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Closing times may vary by restaurant. Please speak to a member of our team at your local restaurant for the most up to date timings. In general, our last food orders are at 9pm and last drinks orders are at 10pm (On Sunday it is 9pm). Please reserve your table online to avoid disappointment.

Beefeater The Observatory

Leicester restaurant details

Meridian Business Park

Thorpe Astley, Braunstone


LE19 1LU

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm


Outdoor dining

Live sport shown here

Breakfast serving times

Mon-Fri 6:30am - 10:30am

Sat-Sun 7am - 11am 

The menus



From eggs cooked just the way you like them, to premium sausages and back bacon rashers, hash browns and black pudding, you can build your breakfast to your taste. Not forgetting our delicious continental options, and Kids eat free breakfast too!




Get together and get fired up at Beefeater! Our screens are perfect for sports lovers who want to kick back and watch the match, we've got live sport showing all season. 

Catch all the action on TNT Sports with live Premier League matches, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Europa Conference League games.

Whether you're backing England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, or Italy, catch the thrill of every Six Nations Rugby match at your nearby Beefeater. We'll be broadcasting all the live action, so you won't miss a moment of the excitement.

We’re serving up delicious quality food and drinks plus good times! So join us before or after the game for some grill greats. We’ve got live sports sorted!



Enjoy fantastic food in our garden with a range of great dishes including steaks, grills and tasty puds. Our kids menu is full of favourites your kids will love. We offer a full range of drinks to complement your meal - choose from crisp beers and ciders to great gins and plenty more. Relax and let us serve up the perfect meal in our garden.


Savour the flavours of the grill in the summer in the Observatory's garden. We've got your spot waiting for you!

The Observatory Beefeater grill restaurant in Leicester

The Observatory Beefeater is a steakhouse and family-friendly restaurant based in Braunstone, Leicester. We have a brilliant menu with top quality steak, traditional pub favourites and a refreshing range of drinks, all served in one of the comfiest spots in the city. Whether you’re after the best steak in Leicester or you just fancy a relaxing meal out of the house for a change, the Observatory Beefeater is the place to be.

Our team
We’re lucky to have such an energetic, passionate and loyal team here at the Observatory Beefeater. From the care and attention we put into your meals, to our fast and friendly service, our team care about making sure your meals with us are extra special. We’re happy when you’re happy, and our aim is to turn all our guests into regulars!

We’re think it’s important to do our bit for the community in Leicester. We offer a 25% discount to emergency service crews and armed forces both serving and veterans. Our manager, Dave, has been volunteering at a Leicester Scout organisation (28th/61st Leicester) for over 10 years.

Our location
The Observatory Beefeater opened in 1996 alongside the Braunstone Premier Inn hotel next door. We’re Beefeater pioneers – we were one of the first Beefeaters to use the iconic Orange Cow logo, and we still lead the way even today.

Our restaurant is two minutes from the J21 off the M1, conveniently close to Leicester City Centre. We have everything you could want for a perfect meal out, including a spacious dining area with booths and open-plan seating, an enclosed outdoor pub garden and terrace, a comfy bar area with TNT Sports showing the biggest games on two screens and much more.

Make sure to take a look at our offers page for all our latest deals and promotions.

Why we love Leicester
Leicester is a city with a lot to be proud of, including a rich cultural heritage and history with plenty of fun things to do nearby. This amazing city is best explored after a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner with us at the Observatory Beefeater.

We’re based in Braunstone’s Meridian Business Park, next to a bowling alley, Mossdale Meadows and a huge soft play area. As we’re only a few minutes from J21 off the M1, you could eat with us and then drive to the city centre in 20 minutes!

Leicester is famously where King Richard III’s remains were found in 2015, there’s now a visitor centre dedicated to the fascinating story of his life and death. The King Richard III centre is a brilliant day out, but there’s plenty of other things to see in the city. While you’re in Leicester make sure to visit the Jewry Wall, National Space Centre, The Curve Theatre, Leicester Cathedral and of course, the home of former Premier League winners Leicester City football club at Leicester City Stadium and the Leicester Tigers Rugby club at Welford Road Stadium.

Frequently asked questions

Our steaks are always popular! Our 8oz fillet steaks are one of our tastiest cuts and, like all our steaks, they’re aged for a minimum of 30 days, grilled to perfection, packed with flavour and served with chunky triple cooked chips, crispy flat mushroom, juicy grilled tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.

People love our mixed grills too. We recommend upgrading to a juicy 4oz sirloin steak, succulent chicken breast, 5oz gammon steak and pork sausages, served with half a slow roasted tomato, grilled flat cap mushroom, fried egg, crispy beer-battered onion rings and triple-cooked chips.

You can’t beat our Sunday lunches here at the Observatory Beefeater. With our Sunday roasts you can choose from our specialty roast sirloin of beef, rump of lamb, half-roast chicken or butternut squash & ale pie, served with all the trimmings and our signature red wine gravy. You also get unlimited roast potatoes and other delicious extras.

It’s got to be the Premier Inn Breakfast, which we serve at the Observatory Beefeater. An unlimited selection of the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, toast and plenty more with free tea and coffee.

We serve breakfast from 6:30am - 10:30am every weekday and from 7am - 11am over the weekend.

We’re totally family friendly and we can make your next meal out hassle-free. Ours kids’ menu is full of dishes your children will love, our team are great with kids and we have enclosed space outdoors for kids to burn off some energy before dinner. Best of all, up to two kids can eat breakfast for free when an adult orders a Premier Inn Breakfast!

From mid-week meals to special occasions, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at the Observatory Beefeater. You can book tables for up to 16 people online through our website, or call us on 0116 289 0945 to find out more about Beefeater group bookings in Leicester. If you’re booking for a group larger than 16, we can still host you – just give us a call or select ‘other’ as the number of guests you want to book for on our booking page to let us know.

Yes, we have an enclosed pub garden and a terrace with benches and parasols.

If we have space, we’ll always try and find a table for you. But we recommend booking ahead, especially at the weekend when we’re at our busiest.