As one of the English cities with the highest proportion of people of Indian descent, Spice Town could be a nickname for all of Leicester, and nowhere is that more true than on the Golden Mile in Belgrave. With Indian shops, lights and, of course, restaurants, you can find anything you want from the subcontinent down on Belgrave Road: and if what you want is authentic, fresh-cooked South Indian specialities then Spice Town is the place for you.
The Indian food in Leicester is rarely bettered, either for quality, quantity or diversity. The sheer number of South Asian restaurants along Belgrave Road – the Golden Mile, as it is known – is astounding, with every corner of the subcontinent represented in the dining establishments. Flying the flag for south India in Belgrave is Spice Town, which specialises in serving up dosas, a thin pancake available on every street corner from Mumbai to Kolkata and beyond.
The dosa is an Indian crepe made from lentil and rice batter, fried and filled with a curry of your choosing – and at Spice Town in Belgrave, there are plenty to choose from. We recommend the paneer masala for vegetarians and mutton for meat-eaters. If it is Indian street food you are after, then Belgrave Road is the obvious destination in Leicester – but bear in mind that everyone else knows this as well, so book your table at Spice Town well in advance.