1901 – The Turkey Cafe
It was a ‘school night’ and our first visit into Leicester for a night out. We stumbled across a gem of a place called 1901 – The Turkey Cafe and so glad we did. We had 30mins to kill before our table at Marco’s New York Italian was ready and found this place just down the road.
From the outside it didn’t stand out, a small pavement seating area led to a slightly larger ‘inside-out’ area with wooden flooring and a few tables. The bar is found down the stairs in a lovely traditional speakeasy style basement. We had a swift beer, a fine Brooklyn Summer Ale, headed for our meal and promptly returned for more!
It was a quiet Wednesday evening just before the students returned in their thousands, but the night was the better for it. A handful of people sat and listened to a duo playing an electro acoustic guitar and knocking out classics by REM and other artists.
The owner and his family were all very chatty and filled us in on the history of the bar, cocktail making and research trips to Las Vegas, somewhere we are going in 9 weeks.