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Terra Cotta Restaurant

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

We love this restaurant. We've been here a couple of times and it's never disappointing. The food is delicious and there's so many options to choose from. We have always gone in the evening so unsure what the daytime menu is like but we always come away feeling happy. The staff are very friendly and eager to clear your plates... More 

Thank Zoe W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here for dinner for many years, their food remains very high standard, delicious and a good selection of food to suit all. Hope they will remain the same high standards for years to come.

Thank DaisyUK2016
Leicester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times. Never had an issue with the food or service. Would recommend for parties etc.

Thank Gadger123
Desborough, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've always enjoyed the food in Terra Cotta... never again though. Food was Luke warm, tasteless, and every time you visited the buffet, about half of the selection was empty

Thank ClaireJones001
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to quite a few chinese buffets I must say this is one of the best! The food was of a very high standard and a good choice across starters, mains and desserts, including some sushi and teriyaki.We decided to come here at the spur of the moment for dinner on a Saturday night. We arrived shortly before opening... More 

Thank 109Marion
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 . . .

1 Thank Judy B
Coalville, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

2 Thank Nottrikk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

Thank Helena H
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 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 

1 Thank exotles
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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

1 Thank Kanelitsa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?