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Observatory Beefeater

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About
Beefeater's been on an exciting journey since opening our first site in 1974. Now, with over 140 restaurants across the UK, we're known and loved thanks to our famous grills and friendly service. From our mouth-watering steaks to fresh fish and salads, you'll find plenty of great-value meals on the menu. Plus, with a whole range of tasty and nutritious kids' dishes, we're the perfect choice for family meals. Whatever the occasion, celebrate it with Beefeater.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, British
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another great breakfast served yesterday by the great team here at this Beefeater. We were given plenty of time and space to ensure our long day had a perfect start. The food was hot, fresh and very tasty and plentiful.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying at the Premier Inn for 3 nights and using the Beefeater for food. The breakfast menu was missing significant items, the sausages were clearly not of the higher quality. On my last morning I asked about items which were missing and was told...- oh we have some of them I just haven't put them out, do you want them??? In the evenings on arrival you were offered the menu and also the list of items that were not available - over the 3 nights the latter list was growing. On ordering food the kitchen staff were not up to speed with the menu changes which had occured 2 weeks earlier and my first meal was sent back twice to be rectified. On my second night my main arrived while I was still eating my starter. On my 3rd night the venue was so hot I physically felt ill and had to leave. So to the positives of the restaurant. The staff were lovely and were obviously frustrated with the menu issues.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in the hotel next door and used the Observatory for our evening meals and breakfast. All seemed very well organised. Our server Alain was brilliant both nights. Food was absolutely delicious. It's a grown up sort of place, not really ideal for...little kids I'd say.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and menu but the bill was disappointing! They overcharged us on kids menu (put through as 2 2 courses instead of 2 3 courses and added desserts separately) Also didn't get refillable soft drinks as they gave us full fat coke so charged...double on that. The kids also had cheese on burgers which was offered (no mention of extra cost) and then also charged for! Really disappointed as great place, great food and service was good but unfortunately the extras on the bill mean we won't recommend or return.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last ate at this restaurant 22 years ago just before I moved to Yorkshire! So on a visit to the space centre with my grand children we booked for “old time sake!” I didn’t have great expectations as I couldn’t believe it was still...there & still a beefeater & I remembered it as a mediocre restaurant! But to my surprise it was really really lovely! Great food although lots of issues with supplies, great staff & service & we really enjoyed it! I take mediocre back….it’s a fab restaurant & will gladly visit again when I’m next in Leicester.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at the Observatory, perfect way to end a week. Must mention the excellent service from Jav and his fellow friendly staff, Anna, Alain etc. Looking forward to next visit. Frank and Doreen Armstrong and friends.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2021

Met friends for a catch up and had never visited so wasn’t sure what to expect. Ordered the Smothered Chicken Melt which promised chicken breast glazed with BBQ sauce, topped with crispy bacon, mozzarella and cheddar and BBQ sauce for dipping priced at £13.29. What...arrived was very different to what the menu promised. Tiny, thin chicken breast, overcooked, topped with limp broiled bacon and a small dollop of something that might have been some sort of cheese in a former life. The chicken and bacon looked like they had been cooked in the scrapings from the grill, they certainly tasted like they had and there was no sign of the sauce for dipping. In this situation do you cause a fuss in front of friends or force it down? I forced it down and can still taste it nearly 24 hours later. For £13.29 I expected a whole lot more and won’t be going back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 24, 2021

Well half the food wasn't there and the food was poor! The staff was doing every job instead of just serving food or taking orders, management is poor!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Came here for lunch prior to heading to the cinema across the road. Although there is some items unavailable due to supply which is understandable and an industry wide problem. We was informed of the items as we sat down. The choices that were remaining...was varied and catered for all. We had the chicken wings to start with and they were cooked well, crispy and arrived hot. We both had the steak which we upgraded to a sirloin and came as we requested (medium rare). The triple cooked chips are amazing! The beer and beef dripping sauce was nice and a good addition to the steak.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021

Popped to the observatory for some lunch with my partner. Met by Dave the manager, with a smile on his face and served by Shane, who was very attentive and had good customer service. Food was beautiful, both of us had the fillet and it...was cooked exactly how we ordered it. Can’t fault anything about the place, although some menu items were missing there was still a good range of food to chose from. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Yes, Observatory Beefeater is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Observatory Beefeater is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5