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Eating and drinking in Leicester and Leicestershire


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 £139, 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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Leicester 0116 251 9994

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 01644 481336

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.

Belvoir Alehouse

Melton Mowbray 01664 823978

Our food is produced to the highest quality, using only the finest of ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Winner CAMRA 2011.


Market Bosworth 01455 291 919

Jenny’s Carvery serves hearty traditional food in a relaxed buffet style, while Crompton's Brasserie, open at weekends, offers a stylish French dining experience.

Bowie's Bar

Leicester 0845 408 9280

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 0116 257 2888

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.

Outdoor Activity Centre Leicestershire

Ashby-de-la-Zouch 01283 763350

There is a cafe on-site for guests booking into Field Sport UK.

Cafe Rouge

Leicester 0116 2518067

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.

Charnwood Museum, Loughborough

Loughborough 01509 233750

Set within the beautiful surroundings of Queens Park the café is a great way to relax a short distance away from the bustle of the town centre. There is a play area to keep children entertained, and a selection of magazines and papers.

Bradgate Country Park, Newtown Linford

Leicester 0116 236 2713

Offering tea, coffee, cold drinks, ice cream, confectionary, crisps and a wide range of light refreshments, home-made cakes, cream teas and hot & cold snacks.

Last updated June 2016