Maiyango Restaurant

Maiyango Restaurant

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We say…

Maiyango European restaurant in Leicester is easily one of the best restaurants that they city has to offer. Located on St Nicholas Place the hotel and restaurant boasts an enviable position close to the main attractions of the city centre including the Highcross shopping centre, cinema and the Curve theatre which is just five minutes’ walk away.

A contemporary and quirky dining experience awaits all guests, who are encouraged to enjoy one of the bar’s famous cocktails in the chilled out lounge area before migrating to the tiered dining area. Complete with intimate booths, cleverly created using varying lengths of wood and finished with jewel-toned cushions, pendant lights and drapes, the restaurant is stunning, intimate and completely unique. The tables are laid simply, allowing the food to do the talking.

Exectuive Head Chef Salvatore Tassari is the brains behind the exquisite offerings on the menu. His meticulous attention to detail and rigorous checklist for choosing local producers to supply the restaurant ensure that every dish is a gastronomic delight. His creations are intricate and always beautiful presented, showing off the flavours and textures of every ingredient to its maximum potential. From locally-sourced, slow roasted blade of beef served with chargrill filled wasabi and herb rosti and a wild mushroom jus, to roasted wild halibut with citrus mash, spaghetti vegetables and a lemongrass foam, every item on the dish is cooked and placed on the plate in such a way to celebrate it as an individual flavour and part of a complex culinary creation.

The menu as a whole is reasonably priced for the quality that you receive but regular lunch time and special offers ensure that you can still enjoy all the finesse of Maiyango, no matter what your budget.

If you are looking for a stand-out restaurant that provides a culinary experience that you won’t forget any time soon, then Maiyango hotel and restaurant is for you. It is perfect for a romantic meal for two, special celebration or even for a business lunch to ‘wow’ potential clients, the staff at Maiyango will ensure that everything goes without a hitch, leaving you free to enjoy the food and the atmosphere at a leisurely pace.

Review summary

8.8 based on 10 reviews
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Reviews (10)

  • Michelle Gibson

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    Restaurant was very comfortable and the cocktails were amazing the food was very rich for my liking but that's just my personal taste but I would visit again if just for the cocktails

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  • Raymond Evans

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    I was unhappy with my last visit to Maiyango. I found the ambiance poor. I think the idea of the club music is to give a trendy feel, but it didn’t work for me. All it did was make it difficult to hear each other. The lighting was so dim that I couldn’t properly read the menus. Not that the descriptions meant very much, though. But, those were minor points. It was the food which spoilt the experience. My red salmon starter was a type of sour mousse, which I did not like. The main course was a kind of Thai inspired noodle dish, so heavily laced with hot ginger, it was uneatable. I think neither of us actually found anything on the menu we really wanted, and my wife’s sweet potato pie was slightly burnt. Yes, we complained, but we were not taken seriously and for the sake of my wife’s birthday, I just handed over £90 and we left without desert. I don’t think the rave reviews are justified, to be honest. The place wasn't ’very full for a Friday night, anyway. Perhaps it would fill up after the night clubs empty?

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  • Mrs Sylvia Taylor

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    This is first class!

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  • Leigh Palmer

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    Unusual environment, but the food and service amongst the best I've ever experienced. No hesitation recommending Maiyango!

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  • Alpa Tanna

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    Excellent venue, the service was very good the food was delicious, hot and on time. The decor and ambiance gave a feel good factor. Definitely recommend and will go again!

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  • Kathy Bridges

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    Brilliant, relaxed and informal restaurant. Excellent food, service and staff. 10 out of 10.

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  • Jenny Bazely

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    Four of us had a lovely meal last night. Atmosphere was good and staff were polite and attentive but not overbearing. The food was lovely as always, although it does always seem to be a very similar menu. I had the vegetarian inspiration for main, which was very nice, but almost identical to the vegetarian inspiration I have had here in the past. A little disappointing, but a lovely meal in general.

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  • Jenny Bazely

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    We had a lovely 2 course lunch for £16.50 each, amazing value for a fantastic meal. We were really well treated by the staff, in particular the front of restaurant manager - who was very helpful. We were loaded down with Christmas shopping on arrival! It was lacking atomsphere slightly as it was very quiet, but it was a Wednesday afternoon. The booth we were sat in was really cosy though.

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  • Poonam Patel

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    I took my partner here for our anniversay and I must say I was very impressed! The cocktails where amazing, I would recommend trying the White Choc Nut Martini. Services was excellent and food as amazing! I had the Goat cheese tart for starters accompanied by Green thai curry with paneer for mains and it was mouth watering! We were also suprised by the small accompliments that we recieved throughout the meal. I would definately recommend this place.

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  • MR

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    A beautiful restaurant that is geared up towards the younger generation I think. A stones throw from the main shopping area of Leicester we popped in with our shopping bags for a quick lunch especially given the set menu. Didnt end up going back to the shops, had a fab meal and some amazing cocktails listening to funky music. Same again next week I think!!

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