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Black Iron at Winstanley House

Hinckley Road, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE3 1HX
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Opening Information

Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, Sunday roast, brunch from 07.00 to 22.00

For parties of 7 or more, please call the restaurant to make the booking.

We serve our Express Menu from 12-2pm & 5-5.30pm Mon- Sat

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Accommodation
  • Event Space
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Business Lunch
  • Bar

About Black Iron at Winstanley House

CLASSICAL COOKING TRADITIONS WITH THE BEST OF BRITISH INGREDIENTS
Black Iron at Winstanley House is a contemporary British restaurant and steakhouse in the heart of Leicester. Serving a combination of quality ingredients including seven different meats, tenderly cooked over charcoal in our traditional cast iron oven, Black Iron fuses the tantalising flavours of classical cooking traditions with a modern restaurant setting.
Our team of experienced chefs prepare simple, exquisite dishes with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, creating a glorious dining experience. Cooking over fire is a primitive technique that lets our top quality ingredients speak for themselves, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for British cuisine.

Cuisine: British, Steak, Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

A lovely setting, beautiful food and great choice of drinks made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Lovely meal though my partner would have liked a small bit of bread or toast with his terrine starter. Since it was such a lovely day we had coffee outside which was lovely until we were driven away by loud music ..such a shame!!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Excellent food & service,and a lovely place will definitely be back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

A hidden gem, lovely bar area and Gins are very nice. Afternoon tea was delicious.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Superb cooking!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Came for breakfast. Can't fault it. Then came for Sunday lunch. I am so disappointed. The food was amazing lovely meat, lovely veg presented lovely but it was cold!!! Sent it back twice third time slightly warmer but no where near being hot. This just shouldn't happen. You've got everything spot on. But end of the day it needs to be hot. Staff were really good though. This is a simple thing to rectify. Doesn't matter how good the food is though, if it's cold it really spoils it. Please sort it out as it would be a real shame for you to loose customers. Staff were great, nothing to much trouble for them.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

What a fabulous venue and all the staff were brilliant Our party of 24 were all very impressed and it is certainly getting a very good name as a place to go Many thanks Richard

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

Amazing food and wine. Highly recommend the pomerol

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Visited On Monday, 15 October 2018

I can't fault the Black Iron. The service is always excellent, the food is delicious and although it is not the cheapest place to eat is good value. I was visiting with a friend from out of Leicester (his first time eating there) and he said that the halibut is one of the best meals he has ever had.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Brought my mum here for her special birthday on Friday 12 October. She used to teach at Braunstone Hall ( formerly Winstanley House) between 1955 and 1962. She was thrilled to see that many of the original features had been retained by the new owners, where possible. It was a fabulous, memorable experience for her and for myself and my young son. The staff were attentive, service excellent and food wonderful. Excellent value too. The staff brought my mum a special "happy birthday" plate/ sweet, which she loved. All of the staff were interested in my mum's recollections of the school as it was, and let us look around the building. In particular I would like to commend Briony, our server, and the lovely young lady, also a member of the restaurant staff, (unfortunately whose name I didn't catch) who took photos for us in the restaurant, and the charming gentleman ( owner?) who talked to us and brought us our bill. My mum was absolutely thrilled.The best dining experience in Leicestershire we have experienced, in a wonderful location, so close to Leicester, without compare. We will come back again soon. Can't recommend highly enough. Thank you.

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Hello Ms Krystina, thank you very much for your kind review, we're pleased to hear that your experience at Black Iron Restaurant has been a very positive one. It was also very joyful to see that your mum was astonished by all the infrastructures retained throughout the years, certainly a great birthday present! Have a great day and we hope to see you very soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Breakfast was delicious except the toast over done so like crisp bread, sourdough isn’t good for toast just use a nice loaf, the rest was delicious though.

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Hello Mrs Pina, thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we strive on improving our food at all times, your review will be passed on to the kitchen! Overall we glad you've had a good experience with us. We hope to see you very soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Lovely breakfast. Pleasant staff!

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Lovely evening for dinner. Attentive and friendly staff. Really nice venue too. The food was really nice and we were both very full on a light starter and no pudding.

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Mrs Greatorex, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. we're very happy to hear that you've had a lovely time here, be sure to try our desserts on your next visit! Have a wonderful day! The Management Team Balck Iron Restaurant

Responded On Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

We had the rump steak and the halibut and would have to say it was the best food weve ever had .another level ,fantastic service and great beer and wine.will definitely be returning....Andy & Suzanne Northern.

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Hello Andy and Suzanne, Thank you very much for your positive comment, it's great to hear that the food, drinks and the service was up to expectations! The comment will be passed on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you very soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Absolutely amazing food and service. Couldn’t of asked for a better experience. We will definitely be retiring and recommending to everyone!!

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Mrs Annette, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review here at Black Iron, we are happy we could meet your expectations, we look forward to your next visit! have a great day! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Excellent breakfast in stunning surroundings. Had the steak and eggs which was fantastic value and the best steak I have had in a long time. We will be back to try dinner.

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Hi Wayne, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Black Iron! Thank you for leaving us this response! Have a great day and see you soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Beautiful venue and the staff were very helpful.

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Hi Joanne, we are very happy to have provided you with a positive experience. We hope to see you very soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

The restaurant food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. I came here with work colleagues for an event but I would also come socially - a real joy and thanks Cara especially!

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Hi Tom, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and its great to see you've had such a positive experience here at Black Iron. Thank you for acknowledging Kara too, she will be very happy to see this. Have an great day! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Sunday, 07 October 2018
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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Great place and amazing food. Highly recommended

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Beans have been a bit cold on both visits otherwise very nice

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Hi Jacqui, thanks for reviewing us, we constantly working on improving our food quality, I ensure you that the beans temperature will improve for your future visit. Hope to see you very soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

The setting and food were exceptional. We were sat in the orangery for our meal which I had booked for my mum's 60th. I had decorations that were kindly put up for me so the room was dressed for our arrival. Even though the puddings took a little longer than expected, the staff were very apologetic and it was rectified immediately so I couldn't mark them down. I will definitely be returning and definitely highly recommend.

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Hello Penny, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We can't wait to see you again, have a great day. The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

This is the second time we have been and unfortunately the table service we received on Saturday night was poor. We did mention this on the night but nothing got done!!!!

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Hi Paul, we are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at Black Iron, I will be relaying all of your comments back to the rest of my team. It is very upsetting to hear that you received such bad service from the team and I can assure you this is not a true reflection of us here at Black Iron. If you would like to discuss your visit further please reach out to us on 0116 366 5642. Take care, and thank you again as your comments help us to improve. The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Sunday, 07 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

One half of the tables roast potatoes to hard to cut easily.don't know how it worked out like that,as ours at top of table were spot on.Bit disappointed at 13.55 to be told would we mind leaving the table as we only had it to 14.00 as we were waiting for the bill whigh took a while for your staff to sort out ,as the first bill presented had not had the deposit taken off,it took them a while to sort it out,hardly our fault don't you agree.quite rude I would say.

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Hi Wendy, we appreciate you reviewing your experience here at Black Iron, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service, so we are disappointed to hear that your visit with us was anything less than satisfactory, we constantly looking at ways to improve our service, so we appreciate you leaving this review. Have a great day. The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

What a lovely meal. It was such a shame we wait over an hour to be seated! Staff where excellent but just not enfough of them! They did admit they where short staffed. My only complaint with the food was the lamb very fatty, but in all fairness the staff changed this and brought to the table more then enfough.. we will be back just a shame for our first visit!!!!

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Hi Thomas, thanks for reviewing us on your last visit, we constantly working on improving our service through team training. Food wise we glad the issue was resolved. We hope to see you very soon! The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Sunday, 07 October 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Some people may consider the menu pricey but you get what you pay for. Food was delicious, service was prompt and attentive without being too much and the surroundings were beautiful. Overall, highly recommended.

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Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on your time with us, we are very happy we could provide you with a very positive experience. We look forward seeing you soon! Have a great day. The Management Team Black Iron Restaurant

Responded On Monday, 08 October 2018
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