Guide MICHELIN 2021

John's House Restaurant

(994 Reviews)
139 - 141 Loughborough Road Mountsorrel, Loughborough, West Midlands, LE12 7AR
British, Gourmet

Top offer

5 Courses Taster Menu £70 per person

Taster menu to be taken by the whole table only.


Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:00

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for John's House Restaurant
(based on 994 reviews)

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  • By Stuart K from Loughborough
    3 November 2020

    Booking was very straightforward. Service, as ever, was exemplary, from the moment we entered reception, throughout the meal and, latterly, as we departed. The food, in this case the 4 course lunch menu, was super. The standard of the food was very high, as indeed it has been on our previous evening and lunchtime visits. We look forward to coming back, hopefully before too long.

  • By Pat S from Leicester
    3 November 2020

    Our first visit to Johns House and we shall certainly be going back when things are "normal" again. Impressed from the moment we walked through the door with friendly greeting and coats taken. Led straight to our table and very soon olives and amazing bread with homemade butter were brought together with our drinks order. We had the lunch menu which was amazing, spoilt for choice but both chose the pork. Nothing to say except delicious and the crackling deserves an award! Deserts were equally sumptuous. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food, giving us a brief description of the food on our plates at every course. We had coffee downstairs in the comfortable lounge area. All in all an excellent lunch and we look forward tree eagerly to a return visit.

  • By Philip L from Northamptonshire
    28 October 2020

    Our first visit - lunch time. Staff really welcoming from the moment we entered the house. Taken through for pre lunch drinks and olives served too . Staff highly attentive. You dine upstairs which is tardis like . Tables well spaced given current circumstances. Lunch menu was pleasant: somewhat narrow but that reflects either economic times or pandemic restrictions on numbers dining I guess . Head waiter was excellent throughout. Loved the home made breads served as an accompaniment. Our choices of food were excellently presented and delicious. Main could have been served hotter and with plates hot too . Not sure if they’d been lurking on a server awaiting being taken to table which was a slight disappointment. Wine list is good . Some great wines available. Sadly they are priced for the type of establishment which is irritating. Deserts were tremendous and Choice of cheeses likewise. Really would recommend and would like to return on a night .

  • By Gabrielle H from Nottingham
    27 October 2020

    We thoroughly enjoyed our set 3 course lunch. I had lightly smoked salmon that was melt in the mouth followed by Cornish hake and brassicas in different forms. It was beautiful fish, only just cooked and lots of other tastes with it. My husband had the alternative choices and enjoyed his, though he found the potato in the risotto a bit too al dente for his taste. His pork was again a melting experience. His dessert was the quince which he thought divine, my chocolate dessert was too big for the intensity of the chocolate and I could only eat a third. I must also add that the warmth of the building was welcome, the service very attentive and friendly and the room was beautiful. We felt very safe as there is plenty of room.

  • By Kathleen S from Ashby
    27 October 2020

    Excellent high quality food which was delicious in flavour and beautifully presented. The restaurant has a modern but relaxed decor and pleasant atmosphere. Excellent wine and service.

  • By Sue S from Northamptonshire
    23 October 2020

    Exquisite meal . Lovely restaurant and great service from all the team Good value food but wines seemed expensive compared with other comparable restaurants The only concern was around allergies - I emailed this it at time of booking. As a quality restaurant I assumed this would have been documented alongside our booking but nothing was checked . I was served my allergen which was not included in the menu description. As soon as alerted to the issue the staff resolved immediately and discreetly Perhaps allergies could be included on booking system to keep everything together or checked at arrival.

  • By Peter H from Nottingham
    23 October 2020

    My wife and I had lunch at John's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was our first visit and we were not at all disappointed. From arrival to departure we were looked after in an attentive, knowledgeable and friendly way that helped turn lunch into special occasion theatre. We had the seven course taster menu, which sounds a lot of food but in practice is just about right and the quality was absolutely what you would expect from a Michelin started restaurant. the variety of intense flavours and textures was quite memorable. Add recommended wines and it was a blissful lunch. Finding the place was a slight challenge in the rain but look out for the Tea Rooms sign - that is round the back but entrance through the small car park is the same. There are no real views out the windows but then there is plenty to look at inside, with tables properly spaced under Covid rules. We understand the place has been recently extended and al the finings and furniture are what you would expect at this level. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

  • By Barry D from Leicester
    22 October 2020

    Wonderful welcome, stunning service, everything including drinks explained in careful detail, and the food......stunning, perfect, wow! Everyone is passionate about giving a dining experience that you will want to repeat! Well deserved a Michelin Star!

  • By Trevor H from Markfield
    22 October 2020

    Excellent experience of fine dining and first class service, had lunch only 2 main dishes, salmon and pork, both delicious,

  • By Julie M from Oakham
    22 October 2020

    Absolutely delicious food at John's House. This was a wedding present from my dad and two sisters, but due to Covid and booking availability before that, we enjoyed the gist a year later! Beautiful setting in a house, and warm, friendly, non intrusive service. The little snacks whilst waiting to be seated were a lovely touch too. We had booked the taster menu, but I guess due to Covid things change, so we enjoyed the 5 course set menu, and it was delicious. For those not used to fine dining you might think the courses a little stark in quantity, but they more than make up for it in the quality ingredients used, created to offer the perfect taste. My husband and I left the restaurant feeling completely satisfied and happy with the portion sizes and how tasty the food was. We will definitely be coming back again. I liked the fact that the design of the restaurant was simple, nothing fancy. Well lit so you can see your food whilst you're eating. And parking :)

Restaurant Location Map
John's House Restaurant
139 - 141 Loughborough Road Mountsorrel, Loughborough, West Midlands, LE12 7AR

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