Restaurants Near The University of Leicester


It’s that time of year again – bags packed and off to university you go – whether you’re there for your first year or if you’re a seasoned student. Whatever your situation, it’s the ideal time to go for a meal to relax after moving, say hello to your housemates or to say goodbye to your parents. We’ve hand-picked some of the most perfect restaurants for students nearby to the University of Leicester, so you don’t have to go far to grab some great food.

OGGI Simply Italian


When it comes to world cuisines, an Italian menu is something which always has something for everyone, making it ideal for a family meal or get together with your university friends. OGGI Simply Italian is a great Italian restaurant less than a mile away from the university. Priding itself on great presentation and excellent quality, it’s one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the city.

Try  the Pollo Parma for a beautiful dish of chicken breast in Marsala wine and sage, wrapped in Parma ham and topped with mozzarella Book in advance online as it does get busy, or just phone 0116 4260 376.


Shimla Pinks


Everyone loves a curry and Shimla Pinks, just a 10 minute walk away from the university, is well-loved and known for some of the best curries in the city. Stylishly decorated and offering old classics and modern favourites, each at affordable prices, Shimla Pinks is a great place for that first meal back at university before the hassle of the weekly shop.

Make the most of your visit by taking them up on their 4 Course Executive Buffet offer, allowing you to eat as much as you like for just £7.95 per person. You can call them up on 0116 4261 283 to book, or book quickly and easily online with Go dine.


taste Restaurant


What better way to dine as a student than being cooked by students? A fantastic restaurant in Leicester city centre, taste Restaurant is a wonderful restaurant serving excellent food cooked by students of Leicester college. There’s no compromise on quality or flavour, as the students are watched over by their expert head chefs and tutors. For brilliant food at a cut price, taste Restaurant really is the answer to fine dining, student style.

For £15.50 treat yourself to a 3 course meal from taste’s set menu, including coffee and petite fours. Book easily online, or phone to book on 0116 4260 261.


There’s plenty more where that came from, so have a look at our comprehensive list of restaurants near the University of Leicester for more options.

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