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
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Event Space
- Gluten Free Available
- Free Parking
- Business Lunch
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.
Having visited previously and had good experiences and bad, I was hoping that it would be a positive experience this time. Unfortunately this was not the case. I will say, at the outset, that the standard of food at Black Iron is excellent. The issues are about service rather than quality. Our food came out with huge gaps in between, to the point where we had to start eating our main courses, and had all but finished them by the time the chips arrived. Some of the meals had items missing from them (e.g. half of the lamb items in the duo of lamb). When we bought this situation to the attention of the waiting staff, and asked if we could see the manager, some of the things were rectified, but the excuse given again was that it was their busiest night of the year so far. I say 'again' because that was the excuse made when I last visited for breakfast and, even thought there as no one else in the restaurant, we had an hour and 25 minute wait for our food, but were told staff were busy with a wedding. Please, also, could you think about where guests who want to smoke go. We had to walk through about 40 people (not an exaggeration) who were blocking the front door vaping and smoking. Winstanley House and the Black Iron restaurant could be fabulous but falling down on service to this level is a huge issue.
We have been a few times now and always been amazing. This time though my friend had the liver and she couldn’t finish it as it was too salty. We did tell our server and hopefully they passed on our comments
Quite pricey compared to my local comparable restaurants such as the black horse in market bosworth. Service was excellent.
We had a really lovely time. The mushrooms on toast for a starter were a bit too rich for my taste, but that’s probably just me. The staff were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We will definitely be back. Thank you 😊
Our afternoon tea was delicious, staff were very friendly and attentive throughout. Would highly recommend!
Hi we were asked to get our own drinks at the bar which we didn't like as I think you should have them brought to your table instead of paying separately especially for an upper class establishment. Service was very slow. No high chair offered. The festive menu was really disappointing.. I booked as a special treat for my daughter but the only festive thing was the turkey! I had the mince pie pudding which came freezing cold and looked like a pile of crumble had literally been piled on top if it! I did mention this to the waitress as I didn't eat the pudding. I do have some pics to
We hosted a small private party of 12 friends for a special birthday celebration and we had a most wonderful evening. The friendly attentiveness and helpfulness of all the staff members was second to none making our overall experience sublime. An excellent evening was enjoyed by everyone so I can definitely recommend Winstanley House as a venue for arranging a similar event to ours.
Delicious food and fabulous restaurant, would recommend to anybody for date night, birthdays or work dinner.
Absolutely great lunchtime meal. Ade and the team were fantastic!
Used for a business trip, would definitely recommend
We enjoyed all our meal with the food being very well presented & the scallops were amazing.
Had afternoon tea for a baby shower. The food was lovely. The service was a little slow at the beginning but overall very good. I would definitely recommend. The hotel is beautiful and full of character.
My father was celebrating his 89th birthday has not stopped talking about it since! Everyone made such a fuss of him and he was treated with great courtesy and respect. And the food was amazing! It was a truly wonderful afternoon and we shall definitely return.
Enjoyable evening, great steaks. Did expect a better level of service though.
Afternoon tea was lovely. Fresh tasty sandwiches and nice selection of scones and cakes. Big pot of tea all served on lovely crockery. Staff were attentive and welcoming. There wasn’t much atmosphere as there were only us and one other couple there. Only downside was we had to wait for approx 20 mins after our 3pm booking be shown to the table
Amazing as usual !
Fantastic all round. We will be looking to use you for our wedding venue. Superb service
Thank you for your kind feedback, I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management
Lovely Christmas decorations and excellent food
I'm happy you like our Christmas decorations and that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management
Wonderful afternoon celebrating my 40th birthday. The service and food were faultless and I will definitely be back soon. Thank you so much
I'm glad that you enjoyed your afternoon tea for your 40th birthday celebration with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management
Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management
Lovely place, lovely people and great service
Thank you very much for your kind feedback and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management
Food and service is fantastic
Thankyou for your kind feedback, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management
First visit. The afternoon tea was very tasty and the place was lovely (nicely decorated for xmas) but what let it down was the service. Our waitress was friendly and polite, but was not very attentive. We had to chase to order the hot tea to go with our afternoon te cakes. She had little knowledge of the tea ordered and asked us if milk should go with it. Lastly I asked for a drinks menu which was brought to us. But the waitress never came back to take our drinks order. Our lift arrived we then had to go find someone to settle our bill.
Elegant surroundings, friendly team and delicious food. Looking forward to an excuse to come again.
Thank you for your lovely feedback, we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Black Iron Management