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Observatory Beefeater

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Meridian Way | Thorpe Astley, The Observatory, Leicester LE19 1LU, England
+44 116 289 0945
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:30
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My hubby and daughter treated me to a birthday meal out. We enjoyed a three course meal and the service was great. The food was served well and tasted delicious. Would happily eat there again.

Thank ruthauton
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steaks amazing, puddings good but treacle pudding would be nice. Only fly in ointment was my friend cannot eat onions or garlic and despite the waiter checking the salad a small piece of onion had made it in. But apart from that really good.

Thank Claire F
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
338 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here several times recently because it is so good. The last few times we have eaten off the fixed price menu. I love the prawn cocktail starter. My husband loves the cheese and bacon burger. I have had the spicy chicken burger, which is delicious, the smoky paprika chicken & mushroom risotto are also good too. Its... More 

Thank Sheilz W
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had quite a nice meal; service was good. I was seated near the kitchen grill area which I wouldn't recommend - from time there was an unpleasant fishy smell (presumably when they were grilling salmon). While I love fish (though didn't order salmon on this occasion), I hate fishy smells. The other negative bit was that I felt my chips... More 

Thank Mark I
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating my wife's 40th birthday and need a restaurant that could cope with 20 of us. We wanted assurances they had the space to seat us all together, and to be able to bring out the food out at the same time. The Manager, Tom assured he could do this. On the day, we weren't disappointed, as they... More 

2 Thank Kes_Jules_Jaik_Leo
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with friends and although we thought a lot of the items were getting expensive 2 of us had the lamb for Sunday dinner. It was absolutely gorgeous! The lamb was succulent and the roast potatoes were a bit naughty as to being quite greasy but they tasted fabulous! I'd definitely have another Sunday lunch

Thank Gill W
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went before the lunch time rush, on arrival staff were warm and friendly. Service was good, our waitress was attentive and helpful. The atmosphere was nice, as we were particular about missing the crowds, during the time we spent we could see that it was getting busy. For some reason I always seem to miss the porter house which... More 

Thank Moe7725
Leicester - UK
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278 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Observatory has been at this location for many years and has undergone a number of renovations. Now in its guise as a Beefeater Restaurant it has good parking which it shares with the adjacent Premier Inn. It has been a few years since I last visited and it looks to have been recently revamped offering a good selection of... More 

Thank Peter_Bromley
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
338 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I decided to treat ourselves one Thursday evening. We had collected enough points for a free bottle of wine, so we thought we'd take advantage of that. However we couldn't get one because we should have done something on line first, so watch out for that. We had a bottle of Lovelli Rosso, (£11.49), which was very... More 

2 Thank Sheilz W
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This venue was chosen as a central meeting point between Milton Keynes and Nottingham for meeting family. This was a very basic Beefeater compared to our local one, but the food was good and so was the service we would use this place again.

Thank karen77670

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meridian Way | Thorpe Astley, The Observatory, Leicester LE19 1LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 289 0945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?