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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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