The best places to eat in and around Leicester



This restaurant is located in the Maiyango Hotel, a four-star boutique spot in the heart of Leicester. The restaurant has been open for over a decade and boasts a seasonal menu of local ingredients the food is as stylish as the restaurant is, with its rich colours and intimate dining booths – perfect for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

Boot Room

The name comes from its location in a former shoe factory! It is one of the Leicester restaurants to receive a prestigious place in the Michelin Guide. The team behind the famous restaurant guide clearly saw the charm of this gorgeous place and its menu of modern British cuisine expertly presented, featuring the freshest ingredients.


This is a seafood restaurant with an ever-changing specials menu featuring the catch of the day and the best of seasonal sustainable fishing from around the British Isles. However it isn’t just fish, they also serve a tempting selection of meat dishes including the wonderful fillet steak.

The Joiners

This is located in the outskirts of Leicester in the village of Bruntingthorpe, It is a modern rural gastropub. Their select but perfectly crafted menu and wine selection, however, is well worth the journey out of the city. It holds a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand rating, an accolade awarded to good food and reasonable prices.

Windmill Inn

This restaurant has been totally refurbished and now been given a complete unique spin! Alongside the modern fine dining menu is a ‘Windmill Classics’ menu celebrating Great British heritage and classic pub dishes. It is also a favourite for enjoying a gorgeous Sunday lunch!

OGGI Simply Italian

This is a fantastic establishment with a menu that is full of passion and dedication; it is Italian food way above the usual pizza and pasta fare offered by so many restaurants. It is an authentic take that is akin to a taste of Tuscany right in the East Midlands of England.


This is an amazing Indian restaurant that is more of a culina – a large group of Leicester locals with family ties banded together to open a small group of restaurants dedicated to authentic versions of the seafood recipes of Kerala, and have been hugely successful with their superb dedication to stylish, tasty recipes.

Saray Mangal

A beautiful Turkish restaurant with a focused menu and the incomparable smells of roasting meats filling the restaurant, it is almost impossible not to feel instantly hungry as soon as you walk inside! The atmosphere is fantastic with very helpful and attentive staff.

Reservoir Inn

This is situated by a reservoir on the edge of the New Forest on the outskirts of Leicester. Offering upscale pub-style food in a warm and friendly atmosphere, it caters for ramblers and walkers around the area. You can choose to eat at the bar for finger foods and a cold beer or dine at the slightly more formal restaurant area offering the best of local produce.


This is a v vegetarian treat! It is named after a village in India where vegetarian food was perfected and where it is traditionally served on plantain leaves. The atmosphere is amazing as is the friendly helpful and welcoming staff! Leicester accommodation