Guide MICHELIN 2020

Leicester's Restaurant

(208 Reviews)
Laleston, Bridgend, S Glam, CF32 0HP
British

Top offer

Sunday Lunch

This offer is available from December 19, 2019 until December 19, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Average

Main course: £20
Food spend: £32

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 21:30

Restaurant description

Dating back as far as 1550, the spectacular, Grade II-listed Great House Hotel plays host to the 2 AA Rosette-awarded Leicester Restaurant. Enjoy refined British cuisine in an historical setting filled with flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and oak beams.

A daily changing, market fresh menu at Leicester Restaurant is brimming with organic and local produce. Committed to offering the finest natural flavours, the Great House Hotel crafts all its own breads, pastries and sauces, while the kitchen’s herbs are sourced from the hotel gardens. The Great House restaurant’s award-winning menu ranges from Welsh beef fillet with potato rosti and mushroom duxelle, to salmon and crayfish roulade with watercress mousse.

Renowned for its indulgent afternoon teas, guests at Leicester Restaurant in Bridgend are treated to an elegant, traditional selection. Enjoy homemade cakes and buttery shortbread, as well as scones with lashings of preserves and clotted cream, and fresh finger sandwiches.

The pride of the idyllic Great House Hotel, Leicester Restaurant is a 6-minute drive from central Bridgend.

Customer reviews for Leicester's Restaurant
4.5
(based on 208 reviews)

92%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (73)
  • al fresco (21)
  • breakfast (16)
  • business (32)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (155)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (23)
  • lunch (97)
  • luxury (77)
  • private dining (67)
  • romantic (91)
  • trendy (28)
  • value (47)
  • views (2)
  • By Natalie B from Bridgend
    14 February 2020

    Excellent service, lush food and beautiful surroundings. Was great to come back!

  • By Anne S from Porthcawl
    15 January 2020

    Lovely posh meal small potions but 3 courses for £22 good value for dinner Had to wait ages for our starters when I complained we had a complimentary round if drinks and it was because of a new trainee chef

  • By Susan M from Swansea
    31 December 2019

    Taster menu New Year’s Eve food was amazing

  • By Ilaria G from Cardiff
    22 November 2019

    Lovely evening out, from service to the food everything was perfect.

  • By Martin D from Abertawe
    22 November 2019

    Absolutely fabulous evening. Food was sublime and the service 2nd to none. Had a thoroughbly enjoyable night

  • By Nicholas D from Exeter
    15 November 2019

    I booked an overnight stay in Bridgend on our way to Dunraven Bay. I was taking my partner for a birthday treat the following day. I thought it nice to take him out for a birthday meal while in town. I'm not sure what happened to the restaurant on the night of our visit but, I mean it was certainly an experience. The waiter was friendly, prompt, and knew the menu well. The restaurant was empty upon our arrival - somewhat telling considering this was 8:30PM on a Friday night. We were seated in a cosy corner of the restaurant when I told the waiter it was my partners birthday. At least, it would have been cosy if it wasn't beside an open fire exit on a cold November evening. As my other half was quite famished having been training hard for the Royal Navy all week and not eaten since 2PM we asked for some bread while reviewing the menu. We were charged £4 for the side order which was duly presented in an aluminium lunch box lined with slate. Great. I mean, it would have been if the bread hadn't been picked straight from the Sainsbury's Basics isle. Focaccia? Ciabatta? No, that's white loaf and soda bread dipped in a bit of weak olive oil. Two whole slices (each cut in two to make it appear more plentiful). But it's OK, we had complimentary something served in oyster shells. I'm trying to remember exactly what it was we were served but whatever it was, was literally the size of my little finger nail. I did my best to hold whatever it was in my mouth for long enough to deduce a taste but it was literally smaller than my taste buds. I'm none the wiser. Starter - as far as I can tell I was served a babybell. Minuscule, bland, accompanied with a couple of crumbs of allegedly candied walnut but there were too few crumbs to tell. Main - a good cut of sea bass. A good, tiny cut of sea bass atop a bed of some substance devoid of any flavour whatsoever. I spent £43 after a sizeable discount and we left starving, still unsure exactly what we'd been served.

  • By Hayley B from Desborough
    2 November 2019

    Really great time, tasting menu was well thought out and flavours beautifully balanced. Just some small touches would lift Leicesters to a serious contender. Particular favourites were the Sea Bass and the Pumpkin Cheesecake. Room for improvement on the service. Staff were very friendly but we had to ask to order drinks, there was little or no explanation of the dishes and we were left on our own in the restaurant once our dessert had been served. Overall though, a lovely experience and with a little polish, this could be an absolute gem.

  • By Steve G from Bridgend
    26 October 2019

    We booked this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. The reviews were very good, even though they had a few bad ones more recently and we made the mistake of not considering the more recent ones. This restaurant is located in a beautiful 16th century building. On arrival and throughout the evening the staff were pleasant, friendly and attentive, however, this is where the positives end. The dishes we tried were very disappointing. We chose the wild rabbit and the risotto as a starter and they were bland, nothing that an average cook couldn't conjure up. My choice of main and a desert had run out, which at this stage was ok because there were other dishes that we were happy to chose. For the main courses we chose the sea bass, which I was very happy with, and the rib-eye steak which was ordered medium rare, and it came back one half medium and the other well done, it wasn't even cooked evenly and there was far too much gristle, basically it was a poor piece of stake, very disappointing. The desserts were shockingly bad, dry, tasteless, unbelievably bad, genuinely we could not believe deserts could possibly be so tasteless and so below par. So no, we wont come back again, which is a shame for the staff because they were great. But whoever the head chef is please hand over to someone else. Harsh, you may think, but true.

  • By Alan B from Porthcawl
    5 October 2019

    Really great food and the staff are so attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Love eating here.

  • By Joshua C from Cardiff
    3 August 2019

    Food is really something special, great atmosphere. Been twice and both times was superb! Can't wait to go again.

Restaurant Location Map
Leicester's Restaurant
Laleston, Bridgend, S Glam, CF32 0HP

Available offers

  • Sunday Lunch

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