Food review – Christmas Lunch
The Belmont Hotel is situated in Leicester City Centre close to the train station. It is a small boutique hotel with a nice restaurant and a little bar area. It currently has a special Christmas menu which as well as offering the classics like chicken and turkey, also offers the option of pigeon for something different. All the food seems quite nice the only problem is the portions, as they are rather on the small side.
The restaurant it self is very nice and the staff are friendly and service is good. It is small and cosy with a nice atmosphere. The starters are very nice but very much on the small side and are more like appetisers. I myself had crab which was delicious but not enough of it. There are a variety of different main courses to choose from and there is also a vegetarian option. Again, the main problem was the size of the portion which was on the small side. Though the food was very nice, one drawback was that although the mains were accompanied by a selection of root vegetables, they did not include potatoes. The desserts were again all of good quality but on the small side. I believe mine was just 4/5 spoonfuls which is really not good enough as no matter how tasty it was 4/5 spoonfuls is not enough. The meal is finished off with a choice of tea or coffee accompanied by mince pies which were nice and warm and ok.
Although most people were satisfied with the flavour and quality of their food, the general consensus was that the portions were simply not big enough which is ok if you are on a diet but not for a Christmas lunch
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