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.
Absolutely beautiful food, fantastic service and a great set menu which makes ordering less complicated. I went for the soft shell crab which was lovely and very different to what I normally have and the lamb cutlets for my main which was devine. Would definitely recommend anyone to go.
First rate fine dining Indian restaurant with great service and a good selection of wines. I liked the novel touch of serving red Leicester cheese on the nan bread.
Wonderful food so different. Lovely and friendly people. We will definitely be back.