A venue that stands out before you even step a foot inside, with a colourful and dark take on neon signs standing proud above the door, a dark bold design and huge windows filling the front wall, giving you a glimpse into the restaurant inside. The atmosphere inside is relaxed; dark little corners filled with hushed conversations over inventive cocktails as diners browse menus. From the name alone you can guess that the menu is filled with meaty dishes, a modest selection on offer giving you a decent choice from some star dishes covering a variety of meats and flavours.
The drinks menu is vast, with more cocktails than you could hope to get through and some really imaginative names to match. There's everything from prosecco with a twist to really punchy cocktails that'll have you grinning in no time. I'm a big cocktail fan and love something fresh and fruity, nothing too sweet, something that gives me that slightly fuzzy head feeling without the added hangover. The selection on offer is perfect and I particularly enjoyed Stained Lemonade; gin with elderflower cordial, homemade lemonade, garnished with a lemon slice.
The Spike sauce has it's own power, but the Slaughter sauce? It's a pleasant shock to the tastebuds as it heats up and intensifies, maybe not one I could handle over all of my food, but definitely a must for anyone who likes a hotter sauce on the side. The wings themselves are soft, tender pieces of chicken, perfectly marinaded for real flavour throughout served with fresh herbs and onions. I could have eaten an endless amount of these and found the starter portion size of three wings to be more than enough to get me going on my evening of food discovery.
Of course, if you are a real gluten like me then you won't be able to resist browsing the dessert menu. A modest choice, and taking into account how full I already was after too delectably meaty courses, I opted for vanilla and salted caramel ice cream. As far as ice cream goes, it was extremely flavourful, just the right portion size and a great way to cool down after a hot and spicy meal slathered in Spike and Slaughter sauce.
It's safe to say Boneyard is the hottest new venue to satisfy your taste buds in Leicester. Will I be returning? Hell yes! The menu may not be family-friendly (I think the marinades may set my poor girl on fire!), it's the perfect spot for a date night or funky little venue to visit with friends. Worth a visit? Definitely, one to add to your to-try list!
*I was kindly invited along for a complimentary
meal by the Boneyard team - Disclaimer.