Set in the gorgeous parkland of Georgian country estate Winstanley House, the stunning location is reason enough to visit Black Iron Restaurant. Inside, the beautifully restored decor creates a serene and charming setting in which to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or a delicious evening meal, and in the warmer months you can even sit outside and admire the surroundings from the stylish terrace.
Its location just 10 minutes’ drive from Leicester city centre makes this bar, restaurant and steakhouse popular with locals and visitors alike. Why not stop by first thing in the morning for a delicious breakfast? The full English is guaranteed to keep you going throughout the morning, and the steak and eggs dish is perfectly indulgent. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to treat yourself at the weekend, you can even opt for the fabulous bottomless brunch.
The main menu at Black Iron is a celebration of great British food, with the chefs cooking many of their locally sourced ingredients over charcoal, ensuring that the outstanding flavour of each dish is allowed to shine. Begin by perusing the list of starters: there’s a tender braised beef dish on offer, as well as vegetarian mushrooms on toast and charcoal-roasted scallops with samphire, garlic and thyme. If you fancy something hearty, choose your favourite cut of steak – choices include sirloin, fillet and rib-eye – and enjoy with a house salad. Large special cuts are also available, including porterhouse and Chateaubriand steaks. You might also wish to add a couple of extra sides – perhaps some crispy beef dripping fries or roasted root vegetables. Other popular dishes include succulent duck breast with duck shepherd’s pie and baked Jerusalem artichoke, and pork chop with caramelised celeriac purée. For seafood-lovers, the poached halibut with herb mash, shallots, clams and samphire is not to be missed, and the salt-baked celeriac provides a tasty vegetarian choice. Every Sunday the team serves an exquisite roast that’s well worth visiting for.
The bar is well stocked with 160 wines and 30 beers, including the exclusive, locally brewed Black Iron beer. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, check out afternoon tea at Black Iron. Enjoy either a simple tea of scones and jam, or choose the full afternoon tea comprising macaroons, cakes, sandwiches, scones and unlimited tea or coffee – it’s the perfect way to treat a loved one.