Leicester restaurants set to participate in first-ever ‘Leicester Restaurant Week’

by Abigail Beresford

Knives and forks are at the ready as Leicester restaurants prepare to welcome food-lovers for the first-ever Leicester Restaurant Week, set to take place between October 18 and 24.

The city-wide event, supported by BID Leicester, allows food fanatics to feast at a variety of restaurants, at a discounted price to showcase the variety of cuisines that the city has to offer.

Restaurants set to participate include Queen of Bradgate, Wok Indo, The Globe, and many more.

“The week-long event will give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to try something new, or an excuse to head back to their favourite dining spot,” said Director of BID Leicester, Simon Jenner.

“Our aim with the first Leicester Restaurant Week is to showcase as many of our fantastic eateries as possible, as well as seeing so many great, one-week only offers coming through,” he added.

Fixed menus have been set by each of the restaurants to exemplify the delicious food that they have to offer, alongside great discounts.

“Chefs from all around the city have united to give a personal touch on their menus to encourage more people to dig in to their creative journey,” said Julia Sobutka, Deputy Manager of Queen of Bradgate.

“By participating, we are hoping to help create an amazing event that will make an impact, in ode to growing and exploring Leicester’s finest kitchens, whilst discovering new flavours that are right under our noses.”

New restaurants, and local favourites, have decided to participate to connect with the Leicester community, which is likely to grow the businesses.

“We have taken a giant leap from a tiny restaurant to being in Highcross. Leicester needed a fusion place, so we found a gap in the market for our cuisine,” said Ilesh Amlani, from Wok Indo.

For more information, and to see the range of local restaurants that are participating, visit https://leicesterrestaurantweek.co.uk .