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Local cuisine, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Independently owned and passionately operated, The White Peacock offers an affordable luxury of modern British & International cuisine with fine wines and cocktails and a bespoke service to compliment. Located in a charming Grade 2 listed building at the foot of New Walk in the heart of Leicester, we combine unique food and drink, great location with expressive décor, local artistry and provide a consistent high level of exceptional guest service to deliver an extraordinary experience for all occasions. The White Peacock restaurant offers formal lunch, dinner and afternoon teas in a relaxing ambience and passionate staff on hand to care for you from the moment you step in. We also cater for
US$33 - US$65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, British, International
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 4, 2020 via mobile

Here with the family as it the beginning of national lockdown, and wanted to go for something special, wasn't disappointed, food, service excellent. Can't fault it. Thank you for a great evening.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2020

A pleasure to be able to return to the White Peacock. As usual the food was superb and the whole experience was only marginally marred by the covid precautions. The staff ensured that everyone had a fantastic time.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 18, 2020

We were really impressed with the service and menu. It was our first visit and a belated birthday meal, postponed due to restrictions. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We couldn’t think why we had not been there before. It will now be one...of our regular haunts.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2020

I was invited to a trial night at the white peacock. I was really impressed by the attention of the staff when it came to social distancing and cleaning tables and chairs. I also saw they were washing hand all the time they were clearing...tables. The manager was fantastic, I could see they were understaffed because she was running around nonstop . She did a great job being alone on the floor. The cocktails were delicious, especially the berries mojito. Food was good too, try the chocolate mousse with mushroom ice cream, it doesn’t sound good but it is! I was so impressed! Overall great experience, shout out to the front of house staff wearing a face mask in the heat and sanitising everything all the time!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 19, 2020

Visited last night, and with what’s going on, we were the only customers present. So I am very grateful to the White Peacock for staying open just to serve us. The food was simply outstanding, as in MasterChef final class!!! I was blown away, especially...3 courses for £25 at such a high standard. The restaurant itself is lovely and beautifully laid out. The staff were really nice. Will definitely be back to make even more of it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

We had the most perfect evening as a belated 50th birthday present from my daughter. Started with relaxed cocktails which were amazing. Then we were shown to our table. At our complete leisure and treated to the most wonderful 3 course meal of the highest...quality. The service was excellent from everyone. Thank you for a perfect evening.More

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Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

We came here for an evening meal about a week ago and I cannot recommend it enough. The staff were lovely, friendly and approachable. The food was delightful, we both had the braised shin for a main and I could not fault it. The only...improvement I could point out would be that the dining room was slightly on the chilly side but the staff made every effort to heat the room up, bringing a portable heater in etc which worked a treat. The cocktails and drinks were delightful too. I would highly recommend anyone to try it out and a huge thank you to the staff who made our experience the best it could be.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

A wonderful 9 course taster menu, great wines and bubbly, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Really made the evening, waiting for the next surprise dish and wine to come out and savour the flavours.

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Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020

This was my first vist to The White Peacock and the family were looking forward to the experience. We left slightly underwhelmed by the the evening. The surroundings are pleasent with the bar probably better decorated than the dining room which has a couple of...places where the wallpaper appears to have been ripped......surely that could be fixed. The matre de was probably one of the best aspects of the evening, she was competent pleasant and attentive but the rest of the waiting staff were very young and inexperienced. After well made cocktails in the bar we settled down for our 7 course tasting menu (I say 7 course, actually it's six, then you are asked if anyone wants coffee or liquers for the 7th). All courses were nicely presented and looked good on the plate including the vegan option which my partner had. The wines also complemented the courses well. Unfortunately very few plates tasted as good as they looked, just lacking in flavour. The curried sweet potato soup left a taste of ash in all our mouths, none of us could finish it. A chicken terrine was nice but no better that that, whilst the smoked mackeral was served cold with a limp, uncrisped skin on it and a buttermilk and horseradish sauce that had no flavour at all. After a pleasant rosewater sorbet we had a pork dish that was the best of the set, three different ways of cooking the meat plus a nice five spice jus. A chocolate fondant was also nice without being out of the ordinary. The pacing of the meal had been good up to this point but the promised petit fours arrived 15 minutes after the coffee without explanation. To sum up, it could and should be so much better with just a little more thought in getting flavour into the food.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

Went for a birthday dinner, had the la Carter menu and the veg option wasnt nice. For the price we paid sadly food wasnt upto standard. The complimentary bread was cold and was only given 1 piece each. Staff were lovely though, very polite. Hence...the 3 stars, otherwise it would have been 1More

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Date of visit: February 2020
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tiffany M
June 30, 2018|
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Response from ajchm | Reviewed this property |
Try phoning, very few restaurants are around here though - hotels mostly along with some Indian restaurants open.
joanne g
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Corinne M | Reviewed this property |
its just casual but smart one love
January 23, 2017|
Response from 436katg | Reviewed this property |
I believe the evening menu starts at 6pm they have different types of menus for different days like 4 course set menu to keep prices low and a la Carte, open times I'm not 100% as they aren't open every day
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The White Peacock is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4