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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 £149, 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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33CankStreet is a stylish cocktail bar in the heart of Leicester city providing exciting cocktails in a great atmosphere.

Belvoir Alehouse

Melton Mowbray

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

Bowie's Bar


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.

The Brocks Hill Cafe


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


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

Cafe Rouge


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.

Bradgate Country Park, Newtown Linford


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.

Great Central Railway


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

Jamies Bar & Restaurant


Call into Jamie’s for a cool, contemporary and chilled out meeting place – one of the city’s finest and most fashionable for relaxed food and drinks, with a great bar and terrace looking out onto the stylish New Walk area.

John's House Restaurant


John's House, Leicestershire's only Michelin Starred restaurant, offers exquisite 'home grown' food using produce grown on the farm and sourced from the local area.

Last updated January 2017