19 restaurants in Loughborough
Restaurants in Loughborough:
64 Main Street, Long Whatton, Loughborough, LE12 5DG [Map]
Not far from the Donington Park Racing Circuit and East Midlands Airport is a traditional country pub and hotel called The Falcon Inn at Long Whatton. The delightful establishment is an ideal place for an overnight stay or for a hot and tasty meal, and owner Jad Otaki ensures guests always have a great time at his inn.
Eleven beautifully appointed bedrooms have won them an AA three star rating, and if you happen to visit The Falcon in bloom, you are bound to notice why the inn was selected as the overall winner of the Spencer Memorial Garden Competition in 2008.
A wide choice of home-cooked dishes range from Lebanese mezze and main courses of, say, salmon and prawn brochette marinated in chilli, garlic, white wine, and coriander, to good old British favourites of chicken liver pâté served with hot toast, a selection of steaks, and specials of steak and ale pie, or roast pork in apricot sauce.
The food is wonderfully complemented by Lebanese wines.
5a High Street, Loughborough, LE11 2PY [Map]
Should you be wishing for an alternative to the combustible delights of the Mexican cuisine, available elsewhere in this town, and wanting good food in a place which is not exactly overcrowded with haute cuisine you could do a lot worse than head for the Thai House in High Street. On offer is average Thai cuisine, well prepared and with most of the standard dishes listed in the menu, together with a few interesting additions.
5 East Road, Wymeswold, Loughborough, LE12 6ST [Map]
Hammer and Pincers in Loughborough claim to be more than just a restaurant and it takes a visit to understand what they mean. The entire gastronomic experience is delightful with friendly service and a relaxing and laidback atmosphere with a capable and professional front of house team taking charge as soon as you enter. Trained at the Savoy Hotel in London, the owners Danny and Sandra have gained vast experience having worked in Switzerland and France.
A typical meal could begin with a twice baked smoked haddock soufflé, followed by steak. Hammer and Pincers take their steak very seriously, they serve four different joints, all cut to order, to the size specified by the diner. The kitchen team use 28-day, dry aged Hereford beef, raised locally at Blackberry farm. If you still have room for dessert, try the ice-cream selection, which includes interesting flavours like peanut butter and chocolate, lemon meringue pie, rhubarb crumble and custard to name but a few.
British, Modern British, Modern European
134 Main Street, Woodhouse Eaves, nr Loughborough, LE12 8RZ [Map]
English, Gastropub, Modern British
Christmas Day Menu - 4 courses for £69 Book
Festive Menu - 3 courses for £25.95 Book
Boxing Day Menu - 3 courses for £30 Book
60 Woodgate, Loughborough, LE1 12TZ [Map]
The Printroom Cafe Bar in Woodgate offers an appetizing array of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether it's just a snack or a full meal, look forward to dropping in anytime of the day to relax in elegant surroundings. This is where it is convenient to meet friends, conclude a business deal or just relax with family. The party menu caters to groups of eight or more.
Saturday breakfast has sausage or bacon and tomato sandwich, eggs, toast, toasted teacake, juice and coffee or tea. The daily lunch and dinner menu features battered calamari rings, spicy lamb samosas, bacon with brie and red current jelly sandwich or wrap, prawn and chorizo arrabiatta, seared tuna steak, coriander fishcakes and more. The desserts selection includes chocolate and orange truffle torte, blueberry cheesecake and lemon meringue. For that accompanying drink, there's a wide range of lagers, spirits, red and white wines from which to choose.
38 South Street, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough, LE12 8LZ [Map]
The Hunting Lodge must have some of the finest panelling in these parts. I mention this merely because whilst we are here to discuss the cuisine, even the best of its kind is enhanced by some good background. The menu is certainly not short on choices amongst which, for starters are black pudding (Jerry Howarth's gold medal award-winning variety) served with salad and horseradish dip, an item rather sinisterly called loaded skins, the potato variety served with a light salad and choice of fillings from ham and cheese or mushrooms and Stilton, or cod and prawn fishcake with lemon grass, ginger and oriental spices, served with a chilli relish.
Helpings are not exactly minute so it is probably a good idea to pace yourself, particularly in the area of main courses where further variety is well to the fore with a great range of grills, not least of which, throwing to the winds advice just given, is the Hunter's Mighty Grill, a challenging and gargantuan affair, full details of which would take up the rest of this appraisal. Other options are poached sole, boozy bullock pie, and chicken Marilyn Monroe which, whilst it leaves a few options, comes from the front of the bird, and sausage and mash with two different varieties of the noble banger on the customary tattie bed with rich gravy.
In general one has the feeling that the menu is compiled by someone with the good things of life in mind and a close feeling for his clientele. A breezy list of puddings includes What a Waffle, perhaps to keep a certain brand of politician at bay.
Sunday lunch is well and truly celebrated, with plenty of alternatives round the traditional roast, a day when one can take particular advantage of the wine list, a handsome version with nothing much over £20 and plenty by the glass.
10 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel, nr Loughborough, LE12 7AT [Map]
In this age of new generation dining destinations, it is pleasing to see places such as The Swan doing exceedingly well. Located on the banks of the River Soar in a Grade II listed building, the freehouse is a traditional 17th century inn in the village of Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. The AA four star enterprise offers visitors a large bedroom in an apartment style suite.
Sit by a roaring log fire and treat yourself to good real ales, wine and spirits. Food can be enjoyed inside or out in the riverside garden in summer. A regularly changing menu of hot and cold food is on offer at lunchtime while a traditional three-course roast lunch is served on Sundays.
British and European classics such as steak and kidney pudding, mussels in a lime and ginger broth, and seared breast of pigeon with caramelised beetroot are all homemade. A special bistro night is organised on the fourth Monday of each month, and a steak-frites evening on the second Monday of each month is popular among customers.
28 The Rushes, Loughborough, LE11 5BG [Map]
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