Just outside of Oadby, ten minutes drive from the centre of Leicester, you will find the award winning Cow and Plough. Part of the Steamin’ Billy Brewery Company, a local brewery company, it specialises in serving great ale and good food with friendly service. Housed in a cluster of period farm buildings, the interior is all sloping roof and nooks and crannies. The decor is cosy, in a kind of country cottage meets working farm scenario and typography is used to good effect in the form of old signs.
Relaxed dining in unusual and stylish surroundings
The Cow and Plough is full of warmth and character. Quite the opposite of a cliché, it is hugely original; a delightful shambles of mismatched chairs and tables, exposed rafters and interesting touches it is the perfect out of the city venue for a relaxed lunch or something different for dinner. If you are looking for an interesting alternative to the many restaurants in Leicester then you could do worse than investigating this highly original eaterie.
The menu is made up of traditional farmhouse and casual bistro style food all created using the best of local produce where possible. For starters there is a baked camembert to share; studded with garlic and rosemary, and served with chutney and bread, it is a pungent mass of melting glory just waiting to soothe your harried mind. Pork rillettes are served with apricot chutney and French toast for another classic French farmhouse dish whilst a risotto of Stilton and spring onion is rich with savoury flavour.
Meaty dishes full of flavour
For main course there is a trio of Joseph Morris Farm sausages served with buttery mash, onion rings and red wine gravy or the hugely popular pie of the day. Blade of beef, softly escaping from the bone, is served with potato fondant, roast parsnips, pepper sauce and vegetable crisps whilst an equally melting Beef Borguignogne is served with creamy mashed potatoes. My final hugely meaty pick of the menu is roast haunch of venison with a classic juniper reduction served with dauphinoise potatoes and parsnip puree.
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So, for fabulous comfort food, bistro classics and some elegant modern dishes in casual yet strangely stylish surroundings you should try the Cow and Plough in Leicester. If you would like to try something different then you can view our guide to restaurants in Leicestershire to find your perfect match. As well as loads of special offers we have all the information that you could possible need at your fingertips. Join up and earn points towards a free meal; what have you got to lose?