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James' Cafe Bistro

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5 East Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4SX, England
+44 116 251 3323
09:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Tue 09:30 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our Bowls Club dinner here, and had a hot and cold buffet for 40 people. The food was superb, thanks to the chef James, the atmosphere was great and we were treated to a night of Beatles vinyl. On talking to my bowls fellows later they were all impressed by the bistro and will be coming back as... More 

1 Thank Tonymid
Leicester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our volleyball club Christmas dinner here with about 25 of us - a return visit for me, & we enjoyed the delicious food with our records (vinyls for the younger members!) playing thanks to DJ John & Carol.....for me, the spicy bean cakes were scrummy, the beef was really nice, and the pavlova spot on - thanks for... More 

1 Thank MikeIOW1
Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My girlfriend and I had been looking for a restaurant to host the first official meeting of our parents and were both independently recommended James Café Bistro by friends. We had no idea just how great a place it would turn out to be.... The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing with an eclectic selection of music providing a great background... More 

Thank doncaboose
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Met with a group of old and some new friends for an afternoon meal. The others had been before and we had strong positive feelings before which is sometimes good but not always as everyone knows. Initially the menu has a casual cafe feel to the food choices things like eggs benedict and lots a familiar names intermingled with some... More 

1 Thank gordonLeicester
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great food; friendly staff. Good entertainment. A really good find on a street I rarely if ever go down since the opening of the highcross. Will definitely go again.

Thank Yamhon600
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We popped here for the second time today and as before found it one of Leicester's best cafe casual dining experiences. An extensive value menu for lunch was very kind on the pocket. Perfectly cooked pork loin with the wife having a bowl of fat muscles with tomato and bacon sauce. The food was delicious. Very fresh tasting with good... More 

Thank KHiggins75
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very regular visitor to the Cafe Bistro simply because no where beats it. The combination of great food, warm efficient service & relaxed but buzzing atmosphere makes this the perfect all-rounder for somewhere to eat or drink in town! Surprisingly rare that the place is filled but this is another advantage as service is fast and personal. Always amazes me... More 

Thank uptipp0619
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Leicester. We had one seafood risotto and one veggie risotto. Both were delicious. The peanut butter cheese cake was good too.

Thank kittykat014
Hindhead, Surrey, Uk
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This place is tucked away off the main high street (round the back of debenhams. We used a taste card so enjoyed 2-4-1 on the main courses. The food was really lovely, and reasonable prices. They also serve cocktails, mojito was really nice. Service was really friendly! Rough prices; £4 Starter £9 Main £2.50 side £4 dessert

Thank missnikkikrista
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant in town. The food is totally delicious. Very welcoming atmosphere and friendly owners. It has a family feel to it. Try it and you see what I mean. We love it!

Thank Susanne N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Mediterranean, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 16:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 East Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 251 3323
Freshly prepared food , family and wheelchair friendly , partys welcome family run .Independent.

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