Nestled in the Leicestershire countryside is the historic village of Thurlaston, which lies between Leicester and Hinckley, just a short ﬁve minute drive from J21 of the M1. Located opposite a beautiful Norman church, Poacher’s Brasserie is a former 17th-century inn that has been sensitively refurbished to provide a tasteful, contemporary dining area, while the lounge and bar area retains all the charm and ambience of the original 400-year-old building.
Neapolitan head chef Vincenzo Della Pietra has created a brasserie-style menu that features an appealing mix of fresh, seasonal dishes at affordable prices. Tempting starters include wood pigeon accompanied by celeriac purée and Port sauce. Main dishes are equally impressive – take for instance the sumptuous pan-fried ﬁllet of wild stone bass with pumpkin purée, spring onions and purple potato. Pizzas are also available and as Vincenzo hails from Naples, you can be sure of the tastiest and most authentic pizza in the area. Don’t overlook desserts, with cappuccino cheesecake and cantuccini crumble a particularly decadent option. Themed nights, such as Italian night on Wednesday evenings and pizza on Thursday evenings, are also popular. Look out for the interactive theatre nights and sports evenings, too. At Poacher’s Brasserie, a warm welcome and memorable dining experience awaits.