New opening – 34 Windsor St.

June 11, 2013

During the noughties when I was reviewing restaurants for Metro there was no problem in finding a new, interesting, non-chain venue to visit every week.   I’d really struggle for that now –  maybe there’s been a recession or something?

So it’s with a real sense of “ooh look!” that I note and welcome the arrival of 34 Windsor Street in Burbage, near Hinckley.  Sited in what used to the Butler’s House, this totally refurbished place is an initiative of former Dubai restaurateur Zeffy Thompson, with head chef Sam Owen, who made something of a name for himself at the Lincoln Hotel in Lincoln.  It had a soft launch at the end of May and looks a classy effort with gutsy, eclectic, modern British dishes.  Daytime menu includes salads such as grilled chicken, mango and watercress with cherry reduction and hearty mains such as braised rabbit in mustard with spinach and mash or beetroot risotto with marinated Stilton (marinated Stilton?).

Then there’s various  fancy afternoon tea options before an evening a la carte menu kicks in.  Immediately raising my interest are starters such pigeon breast with sherry and caramelised shallot and mains including pork “head to tail” with apple flavours (I’m assuming this is the dish pictured below from their website) and seabass fillet with langoustine bisque.

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They seem to have good local links and this looks like a real boost to west Leicestershire diners. Hopefully I’ll a manage a review before too long.


2 Responses to “New opening – 34 Windsor St.”

  1. Thank you for the lovely blog – we hope to see you very soon at 34!


  2. Neil said

    Looks great. I’m in. Feel a sense of foreboding about the marinated stilton but it’s being outweighed by a yearning for head to tail pork or a langousitine bisque…


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