• £9 - 3 Course Lunch

    For only £9.00 per person why not try the taste Restaurant 3 course lunch. This menu is only served on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during term time. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0116 426 0261 .

  • £16 - 3 Course Set Menu

    Tuck into a superb 3 course meal including coffee and petit fours for £16.00 per person! Taste restaurant has a fantastic team that has gained many culinary accolades including a scholarship with Gordon Ramsay! Please note this offer is available when seated between 6:30pm and 7:15pm, Tuesday-Thursday. Not valid during December. Book online for free text confirmation or call 0116 426 0261 .

Review Summary

9.1 based on 19 reviews
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    We had a lovely meal with friends served by very pleasant young waiters. Two of us chose the sponge pudding with sauce. The sponge was light and fluffy but It would have been better had there been more sauce as sponge does need a little more sauce to accompany it.

    Excellent Service and lovely interesting well presented food, excellent value for money. We will certainly be dining here again very soon.

    This experience was absolutely amazing, I hadnt been before, so very happily surprised, with everything, right down to the welcoming staff on arrial and taking your coats

    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Taste restaurant.

    Service was friendly and helpful but staff need to know the language of restaurants. eg Would you like a bread roll? Sounds better than do you want brown or white? Food: onion marmalade was tacky - this did not affect the taste and cider gravy was over salted.

    Excellent experience at Taste as usual!

    We enjoyed the meal and had a very good time. The waitress was there for the first time. Obviously she or someone in the kitchen did not get one of the order right but we did not mind.

    Taste restaurant had delicious food, great presentation of the food and really enjoyed it, be sure to come more?

    Had a lovely evening at Taste restaurant. The service was efficient and friendly and the food was very good. Our only problem was that the food could have done with being hotter. For the price this is very good value and I'd recommend it highly.

    A good dining experience at taste restaurant - at a super price.

    Very good - occasional reminders that this is all being done by students - but they do seem to be pulling together to produce a fine result - just seems strange that the tables and chairs create all the atmosphere of a college canteen.

    Excellent evening! Probably one of the best meals we've ever had out!!

    Once again it was quite exceptional , a new menu and new delights! Great friendly staff too. An all round wonderful evening .

    Absolutely fantastic. It was the best meal either of us had had for years. Food excellent, ambience lovely. Great service from Jonathan. Really couldn't fault it. Can't wait to go again.

    The food was lovely and although it is a very limited menu, there was choices for all tastes. It's tricky marking a restaurant that is a learning situation for students as you can't expect it to be perfect and you need to be a little patient. We really enjoyed the experience.

    All three courses were expertly prepared and presented. The service was good and unobtrusive. The was incredibly cheap- nobody could complain if they were asked to pay twice the amount!
    Overall a tribute to staff and students.

Mon:
Closed
Tue:
Closed
Wed:
12pm-12:45pm and 6:30pm-7:15pm
Thu:
12pm-12:45pm and 6:30pm-7:15pm
Fri:
12pm-12:45pm
Sat:
Closed
Sun:
Closed
  • Ranked #40 of 208
  • Avg. main course: £9
  • 1.05 miles from Leicester
  • British

We say…

CLOSED FOR BOOKINGS OVER THE SUMMER TERM UNTIL WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER*

Situated unexpectedly within the Leicester College is Taste Restaurant; a fabulous concept restaurant where diners are served and cooked for by students at the college. Located just behind the Leicester Tigers stadium on Aylestone Road, Taste Restaurant is easily accessible and, with its close proximity to the city centre, is perfect for enjoying a meal before an evening out, or as a standalone evening.


The restaurant is decorated simply, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is a pleasure to dine it. With warm wooden tables and flashes of green , the dining experience is relaxed and easy-going. Taste is suitable for all occasions and has hosted large group functions for weddings and christenings of one hundred people. Their private hire room, The Granby Suite, is perfect for those looking for a little intamacy for their special occasion. Able to seat between twenty and fifty guests it adds another dimension to an already superb dining experience.

Under the watchful eye of their Head Chef and tutors, students are taught to create beautiful dishes ranging from Japanese to Italian and British. You can rest assured that every dish is prepared with the utmost care and precision as everything counts towards their final grades. The students are passionate and, from the presentation and flavour of every dish that leaves the pass, if you didn’t know you it was cooked by students, you would never guess!

On the menu you can expect to find a whole array of different cuisines depending on the term times, seasonality and what the students want to learn. In the images above you can see the starter of macerated beetroot served with creamed gevrik; young goat’s cheese, and pine kernels. For mains the sous vide belly of pork, soy bean and udon noodle stir-fry with a fragrant chestnut puree, or the beautiful salmon and smoked haddock mousealine with sautéed spinach and a sauce vierge are both superb choices.

Taste Restaurant at Leicester College is a fabulous concept that offers a unique dining experience. Showcasing the talent of some of Leicester’s future chef’s allows diners to invest in their future whilst enjoying stunning cuisine at extremely reasonable prices.

Leicester College, Freeman's Park Campus, Aylestone Rd, Leicester, LE2 7LW
0116 426 0261