

Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 3PT +44 1164489258

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Sunday lunch really tasty staff attentive and friendly

Gaynor allcock Allcock 13 March 2017
from Leicester Forest East

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Taking its name from an old local rhyme, The Red Cow near Leicester has been refreshing its guests since the 17th century. It offers well-loved British pub cuisine which can be enjoyed from the pretty beer garden in summer or by the hearth in winter. Furnished with rustic oak beams and eclectic trinkets, The Red Cow is a peaceful country retreat.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Red Cow menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Red Cow ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Red Cow resides in the countryside just outside of Leicester, 5 minutes’ drive away.

The Red Cow

Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 3PT

Contact +44 1162387878
Reservations +44 1164489258

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Customer reviews for The Red Cow

4.1 ((((* (based on 43 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • value (19)
  • lunch (18)
  • large parties (9)
  • private dining (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • romantic (5)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 24 March 2017 by Tracey Griffin from Leicester Forest East

    Good service nice meal

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Gaynor allcock Allcock from Leicester Forest East

    Sunday lunch really tasty staff attentive and friendly

  • ((((* 13 March 2017 by Rebecca from Leicester

    Lovely food :)

  • (((** 11 March 2017 by Hayley Clifford from Leicester

    The booking process was was swift and simple which was good.
    The service when we arrived was prompt, apart from having to remind them about our drinks order

  • ((((* 10 March 2017 by Joan Turner from Leicester

    Good food good service lovely atmosphere

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Tim King from Wigston

    our first visit to the red cow there were 4 of us we had booked and were shown to our table although the restaurant seemed very busy we had our meals brought to us within 3/4 of an hour .We all liked what we had ordered .The staff were very friendly and helpful despite the place being very busy

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Julie Pike from Hinckley

    Loved it. Although they seemed understaffed for the occasion (our prosecco was forgotten) we did have a lovely meal, good staff and lovely pub. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you ??

  • ((((( 26 January 2017 by Kim Ford from Nuneaton

    It was all great

  • (((** 22 December 2016 by Jackie Cooksey from Leicester Forest East

    Average, food was acceptable. Maybe better when less busy. Staff were courteous.

  • (**** 14 December 2016 by Jill Cave from Leicester

    Having eaten at this restaurant several times previously, I felt very disappointed on this occasion. It was a Saturday evening in early December but the restaurant was very quiet with only a few tables occupied. We were presented with the Festive Menu together with the usual menu to select from, but five minutes later the Festive Menu was taken from us and we were told that this was no longer available (disappointing as we were a there for a Christmas gathering with friends). We had to wait for over half an hour for the menu choices to be taken and service was extremely slow throughout the evening with a longer than average wait between courses ie 45 minutes.

    We all felt that the food was not up to its usual high standard. I ordered the Hunters Chicken and asked if I could substitute the chips for sweet potato chips. The waitress was very quick to inform me that I would have to pay extra for that, so I agreed to the extra expense. When the meal arrived there were very few sweet potato chips, a piece of chicken and bacon, together with three tomatoes. I asked if there would be vegetables to accompany the meal and again I was speedily informed that I would 'have to pay extra for that'. Again I agreed to the extra expense and when they arrived some ten minutes later in a small pot I received three new potatoes, two slices of carrot and a few garden peas. Very disappointing.

    At the end of the evening we were given the bill before we were ready to leave, and it became very evident that the waiting staff were waiting to reset the tables for the following day. We felt rushed in making payment and in the end I forgot to use my £10 discount voucher I had received previously by e-mail that I had presented at the start of the evening only to be told to show it again at the end of the meal which I subsequently forgot.

    It's a shame that a meal we were looking forward to was not up to its usual high standard on this occasion.

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