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King Richard III

The beautifully renovated King Richard III offers great contemporary British food with a minimum of fuss. The focus is on great roasts, high quality seafood and fresh, seasonal ingredients presented with flair but nothing that gets in the way of simple enjoyment.

Opened in April 2017, the pub is a joint project between the highly successful St Martins Tea & Coffee/Crafty Burger business, and Leicestershire brewer Everards.

The flair of one of the city’s leading independents and the financial heft of the brewer have combined to turn a dingy old boozer into a bright, stylish, unpretentious dining pub.

The front bar retains a pubby vibe and there are top-notch pub snacks and real ales from Leicester microbreweries as well the Everards range. The back room is more of a restaurant space with a menu of superbly done pub classics and a specials board to cater for bang-on seasonality. Meats are locally sourced from March House Farm in Great Dalby, and head chef Chris Elliman and his team use a bespoke Japanese robata grill to give wonderful barbecue flavours.

Hearty Sunday roasts with trademark epic Yorkshire puds and duck-fat roasties have a big following, while lighter dishes such as creamy burrata with heritage tomatoes or spinach gnocchi with summer vegetables and goats’ curd ensure a variety of tastes and appetites are catered for.

Leicester city centre needed a really good dining pub – and now it has one.

By Tim Burke, Leicestershire editor

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70 Highcross Street, Leicester, LE1 4NN
0116 2512879

Customer review for King Richard III

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  1. Steve Percy says:

    Ourselves and friends from Norfolk dined here on Saturday night to keep the ‘theme going’ after visiting the King Richard III visitor centre. It was very busy (which is usually a good sign) and the service and food was extremely good. The ambience and feel of the place was also just right and to top it off the prices were pretty reasonable too. The only downside was they don’t serve Guinness although they do serve a Stout which was a lot nicer than any other Stout I have been offered… we will certainly visit again.


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