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North Bar & Kitchen

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About
North was set up by good friends who have travelled the world together. We've brought together our experiences to offer traditional British food with a contemporary European twist, a great range of drinks and a warm, friendly atmosphere. We offer something completely fresh for the area including Tasting Menu evenings, Vegan Specialities, Sunday roast and afternoon tea. Our stylishly renovated bar and restaurant in Leicester is located on Hinckley Road close to Braunstone Gate. Pop down for a cocktail or to sample one of our 42 gins or book a table for lunch or dinner. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 26, 2021 via mobile

We visited the restaurant in august and have been here twice before but not in recent years, we booked dinner for our wedding anniversary and what can I say, from the minute I made the booking the service was flawless, I originally wanted to book...for 6.30 but there was no availability so I was offered a table at 5.30, however a table then became available for my original time, I was contacted to see if I wanted this. The food is amazing here all freshly prepared and taste absolutely delicious, the service was 10/10 and we never once had to Ask for anything as the team checked in every so often for Drinks and to make sure everything was ok with our food, I would recommend the restaurant to anyone and already have to most of My friends, 5 star service and food in my eyes .More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

Been here twice now and cannot recommend highly enough! The first time we had a chateau briand which was beaut. Last night me and my wife had the taster menu with wine pairing, I’d see the rose was my least favourite wine. However every food...course was superb and the x2 whites and red matched their courses perfectly. Will absolutely be back! Parking can be painful but free on street after 6pm, or drive past the Indian opposite, over the ramp to the right and there’s no time limits.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sophie M, Marketing at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2021

Hello, Firstly thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We are so pleased you have enjoyed both visits to North and we look forward to the next time you dine.

Reviewed August 15, 2021 via mobile

It was not as good as we hoped it would be and not as good as other vegan tasting menus we’ve had in both Southport and Chester in the past few years. The biggest problem was the wine flight, which was advertised as a recommended...accompaniment to each dish. It was supermarket wine standard and I wouldn’t pay more then £8-10 for any of it. The worst was the red, which was rough and was drinkable only because it accompanied a very spicy stuffed pepper. The food was ok, a couple of the course were really nice, particularly the mushrooms and also the daal. The polenta chips course was not great though. At £143 for two people, it was overpriced.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Sophie M, Marketing at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2021

Hello Jonathan, Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We firstly would like to say that we are surprised by your negative comments as nothing was said to our staff the evening of your meal, if so this would have been rectified for...More

Reviewed July 31, 2021

We were a party of 6 and ate at the North Bar last night. Due to the lockdown and restrictions this was our first venture out... Everyone loved their starters but what impressed the majority of the party was the way our fillet steaks were...cooked. Three of us asked for our steaks to be cooked blue... the chefs did not disappoint. most restaurants that we go to never cook our steaks blue and we end up with rare!!!! fantastic cut of quality meat as well. the desserts were a great way to finish our night off.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Sophie M, Marketing at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2021

Firstly thank you for reviewing North and giving such a fantastic review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening and food. We hope you can come back to dine at North soon

Reviewed July 25, 2021

Leicester is very lucky to have a very very good head chef here.Excellent well balanced , flavoursome and delicate flavours , made it one of the best meals I’ve experienced for quite a while. Having spoken to the well travelled chef I asked why choose...Leicester to come back too? The answer , ‘I love Leicester and it’s my city and I want to bring the people here the very best’We are very lucky and all food lovers who travel up and down the country should stop and try this gem of a place. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Amazing experience! We ate delicious food! The staff was really very kind and always ready to recommend something. We loved it!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Came for date night on a Friday night. The food was absolutely delicious. We chose prawns/ beats dishes for starters and beef/monkfish for mains. Lovely tasting food with rich tasting ingredients. Perfect portion sizes! We also had lots of their cocktails which were fresh and...strong. We had to wait longer than I’d preferred for the drinks, but this was recognised and apologised for at the end. I thought this was great for them to realise, however we had such a great time with fantastic food that we weren’t too fussed.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Sophie M, Marketing at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2021

Thank you Christina for a lovely review! We do apologise about the wait for your drinks but we are pleased you enjoyed your evening in the end

Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

Wow what a lovely visit could rated it 10 service was superb from start to finish and the food was outstanding

Date of visit: June 2021
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Sophie M, Marketing at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review! We look forward to you dining at North again

Reviewed June 26, 2021

We eagerly awaited Boris to let us out as we so missed dining out ….especially our local 42 North. As always, great service, very Covid conscious and felt safe. We had the taster menu and amazing. It beat us!! The quality of the produce and...the presentation is first class. As for the balanced menu and favours it is top drawer. We often visit Michelins and this is up there as a top performer. You’ll not be disappointed. Ps. The wine is ace too and it’s all reasonably priced 👍🏼More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

A very warm welcome and a great table albeit the view is nothing special. But don’t let this put you off!! The scallops were cooked to perfection as was the lamb accompanied by a small but delicious shepherds pie. The own brand gin was very...tasty infact I bought a bottle as a gift. Attentive service, a varied and well thought out menu - I would not hesitate to return if in the area again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Sophie M, Marketing at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review! We hope the person who you gifted our NORTH42 Gin to enjoys, we look forward to you returning to North again hopefully soon.

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I’ve had Sunday lunch there today with 5 kids from 4 months to 10 years , absolutely no probs at all
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Response from LexMH | Reviewed this property |
North's is in the west end of leicester and has no dedicated parking that I know of. Certainly it's an area of terraced housing. I suggest you contact the restaurant directly for an answer
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Yes, North Bar & Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

North Bar & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5