Leicestershire is a diverse county, with everything from the multicultural city of Leicester to many sleepy towns and villages dotted across the countryside. The county's dining scene is nicely varied and it includes traditional and modern British, gourmet European, international favourites and exotic ethnic cuisines. The county is also famous for producing some of Britain's best-loved foods, including Melton Mowbray pork pies along with Stilton and Red Leicester cheeses. And, with such a foodie background it's no wonder that Leicestershire restaurants enjoy such a good reputation. So go ahead and browse the very best restaurants in Leicestershire here on Quandoo, before booking a table and sampling some of the county's tastiest dishes.
If you find yourself in Leicester, you really must try one of their incredible curries. The city regularly features in the 'Curry Capital of Britain' as one of the best places to enjoy this spicy favourite. The 'Golden Mile' along Belgrave Road and Melton Road is particularly famous for its curry houses. Try the onion rava masala dosa or prawn curry at Spice Town, or any of the authentic and perfectly-spiced curries at Food Garage. Pride of Paca on Melton Road is also worth a look in, and there you will find excellent lamb tawa and an irresistible garlic chilli chicken.
If you're in the mood for some top-notch British cooking, then there are some wonderful restaurants in Leicestershire that proudly fly the flag for local dishes. The Horse Shepshed is an excellent example because they try to source ingredients from within a five mile radius, and they do an outstanding seared duck breast with a pear and cinnamon-infused red cabbage and orange juice reduction. Duck is also a feature on the menu at the Cradock Arms in Knighton, where you can enjoy a dish of confit duck leg, parsnip puree and parmentier potatoes served with a beautifully made raspberry jus.
Leicestershire restaurants may occupy a landlocked county in the centre of England but many offer exciting dishes from all across the culinary world. Efes Mangal, for example, brings the flavours of the Middle East to the West End of Leicester and the kleftiko roasted knuckle of lamb is a standout dish, for sure. The Siam Thai Boran, meanwhile, is an excellent Thai restaurant and their pla neung ma naow of steamed sea bass with lime, garlic and chilli is a delicate treat. Intrigued? Book these fantastic restaurants and more online now with Quandoo!