Mayor opens Middletons’ Leicester restaurant
Our brand new, spectacular Leicester restaurant is now open!
After months of hard work renovating the iconic former banking hall on St Martin’s, we were thrilled to open our doors to the public on October 14, with Leicester’s City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby cutting the ribbon.
Our 200-seat steakhouse has breathed new life into one of the city’s architectural treasures, and we’re immensely proud to be giving this magnificent building a new purpose.
Sir Peter said the opening of Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, in this grand Grade-II listed building, was the latest chapter in the resurgence of the city’s Old Town.
The former NatWest bank, which has been empty since it closed in 2000, has been sensitively restored at a cost of £1.5million by the growing restaurant chain.
And Sir Peter, opening the company’s sixth UK restaurant, said: “I am delighted to see this magnificent building brought back into use, and am extremely impressed with the restoration work that’s been carried out. I am very pleased to welcome them to Leicester, and wish them well with their new venture.”
Steve Hutton, managing director of Middletons, said the new restaurant had created around 50 full time and part time jobs in the city.
“It has been a joy to bring this amazing building back to life for everyone to enjoy once again,” he added.
“It has been our most ambitious project to date. When we first looked at the building in January 2014, there was a lot of work to do.
“Our designers, builders and staff have done a fantastic job and we’re very excited to bring great food, in a great building, to a great city.”
The Middletons menu that has proved so popular in five restaurants in Norwich, Milton Keynes, Colchester, Watford and King’s Lynn includes a range of prime steaks, a signature mixed grill, seafood and vegetarian options, along with freshly-made classic desserts.