First opening its doors in 2009, The Boot Room is one of very few independently owned restaurants in Leicester. Situated in the centre of the city but managing to maintain a peaceful atmosphere thanks to being tucked away on Millstone Lane, The Boot Room is one of the most popular dining destinations in the city.
Owned by Stephen Fitzpatrick, a talented Chef with a wealth of experience and a fantastic track record, The Boot Room has a simple and effective philosophy to ‘buy quality ingredients, treat them well and let your customer enjoy the experience’. Stephen started his culinary quest in 1982 as an apprentice and moved through the ranks to head a number of wonderful hotel kitchens in the Cotswolds including the two AA-rosette awarded The Grapevine and the Noel Arms in Chipping Campden. His desire to find a venue that could match the excellence he was producing in the kitchen saw The Boot Room quickly become one of Leicester’s premier eateries within weeks of opening.
Named after the building in which the restaurant is housed, The Boot Room has always been keen to acknowledge its past history by keeping as many of the original features in place as possible. The old boot factory now boasts an impressive 80 cover restaurant and whilst it has undergone drastic renovation, the steel pipes, pressure gages and beams still remain, creating a completely unique dining experience for all. During the daytime the restaurant is bright, airy and lively, making it ideal for a catch up with friends or to escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. In the evenings, carefully thought out mood lighting transforms the dining room into an intimate venue for hosting dinner parties, special celebrations or enjoying an intimate dinner for two.
The menu is an exciting mixture of British and European dishes which are expertly prepared by Stephen and John-Paul. You can expect everything from fresh cut rump steak served with an au poivre sauce, chunky chips and grill garnish to confit duck leg with crushed new potatoes, black pudding and bacon and Go dine were given the treat of watching the pan-fried seabass on a fondant potato with crab ravioli, Pak Choi and spring onions (featured in the pictures above) being cooked in the well-appointed kitchen.
If you are looking for an exciting and unique dining experience then look no further than The Boot Room Leicester. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service and delicious food, which is why its rated as one of the most popular restaurants in the city.