NINE B

4.2
47 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 47 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidY
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

NINE B
Responded on June 4, 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 May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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

NINE B
Responded on June 4, 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 May 29, 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 June 4, 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
1 review
Dined on May 23, 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 June 4, 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 May 22, 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 June 4, 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 May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 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 May 17, 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 May 14, 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 May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JasonM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on May 2, 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 May 3, 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 May 2, 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 April 25, 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 April 24, 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 April 24, 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 April 18, 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 April 18, 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 April 18, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GrSe
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on November 4, 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 November 3, 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 November 3, 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 October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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MazzGood
1 review
Dined on October 23, 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 October 17, 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 October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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Sharnalee
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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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MissLouise
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visiting. Little hidden gem in Leicester, interior is stunning will certainly be returning for a drink or 3!

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JulieD
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to catch up with friends in one of the booths. Staff were very accommodating and the food and service exemplary.

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RooTM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very quiet evening. Lovely decor, good service. Food was fantastic.

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AmandaS
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We received a very friendly welcome and great service throughout. Our food was excellent - good, fresh ingredients, tasty and well-prepared. Highly recommended!

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a lovely evening! Food was delicious and reasonably priced. The staff knew it was mine and my partner’s anniversary so at the end of our meal they brought out a little plate with “Happy Anniversary” written on it in chocolate along with some chocolate covered raspberries. It was really sweet of them and topped off the evening!

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wadz
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful aesthetics. Nice and quiet and great service!

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AmandaS
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was friendly, polite and attentive. The food we ordered was excellent - fresh ingredients, well prepared and nicely presented. The portion sizes were generous. We very much enjoyed our visit.

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PhillB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food excellent, but took 55 minutes to arrive. Love the building. Wine was expensive

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Kay1
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went at 7pm and it was really quiet and we thought it was such a shame as the restaurant looks amazing, the service was really good and the food was also quality. The young man making the drinks and waiting to all tables was amazing I wish we would have got his name. I hope more people hear about this place it’s definitely worth a visit!

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DanielleR
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, service was a bit slow but understandable due to COVID-19. All staff in masks and PPE. I would recommend it for a nice meal.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

No real atmosphere being wednesday night. Food and service was good just not amazing. Portion size was bigger than expected. We had 2 cocktails, 2 starters, 2 mains, vodka n lemonade and pale ale at £70 then eat out to help out £20 off. The £50 is more in keeping with this meal.
Dont get me wrong lovely meal just not enough to rush back.

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maishosha
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was friendly, the food was delicious and warm, the environment was brilliant. I can't fault anything.

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Keeks
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

needs more of a open range menu , quite basic , the ciabatta bread needs to come with salad as quite carbs with the crisps , the dish looked very beige , but apart from that the cocktails where lucky, deco, and staff were lovely

FAQs

NINE B is rated 4.2 stars by 47 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 reservations at the moment.