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“Excellent food but slow service”

Poacher's Brasserie
Ranked #26 of 1,271 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$48
Description: Located in Thurlaston(7 mins from J21M1) and just 20 minutes south-west of Leicester city centre,Poacher"s is situated opposite a stunning Norman church right in the heart of this picturesque Leicestershire village. Our recently refurbished restaurant and lounge area offers a dining experience with a difference serving high quality,locally sourced(where possible)food and a superb selection of international wines,beers and spirits. 16th century to the front of the building and 21st to the rear combine to create a relaxing blend of contemoporary and oldy worldy ambience second to none. Poacher"s brasserie style menu has been created to offer an appealing mix of fresh food at affordable prices coupled with our daily specials and wine offers.Simply award winning style, value and quality.
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Description: Located in Thurlaston(7 mins from J21M1) and just 20 minutes south-west of Leicester city centre,Poacher"s is situated opposite a stunning Norman church right in the heart of this picturesque Leicestershire village. Our recently refurbished restaurant and lounge area offers a dining experience with a difference serving high quality,locally sourced(where possible)food and a superb selection of international wines,beers and spirits. 16th century to the front of the building and 21st to the rear combine to create a relaxing blend of contemoporary and oldy worldy ambience second to none. Poacher"s brasserie style menu has been created to offer an appealing mix of fresh food at affordable prices coupled with our daily specials and wine offers.Simply award winning style, value and quality.
Reviewed August 18, 2019

Met a couple of friends there to celebrate my wife's birthday and first impressions were really good as the place has a really nice atmosphere. Table booked for and we were seated at 8.40 - despite having the menu in the bar where perhaps they could have taken the orders so that starters could be ready when you sat down we took them with us and it was another ten minutes or so before the orders were taken. Starters took another quarter of an hour and the mains arrived at 10. That said when the food arrived it was perfect - the green chicken, duck and sea bass were wonderful but the star was the meat platter as a starter. generous portions to say the least. The place didn't seem over busy and I can't understand why everything was so slow. It took the edge off a lovely evening and that's the only reason I haven't given it 5*. Yes I would go back and would recommend it but with the proviso - be prepared to wait.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Booked table and had Sunday lunch here based on the excellent reviews. The ambience of the place, the starters and the wines were very good, let down by mash, roasters and meat on the mains that were just not hot enough. The potatoes went back and were replaced.

Sad thing is there was no real apology, we were almost made to feel it was our fault! There was a large party of about 20 people served just before us, and we wondered if our food had been left in the side whilst the large party were served?

I think we were just unlucky, such a shame as we all really liked the place, and this was our first visit

Date of visit: August 2019
3  Thank MaryBarryJackson
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Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food and friendly service in a lovely setting. Surprised by the quality of the food - I had pigeon breast to start, green chicken main and lavender panna cotta to finish. Excellent flavours, fresh ingredients, beautifully presented. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank bethk437
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

We ate here lunch and chose to eat off the set menu which was really good value. The restaurant is modern but homely, the food was lovely and the service was exceptional. Definitely going back...

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Kerry2879
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Absolute lovely place! And the food is to die for!! Will be coming back many times! Staff are wonderful :)

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Autumn A
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