Top Choice Modern British in Leicestershire

Hammer & Pincers

For a mind-blowing meal, head to this idyllic gastropub set in bucolic gardens at the edge of the cute village of Wymeswold. Everything is homemade, down to the breads and condiments; seasonal specialities might inc…
Top Choice Modern British in Leicestershire

Hercules Revived

One of the joys of travelling through the Midlands is chancing upon a picture-perfect country pub serving food that could hold its own in the world's gastronomic capitals. And this one, in a 17th-century coaching in…
Indian in Leicester


Top pick along Leicester's Golden Mile is the vegetarian restaurant Bobby's, famed for its namkeen – lentil-flour snacks that come in myriad shapes and sizes.
Vegetarian in Leicester

Good Earth

This venerable vegetarian cafe is justifiably popular for its daily changing wholesome veggie bakes; huge, fresh salads; and homemade cakes.
Bistro in Leicester

Boot Room

A former shoe factory now houses this contemporary independent bistro. Premium ingredients are used in dishes from roast Cornish cod with smoked tomato risotto to duck leg with Clonakilty black pudding. Save room fo…
Modern British in Leicester

White Peacock

The beautiful Grade II–listed building housing this fine-dining restaurant overlooks pedestrianised New Walk. Chef Phillip Sharpe's ambitious menus might start with goat's-cheese panna cotta with balsamic jelly and …
Bakery in Leicester


For lunch on the run, you can't beat Walkers' towering pork pies. These are the original premises where Walkers was founded in 1824; it's since sold its famous crisp brand but the pies remain a family business today…