- Main course: £10
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:00
Very engaging contrast between the Michelin star quality food and the cottage-style surroundings. Friendly, unpretentious, relaxing, and the food is magnificent.
12 January 2019
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Awarded a Michelin star, John’s House Mountsorrel serves exquisite homegrown food, using local produce to create flavour-rich British and European dishes. Exposed brick walls and open fires, create a charmingly rustic setting.
The John’s House menu evolves with the seasons, beginning with dishes like Wye Valley asparagus with quail egg, truffle and crispy chicken skin, and raw Orkney scallops with crab, cucumber and elderflower. Innovative mains include fillet of Cornish sea bass with chorizo and avocado, and Gloucester Old Spot piglet with pineapple, peanut butter, sage and blood pudding.
To finish, sample the classic cheese board, or tuck into creative desserts like sea buckthorn curd with white chocolate sorbet, liquorice and sweet cicely. The wine list at John’s House restaurant offers an extensive selection of bottles from around the world.
Serving award-winning food in relaxed rural surrounds, John’s House Loughborough is a 6-minute drive from both Barrow Upon Soar and Sileby rail stations.
John's House Restaurant
139 - 141 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, Loughborough, LE12 7AR
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Customer reviews for John's House Restaurant
((((( 15 January 2019 by Jane from Loughborough
As usual a faultless meal from the amuse bouches to the petit fours. The sommelier’s recommendation was also spot on. John’s House more than earns its Michelin Star.
((((( 15 January 2019 by Karen from Leicester
The first dessert of turnip sorbet, yogurt mint and licorice was sublime.
((((( 15 January 2019 by Andreas from Syston leicester
This was our third visit and as before the dining experience was second to none . Food was excellent as usual. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable .
((((* 14 January 2019 by Christopher from Anstey Leics
We’ve been to John’s House Restaurant a few times now and have found the food first class, along with the service and overall welcoming experience. However, I’ve not given full 5 stars due to our table position. It was in the centre of the dining room, next to the stairs where waiters were using for access to & from the kitchen. In addition we were also close to the waiters’ station, where there was clearly waiters regularly accessing the computer station. Being in the centre of the room also positioned us in the line of traffic for other guests from the other dining area in the next room to get to the toilet facilities in the area prior to where we were dining. Whilst we understand that there is limited space in these dining rooms and tables are at a premium, it did make it ‘uncomfortable’ having quite of footfall around us. Other diners in our area were slightly better positioned around the outskirts of the room and those in the the next dining area were clearly more comfortable, being isolated and no thoroughfare to contend with. Notwithstanding these issues and comments, the service however was very good!
I’m not sure what can be proposed other than the removal of this particular dining position and the room rearranged. Clearly, a financial issue to be considered?
If we visit again we would ask for an alternative dining table if available.
((((* 14 January 2019 by Tim from Orston,Notts.
The cooking and the service could not be faulted. The restaurant itself was a disappointment in terms of decor,lighting and furniture however.Also the location is not easy to find being part of another farm complex and with very poor external signage.We drove up and down Loughborough Road several times ,finally asking directions from a local resident as to where to find you.This is easily remedied by means of a well placed and graphically clear sign on the street frontage.
The reception was business like if not warm and welcoming.Nobody answers the phone we noted which goes immediately to automatic response - not much use if you are lost and trying to find the place!
The ground floor lounge area is compact as one would expect in a farmhouse cottage but the furniture is not very comfortable and the decor is just a bit dull.
The restaurant is on the first floor which is difficult for elderly and disabled guests.There is no lift either.
The lavatories are basic but clean and with good soaps and hand towels.
Our lunch was old spot pork and root vegetables all delicious and very well cooked.We had the apple and meringue dessert which was equally delicious. Wines and coffee were good and the whole experience was very enjoyable. The table staff were attentive and pleasant without being over familiar - a regrettable trend in many restaurants unfortunately.We sent our compliments to John in the kitchen - he certainly merits his Michelin star.Our conclusion is that the quality of the cooking outweighs the other aspects and as in France it's the food and the wine that matters most.
We will certainly come back again.
Tim and Gillian McArtney.
((((( 14 January 2019 by Sandra from Melton
Relaxed, informal dining in a nice setting with excellent staff and outstanding food
((((( 14 January 2019 by Simon from Bournemouth
First time eating eve and it was fantastic chose the tasting menu to really get a feel of the style of food. The snacks were outstanding so much truffle it made it so decadent. The outstanding dishes for me were the crab dish and the parsnip sorbet such brilliant flavours and work of a truely talented chef.
((((* 13 January 2019 by Louise from Coventry
Ok but not outstanding
((((( 13 January 2019 by Caitlin from Leicester
The service was excellent. And everything else was done to perfection. Could not fault
((((( 13 January 2019 by Dinah from Oakham
Excellent meal with varied menu. Good value . Excellent wine recommendation.
Tables perhaps a trifle close with other diners on their mobiles! Staff a little over attentive.
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