Little Blue Book Of Excellence
Local Businesses by Recommendation Only
Although we are confident that the featured businesses will provide excellent service and value for money we are not the agents of any of the businesses listed. We would always advise making your own enquiries by checking on memberships, trade associations, other relevant bodies and independent references. If we can assist in this in anyway please contact us for guidance.
Restaurants and Cafes
Rempstone Road, Griffydam, Leics, LE67 8HP
tel: 01530 222507
Attaining a Trip Advisor Excellence Award in 2014 the Gelsmoor Inn is a great place for all ocassions. Cook your own delicious steak at your table on a hot lava stone or choose from a selection of freshly made thin crust, stone baked pizzas. The menu selection is varied and changed often and they source a lot of their produce locally, so you can expect quality. Pre-orders for lunch can be taken to save you time.
"We have visited the Gelsmoor on many occasions and not had a bad meal yet. From Sunday lunch, family celebrations, quick lunch and evenings out friends. The food is fantastic, a great choice on the menu. Super staff, great value for money and excellent atmosphere. I would recommend this place to anyone." Nicola, Derby
Poppy's Coffee Shop
2 Rushton's Yard, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1AL
tel: 01530 417369
This is another great small business in the popular Rushton's Yard in Ashby. There are not many traditional cafes like Poppy's left and this one is definitely worth a visit. It's small, friendly and does the usual selection of jacket potatoes, toasted sandwiches and bagettes but also does lovely homemade cakes, amazing breakfasts and has a great salad bar. Everything is cooked fresh, there is a lovely outside seating area and there are daily specials to choose from. Poppy's Coffee Shop also does outside catering and can provide waitressing staff. There is a lot to like about this little cafe.
The Vine Bar and Restaurant
12 Bath Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics, LE65 2FH
tel: 01530 411116
There is so much to say about The Vine, definitely a place with something for everybody! The quality of the food and drink is extremely high but the prices are always reasonable. We recommend you try The Vine's cocktails (in our view the best in Ashby by far), have some delicious Tapas, treat yourself to afternoon tea or sample their amazing Champagne Breakfast. You won't be disappointed with The Vine Bar and Restaurant and there are so many options to choose from!
"I love this place, there is nowhere else like it in Ashby. A brilliant place to celebrate a special birthday, the afternoon tea is exceptional....the staff always go the extra mile to make it memorable" Sue, Ashby
Rushton's Yard, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leics, LE65 1AL
tel: 01530 560719
In our pole Zamanis was voted the most popular restaurant in Ashby. It has been established for over 25 years and has a large number of regular customers that choose Zamanis for the varied menu and warm atmosphere. Although well known for their signature pizzas, they also do beautiful game and pasta dishes. Produce is sourced locally and they now have gluten free options (both food and drink). Highly recommended for any occasion, a really lovely place to eat.
"Excellent food, great service, would recommend it to anyone!" Abigail, Ashby
36 High Street, Coalville, Leics. LE67 3ED
tel: 01530 510180
What a find! This Authentic Turkish and Mediterranean Cuisine Restaurant is something else. On a busy Saturday night the atmosphere is fantastic and has a really warm family feel. Children are always welcome and catered for and the menu choices are extensive. See your food being cooked on the OCAKBASI (charcoal grill)! The name IMGE has the meaning of DREAM in Turkish, as well as standing for the initials of the family members that run this fabulous restaurant. IMGE offer the highest quality food at exceptional prices. All dishes are prepared daily from authentic fresh ingredients. See their website for special events including belly dancing evenings! Located opposite the library in Coalville, we'd advise you to book ahead.