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The best places to eat in Leicester

Found in the East Midlands, Leicester is one of the most populated cities in the region. With a strong history in engineering, and the production of textiles, clothing and shoes. There are also plenty of places for shopping, and, of course, eating. We’ve found some of the best to help keep you full on a visit to this city.

Travelling to Leicester by train

Leicester is at the intersection of two major railway lines from the north/south Midland Main Line and east/west Birmingham to London Stansted CrossCountry line. Leicester railway station is the perfect station to arrive at for a visit to the city. It’s in a great location for students of De Montfort University and the University of Leicester. Trains serving the train station are CrossCountry which connects Leicester to Birmingham and Stansted Airport and then East Midlands trains which connects Leicester to London, Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Middletons Steakhouse @middletons_shg

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Found in the iconic former NatWest bank building, Middletons Steakhouse in Leicester is one of the biggest steakhouse and grill restaurants to date. Tuck into their delicious mix of prime cuts of meat, grills, burgers, fresh fish and homemade desserts.

Peter Pizzeria @PeterPizzeria

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Peter Pizzeria offers delicious and authentic Neapolitan-style pizzas in relaxed and modern surroundings. Their bases are made from sourdough which has been fermented for 20 hours and hand shaped. After being generously topped with artisan ingredients they are then cooked in their hand built Italian wood oven for 90 seconds.

Crafty Burger @stmartinscoffee

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Served up with freshly prepared skin-on fires in a steamed brioche bun with pickles, red onion and lettuce. All of their Leicestershire beef, reared on March House Farm, is dry aged for 28 days and hand crafted. You can find Crafty Burger every Wednesday – Saturday from 6pm in Crafty Martins.

Lilu Fine Dining @lilufinedining

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Lilu is an Indian Fine Dining restaurant that has an Indian fusion menu which contains culinary delights such as Sea Bass, Duck and Venison along with their traditional curries. Serving up only local produce, you can rest assured there will be no artificial colours or flavours, with dishes served the way nature intended.

North Bar and Kitchen @NorthBarKitchen

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Set up by a group of friends who had travelled the world together, North Bar and Kitchen brings together their experience to offer British contemporary dining cuisine in the heart of Leicestershire. Located in the iconic West End building, it’s the perfect venue for dining with friends, romantic meals, celebrations and private hires.

The White Peacock @WhitePeacockuk

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

The White Peacock provides affordable luxury modern British and International cuisine with a wide variety of drinks to complement. You can enjoy formal lunches and dinners in a relaxing ambience with passionate staff. Expect excellence on every visit.

Kobe Sizzlers

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Kobe Sizzlers is dedicated to the art of providing an exceptional dining experience using fresh quality meat and produce. All of their beef is carefully managed from farm to plate and all steak is cut and matured to perfection in a dry ageing chamber for up to 28 days. All of their food is prepared daily so that only the freshest, juiciest taste is served up.

Boneyard Restaurant @BoneyardUK

Nearest Train Station: Leicester Train Station

Boneyard was born out of a desire to create great food in a great space that reflects the atmosphere of Leicester’s multicultural world. What started as an American-style burger joining, Boneyard was about capturing the street-food culture that was springing up in London. With a wide selection of burgers on the menu, you’re sure to find your new favourite.

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