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The Great House Hotel

Laleston, Bridgend, CF32 0HP +44 1656376017

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  • The Great House Hotel - Cardiff
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  • The Great House Hotel - Cardiff
  • The Great House Hotel - Cardiff
  • The Great House Hotel - Cardiff
Main course: £20
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 21:30

Lovely meal and ambiance- food was fantastic and staff very friendly

Marcus Goldsworthy 09 August 2017
from Bridgend

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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 Cardiff 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.

The Great House Hotel

Laleston, Bridgend, CF32 0HP

Contact +44 1656657644
Reservations +44 1656376017

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Customer reviews for The Great House Hotel

4.6 (((() (based on 103 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (70)
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  • lunch (48)
  • afternoon tea (46)
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  • al fresco (13)
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  • ((*** 14 August 2017 by Joanne Williams from Newport

    Nice but not wow . we had a nice evening however would, say it could be so much more they clearly need to invest in a good front of blue manager particularly if they want to capitalise o the Great British Menu. Food was nice setting is lovely however they lack direction and attention to detail however all the ingredients are there

  • ((((( 11 August 2017 by Rhianne Humphries from Barry

    The food here was absolutely phenomenal! By far the best meal both my partner and I have ever had the pleasure of eating. Both the Welsh lamb and free range pork dishes were outstanding! Staff were friendly and at the end of the meal brought out a birthday card and free glass of champagne for my partner who was celebrating his 30th! Faultless experience all round.

  • ((((( 9 August 2017 by Marcus Goldsworthy from Bridgend

    Lovely meal and ambiance- food was fantastic and staff very friendly

  • ((((* 7 August 2017 by Alan Kerslake from cardiff

    First visit since it changed ownership, food was still very good but i felt that there was limited options on the SET Menu, and did not cater for all tastes, pushing you towards the A LA CARTE menu which was obviously more expensive, this could possibly lose custom in the months to come as lots of lunch time diners would go else where A la carte in the evening is fine but too expensive lunch time £60 for two

  • ((((* 7 August 2017 by James Curtis from Bridgend

    Fantastic meal. Found the prices reasonable for the quality of service and food.

  • ((((( 6 August 2017 by Martyn Thomas from Tonyrefail

    This was our first time at The Great House for quite a few years and we were very impressed, both with the food, the relaxed service, and the overall feel of the restaurant. All the dishes were superbly cooked and presented. Even the set lunch menu, with a choice of 3 starters, mains and deserts really made it difficult to choose because all the dishes were equally tempting.
    The Hake with buttermilk sauce, fennel and green beans was as good as any fish dish I have had, both in this country and in France,but it would be wrong to single out just one dish, they were all very good indeed.
    The 3 course set lunch represents great value at £22, but when we return, which we will as soon as possible, we will be also trying the tasting menu and a la carte.

    Overall, a superb dining experience. Great food and very good value means the Great House is hard to beat.

  • ((((( 5 August 2017 by Mike Faulds from Cardiff

    Excellent service from arrival. The food was outstanding with many scrumptious surprises.

  • ((((( 29 July 2017 by JOHN from Bridgend

    Excellent night. The hake main course was probably the highlight, but every dish was beautifully presented, well balanced and, most importantly, very tasty. My wife and I don't usually have desserts, but they were very tempting and didn't disappoint. The wine was excellent, as were the vodka and gin apperitifs. And the service was both polite and competent. All the staff seemed well trained and looked smart and attentive, without being intrusive.

  • ((((( 25 July 2017 by Keith Phillips from Porthcawl

    Wonderful food, beautiful building and gardens

  • ((((( 24 July 2017 by Matthew Parry from Bridgend

    The meal was delicious and very good value for money, in particular the dessert (panacotta) which worked superbly. The service was excellent and although the starters took some time to arrive, the entire experience was appreciated and warm.

    You could make things easier for yourselves at the end; it isn't ideal to have to go to the bar to pay by card, and when I wanted to add a tip, I was told that the only way to do it by card was to do cashback; this wasn't a problem, but it was a little peculiar to have the bar manager hand me the cash, only for me to pass it to the waiters!

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