• Poacher's Brasserie

    Welcome Whether it’s a quiet meal and a drink or a family celebration
    we will be delighted to welcome you to the Poacher's Brasserie

  • Poacher's Brasserie

    Relaxed dining in our refurbished
    80 seater restaurant

  • Poacher's Brasserie

    Cozy Atmosphere with a
    contemporary ambience

  • Poacher's Brasserie

    Al fresco dining in our south
    facing seated sun terrace

  • Poacher's Brasserie

    Child-friendly Children are most welcome at
    Poacher's Brasserie

  • Poacher's Brasserie

    Comfy seating in the bar area
    with a real fire for cold evenings

Poacher’s Brasserie

Located in Thurlaston, just 20 minutes drive south-west of Leicester, Poacher’s is beautifully situated opposite a stunning Norman church right in the heart of the village.

Our recently refurbished restaurant and bar area offers a dining experience with a difference serving high quality, locally sourced (where possible) food and a superb selection of international beers, wines and spirits.

16th century to the front elevation and 21st century to the rear combine to offer a relaxing mix of old and contemporary styling to create an atmosphere and ambience second to none.

Poacher’s Brasserie style menu has been created to offer an appealing mix of fresh food at affordable prices coupled with our daily market specials and exclusive wine offers.

Whether it’s a quiet meal or drink, family celebration, business function or large party Poacher’s will be delighted to welcome you to the village of Thurlaston.

Thank you for taking the time to view our website and we hope to see you soon.

Head Chef Profile - Vincenzo Della Pietra

Born: Naples, Italy

Most influential person: My Mother

Favourite food: Fish

Famous person cooked for:
Claudio Ranieri

Favourite music: Rock

Best place to eat
(other than Poacher's):

Osteria Francesca, Modena, Italy

Dish of choice: Rack of Lamb

Recommended wine: Primitivo

Football team: Leicester City & Napoli

Favourite ingredient: Truffle oil

Chef Inspiration: Massimo Bottura

Vincenzo Della Pietra

"Food is my passion, food is my life... let me make it a part of yours."

Opening Times


Wednesday - Saturday

12:00pm - 2:00pm


Wednesday - Saturday

6:00pm - 9:30pm

Sunday Lunch

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Visit Poachers for lunch or dinner and enjoy a great British dining experience.

Italian Wednesdays
Pizza Thursdays