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Places to eat

With Leicester being a multicultural city, you can effectively eat your way round the world: you can access everything from curries from across Asia to sushi, European foods (French, Italian to polish) through to Africa and the middle east. There is a really good mix of restaurants and places to eat within close walking distance of the university, which cater to all budgets. To help you get started, these are some areas you may want to investigate on your culinary adventure though the city.


On campus
Many of the on-campus catering facilities are aimed at students. The main location to eat is the Food Village which is open from 8am through to 4pm. Options include:
DMU Food Village
DMU Campus Centre (Subway; Simply Fresh)
DMU Riverside Cafe
Coffee House, Hugh Aston Building
Coffee Hut, DMU Campus Centre
More information about on campus outlets can be found at:
Off Campus
Esquires Coffee (café) - The Circle, 5 New Walk
Bread & Honey (café) - 15 King St
Shivalli (Indian, vegetarian) - 21 Welford Rd
Ravioli’s (Indian/mixed) - 46 Welford Rd
ONGGI (Korean) - 98 Welford Rd
Peter Pizzeria - 9 Welford Pl
Kuru Kuru sushi - 11 Welford Rd
Grounded Kitchen (Korean/mixed) - 7/13 King street
Bistrot Pierre (French) - 8-10 Millstone Ln
Narborough Road
Within a short walk of the University there is Braunstone Gate and Narborough Road. Here you will find a number of middle eastern and Turkish eateries. They are open for lunch and dinner, so head out and grab a shawarma Chicken Wrap for lunch.
Efes Mangal (Turkish) - 32 Braunstone Gate
Cedars Lebanese - 2 Narborough Rd
Istanbul (Turkish) - 73 Narborough Rd
Sardaar (Indian, vegetarian) - 30 Narborough Rd
St Peter’s Square
When you head to the city centre there is a whole area just outside of the main shopping arcade, The Highcross: this is St Peter’s Square. Here you will find the majority of chain restaurants – many of the big names in eating out anywhere in the UK – plus a number of other cafes and restaurants.
Spicy Temptations (Chinese) - 72 Highcross St
Shanghai Moon (Chinese) - 76-78 High Street
Pho (Vietnamese) - 87-91 High St
Wakaze (Japanese) - 74 High St
Cosy Club - 68 Highcross St
Bill’s - 10 Shires Ln
Wagamama - 6 Highcross Ln
Turtle Bay (Jamaican) - 15 Bath House Ln
Zizzi’s - 10 Highcross Ln
TGI Fridays - 11A Highcross St
Yo! Sushi - 4 Highcross Ln
Frankie and Benny’s - Highcross Shopping Centre
St Martin’s Square
A little further into the city and through ‘The Lanes’ you will find an area called St Martin’s Square; en route and within the square itself you will find another cluster of restaurants and cafes.
Cafe Mbriki (Greek, lunch only) - 10 Carts Ln
Bodega Cantina - 6 St Martins Square
The Giggling Squid (Thai) - 3-5 St Martins
Mrs Bridges Tea Rooms (breakfast and lunch) - 17 Loseby Ln
The World Peace Café (Vegan Lunch only) - 17 Guildhall Ln
Crafty Burger - 2-6, St Martins Walk
St Martin’s Coffee - 2-6, St Martins Walk
Veeno (tapas style) - 9 St Martins
Middletons Steak House and Grill - 2 St Martins
Curries: The Golden Mile
Leicester is world famous for our Indian and Pakistani communities, many of whom settled in an area of Leicester now referred to as the Golden Mile. This is a vibrant area, known for its gold jewellery shops; you can venture out here and try some of the most delicious curries.
Paddy’s Marten Inn - 98 Martin St
Curries: London Road
Another good area for curries is London Road, in the opposite direction to the Golden Mile.
Kayal (South Indian) - 153 Granby St
Herb (South Indian) - 96 Granby St
Pubs (most serving food)
Sir Robert Peel - 50 Jarrom St
Bowling Green - 44 Oxford St
The Western & Café West - 70 Western Rd
The Blue Boar - 16 Millstone Ln
The Rutland & Derby Arms – 21 Millstone Ln
Firebug - 1 Millstone Ln
The Globe - 43 Silver Street
Brewdog - 8 Friar Ln