The Everest Dine name represents an empire dedicated to fine Nepalese and Indian dining, with restaurants under its banner found across the world. This is the Leicester outpost of the family, located in the city centre along Belgrave Gate near the junction with Bedford Street South. For the city’s fans of South Asian cuisine, this means access to some of the world’s best Himalayan delicacies, served up in an elegant setting with an impeccable sense of hospitality. Vegetarian, meat, and an extensive selection of fresh fish dishes are on offer at this award-winning restaurant, but you can be sure that even the most accomplished gourmet will find more than a few surprises on the menu.
Connoisseurs of South Asian cuisine will be floored by what’s on offer at Everest Dine. This award-winning restaurant has outlets around the world – including another besides this Leicester city centre branch in Kettering – and the experience to back up a menu that promises some seriously high-altitude Himalayan dining. Combined with a vertiginous wine list, Everest Dine is without a doubt a highlight in the Midlands Indian and Nepalese restaurant scene. To top it all off, Everest Dine’s Belgrave Gate premises are peerlessly stylish and modern. Book a table and take a trek.
In the kitchen at Everest Dine, the talented chefs are committed to traditional Indian and Nepalese cooking techniques, making use of handi, karahi, and the tandoor oven to great effect. Here, authentic dishes mix and mingle with old favourites given a contemporary update, but any meal at Everest Dine should begin with a round of Nepalese momo, vegetarian or lamb dumplings served with tomato chutney that are exemplary of Himalayan cuisine. Other highlights to begin include the Everest Magic tikka served with a special fresh mint chutney, and the Nepali choyta, barbecued diced lamb marinated with mustard, fenugreek and the chef’s secret blend of spices served on crispy rice. You can’t go past the chef’s recommendations or Everest Dine’s special platters – available to dine-in guests only – if you want to understand why this Leicester city centre Indian and Nepalese restaurant has garnered so many awards. The house special karahi develops the familiar favourite into outstanding territory, while the Everest vegetable mela is a sumptuous feast for vegetarian diners.
Exceptional food. Nice intimate restaurant, best for couples but will also cater for larger groups. Chilly in the restaurant, could do with some heating.