Queen Victoria Arts Club

Cassie Soulsby - Owner

Awards

Best Afternoon Tea (Shortlisted), Leicester & Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

Contribution to the Community (Finalist), Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2016

CAMRA Pub of the Month, Jan 2016

Tourism Pub Highly Commended, Visit England Awards 2015

Best Pub, Leicester & Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2015

Contribution to the Community (Finalist), Leicester Mercury Business Awards 2015

Best Coffee in Leicester, Grazia Magazine 2014

Best New Venue, Leicester Comedy Festival 2011

Midlands Restaurant of the Year, Which Good Food Guide 2010

Top 10 Value Lunches, The Times 2009

Best Breakfast, Observer Food Monthly 2009

Best Breakfast, Observer Food Monthly 2008

Wish it was our local, Olive Magazine 2007

Best Pub, Leicester & Leicestershire Tourism awards 2004

Best Newcomer, Which Good Food Guide 2007

2AA Rosette, AA Restaurant Guide 2006

6, Which Good Food Guide 2007

6, Which Good Food Guide 2006

Top 10 Summer Restaurants, The Times 2007

Tope 10 French Restaurants, The Times 2007

Best Festival Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2017

 

Cassie has an undergraduate degree in Physics BSc (Hons) from Manchester University  and an Masters in Business Administration MBA from De Montfort University.

Cassie was born in Leicester and opened her first Bar, Entropy, in 2000. 

Cassie’s Restaurants and bars include the multi award winning City Centre Entropy Restaurant. Entropy Restaurant was a 160-cover restaurant/bar awarded 2AA rosettes and listed in the Michelin Guide, Which Good Food Guide & Hardens. The feel was contemporary and high class. Reviewed regularly in the national press including winning awards from the Times, the Telegraph and the Observer Food Monthly. The Restaurant was a regular feature in local, national and trade press. National Awards included Which Good Food Guide Newcomer of the Year, rated within the top 40 restaurants in the UK.

She currently owns and operates The Exchange, a bar in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.