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Terra Cotta Restaurant

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25-27 Highcross Street, Leicester LE1 4PF, England
+44 116 253 6666
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Purely because I don't like all and sundry hanging over my food. I've been there when it's quiet when it's bearable, but don't even attempt it on a Saturday night, too many drunk people in there . . .

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Thank Judy B
Coalville, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant used to be our go to in Leicester. They were happy to seat us normally without a reservation. Last week we visited again before the cinema and I have to say that the standard was not up to their usual. Slow to refill the buffet, not nearly as much choice adheres been in the past. I recently saw... More 

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Thank Nottrikk
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant as it's eat as much or little as you like. It's good for children to try new things as it's buffet style rather than ordering. The tepanaki grill is amazing. Best to go evenings or weekends rather than week day lunch as the range is not as good in the week at lunch time.

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Thank Helena H
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at Terra Cotta today, our first visit to Leicester for some time. To get to Terra Cotta we passed a big selection of restaurants between the High Cross centre and the restaurant itself, (which does not have a very distinctive exterior),and is just a few yards out of the way of the main centre. So to find... More 

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1 Thank exotles
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and tasty food, average service. The best Chinese buffet in Leicester. The evening buffet is better than the lunch one.

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1 Thank Kanelitsa
Bicester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have eaten here lots of times and may have reviewed before. A wide choice and as good a Chinese Buffet as you will find anywhere. They also have a cook from scratch guy. Choose your ingredients and tell him what you want done with it and it's done in front of you on the hot plate.

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1 Thank Jon S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visited Terracotta to celebrate my grandson's birthday. we were there at opening time and the restaurant was not fully set up. We had to wait for many of the dishes to come out eating into our allocated 2 hrs. the staff were disorganised and we waited for 20 minutes for our drinks, then we were offered another table's drinks... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We went with some friends for dinner. The service was good and the waiters very pleasant. The food was plentiful and varied . I enjoyed the Tepanyaki in particular, the beef was very tasty and tender. Good value. I would certainly return.

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Thank DelightedLeicester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, bit cramped but nice food. Private rooms fit around 10 we had more and was cosy

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Thank danielward80
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I went here on a Friday evening after eight and albeit being rather loud from the Christmas party festivities ( which is understandable) we had a really good time. The owner saw us to our seats quickly and politely, also our waitress was a nice and friendly young lady who got us our drinks promptly. My table was quite chuffed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 Highcross Street, Leicester LE1 4PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 253 6666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?