Father’s Day 2022: Leicestershire pubs and restaurants where you can still book a table


There’s less than a week to go until Father’s Day – and that day is all about making sure dad is spoiled. You may be very organized and have already purchased your gift and reserved your table for a Sunday roast.

But, in case you’ve been waiting until the last minute, this article may provide you with the helping hand you need. We’ve toured a few local pubs and restaurants and rounded up a selection of places where you can still book a table for Sunday.

These places all had room when we arrived on Monday afternoon. Take a look below and see what appeals to you – but don’t hang around too long or they might be sold out!

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The Coptic Oak, Markfield

This recently reopened pub still has places available for Father’s Day. Dad could enjoy a mixed roast for £15.50, featuring beef and pork leg top with Bramley apple stuffing, served with pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes with herbs, sticky braised red cabbage, seasonal greens, maple and parsnip roasted carrots, homemade Yorkshire pudding and red wine sauce.

The pub has just undergone a £500,000 refurbishment, which has included changes to the interior and exterior. Nice little touches have been added including a range of family games available to borrow.

There are also sweets on the bar for the kids and blankets to keep you warm when you’re sitting outside. They will even provide you with reading glasses if you left yours at home.

Visit the website here.

Restaurant NineB, Leicester

In the heart of the city, NineB opened in January 2020, as part of the £40m Novotel and Adagio hotel complex. The 120-seat independent restaurant aims to offer local artisan products, all-day dining, creative cocktails, craft beer and specialty coffee.

On Father’s Day you can enjoy a main course for £15.50, two courses for £20.50 or three courses for £25.50. The menu will be served from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visit the website here.

Bill’s, Leicester

This Highcross restaurant is available on Father’s Day. Plus, you’ll have the chance to try a special Father’s Day burger – a BBQ Bourbon Beef Burger, which will only be available for one day.

If you order the limited-edition Father’s Day burger, you’ll also receive a free beer.

Visit the website here.

Middletons Steakhouse and Grill, Leicester

Middletons will serve a roast dinner until 4pm, with slow-cooked meats and all the trimmings from £13.95. The full a la carte menu will also be available if Dad prefers a steak.

Visit the website here.

Pho, Leicester

Rather than a traditional roast dinner, how about a Vietnamese-inspired feast for Father’s Day? There’s Vietnamese noodle soup (pho), rice bowls, curry and more.

Visit the website here.

1573 Bar and Grill, Leicester

You could treat Dad to a meal at this independent steak and grill bar and restaurant, which was established in 2009 in a charming 16th-century high school, now part of Highcross.

Visit the website here.

Black Iron Social at Gresham, Leicester

A Father’s Day menu is available here from 12pm to 3pm, with two courses for £25 or three courses for £30. Main dishes include slow roasted rump or whole roasted sea bream.

All dads dining in the restaurant will receive a small glass of house red or white wine, a pint of Amstel or a soft drink.

Visit the website here.

Sonrisa at Leicester

Sonrisa, Leicester

Get a taste of Argentina at this downtown restaurant. The stunning venue was launched last year by Birmingham-based Lasan Group as an offshoot of its well-established Fiesta Del Asado venues in Birmingham and Solihull.

There is a range of Argentine dishes, with a small plates menu and a full restaurant menu, as well as a wide selection of cocktails and fine wines from Argentina and elsewhere in South America.

Visit the website here.

Black Iron at Winstanley House, Braunstone, Leicester

Why don’t we take dad for a special Father’s Day brunch? Black Iron offers an extensive brunch menu with dishes such as a full English breakfast, berry and caramelized banana waffles or pancakes and fried chicken.

In addition, dads will receive a complimentary bottle of beer. Visit the website here.

The Curzon Arms, Woodhouse Eaves

Tables are available in this traditional village pub with a contemporary feel. The Sunday lunch menu offers two courses for £22 or three courses for £26.

Visit the website here.

The White Horse, Quorn

You can always get a table at this country pub in the center of Quorn.

It will serve lunch on Father’s Day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the website here.

The White Swan, Shawell

Availability is limited at this charming village pub and restaurant. It serves a special Father’s Day menu – with dishes including house-smoked mackerel with Jersey Royal salad and pea and mint pesto, and beef sirloin, slow-braised cheek, fondant with thyme and garlic, watercress and bone marrow beignet – at £65 a head.

Plus, dads will get a free beer. A vegetarian menu is also available.

A children’s menu is available for £15 per child. Visit the website here.


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