Menus and venues at Leicester's Restaurant Week

Leicester's very own, very first Restaurant Week launches this October.

Tapas feast with halloumi, chips, and cocktails on a tropical table at Bodega Cantina restaurant in Leicester
A feast at Bodega Cantina

Shining a spotlight on the city's fabulous array of diners and dishes, this month sees the first-ever Restaurant Week in Leicester from October 18-24.


It's been organised by BID Leicester to give participating eateries the opportunity to show off their creative, limited editions menus and draw in new, loyal customers.


BID Director, Simon Jenner, added: “Our aim with the first Leicester Restaurant Week is to showcase as many of our fantastic eateries as possible and it’s been encouraging to hear the positive feedback that we’ve had so far – as well as seeing so many great, one-week-only offers coming through.


“The week-long event will give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to try somewhere new or an excuse to head back to their favourite dining spot, and with so many delicious choices available, how can you possibly resist?!”


They've gone all out to ensure the people of Leicester have lots of tasty choices so make sure you don't miss out on Restaurant Week.

Some of the confirmed restaurants

Orton’s Brasserie is to showcase a different food and drink pairing each evening: from Beer and a Burger to Venison and a glass of wine.


Bodega Cantina will be offering two street food items and two cocktails for just £20.


Dama Rose will be hosting an Arabic-style afternoon tea for two for £20.


You can try a Street Food Collective Tasting Board at Rutland & Derby for £14.


Or, sample the sharing menu at Mowgli for £19.50.


Get a taste of Argentina at Sonrisa and choose three small plates for £20 from a specially curated menu.


Enjoy any beer and any burger from the menu at Parcel Yard for £15.


Chutney Ivy, Queen of Bradgate, Middleton’s, 1573, The Globe, Knight & Garter and Prana are all offering set menus for two or three courses.


St Martin’s Coffee Shop has the perfect Half Term offer with two sandwiches and two kid’s meals for £20.


Meanwhile, ORSO is offering any food item from the menu, any coffee or tea and a glass of juice for £10 – there really is something for everyone’s pockets and tastes.

Avocado and poached egg with salad at ORSO restaurant in Leicester
Brunching at ORSO

Why these restaurants are taking part

Guy Kersey, Managing Director at Orton’s Brasserie, commented: “We are incredibly proud to be part of Leicester’s first ever Restaurant Week.


"It’s an amazing opportunity both for Orton’s Brasserie and other venues in the city to show diners what Leicester hospitality truly has to offer.


"We look forward to welcoming people in to our restaurant throughout the week and showcasing some of the amazing food our team has created.”


Leicester’s first Leicester Restaurant Week will be running throughout the city from Monday 18 – Sunday 24 October 2021.


If you’re a restauranteur or business owner who would like to get involved in Leicester Restaurant Week, email info@bidleicester.co.uk.

Written by Kerry Smith

Kerry is editor of Cross Productions' Leicester publication Niche Magazine and has a degree in film and journalism. She writes about business news, entertainment, and local people.