There can be few places as renowned for superb Indian food in the United Kingdom than Leicester, and it suits that the city with the most people with heritage in the Indian subcontinent per capita would also have one of the most competitive curry house scenes to be found anywhere. Right up with the very best of the Indian restaurants in Leicester city centre is Lilu, where they go beyond the usual curry house fare to provide a menu of regional delicacies from up and down the whole Indian nation. The menu is packed with classics that everyone will recognise, but we’d recommend that you go straight for the house specials: try the Teerangi Puri, a Mumbai street snack done three ways, followed by Goan style chicken breast with garlic and cumin Jersey potatoes and a white wine vindaloo sauce – not one for the faint of heart. There’s plenty more, of course, but to try them all you’ll have to reserve your seat and head to Lilu on Highcross Street for a proper Indian in Leicester city centre.
Dear diners, please note that the restaurant only offers a 2-course or 3-course fixed menu for you to choose from.
Delicious, original recipes, fantastic welcoming and friendly owners and staff. Perfect combination of fancy fine dining and ‘the favourite tried and tested local’. Would definitely recommend.
We had a fantastic evening at Lilu. The food was plenty and was by far the best we have had in Leicester. The quality of the fish, prawns and lamb was exquisite and to top it off our waiter Jamie was really engaging, had a very high knowledge of the dishes and was really kind- made us feel very comfortable and knew how to have a laugh with us! He made our evening - an asset to the restaurant - we will most definitely be coming back !
We came to celebrate a family birthday. The food was amazing and such a friendly place, we couldn’t fault it. We will definitely be coming back here.