Whether you live in Leicester or are simply visiting for the day you will be overwhelmed with the huge choice of places to eat both in the city centre and across the county. To help make sense of the vast wealth of culinary experiences on offer in Nottingham we’ve put together the ultimate guide to restaurants in Leicester and Leicestershire. If it’s a taste of the blue skies and clear seas that you’re after then take a look at the fantastic selection of Mediterranean restaurants in Leicester.
Mediterranean cuisine isn’t governed by a single culture instead it is the result of cultural influence and exchange. Though there are clear regional differences in food in the form of Eastern Mediterranean, Southern European and North African cuisine, there are several characteristics that unite these varieties as Mediterranean.
The sunny climate in the Med means that there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables which are heavily present in almost all types of Mediterranean cuisine. Herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and coriander are used in almost every dish regardless of the rest of the ingredients. The most commonly used ingredient is olive oil and olives themselves are also a regular addition to many dishes. Meat is generally used very sparingly in Mediterranean cuisine as fish and seafood are usually the favoured sources of protein.
Whether you’re dining with friends, family or colleagues a Mediterranean restaurant in Leicester provides the perfect backdrop for almost every occasion.