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US$6 - US$14
Cafe, British, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 19, 2021

We have been to LCB a few times since lockdown for drinks and Last Friday. But tonight we went for small plates dinner for the first time. And wow. We had 6 plates and a bottle of wine for less than £60. All the menu...options were interesting, well thought through and very tasty. The atmosphere is nice with some good music and outdoor heaters and the service was prompt and as friendly as it gets. We have lost some of our favourites over lockdown so it’s great to discover what I’m sure will be a new favouriteMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 6, 2021

Outstanding, creative food, made with high quality, fresh seasonal produce, delicious cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. Day or night my partner and I have never been disappointed or let down by Grays Coffee shop in the day or Kitchen at night. Always something going on,...local art to peruse and of course the monthly and legendary last Friday street food event. Always looking forward to our next visit and seeing what’s on the menu.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021

One of my favourite Leicester foodie places. Unashamedly meaty but with a social conscience - shopping locally, thinking sustainability. The combination of flavours in every single dish is so well thought out. Evening food nights have been a particular lockdown lifting treat - and the...daytime menu is great and reasonable too... and all served by the friendliest team.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021

Was off to the supermarket to buy breakfast and turned right to Grays. So glad that I did. A very generous full English with espresso and tea. Downed the espresso, delic. Breakfast was really excellent, not too many carbs, but enough, each element was quality....Tea washed it all down nicely. That was so good after a 49 hour fast. Get in!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021

The food at grays is absolutely delicious! Menu is very well thought out and has a variety of options. The courtyard is beautiful and feel safe as they are following the rules really well. One of my favourite restaurants in leic!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021

Absolutely in love with the team at Grays and their food. The team does everything with great care, even remembering my exact order. The food is always fresh, pushing the boundaries compared to some of your run-of-the-mill places in town. They have a huge love...for their customers and it just radiates throughout the place. A Leicester institution 🙌More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Love it here. The food is always so innovative and tasty. Very relaxed atmosphere and the staff are super friendly!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 3, 2020 via mobile

Leicester hidden gem serving up some amazing food. Fresh, local and full of flavour. The weekend evening events are fantastic and their food in the day is just so tasty

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2020

Brilliant food. Everything tastes great and the portions were very generous. The atmosphere was perfect and just what we needed after the stressful lockdown period. Highly recommend people visit!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2020

So, here in Leicester we are still in lockdown. We have been since forever (well maybe March but look, allow us some dramatisation, we have to get our kicks somehow here). We can’t socialise in each other’s houses; we have just been allowed to entertain...in our gardens - which given it is now October is a bit useless. So what to do? Go to Grays of course! I honestly don't understand why this place isn't rammed; a place with a lovely secluded outside area that’s warm and has some shelter from the rain? Gold dust! I think the problem lies in the fact Grays is in the LCB Depot and kind of looks like a load of offices, which it is, but it also isn't. For those saying ‘where the hell is Grays?’ It’s opposite Manhattan Bar, near The Curve. Google it. Anyway, onto the review. Grays is one of the few places in Leicester with a secure, heated, part covered, tranquil and relaxing outside area. It’s an added bonus that you get to be served by friendly masked up staff, that the food is unbelievably good, that the prices are reasonable. Oh and that there’s a chap there DJ-ing who also works for Jazz FM. And that the music isn’t too loud. (I. Am. Old.) And that it isn’t full of tanked up idiots. (I said I was old). Obviously they fully adhere to track and trace, sanitising, distancing, etc. That's a given. But the food, oh the food! It's like Ottolenghi had a secret love child with Ina Garten and they became a chef. First off let's cover the vegans - @bamboostreetfood full menu is on here, and it's a delight. I hesitate to say this in case it alienates any vegans, but the kebabs are decidedly meaty despite being entirely soya based. They are also HUGE. Starve in anticipation. For the meat eaters, well you're just spoilt aren't you? Gin and beetroot cured trout with lemon jelly, delicious to eat and also beautiful enough to wear as a hair garland (maybe a bit smelly). Spiced cod with onion Bhaji was moreish, as were the crab croquettes. Oh and don't miss the beef dripping potatoes with balsamic and pecorino. And did I mention the cheese, ale and whole grain mustard fondue with dipping cauliflower? I forgot my table manners and used my fingers to remove every last trace of fondue from the bowl. Don't worry, I wasn't sharing. There's also lots of duck and other meaty stuff. Previously I have been a little underwhelmed by the puddings at Grays, however they have stepped up with the new Autumn menu to include a delicious chocolate and bakewell inspired marquise which was declared 'mmmmmmm s'good' through mouthfuls. Me being a cheese platter seeker, I chose their Roquefort, bacon and fig doughnut. Sounds odd? Yes but also YES! So good. Prices are around £7 a plate and we felt two/three would be ample per person. Go, go, go! Please let's fill this place up with bookings. Except one table for 2 every Saturday at about 7pm, okay?More

Date of visit: October 2020
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February 10, 2019|
Response from Grays_LCB | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it. When we host family Friendly events we do always have a children's menu. On the days when there is not a specific event we don't have a specific... More
May 26, 2015|
Response from Grays_LCB | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for getting in touch, we're open: 0830 - 1700 // Monday - Friday Cheers
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Grays Coffee Shop & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5