Eating and drinking in Leicester and Leicestershire

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Take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey around Leicester and Leicestershire.

Award-winning chefs, city restaurants, rural country pubs, contemporary gastropubs and country tea rooms - there's plenty for you to taste and enjoy.

Head to the Belgrave Road area of Leicester, known as the Golden Mile, and take your tastebuds on a journey and visit contemporary restaurants serving a fusion of indo-chinese delicacies or head to a more traditional curry house serving the best in Indian cuisine... it's your choice how hot you dare to go.

Watch the snow leopards while having a cup of tea or eating a meal in Himalaya at Twycross Zoo. Why not get together with a few friends and have a go at making your own Melton Mowbray pork pie at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, or try your hand at making cocktails at Manhattan 54?

If you're vegetarian, you'll find a great range of places to eat out in the city and county.  

Use this helpful guide to help you choose where you eat, it's a one stop guide for vegetarians, vegans and veggie-curious visitors.

Why not book one of our Stay Play Explore Gourmet Short Breaks? For just £129, two people can stay in the Melton area of the county and take part in a choice of foodie experiences.

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Choose from a brewery tour and meal, afternoon tea, pork pie demonstration, cheese tasting and a gourmet platter.  

Price includes bed and breakfast at local accommodation.

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Places to eat and drink

Leicester

Jazz & Blues, classic cocktails, contemporary twists & unique creations. 33cankstreet is a stylish cocktail bar in the heart of Leicester city providing exciting cocktails in a great atmosphere.

 
 
 
Anne of Cleves

Melton Mowbray

The Anne of Cleves in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, is one of Everard's most historic pubs. Part of the property can be dated back to 1327 when it was home to chantry monks.

 
 
 
The Belmont Hotel

Leicester

Food is provided throughout the day - simply presented - beautifully cooked. This is the perfect place to while away the evening or grab a quick lunch during a hectic day.

 
 
 
Brocks Hill Country Park Centre

Oadby

The Cafe at Brocks Hill serves fresh, organic and 'Fairtrade' produce seven days a week. It is the perfect stop within a visit to the Country Park. The cafe also cater for meetings and special events.

 
 
 
Great Central Railway, Loughborough

Leicester

Butler Henderson Café, located at Quorn & Woodhouse Station, seats 46, and with its nostalgic ambience, vaulted ceilings and a picnic area, is an ideal place for a pit stop for visitors to the station, or for event hire.

 
 
 
Cafe Rouge

Leicester

Open all day, a warm welcome awaits you at this Parisian-style restaurant, offering a range of dishes, including French classics, sandwiches, baguettes and, of course, steaks.

 
 
 
Cotesbach Educational Trust

Lutterworth

Come for a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

 
 
 
Ellis's

Leicester

Serving light lunches, home made cakes, speciality teas and coffees, ice creams and so on. Sit inside or out, on running days watch the trains go past - at weekends children will be enchanted by the garden railway.

 
 
 
Great Central Railway

Leicester

Dine in style by enjoying a sumptuous 4 or 6 course meal while travelling through Leicestershire's scenic countryside by steam train.

 
 
 
Best Western Ullesthorpe Court Hotel

Lutterworth

Relax and enjoy a drink and bite to eat in our Lincolns Bar at Best Western Plus Ullesthorpe Court Hotel.

 
 
Last updated May 2015