Entropy – At last, fine dining in Leicester!

Seafood Soup and Pig Cheeks

Seafood Soup and Pig Cheeks

I shouldn’t say ‘at last really as Entropy has been around for at least 10 years on Hinckley Road in a rather salubrious area of the city which happens to be on my doorstep! I’ve never eaten there but did try their venture on Dover Street near the Little Theatre in the city centre which sadly failed and was closed down. From what I remember, the food was pretty good but the room was absolutely empty and made the eating experience sombre and rather disappointing.

Fancying a neighbourhood nibble the other week me and Rich met up at Entropy which was surprisingly busy for a midweek seven o’clock sitting. The staff are wonderful and explained that one of the chefs was not in that evening so service may be a little less speedy. In the end it was fine and allowed for chatting. Great bread that was baked onsite was brought to us and we ordered. I had pigs cheeks as a starter and Rich had seafood soup. We both had steak and oyster pie for main course. My cheeks were absolutely delicious and unctuous and came with a sauce gribiche and small salad. Rich’s soup was beautiful, rich seafood broth with a small pile of seafood in the centre. Interestingly, the soup was half served and the rest came in a small jug so you can dilute as you wish.

The pie was absolutely heavenly and certainly the best pie I have eaten in recent memory. Packed with beef and oysters with a rich buttery flaky topping. Small servings of carrots, french beans and mashed potato were served alongside but they were dead on as the pie was so filling. It was all just fabulous.

There was no debate on dessert as there was absolutely no room for it. Urbanspoon rocks.

Masterful Steak and Oyster Pie

Masterful Steak and Oyster Pie

I really can’t wait to find an excuse to go back as the food is just amazing and I’m excited about what the chef has up his sleeve.

Score 9/10 Would I go back? Hell Yes!

Entropy

42 Hinckley Road
Leicester LE3 0RB
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About mappyuk

Food evangelist residing in Sheffield, London and somewhere around the world.

Posted on August 8, 2010, in Eating Out, Leicester, North, Review. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Tom, Cassandra and their team run a very good operation I think. Tom has done stages in some of the very best restaurants in the world and it’s great they are committed to working in Leicester. I see that today they’ve announced a charity party even at the restaurant with the band Kasabian – just £100 a head if people are intersted!

  2. Must get to Entropy, as it does seem to offer amazing eating, and almost on doorstep. Sadly, always get waylaid by fact Red Lion is on our doorstep and Sean Hope & the team are still turning out incredible food. On the basis of the pie alone though, this is def us worth venturing a bit further afield!

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