Review Summary

9 based on 45 reviews
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  • Value

  • Ambiance

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    Excellent night great food and fantastic service will definitely be back.

    Fab little Italian restaurant in Oadby. Food great, very good service, good value for money. I will definitely go back!

    Every dish was full of flavour & cooked very well.
    The service was attentive & prompt.

    No fault lovely restaurant and ambiance.

    Excellent in every way.

    We have visited here on many occasions and the service and food cannot be faulted. We are always made to feel very welcome and the waiters are very attentive.

    Excellent food good quality and taste. Service was second to none and nothing was a bother. I would go again.

    Have eaten here a few times and have a beautiful meal every time. The lovely little restaurant feels warm and romantic. Would highly recommend.

    The meal was superb. It was a shame there was only one other couple in the restaurant. It was also very tired and very old toilet.

    Lovely atmosphere. Great service. Menu slightly limited but very good. Good value.

    Very nice place cozy & romantic for our wedding anniversary. We went for the 2 courses at £19.00 and chose our own drinks. The food was excellent and service very friendly. We had a bottle of beer each and had to order a side dish each (it was needed). The final bill came to £46.50 which we thought was quite expensive as we only had 2 courses and only 1 drink each, the beer was £3.80 & the sides £3.90. We decided to book through godine as it was a good deal but still an expensive meal.

    As always first class service, first class food and first class experience - highly recommended.

    Really 9 and a half overall but I can't award a half! Excellent food. I had the baked brie, done with honey and hazelnuts, so much better than the breaded Bries in pubs. To follow, mussels, prawns and white fish and an excellent tiramisu. Complaints, three. The front garden needs attention and heavy weeding. Not serious, but it doesn't give the right first impression. Secondly, whilst the choice of music was fine, the reproduction system was awful and needs to be replaced. Finally, when it came to payment, their eft machine wouldn't connect. I had to go to the nearest case machine and draw the cash. These complaints could be easily addressed, and are the reason for reduced stars. I must emphasise that the food was excellent.

    Food was delicious we felt welcome from the moment the we walked through the door. It was a lovely atmosphere...owner is lovely and couldn't do more if he tried!

    Very nice food and lovely service at Cheikho's (Oadby).

    Lovely place warm & inviting. Just thought tables were too close together. Too many tables crammed in the room. Meals were lovely & wine too. For a lovely clean restaurant the toilets were very dated and in need of modernizing.

    Absolutely fantastic place to eat with great friendly service! Food was exceptional!

    Fantastic food first of all! The staff and owner were fantastic. A little wait for the main but they were so busy we isn't mind. Will definitely be returning.

    Great food in a lovely place with very dedicated service!

    We really enjoyed ourselves, the service was great, we had a warm welcome, it is very cosy and the staffs are very friendly. We like the live music. The food was delicious. Had a wonderful time.

    Great food at Cheikho's, great service, great restaurant!

    We enjoyed a lovely meal for my daughters 22nd birthday, the waiter was lovely and really attentive, polite and friendly.
    The food was good and there are no complaints about the portion sizes and extras.

    It was nice that they have separate menus for vegetarians (us)!
    I would recommend this to anyone who loves Italian food!

    Excellent food and service

    Excellent meal and service as always. Very good value! Very grateful they were able to accommodate our group, including at the last moment a baby in a pushchair.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Cheikho's and would have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant to family and friends.

    Lovely, would recommend to family and friends alike, lovely intimate atmosphere at Cheikho's.

    Good food at Cheikho's.

    Very enjoyable evening for a first time visit at Cheikho's (Oadby), atmospheric nice venue for a twosome. Service good. if slightly over attentive. The food was just good Italian but beautifully presented.

    Good food, good atmosphere and good service!

    Very good food at Cheikho's (Oadby) but it was very busy when we went and we had to ask 2 or 3 times for an ice bucket for our wine plus we never did get the water we asked for. I think he needs to let his staff take more responsibility they want to help but he tries to do it all himself and its not working. All that said we do like the place and the food is excellent!

    This is a lovely friendly place. Very informal a great buzz. Staff cannot do enough for you. Freshly cooked food very tasty, good choice pity there was no ice cream for pud! Great value however and would recommend.

    This was an acceptable meal

    Really nice evening at this small, friendly bistro. Even better that Cheikho's is within walking distance!

    Really tasty food. Great meal at Cheikho's in Oadby. Thanks!

    We were very pleased and impressed with the restaurant overall. My one comment would be is that the menu prices are out of date with the actual cost apart from that we had a very nice evening and top quality food and presentation.

    Enjoyed a lovely meal at Cheikho's. Very good, freshly cooked food. Good atmosphere, and very friendly owner. Only real downside was that the prices of individual dishes were not on the menu, so this made ordering a little unclear - this is something that could be sorted very easily? Overall would definitely recommend this restaurant, and will be going back again.

    Overall very good but a little cold in the restaurant and not the best selection of desserts.

    Really smashing little restaurant - lovely waiting staff and good food. Will return.

    Had a very enjoyable meal at Cheikho's Oadby, take a jacket/shawl as it was a bit chilly.

    Had a lovely evening, very attentive and welcoming staff and food quality matched the staff's enthusiasm.

    Fantastic night, food excellent, staff - a must.

    Lovely food, good host, very enjoyable evening.

    Had a great evening and we were made to feel extremely welcome, would recommend! Thank you for a great evening

7pm-11pm (last orders 10pm)
7pm-11pm (last orders 10pm)
7pm-11pm (last orders 10pm)
7pm-11pm (last orders 10pm)
7pm-11pm (last orders 10pm)
  • Ranked #2 of 205
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.37 miles from Oadby
  • Italian

We say…

Situated inconspicuously on Leicester Road, just a short distance from the parade of shops along the high street, Cheikho’s in Oadby is a popular dining destination for locals and visitors alike. It’s out of town location ensures that this family-run restaurant remains a peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of the world outside.

Cheikho’s have been serving authentic Italian food in Leicester for over twenty years and when you combine this with the passion and eye for detail that the family possess, it’s easy to see why diners return time and time again. You will always receive a warm, Italian welcome when you arrive at Cheikho’s, a quality that has seen them win various awards for their customer excellence. The restaurant itself is spread across two levels and is tastefully decorated in a neutral palette finished with simple, yet- eye-catching, pieces of art work that ensures that the focus remains on the food, not on fancy surroundings.

Offering authentic, home-cooked Italian food, the menu at Cheikho’s won’t disappoint. Boasting classics such as chicken cacciatora, ravioli di carne and vegetarian calzone, even the fussiest diner is sure to find something they love. The signature dish, Yasmine Arabella, was created by Cheikho for his daughter and sees a lean fillet of beef sliced open and filled with mozzarella and king prawns before being wrapped in Parma ham laced with French mustard and flambéed with Courvoisier, sautéed with cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and onions and finished with an exclusive Chateau Talbot wine and crème fraiche sauce. This dish explodes with flavour and is perfect for those looking to try something a little different. An ever-changing specials menu is also available which utilises the very best local produce to create exciting and unique dishes to tantalize the taste buds.

As you would expect from an Italian restaurant, a great wine list accompanies the delectable menu and the staff are always on hand to make recommendations and to help match the wine to your chosen dishes.

Thanks to the warm atmosphere created by the staff, Cheikho’s Oadby is ideal for family occasions whilst still maintaining a professional air that also suits it to business lunches and dinner dates. You will be charmed by the care and attention that is paid to every table and will leave feeling satisfied, looked after and most of all, impressed.

last updated: 17 Apr 2018

last updated: 17 Apr 2018

last updated: 17 Apr 2018

last updated: 17 Apr 2018
9 Leicester Road, Oadby, LE2 5BD
0116 271 1933