Sunday, 6 November 2016

Cosy Club - a review

cosy club, food, drink, review


Nowadays you're spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat in Leicester. In the past few years we have seen numerous new bars and restaurants opening in the city centre. Whatever ambience, tastes or theme you're looking for, you're most likely to find it here!

So you fancy something a bit cute and quirky? Somewhere with high ceilings, eccentric decor, and big comfy sofas? Something... *ahem* cosy?

Cosy Club on Leicester's Highcross Street has recently celebrated their 2nd birthday, opening in a former knitwear factory in 2014. The building still has the industrial factory feel, with ceiling high windows, factory lighting and steel girders. Throw in some quirky decor, unusual paintings on the wall and clashing furniture and you have the Cosy Club. 


cosy club, leicester, food, drink, review

cosy club, leicester, food, drink, review


I've visited a couple of times before, once for dinner with some fellow local blogger ladies, and once for a Sunday morning brunch with a friend. So when I was invited to try out their new menu, the babysitter was booked and I was dragging the Mr into town before you could say 'pass me the cocktail menu!'

It was a Thursday night and pretty busy, the bar area is huge with comfy sofas, tables and bar stools to enjoy a few cocktails. And the main restaurant area is full of quirky dressed tables and chairs, with low hanging lighting. 


cosy club, leicester, food, drink, review

cosy club, leicester, food, drink, review

cosy club, leicester, new menu, food, drink, review


The staff were friendly and attentive, considering it got quite busy, we were well looked after throughout the whole evening and never had to wait very long for anything. And their outfits were super cute!!

But onto the food and drink...

I started the evening with a cheeky little cocktail, the aptly named Cherry Bakewell (£7.95) was right up my street. A sweet mix of cherries, almond liqueur, rum and caramel, it was definitely my kind of cocktail. 


cosy club, cocktails

cosy club, cocktails


We're a '2 course' kinda couple. I can't manage a full 3 courses, I usually fill myself up on the starter and leave no room for a dessert, and well, we can't be having that can we? 

So main courses. I'm a huge meat fan and love a good steak. I ordered the Black Angus 8oz Sirloin Steak (£15.95) which was served with thick cut chips and a parmesan salad. It came served medium rare, as requested and was cooked perfectly. It was juicy, tender, seasoned beautifully and had minimal amount of fat, which is a big plus for me when it comes to steak. The chips were hot, floury and soft on the inside and perfectly crispy on the outside. I'm not usually a huge salad fan as a side with a main meal, I'll pick at it a little but prefer some veg. BUT I loved this, soaked in melted parmesan cheese it was the perfect accompaniment to the steak. It really was delicious!


cosy club, food, drink, sirloin steak, review

sirloin steak, cosy club, review

cosy club, sirloin steak, review


James went for The Empire Curry (£13.95). He orders a curry at every opportunity when we're out, since I don't like them so don't cook them at home. Bad housewife! Separate dishes of tandoori chicken with vegetable curry underneath, fragrant rice complete with naan bread, popadom and mango chutney were served in traditional Indian bowls and trays, to create your own plate of food however you wish. He said it was really nice and full of flavour!


curry, cosy club, review

curry, cosy club, review

cosy club, curry, review


Of course we found a little room for dessert, there's a second stomach just for pudding of course. ;) Whilst James went for the Warm Chocolate Brownie (£5.95) with chocolate sauce and clotted cream ice cream. I ordered a little lighter with the Marshfield Farm Sorbet (£3.95). James couldn't quite finish his as it was a bit sickly and heavy after his curry. Eyes bigger than his belly. But it was super yummy, soft and oozed chocolate-y goodness - perfect for those chocolate fans!
Mine however, was the perfect light refreshment after my meal.


brownie, cosy club, review

sorbet, cosy club, review


We couldn't fault the food, the service or the atmosphere at Cosy Club. We both really enjoyed our meals and we'll definitely be back for date night soon.


sorbet, cosy club, review



*Many thanks to Cosy Club for inviting me along to sample the new menu.
All words and images are my own.



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40 comments:

  1. That steak and those chips ...mmmmm...yum !!!
    nice review and great pictures.

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Fab post! I love the Cosy club, drinks are fab and the food and setting are just perfect. Definitely going to have to go check out the new menu now!

    Lots of love

    Izzy | www.ADoseOfChatter.com

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    1. Thanks Izzy! Ooh let me know what you have next time you visit!

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  3. Aghhh why have I still not been here!!

    This looks incredible, super jealous of your dessert, tasty post! xxxx

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    1. Ooh it was a yummy dessert! Definitely give it a visit soon Tiff!

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  4. Loving the cosy decor and the food looks excellent too. Will have to look out for it next time I'm in Leicester.

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  5. Your photos make the food look so mouthwatering xxx

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  6. I would go for the chicken curry and the brownie...omg!! you took so lovely pictures that I'm feeling very hungry! hahaha x

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  7. Now this looks like my kind of place.......we somewhere similar locally and sadly it has closed

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  8. I love the unusual decor, the food looks delicious too. Always a good sign when someone says they're going back. Your photos have shown it off perfectly.
    Thanks for linking #TalkaboutItTuesday

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  9. Wow that steak looks so good, this looks a lovely place for a meal #triedtested

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  10. That steak does look incredible as does the pudding x

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  11. Looks like a lovely place to visit! I love all the lights and lampshades. The food looks yummy, I am now craving warm chocolate brownies, yummy :)

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  12. this place looks amazing!! The pictures are wonderful!!

    Jade
    http://everydayyoungmum.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Oh I want that steak and chips. The place looks fab x

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  14. I love quirky little places like this and that food looks amazing!
    #Bestandworst

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  15. This place looks totally beautiful - as does the food (especially that chocolate brownie!) x #triedtested

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  16. Mmm Mmmm this looks delicious and what a cool interior! Popping over from #ThatFridayLinky

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  17. One of the best bits about blogging is the restaurant reviews! I would have gone for curry too. Not had a cocktail yet post baby! Looks amazing with great atmosphere. Thanks for sharing with #bestandwotst xx

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  18. I'm from Leicester but haven't been out in the evening for many years. I'm there this weekend visiting the parents so perhaps a date night (free babysitters!!) is in order. Lovely review #TwinklyTuesday

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  19. I love steak and chips great review
    Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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  20. This all look yummy! Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

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  21. I haven't been to Cosy Club in ages, after reading your review I may have to take a cheeky visit. Great review Lianne :)

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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  22. Wow, the Cosy Clob sounds like a great place to visit. I like the look of your steak! Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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