Market Harborough Restaurants
18 restaurants in Market Harborough
Restaurants in Market Harborough:
Melton Road, West Langton, Market Harborough, LE16 7FD [Map]
Part of the Whitbread family, Table Table restaurants aim to bring great value tasty pub food to an ever increasing eating-out public who like well prepared and genuine food served by friendly staff in relaxing surroundings. If that sounds too much like a dream come true be assured that at Table Table they also walk the talk, and are pleased to have the chance to prove it.
Their well located restaurants are spread across a wide range of decors and styles, and all of them share a determination to provide comfort, warmth and relaxation. Their buffet menus for special occasions are remarkable value.
In keeping with modern trends they provide dishes to nibble or share as guests consider the spread of options on a menu that could be described as British with welcome incursions. So as you share long Italian flatbread, and dough balls and dips, or a sharing platter with an imaginative range of finger food starting with garlic and breaded mushrooms, it's time to think about the relative merits of aromatic duck parcels, a prawn cocktail, breaded Camembert or sticky chicken goujons to name but a few.
Many an innocent dish from the past has been hi-jacked in the best possible sense into becoming what is now called a 'pub classic'. Wiltshire cure ham with eggs is served with chunky chips and beef, mushroom and ale pie, or chicken and chips are all familiar with British tables, be they in the dining room or the kitchen. Now they have been added to by chicken fajitas, a sweet red pepper, crème fraiche and fennel tart, a leg of duck slowly cooked and served with a Bramley apple and cider sauce, or chilli con carne with basmati rice, sour cream and guacamole and nachos. So is the humble burger with six enticing toppings.
The point is they, and others, are all here at Table Table, well prepared with quality ingredients, and presented in a way that makes you hungry even if you thought you weren't.
Getting down to the more serious side of the table keep an eye open for the seafood pie, a delightful assembly of things fishy including crayfish, red snapper, prawns and clams. Many of their steaks are 28 days matured, including a 7oz fillet. All steaks are served with watercress, roasted cherry tomatoes, a flat mushroom and chunky chips. A choice from 4 sauces adds the final touch of enjoyment.
Pastas and salads embrace some well known and loved names, but for sheer enjoyment the hot smoked salmon salad takes some beating - flakes of hot smoked salmon mixed with a house salad and soy and ginger sauce. A real winner.
Snacks aplenty cover hot baguettes with the like of grilled pork loin and Bramley apple sauce, sandwiches filled with Cheddar cheese, or prawns and Marie Rose sauce, and jacket potatoes with such temptations as chilli con carne. Add a bowl of chips for only a little extra.
A well travelled wine list offers helpful advice for the uninitiated and there's an impressive choice of draught and bottled beers and lagers. All in all it would appear that Table Table are more than achieving their aims, providing the opportunity for people to eat out enjoyably, with excellent value for money. Long may they continue to do so.
For completely up to date information on menu changes and special offers do make a regular check on their lively Website.
Family, Pub, Traditional
88 Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt, nr Market Harborough, LE8 0NQ [Map]
60 Main Street, Foxton, nr Market Harborough, LE16 7RB [Map]
In a refreshing departure from Oriental tradition, Foxton's Shoulder of Mutton is housed in a historic country pub inn, where Chinese fare mingles companionably with a good selection of real ales and fine wines. The atmosphere is informal and relaxing and diners can choose to eat in the main restaurant or the friendlier bar area which features an innovative tapas menu. Comfortable accommodation at their bed and breakfast is and offers all the conveniences you could wish to expect.
Choices from the menu could include delicious appetizers of deep fried breadcrumb crab claws followed by chicken with yellow bean sauce served in bird's nest. The stir fries are popular and so are the soups, although you wouldn't want to miss the classic Chinese roast duck with soya sauce. Rice and noodle based dishes are perfect accompaniments and if you're in the mood for a light snack, then the tapas are perfect, particularly if you're in a group.
Buffet, Chinese, Pub
29 St Mary's Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7DS [Map]
Han's was the first Market Harborough restaurant to introduce diners to the delights of authentic Chinese cuisine. The rural south Leicestershire market town thus got an opportunity to sample an exciting new cuisine that had long taken many parts of Britain by storm.
You could order either a takeaway on the ground floor or head to the bright and spacious upstairs restaurant and enjoy a lovely traditional meal in pleasant surroundings. The set menu presents a range of banquets that offer value for money, and perfectly suit the needs of those who find it difficult to order Chinese food.
The à la carte opens with crispy aromatic duck that can be ordered quarter, half, or whole, and comes with pancakes, trimmings, and sauce. This could be followed by a platter of succulent Mandarin ribs or fresh sweet corn soup. Main courses that stand out are king prawn with green peppers in a black bean sauce, seafood chowmein, and flavoursome sweet and sour pork.
Beers and wine support the menu well.
Old Green, Medbourne, nr Market Harborough, LE16 8DX [Map]
Located in the rolling countryside of hunting Leicestershire the Horse and Trumpet is a good example of an estate pub that has come places and is now essentially a restaurant with rooms looking out over the village bowling green complete with its colony of ducks.
Starters set the pace with a foie gras parfait, smoked duck with pear celeriac and hazelnut, a ballotine of quail with confit chicken, goat's cheese and grape jelly, or a lobster cannelloni with soft lettuce, peas, bacon and spiced apple veloute. That much maligned, but now happily better understood cut, pork belly is served with a langoustine cannelloni, black pudding and cauliflower to make a robust and delicious dish, but for sheer effect the roast chump of tender lamb with braised red cabbage and raisins, fondant potato and a cordon of mustard sauce really rouses the tastebuds.
When I tell you that it is not unknown for some of the puddings to arrive with mustard seeds in the ice cream you will detect a note of originality in the proceedings, but for sheer degeneracy order the apple strudel, made with sweet Jerusalem artichoke panna cotta, confit lemon and green apple sorbet.
A fairly brief and interesting wine list offers six or so by the glass.
Unit 73, Lower Level, Highcross Shopping Centre, Leicester, LE1 4AN [Map]
American, Desserts, Pizza, Seafood, Steak
9 Station Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, LE8 0LN [Map]
43 Welland Rise, Sibbertoft, Market Harborough, LE16 9UD [Map]
In the heart of rural Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, The Red Lion Wine Pub is the perfect watering hole for those exploring the area. Warm and welcoming, the pub been completely rejuvenated by Andrew and Sarah Banks, who bought the freehouse in October 2004. In the summer it comes into its own, with a sizeable patio playing host to a good many tables.
A monthly changing menu is well in place and the focus on use of fresh ingredients seems to have done the trick. The cooking is fairly ambitious, taking a step away from traditional country pub style and more towards contemporary British, underpinned by a slight European theme. Expect to see the likes of large marinated hamhock served with mash and English mustard gravy, honey grilled goats' cheese on an onion marmalade filled tart and topped with pine nuts, or a chicken supreme with creamy white wine and sunblush tomato sauce.
With 200 excellent wines on offer, The Red Lion Wine Pub does indeed showcase the best of viticulture from around the world.
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