Hidden gems in Leicester part 2

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As a student, you may think a meal out in a stylish restaurant is unaffordable. This isn’t the case as Leicester has many eateries within a student budget. When pesto pasta just won’t cut it sometimes you do just need to treat yourself. 

Mowgli is a street food style indian restaurant which opened at the beginning of the autumn term 2019. With every dish under £10 it is a delicious treat that won’t break the bank. Not only is the restaurant itself stunning but the food is incredible. It is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Leicester. (Image courtesy of Mowgli.)

Looking to impress visitors? Got parents or in-laws coming? Why not visit the 500 year old heritage site that is Wygston House, repurposed into a beautiful restaurant. This is definitely a place to set money aside for as the menu ranges from £4.50 to £17 per dish. They do an afternoon tea with optional bubbly which makes it perfect for an exam results celebration. I’m planning to take my Mum for Christmas! 

For a little more pricey treat try Casa Romana, this beautiful Italian restaurant has a wide selection of traditional italian food in a beautiful setting. Ideal for scoring that perfect Tinder date. 

With the rising trend of Veganism, the city has caught up and has many vegan and vegetarian restaurants. I have a lot of vegan friends and we went to Currant Affair for a birthday takeaway. It is located in the lovely Lanes of Leicester and is a wholefoods store and takeaway. Similarly Herb on Granby street has a vibrant Kerala Indian menu and is within walking distance from the train station. 

I understand that studying in the library often isn’t as productive as one would like. For me it gives me far too much stress so I prefer to study in one Leicester’s many coffee shops. St Martins Square is host to a whole range of cute cafes and independent stores, I find the atmosphere inspiring and you never have to walk far for food either. Kai’s menu features a fantastic brunch menu and has some spectacular breakfast cocktails (for those tough weeks) and St Martin’s Coffee Shop has some very cheap eats. If you have a sweet tooth then the Gelato village will be your haven. There are so many different flavours you’ll have to go again and again to try them all.  

Whether you need a quick study break or a ‘treat yourself’ day, Leicester has so many brilliant little nooks to discover. If you find any more let me know!


image from https://www.visitleicester.info/see-and-do/st-martins-square-p704721

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