All that schnitzel at the Queen of Bradgate

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It’s a couple of months since I crowned the Queen of Bradgate as having one of the finest beer gardens in the city, and unbelievably over 14 months since I went along to check them out when they first re-opened after their massive refurbishment and all round change about.

So it only seemed fair to pop along again and see how the menu is getting along. We’ve been regular visitors to the Queen of Bradgate since they opened due in part to their excellent Happy Hour offers, as well as the relaxed atmosphere. You’ll find nothing is too much trouble for the happy staff team as well, they’re always on hand for a bit of banter or to drop you an extra napkin, whatever you need!

I’m pleased to report that their food offering is still completely up to par as well. I ordered the chicken schnitzel which was served on crispy potatoes and a bed of asparagus. The potatoes were cut through with red onion slices and deliciously pungent and sweet whole garlic cloves, making this a really simple but hugely tasty dish. The asparagus was al dente, but soft enough to really enjoy, which the chicken was moist and had a wonderfully crispy crumb. Magnifique! Don’t forget as well that the QOB offer 50% off main meals on a Monday so you can enjoy this for a knock down price!

The Boy ordered the QOB burger, which was oozing and delicious, although we were neither of us sure about the focaccia-type bun, which had perhaps a little too much structure to allow for comfortable burger eating. The homemade coleslaw was a nice touch and perfect for the crispy fries which accompanied the meal.

On reflection then, I’m happy to continue recommending the QOBs menu. One step up from your normal pub grub, standards are still high and the quality of ingredients and cooking remains at a really great level. It definitely holds its own against the increasingly stiff competition in the Leicester eatery stakes. And a great selection of beers on draught for even the most discerning customer too!


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