NINE B

4.1
60 reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to Nine B – an independent restaurant and bar set in the heart of Leicester!

You’ll be able to relax in our contemporary surroundings whilst enjoying fabulous food, creative cocktails and fine wines from around the world.
We work with range of local businesses integrating their products in our food and drink menus, including; Two birds Gin, Langton Brewery, St Martins Coffee and Brockleby Pies.

The modern bar serves creative cocktails with a wide range of spirits, popular wine and a fine cellar selection. Our food features classics with added casual, high-end dishes. Just don't forget to indulge in our delicious desserts too!

We are situated in the same building as the newly opened Novotel Hotel offering local office workers, shoppers and residents with a stylish city centre space to eat, drink and socialise.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 60 People Are Saying
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ChloKi
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely decor, great food. Service was a little slow but only because there wasn’t many staff in at the time (Saturday 1pm). It was very quiet, only us, eating and some others near the bar, drinking. I can only comment on the lunch menu, it was lovely! But will be going back to try their dinner menu. Overall, enjoyed our time there.

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PhilC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great food - lost track of how many times we’ve been!! So good

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MichelleM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely atmosphere. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Food delicious, would definitely return and recommend.

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HelenK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Booked a table for my partner's birthday, it was an evening meal.

Parking facility was easy as you can use the PayByPhone app. Walking distance to the restaurant was a couple of minutes.

The restaurant was clean, welcoming and we were dealt with in a professional manner.

The food was lovely, my partner had the halibut which was a little tough but didn't stop him from eating it. The samphire scattered across the mash was used to season and it really was nice.

I had the butterflied chicken which was exquisite.

Definitely would come back as very reasonably priced too.

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Z1853
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Discovered this restaurant by chance and it didn’t disappoint.
Lunch was great value for money and very tasty. Excellent service.
Highly recommend the cocktails too.

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AmanC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice venue, service needs to be improved, only about 20 customers, but took a very long time to get drinks or someone to come over. At one point we asked for more drinks and was told there is a 10 min wait cause someone else has ordered. When I asked for the bill. The drink now would only take 3 mins to make if we wanted it. I was discounted in the quality of the drinks. We paid for 4 cocktails, but they tasted like something I could buy pre made. Hope you take this feedback on as your drinks are not cheap but the service and quality of the drinks did not match.

NINE B
Responded on 21 July 2021

Thank you for giving your time to leave us a review. All of our cocktails are made with fresh ingredients and homemade syrups, which we get great feedback on quite regularly. I can only apologise about the delay in your drinks, we were exceptionally busy from a full outside area and bar tables. I personally went on to the bar to make your final two cocktails so you didn't have a long wait. I do hope we can welcome you back soon to change your opinion of NineB. Katie, Food and Beverage Manager.

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JaymalaN
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The price s for the food is extortionate. 4 inch piece of halibut fish £22 and a piece of chicken breast £16. I didn’t quite understand why aubergine was served with chicken- destroyed the dish. They could just not control the air conditioning. Menu is not the best in terms of selection. Not a return visit for me. These prices are for a Michelin style restaurant!

NINE B
Responded on 21 July 2021

Thank you for giving your time to leave us a review. However, I am disappointed in reading this. Our food is priced due to the quality of ingredients to ensure our guests have the best possible dining experience. In terms of the air conditioning, it was a 28 degrees day but when you asked for it to be turned off, we did do so. I do apologise that your visit with us was not to your liking, however, I do hope in the coming months you can give us another chance. Katie, Food & Beverage Manager

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HarryV
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We love going to Nine B but slightly disappointed by the service this time round. When asked to sit at a booth was told no because the tables were set for dinner but nobody even came for dinner between 5:15 and 6:30 and to order one meal was not enough to suffice in a booth. Attended with 2 young kids so made sense to sit in a booth, prefer the weekday staff to the weekend staff as they are more accommodating! Everybody has different requests and the response was absolutely inappropriate! Would still return but will be mindful of this encounter as the lady who said this was just hard, cold faced who I wouldn’t want working in a customer facing environment. This review applies to the 14th August 2021 !

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LaceyJ
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely drinks, service was very quick and staff were very friendly.

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NavdeepH
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with friends. Cocktails amazing. Venue was great, service was excellent, food was also good, despite limited options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went in for my dads birthday and I absolutely loved it,the food was amazing and it came in good timing,the prices weren’t ridiculous and were quite appropriate.
The venue is beautiful

And my dad received a beautiful happy birthday message written in chocolate with fruit which was a lovely surprise! He really enjoyed celebrating his birthday there!

Only downside I would have would be that although the servers were great,they weren’t always in close reach to get their attention for something,Otherwise I absolutely adored it and will be back!

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JoCarv
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the night. It was a little overpriced in comparison to other similar venues but it part of a hotel so was expected and still really lovely.

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Tann
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cant fault this place. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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DavidY
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant and cocktails. Great location in the centre of Leicester.

NINE B
Responded on 4 June 2021

Hi David, Thank you so much for your review. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Katie Assistant Manager

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HCR21
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Sadly the decor doesn't match the place! Poor food, setting, temperature and overall feel.

NINE B
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for your review. I am extremely disappointed to read this and even more so that your experience with us was not enjoyable. We do control the temperature within the restaurant, if they are made aware, our team are happy to change this to make you feel more comfortable while you dine with us. I apologise for how you found the food and overall feel, I hope that you can visit us again soon and experience the best of Nine B.

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ChloeW
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely meal and not over priced at all.
We sat outside in the sun which was lovely and the mock tails were delicious.

NINE B
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you so much for your review Chloe. I have passed your comments onto our team who are extremely happy to hear this. We hope to welcome you back soon! Katie Assistant Manager

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HelenC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

bBeautiful food , efficient and attentive service. staff were really friendly and approachable.
the restaurant itself is really beautiful, lovely place to go for a special meal .
will definitely be back soon.

NINE B
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you so much for your review! I have passed your comments onto the team working and they are extremely happy to hear this. We hope you enjoyed the birthday celebration with us and also hope to welcome you back to Nine B soon! Katie Assistant Manager

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Ama123
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was really slow, seemed like the staff were new and didn’t really know what they were doing/lack of training
Cocktails seemed amateur and it took ages for drinks to arrive
Overall a disappointing experience for a new place that seemed like it has a lot of potential
Needed music
We were seated far away next to all empty tables, away from the busy part which was a mood killer
Won’t be recommending to friends

NINE B
Responded on 4 June 2021

Thank you for your review. We are extremely disappointed to read this and we want to sincerely apologise for your experience with us. After being closed for a long time and before this only being open for a number of months, we are trying to get back up to our normal standards of service. We have taken your comments and worked on them accordingly and would like to invite you back in the near future to give you a better dining experience at Nine B. Katie Assistant Manager

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JaynaC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely , quick service and friendly staff , would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really loved the food here but service was slow considering they weren’t many people there. Other than that it’s really nice place and we’ll definitely be coming back

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DanniR
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and looks amazing, definitely going to recommend to others in the future!!

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OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Great mojitos apparently put together by a trainee. Chicken schnitzel was a bit unrefined, one large chicken breast bashed flat, crumbed and cooked until as dry as the sole of your shoe. If it was a smaller piece of fillet, could have been made thinner and shaped, then fried for a shorter period, the crumb would have been golden, the chicken still moist. Lack of care and attention apparently put together by a trained chef.

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Lilie
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice vibes, felt quiet and out of the way. Nice service

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JasonM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived to be told no blankets as they were in the wash. Of course it was outside so we expected to be a bit cold but there was nothing in the way of warmth. The food menu was basically just burgers because everything else was not available. Tried to order something else but this was unavailable as well. We didn’t stay to taste the food, we left as soon as we could.

NINE B
Responded on 3 May 2021

Hello Jason, We are sorry you did not enjoy you’re time with us. Unfortunately with the rules around COVID-19 our team regularly wash and dry the blankets. If they are in the machines this means we ca not offer one right away. Like most restaurants we have been working with a limited menu due to suppliers unable to provide normal service. I am aware we were out of the Chicken Schnitzel, this was the only item unavailable at the time of you’re visit with us. Sincerest apologies, NineB

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PooC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service from all the members of staff. A lovely modern restaurant absolutely recommend

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DebraC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time visitor, as we don’t live in the East Midlands. Very quiet outdoor area, with blankets provided for customer use. The menu was quite limited, although as I was aware of this on booking it wasn’t an issue. Delightful staff!

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Rahul
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NineB had a great atmosphere with elegant outdoor dining, great food and amazing cocktails. The service was also superb, and the price overall was in keeping with the quality of the food. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was exceptional and the staff were very helpful. Food was just ok. Nice ambience and very modern.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Hi,

The restaurant wasn’t aware of our reservation, but fortunately there were enough empty tables for us.

The menu had a good variety, however, the descriptions/ titles didn’t manage the expectations of what was presented. A ‘bread platter’ starter arrived as 2 slices of toasted baguette with olives. The bread itself was identical to the bread accompanying the vegetable soup, which was an anti-climax to the overall experience. I would suggest amending some of the dish titles to reflect what is actually offered by the kitchen. Mains was enjoyable.

Very dull atmosphere with little/no music.

Despite all this, it was great to back in a restaurant setting and looking forward to eating at the Blues Bar later this week.

Kind regards.

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Thivya
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

THE FOOD WAS AWFUL! It was microwaved food claimed as cooked food. THE SERVICE WAS LOVELY

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Cindyrachel
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great location and service, lots of tables in the sun!

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, lovely staff and really great food!
Would highly recommend!

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GrSe
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Most of the food was nice but unfortunately when asking for a rare steak I was presented with a medium at best. The 'thick' chips were more like fries and we had to remind them to bring a bottle of wine that we ordered. Overall it was pretty average but the staff were pleasant.

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Gidz
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Nice venue. Could be good but the food was only okay. My risotto was bland and a bit boring, my wife’s pork was dry. Service was very slow, nice people but slow. Waited over an hour for food - got an apology but still had to wait. Dessert was nice. Drinks also seemed watery. Not likely to return though might give it another chance post Covid

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sassycharles
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely meal at NineB. Food was excellent - they just need to work on creating a bit more atmosphere, turn the lighting down maybe as it’s really bright and add to the decor as it feels quite bare and very much like a hotel restaurant at the moment. Overall though really nice and we’ll be back!

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Bri111
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was lovely, service was quite slow considering there wasn't many people in the restaurant!

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MazzGood
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit to NineB and certainly won’t be my last.
Outstanding food and service.
Despite the current situation causing the restaurant to lack in customers the ambience was still very comfortable.

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Chefontour
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was sensational, being a chef I value the flavours and efforts made by the chefs when eating out, every effort had been made to enhance every flavour in every mouthful taken. The front of house staff was very attentive, ensuring we had drinks with every course and a jug of water to refresh our pallets. Staff was all wearing face masks, we felt very safe with Covid restrictions in place. The decor of the restaurant is outstanding. A real treasure buried in the hustle and bustle of the city. We will 100% be returning.

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kierrah
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fab lunch and was lovely to be only 3 couplesin the resturant so felt bery safe.

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Sharnalee
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were impressed by the reassuring measures in place regarding Covid, which made for a more relaxed experience. The service was friendly and efficient, and we found the food tasty.

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NINE B is rated 4.1 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.