Leicester city centre is known for its vibrant nightlife and thriving dining scene, with many of the world’s cuisines represented in the large number of great restaurants. Home to the multi-million pound Curve theatre and many other cultural attractions there is something in Leicester to suit every taste and pocket.
Highly acclaimed since 2009
Housed in a renovated factory on Millhouse Lane you will find The Boot Room Eaterie. An independent restaurant, it has been serving good quality Modern British cuisine to high acclaim since 2009. Owned by the chef, which can never be a bad thing, the ethos is one of quality ingredients prepared with respect. One of Leicester’s favourite restaurants, The Boot Room Eaterie, is a busy and popular place.
The interiors have been designed to retain many of the original industrial features and create clever contrast between the industrial elements and the softer touches of a period home. Steel pipes, girders and gauges stand alongside gilt mirrors and chandeliers to create an effect that is both stark and opulent. It may look effortless but it is not an easy look to pull off.
The largely British and European menu is full of classic no fuss dishes that focus on the ingredients. For starter there are succulent scallops with Clonakilty black pudding and watercress dressing or ham hock terrine with free range poached egg. You will also find timeless seafood dishes that let the fish do the talking such as moules mariniere or crisp whitebait served with a sharp tartare sauce. A goat’s cheese tart with red onion wakes the palate admirably ready for the main attraction.
Classic food with bold clean flavours
Main courses continue in the same vein with the odd curveball in the form of sea bass, Chinese greens, crab won ton and chilli sauce. Roasted Cornish cod served with leek and pea risotto or braised rib eye of pork with red cabbage and creamed potatoes deliver classic and confident food with bold clean flavours. Vegetarian offerings include creamed leeks and sautéed spinach with horseradish mash and a puff pastry pillow; a dish that would frankly be spoiled by the presence of meat.
For dessert there are various delights such as chocolate and raspberry mousse or iced blackcurrant parfait as well as a cheese board followed by coffee and petits fours.
The Boot Room Eaterie is closed on Sunday and Monday but open for lunch and dinner the rest of the week. They offer a 3 course lunch and early evening set meal for £14.50 or a 3 course meal on Tuesdays for £15.97 under the moniker of CBA Tuesdays (I had to think about that one but maybe I’m just getting old). Pricing for starters ranges between £4.95 to £8.95 (the scallops) and main courses between £13.95 to £20.95 (rib eye steak with sauce and garnishes); which is not bad for food of this quality.
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