The Phoenix

September 26, 2012

Many people love Leicester’s Phoenix cinema.  Some complain that it’s not as homely as its old Upper Brown St location, others that it’s not as lively or comfortable a social space as Nottingham’s Broadway.

I can see all points of view here but I do say I always enjoy going there and will add that they do a pretty good job with their food and drink offering. They get the “fresh, local, seasonal” thing and everything I’ve eaten has been rather good.  Today I had smoked haddock and leek soup off the specials board which was really great – lots of fish, plenty of leek and a tasty peppery stock. Proper made-in-the-kitchen stuff and all the better for not bulked out with cream or blitzed spuds.  The menu varies from brunch items such as eggs benedict (my friend’s looked very tasty) to creative sandwichs (grilled halloumi, mango chutney and rocket), salads, excellent burgers and more substantial mains  – fish and chips,curries, bangers and mash. Alright it’s not cosy, but as well as refuelling before or after a film, I’d say it is a good option for an informal working lunch or meeting friends (food is served 11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm Sunday).

Phoenix cafe – (from their website)

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