Leicester is a bustling modern city and has also gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the best dining destinations in the UK's Midlands region. With Leicester's restaurants serving food from all over the world, it's very easy to see why. If you fancy a filling Indian feast, head to the many great restaurants on Melton Road in the north of Leicester, or to Westcotes in the south-west. Family-friendly pubs can be found in suburban villages like Kirby Muxloe, Thurlaston or Oadby, while Wimbledon Street and the area around Granby Street are the places to go for flavoursome Italian banquets. With Groupon, the finest eateries in Leicester also offer big discounts, so you can explore a world of fine dining with our discount vouchers.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Leicester welcomed thousands of new arrivals from the Indian subcontinent, so the city is blessed with plenty of restaurants from all of India's different regions. If you adore the seafood and coconut tastes of southern India, Kayal is the place to go. Try the famous masala dosas, the healthy stuffed aubergine or the varied thali selections. Alternatively, you could head into the Himalayas with the Nepalese Tawa cuisine at Spice Bazzar. Or, for a quick bite to eat, nothing can match the buffet style dining at Chef and Spice, where wholesome salads jostle with freshly cooked tandoori dishes and a range of other Asian specialities like teppanyaki chicken.
If you want to stick to a healthy Mediterranean diet, Leicester offers plenty of options. Oggi is one of Leicester's premier Italian restaurants, where head chef Danny has over 20 years of award-winning cooking under his belt. For an unpretentious, traditional Italian meal, why not head to Altro Mondo? At this charming little restaurant, the Torre family serve up sumptuous pasta, tricolore salads and chicken dishes - all in accordance with time-honoured Italian recipes. If you want to head along the Mediterranean coast a little, Troodos Taverna is the city's leading Greek restaurant, where Cypriot chefs have been conjuring up beautiful moussaka, kioftedes (meat balls) and meze selections since the late 1960s.
There are plenty of welcoming British pubs in Leicester that serve up generous portions of roast dinners and other favourites. At the Reservoir Inn you can enjoy juicy organic steaks, pie and wine offers or fish and chips in a relaxed lakefront location. The Globe is a historic pub in the city centre where high quality ales and traditional pub grub are a speciality. Slightly out of town, you can head to the Curzon Arms, a popular village-style pub where the chefs stick to a healthy, sustainable seasonal menu packed with dishes like herb-crusted Chateaubriand or British hake fillet with crushed parsley and new potatoes.