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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 £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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Memsaab

Leicester

With its unique combination of traditional values and contemporary sophistication, Mem-Saab offers the authentic taste of an indian home, in an atmosphere conductive to fine dining.

 
 
 
Mrs Bridges Tearoom

Leicester

Modern British food restaurant serving lite bites and full a la carte menu. How about taking your pick from something sweet - a selection of all things homemade and sticky.

 
 
 
Pizza Express

Leicester

We’re a bright, spacious restaurant that’s centrally located in the New Walk area of the city. You’ll find we’re convenient for a whole host of city centre attractions.

 
 
 
Miss B's Tea Room

Melton Mowbray

Miss B’s Tea Rooms is set on the second floor of a Grade 2 listed building in the market town of Melton Mowbray, famed for its Stilton cheese, pork pies and more recently the title of ‘Rural Capital of Food!’

 
 
 
Hotel Maiyango

Leicester

As a top Leicester Restaurant, the Maiyango Restaurant is regarded as one of the best dining experiences in the city. It specialises in award winning food, stunning cocktails and an intimate atmosphere, perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
White Peacock

Leicester

The White Peacock offers an affordable luxury of modern European/international cuisine headed up by Chef Patron Phillip Sharpe, with fine wines and cocktails and a bespoke service to compliment. Located in a charming Grade 2 listed building

 
 
 
Nenette Chocolates

Market Harborough

If you are looking for something different then why not consider learning more about chocolate and having a go making your own chocolates with Nenette?

 
 
 
Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Leicester

Leicester

The iconic former NatWest bank building on St Martin's in Leicester is the stunning location for our sixth and biggest steakhouse and grill restaurant to date.

 
 
 
Chutney Ivy

Leicester

Voted Restaurant of the Year in the Leicester Curry Awards 2017, Chutney Ivy is a multi-award winning, eight times Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant serving the finest and most authentic Indian cuisine in the city.

 
 
Last updated January 2017