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.
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My husband and I visited for the first time this evening and can only describe Lilu as a 'hidden gem'. The food was absolutely divine, the atmosphere was relaxed and the service was friendly. Couldn't fault a single thing. We'll certainly be recommending the place to everyone and look forward to our next visit.
Lilu has always been a remarkable experience. Fantastic customer service from Pratik and the team, and the food is always exceptionally well thought of, with great attention to detail. The ThaLi-Lu was very impressive - each item carefully chosen and paired perfectly. Would highly recommend the lamb!
Business dinner and went with an Indian born work pier who has been vegetarian from birth. Very authentic food. I had the duck and it couldn't have been better. The owner and my friend talked at length and he said it was the best Indian food he's had outside of India. Highly recommended!
Dear diners, please note that the restaurant only offers a 2-course or 3-course fixed menu for you to choose from.