Mondays Closed All Day
Tuesday 12pm-2pm 6pm-9.30pm
Wednesday 12pm-2pm 6pm-9.30pm
Thursday 12pm-2pm 6pm-9.30pm
Friday 12pm-2pm 6pm-9.30pm
Saturday 12pm-2pm 6pm-10pm
Mondays Closed All Day
- Outside Seating Area
- Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
- Gluten Free Available
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
About Hammer and Pincers
Owners Sandra & Danny Jimminson were trained at the Savoy Hotel in London and after gaining further experience working in Switzerland, France and other high profile London restaurants, decided to settle close to where Danny grew up on the border of Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire.
We pride ourselves in sourcing some of the finest local ingredients, everything is made in house, We bake a selection of breads daily, make all our own desserts including the ice creams and sorbets, even all our accompaniments, horseradish, mayonnaise, ketchup & chutneys are made freshly on the premises.
The food here is always superb, however on this visit, the food was even better- exceptional! All three courses for Sunday lunch were amazing and faultless. The Chocolate Brownie with Pistachio Ice-Cream is without doubt the best dessert I have ever eaten, anywhere! The service is friendly and welcoming, with attentive hosts and waiting staff. We have already booked in for Boxing Day lunch and cannot wait to visit again in the meantime.
A friendly, local gourmet place to visit and enjoy with friends! Enjoy the changes in menu linked to seasons and the sourcing of local food items. Love it every time . Maybe think about twitter as would love to share the experience .
The food was exquisite and 3 of use were delighted with our meals. My friend ate the fish with broad beans etc and didn’t quite enjoy it as much. She felt for her she had made a poor choice. Apart from the main she really enjoyed everything else. Thank you for a lovely evening. Definitely returning again to try the grazing menu - awesome 😀
Excellent as always
The food was incredible - every course was beautifully presented and the flavour lived up to its appearance! The staffs were attentive and friendly. Couldn’t recommend it enough!
Great pre-booking, flexibility Great food
Great evening, will certainly return
Superb dining experience and fantastic service.
I booked the Hammer & Pincers for my wife’s birthday and can honestly say what a great choice! The service & the food was exceptional! We have eaten in Michelin restaurants all over the uk , The Hammer & Pincers was just as good. We will definitely return for special occasions
This was without doubt the best meal we have had in all our visits. Superb food, beautifully presented and served efficiently - we can't wait for next time!
Excellent, as always. We judge other restaurants by the “Hammer & Pincers” yardstick.
Great food as always.
Amazing meal, thank you so much we will definitely be back!
Great meal, excellent service, perfect table. Thank you
We arrived for a birthday meal and chose the ten course grazing menu. Wow a taste sensation. We loved every course but our favourites were the Scollops, the beef and then the additional desert of passion fruit crème brule'. The service was 2nd to none and we were made to feel very welcome. The staff were well briefed on the food they were serving and there knowledge showed. Definitely visit again and would recommend. Thanks for a great night
It’s a shame the prices have gone up so much. It means we would have to now think twice about coming. Service is still good. Really enjoyed every single bite of the winter taster menu more than the current one. Also, the breads were better the last time we came.
Excellent food efficient friendly service, one of the best restaurants in area, visited many times and it’s always a fantastic dining experience
Loved the pistachio dessert with the basil ice-cream. I've not tasted anything like this before. I'd eat it every day if I could! Would prefer to have the option of a 7.15/ 7.30 sitting. We were lucky on Friday to get away from work in time to arrive by 6.15 pm. We find sitting down at 8.15pm to order is too late for an evening meal.
Absolutely wonderful evening xxx
Each of the seven courses in the tasting menu looked amazing and tasted delicious. The mid week early evening atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the comfortable dining chairs are a thoughtful touch.
We've been here many times since our son started at Loughborough University in 2016. The food is always locally sourced (other than the fish) & is cooked to perfection with imaginative variations. The service is attentive, engaging & friendly. On our last two visits my husbands Birthday was recognised without prompting by him being served with a dessert he hadn't ordered with Happy Birthday iced onto the plate in chocolate & on this visit my Son's Birthday from the previous Sunday was similarly recognised on his dessert & I received a dessert in similar fashion to my husband with Happy Mother's Day. The restaurant manager is particularly attentive & recognising my husband as a coffee lover even went to the trouble of making him a coffee from his own personal supply of a particularly exclusive coffee bean. It's not inexpensive but it truly is a fine dining experience.
Outrageously tasty food. Masses of flavours. Beyond impressed, will be returning as soon as I possibly can. Thanks once again!
All very good apart from small disappointment as you had sold out of quite a number of items when we ordered
Great as usual!