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Food scene in Leicester

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“As well as live comedy & music, it also does good food & cocktails. Orton Square is the perfect spot to get a 360-degree view of Leicester’s mixed character of architectural distinctiveness all in one place. Named after the late playwright Joe Orton famous for his scandalous black comedies, the square is surrounded by theatre, art galleries, restaurants, bars and a cluster of thriving creative businesses. Start with the award-winning Curve theatre’s modern design by Rafael Vinoly Architects, move on to a converted four story Victorian warehouse, then take in the Art Deco Athena venue, continue to turn to the right for another Grade II listed Victorian building currently home to the Queen Victoria Arts Club restaurant, and complete your twirl with the narrow ‘flat-iron’ end of the Exchange Building reminiscent of New York’s Flatiron Building. Since it’s designated for pedestrians only, you’re guaranteed to get uninterrupted views to take the perfect snap or selfie!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
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“Lively, friendly, delicious and great value Turkish restaurant, less than 10mn walk. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“Old knitting factory turned into bar and cosy restaurant. Comfy leather sofas and cocktails. Great place, right next to Highcross Shopping Centre.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Day time you can get a beautiful coffee and cake and evenings you can get a magnificent homemade burger. Sundays they do a fabulous brunch menu”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quirky South Indian dining option specialising in seafood and authentic Keralan backwater cuisine”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Jones do a great selection of breakfast and brunch on a weekend, with a vegetarian choice also available. Queues usually form on Sunday morning at it is popular with the local student population. In the evenings the menu is French in flavour and well worth trying out”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice, high end Indian restaurant. Ask to sit in the upstairs restaurant for a nice view!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's the main shopping centre in the city and it's literally across the road!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Really nice traditional pub, large beer garden with 2 resident cats and 2 snowy owls. Wide range of ales, beers and ciders - Winner of Cider Pub of the Year 2016 Sit down meals from Full English Breakfast, Baguettes and Paninis to Sunday Lunch. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“There's always a good atmosphere here, the coffee is good and they have live bands on too occasionally!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Mouth watering desserts 🧁 134 London Rd, Leicester, LE2 1EB. 13 minute walk or 4 minute drive”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“If you not sure where to eat, you will not be disappointed with this place, great drinks amazing food vegan friendly!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Peter's Pizzeria has excellent sourdough pizza. They also do gluten free pizza and have a special dessert Nutella pizza.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Another 5 start restaurant. Leicester is know for its multi cultural and this is a great representation!”
  • 2 locals recommend