Secret Diner Review: The Lighthouse, Kibworth

Published on July 25, 2014

By Mary Keane-Gilbert

Our party included young, old, drinkers, non drinkers, greedy teenagers and one who wanted an egg and dairy-free option. We landed on a busy Saturday evening.

The Lighthouse is bright, cheerful and welcoming. Their menu allows lots of options for ‘nibbles’, starters and mains which come in either small or large sizes, so plenty of options for those who do or don’t want ‘the full works’. The theme is, of course, fish, clue being in the restaurant’s name, but meat is still included and the menu is varied. Some dishes are for the more adventurous such as the pulled pork bun bursting with spices, or the baked herring, but do take the opportunity to ask about your choice. Owner Sarah was more than happy, if not enthusiastic to tell you how the dishes are prepared, the ingredients and how they are cooked; this will allow you to really enjoy your selections. Meanwhile, for the more traditional tastes, the fish and chips and the cheese soufflé are absolutely wonderful. Don’t skip dessert, good quality ice cream is always a treat.

The Lighthouse offers good value for a high standard and service. We paid around £30 per head for three courses and drinks.

So the younger members were delighted with selection of freshly prepared well presented food, the oldies had their smaller portions, the drinkers were very happy with the wine option and enjoyed a white Conveto, the non drinkers had a selection of delightful soft sparkling drinks, the greedy teenagers swam out full of fish, and our member who cannot go near dairy was a happy chick, but one that doesn’t produce eggs!


The Lighthouse is recommended by Great Food Club and runs an exclusive offer to members.

The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.