Dakshin is a delightful fine dining South Indian restaurant located on the lively Belgrave Road in Leicester city centre. It’s perfect for those who would like to head out for a quick bite before carrying onto the nearby bars, pubs and sights in the surrounding area. You can find it near the Cossington Recreation Ground as well as Abbey Park, Leicester College and the National Space centre, so no matter what the occasion make Dakshin your restaurant of choice.
The interior is relaxing and is well suited to any variety of informal dining, whether you’re celebrating something special or want to visit for a midweek treat. The restaurant is decorated in a chic, contemporary fashion with trendy dark red walls mixed with authentic wicker chairs and light wooden tables. The place settings are a beautiful burnished copper, and you’ll love dining with these traditional South Indian plates, as they contrast well with the plain walls and chairs.
Dakshin is not your typical Indian restaurant, but lovers of Indian cuisine will be delighted at the range of Indian dishes, from traditional to more unusual specialities from the Kerala region of India, which has much more choice of seafood, healthy dishes, vegetarian dishes and unusual breads than you might find in an Anglo-Indian restaurant ordinarily. Try the South Indian start of masala dosa, a big Indian pancake filled with tasty marinated meat and vegetables, or go for the chilli gobi for a fiery kick. For your main dish, try a vegetarian channa masala, chickpeas with onion tomato and spices, or go for the succulent Kharai lamb. Don’t miss out on the seafood options, though, as the Kerala fish curry with delicate ground coconut sauce with Kerala spices isn’t to be missed.
Leicester’s restaurant scene is greatly improved by the presence of Dakshin, so don’t miss out on this unique dining experience.