I’d like to portray an image of being really cool and sophisticated, but seriously? There is no way of explaining my experience at Haute Dolci, without using the term “Kid in a candy shop”
I was lucky enough to be sent one of the Keys for the soft opening of Haute Dolci in Leicester last September. For the first week the restaurant is “Locked” and only key holders can book and visit. I loved this idea so much and it made the whole thing very exciting. Plus when the key got delivered it looked like something straight out of Alice in Wonderland, which can’t be a bad thing right?
We already had plans for the opening weekend, so we booked the Monday of the soft opening week.
When we arrived the windows were blacked out, so to the public it looked as if the restaurant was not yet open, which made going in, just that bit more special. Once inside we were greeted by very friendly, smartly dressed staff who chatted to us for a moment before leading us to the private dining area, just off the main restaurant. We hadn’t booked private dining, so this really was a lovely surprise. We felt a little overwhelmed at first (in a good way) with just how beautiful everything was. The table was covered with rose petals and had a single red rose in the middle. Once seated a waitress brought over a free appetiser and took our drinks orders.
Shortly we were joined by another waiter who talked us through the menu and our options, there are A LOT of options.
We opted for Milk & White Chocolate shots and Mini waffles with Caramel to share as a starter. They were insanely good.
For our Main course, I had the Belgian waffle and Matt had a Crepe, again I don’t know what to say about the food other than it was perfect. I struggle to see how it could be improved.
We didn’t order a third course as we were just too full. Also we only drank water, there looked like there were some amazing Mocktails and Hot Chocolate options on the menu, so next time we will try some of those.
During our meal we had lots of contact with the staff who were all very friendly and informative, it didn’t feel overbearing, they seemed to have got the balance just right.
Unfortunately on our visit the card machine wasn’t working so Matt had to pop out to a cash machine, the staff were incredibly apologetic, it wasn’t in anyway a big deal to us but it was nice to see they could handle problems well as can be the downfall of some places.
We will return with friends in future as we were so impressed we would love to show this place off to others.
Have you tried Haute Dolci yet?