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James' Cafe Bistro

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5 East Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4SX, England
+44 116 251 3323
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09:30 - 16:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 09:30 - 16:00
Wed - Sat 09:30 - 21:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My girlfriend and I had been looking for a restaurant to host the first official meeting of our parents and were both independently recommended James Café Bistro by friends. We had no idea just how great a place it would turn out to be.... The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing with an eclectic selection of music providing a great background... More 

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Thank doncaboose
Leicester
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Met with a group of old and some new friends for an afternoon meal. The others had been before and we had strong positive feelings before which is sometimes good but not always as everyone knows. Initially the menu has a casual cafe feel to the food choices things like eggs benedict and lots a familiar names intermingled with some... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great food; friendly staff. Good entertainment. A really good find on a street I rarely if ever go down since the opening of the highcross. Will definitely go again.

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Thank Yamhon600
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We popped here for the second time today and as before found it one of Leicester's best cafe casual dining experiences. An extensive value menu for lunch was very kind on the pocket. Perfectly cooked pork loin with the wife having a bowl of fat muscles with tomato and bacon sauce. The food was delicious. Very fresh tasting with good... More 

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Thank KHiggins75
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very regular visitor to the Cafe Bistro simply because no where beats it. The combination of great food, warm efficient service & relaxed but buzzing atmosphere makes this the perfect all-rounder for somewhere to eat or drink in town! Surprisingly rare that the place is filled but this is another advantage as service is fast and personal. Always amazes me... More 

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Thank uptipp0619
Leicester
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Leicester. We had one seafood risotto and one veggie risotto. Both were delicious. The peanut butter cheese cake was good too.

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Thank kittykat014
Hindhead, Surrey, Uk
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89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This place is tucked away off the main high street (round the back of debenhams. We used a taste card so enjoyed 2-4-1 on the main courses. The food was really lovely, and reasonable prices. They also serve cocktails, mojito was really nice. Service was really friendly! Rough prices; £4 Starter £9 Main £2.50 side £4 dessert

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Thank missnikkikrista
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Best restaurant in town. The food is totally delicious. Very welcoming atmosphere and friendly owners. It has a family feel to it. Try it and you see what I mean. We love it!

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Thank Susanne N
Leicester
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I love this quirky bistro, the food is all fresh and made to order, my favourite being the omelettes, me always being on some sort of quirky diet they always cook off menu for me. The seating outside is a wonderful sun trap wether you're just having a fly by coffee or full meal with wine I doubt you will... More 

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Thank Jenniferstylist
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Perfect meal for two, my spaghetti and mussel starter wonderful. Where are the people! With the quality they offer it should be packing the joint.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 21:00
Thursday
09:30 - 21:00
Friday
09:30 - 21:00
Saturday
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 East Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 251 3323
Description
Freshly prepared food , family and wheelchair friendly , partys welcome family run .Independent.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?