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29 Narborough Road | LE3 0LE, Leicester LE3 0LE, England
+44 116 367 1023
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great traditionally themed restaurant with nice wooden decor. Tried the meze platter which allowed us to have 6 small dishes each so we got 12 and shared. Was great to have a taste of everything and was very filling too, staff were friendly and good service as well. Our total bill was like £25 as well so really good value... More 

Thank TomMagness1992
Leicester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have brunched here twice and been thoroughly impressed. Although we haven't found the buffet option particularly enticing the menu options are excellent. It feels authentic and clientele would suggest good Turkish credentials. Very friendly. Recommended.

Thank Nigel U
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was oily and had the appearance that it may have come out of a freezer bag. Its taste was not up to the expected standard for an award winning restaurant.

Thank johnfmayberry
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food &great service as always. Had lentil salad and tea-love the fresh mint tea. Reasonably priced too

Thank kittykat014
Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The starter was very disappointing in terms of the size of the portion - the Large Mix Meze Platter corresponds to a small size dish in most Turkish restaurants I've frequented, making it expensive for what you get. The quality of most of the 6 dishes we ordered as starters was also lacking - the falafel were dry as was... More 

Thank MFB1968
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Friendly staff, cheap prices, tasty food plus vegetarian options, great interior. Amazing breaksfast / brunch choices too!!

Thank Rebecca L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Yesim with some friends to celebrate my birthday, we were greeted with a welcoming smile and a lovely table. It is a small restaurant with pretty gourd lanterns, which create a warm and authentic atmosphere. We had a mixed meal, with bread, dips, salad and a meat platter. There was so much food to eat we all... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for a family brunch with 2 young children. They do a brilliant buffet style brunch 11am-3pm at the weekend. Lovely choice of Turkish specialties, salads, breads, cheeses etc with unlimited juice & Turkish tea for less than a tenner a head. Plus you could order a few things from the menu at no extra charge. Food fresh, tasty... More 

Thank Zarina O
Leicester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Food was great and service Excellent. Freshly cooked . Great atmosphere and friendly staff. We will be going back.

Thank Iain C
Warwick, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I have now been several times to this fantastic little restaurant. The lamb chops are to die for and, unlike most Turkish Restaurants in Leicester you can get a glass of wine. Very reasonable prices as well.

Thank Terry C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Narborough Road | LE3 0LE, Leicester LE3 0LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 367 1023
Welcome the one of the oldest authentic Mediterranean-Turkish fully licensed Restaurant at Nalborough Road in Leicester City.

Since its establishment in 2009, Yesim Cafe & Grill Meze Restaurant serving high quality,breakfast, fresh pastries and Mediterranean Cuisine foods to its customers.

We believe every customer has to receive special treatment with a smiley great service and making sure that they enjoy their time with our delicious cuisine and wide range of drinks.

Currently, we have both Day-Time and Evening Food and Drink menus which aim to give you the taste of Mediterranean cuisine in all day long.

We also host some local and nationwide cultural bands to give you the extra joy while you enjoying our variety cuisine and drinks with us.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?