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A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Discussion started by , 28 July, 2012 11:27
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 14/08/2012 12:28 by Tiggs.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Tiggs 28 July, 2012 11:36
Many thanks to Rich, and everyone else who provided the information.
Please feel free to add information, or correct errors, or provide updates, by posting below.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Tigergeezer 30 July, 2012 18:39
Sponditious guide.

Geezer junior II argues for inclusion of Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe just off St Martin's behind the marke, which is the best thing about Leicester apart from a five-point Tigers win as far as he's concerned. Loads of sweets you didn't know they still made in jars so you can buy a quarter and spend the match happily rotting your teeth.


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Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Yorkie 30 July, 2012 20:57
Great guide Rich.

The only other "where not to park" comment I'd make is to be careful where you're parking on some streets around the city centre as they're residents only rather than pay and display. Not always that obvious which is which.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Duncan Keene 30 July, 2012 23:40
Great guide rich, really enjoyed it. I like bistro Pierre, and it's value for money deserves a mention, not sure it's that chainy, aren't there only 3 of them?

In that area, The Rutland and derby is a good pub for showing off Leicester in my opinion.

Colourworks near DMU is pricey but pretty good and a nice walk down from welford road.

Braunstone gate for drinking arguably better fun for the "younger crowd" than the walkabout type area you mention. Terrace and fat cat's sometimes good for those that like "tiger spotting". (not particularly my thing).

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Yorkie 31 July, 2012 19:26
Braunstone Gate is easy. Follow the crowd down the single street. Awful music everywhere though.

Start at Looking Glass, end up in Mobius (god awful place!!), stopping at Sumo, O'bar and Natterjacks on the way. Really, really predicable! Other bars too. Just pick a crowded one! Natterjacks usually has dj or live band at weekends.

Less likely to be trouble in Braunstone Gate then centre of town imho.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
SK 88 02 August, 2012 23:38
I think its the Black Horse, certainly one of them, on Braunstone Gate has a terrific collection of Tigers memorabilia.

Also during the coming season I may work out a Fried Chicken section for you!

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
tbtb 03 August, 2012 22:53
Here are some of my thoughts.

1) I would under no circumstances recommend anybody to buy anything from any branch of TJs. It is food for those who have lost their faculties, either through drink or otherwise.

2) Akash Tandoori is a running joke among my friends. Slightly cheap but it is always empty and consequently deathly silent. The elderly waiter watches you with an unwavering and unnerving stare as you eat.

3) The Almanack deserves a more prominent mention, really excellent quality ingredients and certainly the pick of the restaurants in Highcross.

4) Barceloneta in my opinion has too large a menu and it is not executed very well as well as not being very cheap, for that reason it is poor value for money. On Queens Road Jones' is better and I would only recommend that if you were for some reason already in Clarendon Park anyway.

5) Also The Boot Room should be included, in the same ballpark price range as the Case and with very good quality modern English food, in the top three restaurants in Leicester IMO.

6) The Marquis and the Globe both now have a new menu (the menu is the same in both, although in the Globe it is slightly cheaper). Standard pub stuff but with good ingredients, of course both also have a reasonable selection of ales as well as single malts.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
noq 24 April, 2013 11:59
Quick update on the pubs listed above.

The Longstop on Churchgate has closed as has the Black boy on Albion street and the Bricklayers arms on Welford Road is closed again at the moment.

Time Bar has been revamped and renamed the Parcel Office.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Tiggs 24 April, 2013 12:19
Many thanks noq, the guide has been updated accordingly.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
SK 88 24 April, 2013 18:02
Pavlos on Queen's Road now has some competition from Gino's which is in the old Zesty's unit. Its probably not as good as Zesty's was but is more a traditional take away. Cheap and cheerful its front man used to be one of the cabbies from Victoria cabs.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
AndyY 25 April, 2013 21:48
For those who park on Freemans Common Industrial Estate, there is now a Greggs in the Beaver Centre (sign on the wall outside). Ok for Saturday afternoons but probably not night matches or Sundays.

Mmmmm Sausage Rolls!!

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
noq 04 September, 2015 13:28
The Pub on New Walk is now closed.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Rich W 04 September, 2015 13:37
I will rewrite this at some point in the new season - but I'm going on my jollies on Sunday so it's not going to be in Sept.


Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Tiggs 04 September, 2015 13:41
Cheers Rich !!! Enjoy the trip !!

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Rich W 04 September, 2015 13:56
thumbs down


Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
IDLETIMES 04 September, 2015 14:00
Nice one Rich and well done Lancs. Looks like a nice little 'double'.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2015 14:20 by IDLETIMES.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Duncan Keene 04 September, 2015 14:01
For drinking the top of High Street seems much more popular than it used to be, Apres Lounge in particular.

Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Rich W 04 September, 2015 14:12
Cheers Alec.


Re: A Visitors Guide to Leicester
Slaav26 24 March, 2018 11:41
Hi all,
Play nicely with a little Waspie....
Have no choice but to drive tomorrow but need to be away quickly. Happy to fly at final whistle but not before unless we are 25+ up 😉👍

Where best to park as heading South back to London on M1!!!

Not 100% sure from the excellent guide above but happy to walk if required or even jump in taxi to and from parking?

Any help much appreciated!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/03/2018 11:46 by Slaav26.

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