Barnacles Restaurant & Bar Bistro

About Barnacles Restaurant


Barnacles Restaurant & Bar Bistro is ideally located on the border of Leicestershire and Warwickshire and offers diners a
unique experience.
Barnacles Restaurant and Bar Bistro presents the perfect mix of delicious top quality food, friendly service
and a relaxed dining experience in contemporary yet rural surroundings.


Based in the heart of the Midlands, nestled on the border of Leicestershire and Warwickshire. seafood has been our first love since we opened in early 1992 and continues to be to this day. But we don’t just do fish, we have a wide choice of meat and vegetarian dishes available too. Our open plan barn, with contemporary decor and rustic feel offers a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Private dining is also available for up to 14 guests as well as an Alfresco Dining Terrace set lakeside underneath dappling Willows and an Oak pergola.

Our fish and shellfish are sourced from highly reputable suppliers who share our policy of sourcing sustainable products. Fresh fish and seafood arrive fresh on site daily and our lobsters are kept live on site in cold salt water tanks so when they reach the plate cooked, they are as fresh as they can possibly be.

Our meat is supplied by local butcher Aubrey Allan, a traditional quality butchers and family business established back in 1930. The prime cuts of meat we serve are of the highest quality and beef steaks are dry aged to a minimum of 28 days for increased flavour.

The restaurant overlooks a fishing lake and is surrounded with wildlife, on arrival its not unusual for visitors to be greeted by the resident ducks and wild rabbits.
The buildings’ origins date back over 200 years and its outset was that of a granary belonging to the monks of Coombe Abbey.

Some of you may know that Barnacles Restaurant and Bar Bistro was first opened in 1992 by David & Fenella Freeman. David and Fenella saw that there was a real desire for a specialist fish restaurant in the local area to run alongside their already successful fish supply business.

David and Fenella nurtured and grew the business at an astounding pace; securing Barnacles Restaurant and Bar Bistro a proud place on the foodie map. The reputation grew and over their 8 year reign, Barnacles Restaurant and Bar Bistro established itself as a fine dining, good quality restaurant that was loved by many.

In 2000, David and Fenella sold the business, to focus on other projects but since October 2013 the Freeman Family have taken back the reigns. We are your hosts, and look forward to welcoming you as our guests to our family run restaurant.