Chinese and East Asian
The best-kept secret in Beaconsfield Old Town and one of the few family-owned restaurants in the area, Leigh House has been impressing diners with its authentic, vibrant food for over 30 years. You'll find an huge range of dishes inspired by the exotic tastes of the Far East to suit all lovers of Chinese food.
Alongside this extensive main menu, there are several great-value set menus available, ranging from £8.50 for a two course lunch to £20 for a three-course dinner. These are great for those unfamiliar with Chinese cuisine - especially the leave-it-to-us feast, which provides a fantastic introduction to Peking fare. Or, for a really indulgent treat, perhaps try the lobster set menu. The Sunday all-you-can-eat buffet lunch, which allows diners to order as many dishes as they like from the comfort of their table, is also unmissable. Leigh House has recently introduced a new dim sum menu too, which is available at lunchtime every day.
Owner Mr Tang recommended we begin by trying some fresh fish, which is one of Leigh House's many specialities. An expert on Chinese cuisine, Mr Tang also prides himself on his knowledge of wine and is always willing to offer advice on which tipple is the best match for your meal. To start, he brought over a delectable selection of succulent hand peeled king prawns, satay skewers, perfectly battered spicy squid and juicy yet crunchy scallop and mango samosas for us to try. We then sampled the very moreish Peking duck served with salad and pancakes. For mains, we tried the Twice Delight Dover Sole, a perfect combination of two unique flavours from the same fish; one spicy with garlic, chilli and five spices, the other lightly tossed in a wok with asparagus and shiitake mushrooms. The attention to detail and time spent on preparation sets this restaurant apart.
Leigh House boasts a private dining room that's ideal for private parties and corporate events. Or, if you're planning a celebration elsewhere, you can have the restaurant's expert chefs come and cook in your home or a venue of your choice. Alternatively, if you are having a lazy night in, order yourself a takeaway and they will deliver to your door. Whichever way you enjoy the eatery's superb cuisine, one thing is certain – one visit to Leigh House just won't be enough.