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 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’s 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.

Poacher's Brasserie

Head Chef - Vincenzo Della Pietra

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


Vincenzo's Profile

Vincenzo Della Pietra was born in Nola near Naples in the South of Italy. He was inspired by his mother, helping her in the kitchen from a young age, preparing meals and creating desserts.

At the age of 18 he left Italy to travel the world, discovering different cultures, cooking methods, new foods and spices. This also gave him the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s greatest chefs within famous Michelin starred restaurants.

Eventually he arrived in Thurlaston, at Poacher’s Brasserie, where his dream of running his own restaurant finally came true. Vincenzo is now Head Chef at Poacher’s, where he is using his incredible skills and international experience to delight customers.

His creative and adventurous menus will encourage you to return time and time again to enjoy more of his amazing cooking.