The Boot Room Eaterie

The Boot Room Eaterie

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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 and it has received many excellent reviews.

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.

Review summary

9.1 based on 20 reviews
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Reviews (20)

  • Debbie Fox

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    First visit at The Boot Room, certainly won’t be the last. Going on a Tuesday we had the special offer, plenty of choice and all 3 courses were superb, mine and my husbands. Staff very attentive without being over the top. Look forward to next time.

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  • Margaret Blyth

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    Food absolutely delicious. Great menu. Great value for money. Can’t wait for my next visit.

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  • Sharon Fenn

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    Gorgeous food as ever, attentive service.

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  • Frances Hayton

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    Overall an Ok evening at the Boot Room, but we were both a little disappointed with our main courses; my husband said his steak was just ok, but nothing special and my vegetarian wellington was very good but it was served only with salad which made the meal feel incomplete somehow. Dessert was very good, I had a deliciously gooey chocolate fondant and my husband had the Baileys cheesecake, which was very nice except he was never served the shot of Baileys that was supposed to come with it! Overall I'm not sure the meal was good value for money, but I would consider eating here again none the less.

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  • Iain Rankin

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    Great food and service as always!

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  • Lisa Carey

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    We visited the Boot Room for our anniversary and had a wonderful evening. The food was delicious, we were made to feel very welcome and service throughout the night was spot on, we will certainly be going again!

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  • Melanie Francis

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    We went for the CBA Tuesday offer which was really good value. £16.95 for 3 courses and a glass of wine. There was plenty of choice for each course and the food was excellent. Couldn't fault the ambiance or service either.

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  • Sue Selvidge

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    Lovely food and nice and hot. Nice atmosphere. We will definitely go again to The Boot Room.

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  • Sharon Graham

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    My friends and I had a very enjoyable evening. The menu was interesting and varied. My only slight disappointment was with the rather bland vegetables accompanying my lamb dish.

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  • Jenny Bazely

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    A really lovely meal, and the service was excellent. Considering we were a large party I was impressed with how timely our meal service was. We had a few misunderstandings with the pre-ordering from the set menu. But the food and the atmosphere on the night was great. Can't complain!

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  • Jenny Bazely

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    Atmosphere and selection of meals on offer was good. The main course choice for vegetarien's was limited, and lacking in imagination which was disappointing. Lots of lovely fish dishes to choose from however, which were full of flavour. Unfortunately when the starters came one of the orders was wrong, and we didn't receive steak knives with the steaks. But which were provided when they were asked for. As was the tartare sauce, which when requested was made fresh. Coffee & drinks at the end of the meal were also forgotten about until asked for. Overall a nice meal, but just improving the service a little would have made it an excellent meal.

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  • Warren Walpole

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    Lovely food clean and tidy restaurant. We both had the steak and chips for main meal steak a bit fatty but overall very nice. We could have had a more personal touch from the restaurant like being shown to our table our coats taken and wine poured. Overall nice eaterie we would return.

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  • Warren Walpole

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  • Simon Li

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    Went during the Leicester Big Eat 2 for 1 event therefore providing excellent value for money. Food was of a high standard while service was very good. Did not visit the toilets. Would go again.

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  • Mark Mcgarry

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    This was our first visit to this lovely restaurant, but it will definitely not be our last! The staff were friendly, relaxed and efficient and the food was of superb quality. The goat's cheese starter was amazing and the main course was fresh and full of flavour. Would highly recommend.

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  • TY

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    The food was of a very high standard and so was the waiting staff. Despite being a busy Saturday night, it was very efficient yet relaxed which was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the beef madallions and dauphinoise potatoes and all in all made a wonderful evening. The only minor problem was there wasn't enough soap in the toilets.

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  • Emma Dickinson

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    Although a quiet lunch venue it is top quality, and as we were celebrating a small wedding party it proved a perfect location. The staff were very accomodating making the meal very special. The food was excellent and there was a choice menu for the more budget conscious as well as the fine diner! Would certainly recommend to everyone. Superb!

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  • Belinda Mcintyre

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    Food and service were excellent.We had a great meal and a great night.Would definately recommend and will definately return.

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  • Lee Sanderson

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    A TALE OF TWO HALVES: Loved the location and decor. We were the only diners, but it was a Thursday and it was only about 7pm. Another couple arrived around 7.30 to make the place bit less echoey. Everything is right about this venue, so it has every right to be busier. The 'Tale of 2 Halves" refers to the food. One of us had a great meal, the other was a good average. Excellent was: Belly Pork starter (perfectly cooked and presented), Monk Fish main (good sized portion, well cooked, well presented). Average was: Smoked Salmon starter (quite bland, unimaginative sauce), Sea Bass main (overcooked and quite dry). Price around 50 quid for 2 people, 2 courses and 2 glasses of wine (excellent Chilean Merlot). If both diners had eaten to the same standard price would be justifiable. As it was, probably a bit on the steep side.

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  • SP

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    The restaurant is lovely with extremely friendly service and gorgeous food. The three courses menu were all presented beautifully and tasted fantastic. Eaten in lovely surroundings and a cosy environment, we shall be going again

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