Review on Ashfields Restaurant

A bastion of the Leicestershire restaurant scene for more than 20 years, Ashfields is handily placed on the A47 between Hinckley and the city of Leicester. Inside, it comprises a series of light airy rooms, and the owners have recently opened up the courtyard for al fresco meals.

Seasonal ingredients show up strongly on the brasserie-style menu, which might begin with sauté wood pigeon, shiitake mushrooms and crispy bacon on a rösti or air-dried beef with wild rocket, artichokes and Parmesan. Main courses could take in casseroled monkfish with prawns and mussels, sizzling chilli beef or spinach and Ricotta filo parcels before desserts ranging from glazed lemon tart to black cherry crème brûlée with Amaretti biscuits.

Ashfields has also become renowned for its blackboard menu, where daily specials are scribbled down by the chef as the mood takes him. Expect anything from sesame-crumbed chicken breast with roast banana stuffing to poached fillet of salmon and prawns in a sauce of tomatoes and crème fraîche. Drinks, light snacks and tapas are served in the buzzy bar, and the wine list promises good-value quaffing across the range.

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Stacey and Adam Ward

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Fri (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Mon-Thu (6.45 - 10.00pm Fri-Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at Ashfields Restaurant

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Ashfields Restaurant
High Street
Earl Shilton

Customer Ratings on Ashfields Restaurant

2.2  / 5

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  • avatar
    May 2013

    22 people found this review helpful
    Much anticipated; severely disappointed

    Highly recommended restaurant. Judging by the number of people eating and drinking, it is highly thought of and very popular. So, am I particularly fussy - I do expect better food and presentation than I do myself particularly in such a popular place. I had pineapple and fig for starters; looked very unappetising and boring; although taste was fine. I question the name of it when there was an eigth of a fig on the plate. My husbands starter looked like a cheap supermarket pate, together with plastic bread and a small leaf of insipid looking iceberg lettuce. Main course arrived; although we had to wait a long time to all of us eventually. By the time we were all served the veg were cold; the cabbage was bitter and it was all a bit tasteless. My pork however took the biscuit - or the cardboard. It was truly awful. Tasteless, chewy and dry. Even turned down by my husband, and that takes some doing. Desserts; again a waiting game. So my tart and ice cream arrived; and we waited 10 minutes for the other desserts, by which time my ice cream had melted. If I there had not been a few of us around the table, I would have left once the main course had been tasted. As it was we clearly outstayed our welcome as conversation became difficult when table were being noisily re-laid and waiting staff were leaning across us to take away our glasses.

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