The Lighthouse

January 4, 2013

Happy New Year everybody. Sorry you’ve not heard from me for a while.  I’ve rather fallen asleep at the wheel I’m afraid. The sad demise of the print version of Great Food has led to me being a little out of the loop and I’ve not been eating out much  – just a regular early January visit to Kayal but you all know that is fantastic anyway (one tip though – if you see the Squid Pepper Fry on the specials board, order it!).

But interesting news for the new year is that the highly-regarded Firenze in Kibworth has rebranded itself as the Lighthouse and become a specialist fish restaurant. It’s still run by Sarah and Lino Poli who call it “a seafood restaurant and more ” and promise both British and Mediterranean classics from potted shrimp and fish and chips to lobster.  They also say they will offer plenty for meat eaters and vegetarians.

Haven’t seen a full menu yet but I wish them all the best  – if anyone fancies a trip out there, let me know 🙂

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4 Responses to “The Lighthouse”

  1. Kathryn Lamb said

    Loved Firenze – Fabulous food and wine.Now looking forward with much anticipation to trying out The Lighthouse next week. Am sure that it will deliver great food and ambience…Lino and team have always delivered amazing cuisine.

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  2. […] Happy New Year everybody. Sorry you’ve not heard from me for a while. I’ve rather fallen asleep at the wheel I’m afraid. The sad demise of the print version of Great Food has led…  […]

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  3. This will be interesting!….They run a tight ship so am sure it will be good.I love the idea of a specialist fish restaurant so far from the sea!

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    • riponia said

      Indeed – about 15-20 years back there was Heath’s on Evington Road which had all sorts of wonderful fish dishes but was proabably in the wrong place. There’s also Barnacles, a slightly curious venue off a traffic island on an exit from M69 near Hinckley. I’m not sure how much the Poli’s change in style is just their desire to do something a bit different or whether Firenze wasn’t sustainable as it was – either way, I know many people will welcome a well-run, adventurous fish restuarant.

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