Anyone who’s spent longer than five minutes in the UK will know it’s a country that likes its curry, and some cities instantly come to mind when people think of its Indian restaurants. Leicester, as one of the UK’s most diverse and multicultural cities, is, of course, one of them. You could say Leicester and Indian restaurants have the hots for one another, and the people of Leicester will certainly take their Indian food gourmet or, to use the popular expression, go for curry in a hurry. And it’s precisely this that we ourselves love about Indian food, as it happens. It’s so accessible, so feel-good and so appropriate for so many occasions that we just can’t get enough of it.
As you can see, we share an enthusiasm for Indian food with Leicester, and indeed for Indian restaurants. You’ll find genuinely authentic ones dotted all around the city, whether that be south of the centre around Aylestone Park and South Wigston, in the centre itself or, of course, north towards the world-renowned Belgrave Road that’s often referred to as the Golden Mile. But more about that later. As we said earlier, however, Indian restaurants in Leicester are lapped up in all forms thanks in large part to a huge multicultural influence and it’s this that goes a long way in ensuring their quality. An Indian person living in Leicestedoesn’t want restaurants that are second-rate, after all, they want ‘em good and they want ‘em proper.
The Golden Mile covers a stretch of Belgrave Road and is very often described as the closest Britain comes to an Indian bazaar. It’s here that Leicester’s Indian restaurants are at their best and here that Leicester’s Indian population is out in force, loud and proud, with so much vibrancy that makes The Golden Mile a damn hard place to resist visiting and eating in. Past Indian restaurants, this part of Leicester has an abundance of sari shops and Indian jewellers, and it’s the central hub of officially the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India itself. You’re probably already thinking it, but given all of that, the word that automatically comes to our mind is, of course, authentic. Everything about The Golden Mile radiates authenticity so you can absolutely be assured that if you’re looking for a good Indian meal in Leicester, the Indian restaurants here are where you should begin your search – and we suspect it will be quite a short one.
So, thanks to a booming Indian population and The Golden Mile, the rise and rise of Indian restaurants in Leicester is impossible to deny. These days they’re everywhere, but we’re yet to mention one key factor that’s also undoubtedly responsible, and that’s the huge appetite and natural love that everyone in Leicester, and indeed the rest of the UK, has for Indian food. It’s for this reason that at any of Leicester’s Indian restaurants you’ll find authentic Indian dishes like biryani and thali as well as plenty that were born right here in the UK and that aren’t necessarily ever eaten in India. Tikka masala, butter chicken and rogan josh are just a few of these. Whatever it is that you decide to eat and whatever approach you decide to take, you’ll find a strong showing from Leicester’s Indian restaurants on Quandoo that have been tried and tested to help aid your decision-making, no end. Enjoy!