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“Birthday treat with fabulous food for vegan, flexitarian and meat eaters”

North Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #16 of 1,271 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Central European, British
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed October 5, 2019

We all agreed that the vegan and meat 5 course tasting menu with paired wines was delicious.
I loved every vegan mouthful from the exotic mushrooms to the chickpea meringue with mango.
Son said it was the best pork he’d ever tasted and although husband hates rhubarb, he wolfed his panne cotta with rhubarb ice cream.
The service was attentive and good explanations. I’d have liked a bit more time between courses but we were a little late and the last to leave.
We’ll be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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2  Thank hellefrog
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Foodi57, Owner at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Tasting menus.
It is really uplifting for our staff to read as they take great care in everything they do.
We hope to see you again and please mention that you would like more time between courses.
Kind regards

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Reviewed September 21, 2019

Visited for dinner having heard great reviews. Arrived to find the restaurant had been 90% booked by a very rowdy noisy group. This was not mentioned at the booking. Could not even hear each other across a table for 5. Had to move between courses which marginally improved the noise level. The owners wee more interested in plying the noisy guests with more and drinks than taking care of the other 2 tables. Dazzled by £ signs of the final drinks bill no doubt. Billed us the full amount without even the smallest gesture to compensate for the overall bad experience. Will not be going back. On the plus side the chef produced a very nice meal which was of a very good standard. Shame the proprietors let the whole thing done.

Date of visit: September 2019
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3  Thank David W
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased that you found your food to be of a very good standard. We are disappointed that you feel that your evening was disrupted by other noisy guests, I can assure you that it is never our intention to encourage behaviour in the restaurant that would disturb other diners and we certainly never prioritise one set of diners over another, although we accept that at times some of our customers demand a higher level of input than others. We hope that you reconsider and visit us again.

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Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend went to Norths Bar for an anniversary dinner and it was delicious!! The owners were so friendly! And we got a gin lesson!! Also their own brand gin is spot on highly recommend! Best restaurant in Leicester by far!

Date of visit: September 2019
2  Thank Harry C
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Harry, thank you for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Came a little while ago and meant to review sooner! My family and I were delighted with the quality of food and the manner of the service. Pork Belly to start, followed by a delicious Trio of Lamb and finished with a lovely cheeseboard ; three exceptional courses. The cocktails were refreshing and beautifully presented. In short, a perfect dining experience.

Date of visit: July 2019
4  Thank JTW97
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi, thank you for your kind review and congratulations on your graduation, we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Had a few friends go to the North Bar and said it was excellent. We thought it was just ok.

We went for the tasting menu with wine pairing to get a good spread of all their goods.

Food was ok, but nothing special (black pudding was super dry), especially for the price.

The pudding however was really great, so thumbs up there.

For the wine pairings, at least show the diners the bottle so we can see what it is (the wine pairings were all delicious btw).

Friendly staff, lovely premises, it just needed a bit more 'something something' to justify the cost of the menu.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank dwayne h
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Simon A, Guest Relations Manager at North Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2019

Hi Dwayne, thank you for your feedback, we will make sure that the staff are aware of the need to show the diners the bottle of wine and I will speak to the kitchen about the black pudding. We hope that you come back and see us again soon.

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