Food, glorious food: Leicester Restaurant Week confirmed for October half term

Leicester's very first Restaurant Week is coming to the city from October 18-24.

An immensely famous and effective idea in other key urban areas all through the UK, for example, Newcastle, London and York, Restaurant Week allows organisations the opportunity to showcase a uniquely chose menu, or be innovative and offer a novel, new thing and elite to clients for the duration of the week


From fixed-price menus at £10, or special family menus to celebrate the fact that it’s half term, Leicester Restaurant Week is aiming to have something for everyone.


So far, a number of restaurants have signed up to take part, including Orton’s Brasserie, Giggling Squid, Knight & Garter, Kayal, Herb and The Globe, with more to be announced over the coming weeks!

After what has been arguably the toughest 18 months within the hospitality industry, BID Leicester wanted to recognise and celebrate the sector.

BID Director, Simon Jenner, commented: “We have seen first-hand the effect that the pandemic had on our city, specifically within hospitality.


"Leicester Restaurant Week has been something we as a BID team have wanted to run with for some time, particularly after seeing the hugely positive impact Restaurant Weeks have had (and continue to have) in other cities throughout the UK.

“It’s an opportunity to shine the spotlight on all the amazing eateries in the city, as well as encouraging both locals and visitors alike to come into Leicester and celebrate its amazing foodie scene.


"With all the various offers set to be available, you could dine out every night of the week for less than £100!”

Leicester Restaurant Week will be running throughout the city from Monday, October 18 to Sunday, October 24.


If you’re a restauranteur or business owner who would like to get involved in Leicester Restaurant Week, get in touch by email.

Written by Levitha Biji

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