Leicestershire eating places, cafes and different eateries which have opened in 2021

Leicestershire restaurants, cafes and other eateries that have opened in 2021

Right here in Leicestershire, we’re spoiled for selection in terms of consuming out. From cosy cafes to sensible eating places, there is not any scarcity of choices for a scrumptious meal.

Although 2021 has undeniably been powerful on the hospitality business as a result of influence of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been heartening to see many new companies open up throughout the yr.

Providing every thing from cheesecake on sticks and bubble tea to Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls, this is a round-up of latest food and drinks companies which have launched in Leicestershire throughout 2021….

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John’s Dough Bakery, Welford Street, Leicester – opened January

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First Look: John’s Dough Bakery, Welford Street, Leicester. Promoting recent baked bread, rolls, pastries and savouries, and cold and hot crammed rolls.

This bakery opened initially of the yr within the former dwelling of Gordons, a bakers and butchers that was open for greater than 50 years till its closure final yr.

The bakery was launched by chef John Morrey, with the assistance of his sons.

Produce varies from each day, however at all times contains freshly baked breads ranging in flavours, in addition to candy and savoury treats together with brownies, doughnuts and sausage rolls. There’s additionally a cold and hot cob choice obtainable all day.

Oodles, Baxter Gate, Loughborough – opened January

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Leicester-based Indo-Chinese language food brand Oodles opened a Loughborough department initially of the yr.

It initially offered a takeaway service, with a menu that includes dishes reminiscent of crispy hen, Szechuan beef stir fry in addition to vegetarian and paneer choices.

Diners can see their meals being ready, utilizing recent substances, in an open-plan kitchen.

Desi Avenue Meals, Pocklingtons Stroll, Leicester – opened January

Desi Street Food, Pocklingtons Walk
Desi Avenue Meals, Pocklingtons Stroll

Initially simply providing a takeaway and supply service because of restrictions, Desi Street Food opened in January, serving up a totally vegetarian menu.

The family-run cafe was began by Sukh Singh, who, having been impressed by a go to to India, was eager to offer individuals in Leicester the prospect to expertise Indian road meals.

The menu focuses on breakfast, lunch and snacks, with all day breakfast choices together with Desi beans on toast made with spicy baked beans, Desi breakfast, together with chickpea curry, two puri and a chai, Panjabi breakfast, together with two aloo parantha, yoghurt, pickles and a chai, and the complete Indian, together with spicy baked beans, two parantha, and a chai.

Different choices embody road toasties, and naan wraps, and snacks embody vegetable samosas and Panjabi pakora.

Grounded Kitchen, Baxter Gate, Loughborough – opened February

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Grounded Kitchen, identified for its Korean-inspired ‘nourish bowls’, launched in Baxter Gate in February.

As a consequence of coronavirus restrictions, the department, run by franchisee Zubair Hafeji, initially opened for takeaways and deliveries solely.

Clients can get pleasure from made-to-order dishes reminiscent of ‘Bulgogi’ bowls, obtainable with beef, hen or prawns, and ‘Gochujang’ bowls obtainable with hen, beef, wild salmon, tuna steak or prawns.

Vegetarian and vegan choices embody the spicy peanut Buddha bowl, edamame and candy potato bowl, shichimi chickpea bowl and spicy peanut shichimi tofu bowl.

Phat Buns, Ashby Sq., Loughborough – opened February

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Leicester smash burger model Phat Buns launched a brand new restaurant in Ashby Sq., within the former dwelling of Peter Pizzeria, which relocated in 2020.

Initially open for takeaways and deliveries, Phat Buns provides prospects loads of choices to assist them create their good burger.

Phat Buns was began in October 2019 by brothers Oubed and Ahtesham Moosa, who describe themselves as smash burger lovers.

Let’s Burrito, Braunstone Gate, Leicester – opened February

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Let’s Burrito goals to carry Latin American flavour to Leicester

Let’s Burrito was launched by a bunch of Latin American mates who dwell within the metropolis and had been lacking the normal meals from dwelling.

The takeaway opened inside Natterjacks bar in Braunstone Gate, with its personal hatch in conjunction with the constructing, for patrons to gather their order.

The menu options burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, and loaded chips.

Starbucks, Harborough Approach, Oadby – opened March

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A department of Starbucks opened in Oadby in March.

Positioned subsequent to the not too long ago opened Lidl retailer, the brand new Starbucks department was opened by Starbucks licensee, Queensway Espresso Homes.

Millie’s Cafe and Farm Store, Excessive Meadows Farm, Barrow upon Soar – opened March

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Millie’s Cafe and Farm Shop was launched by 18-year-old Millie Corridor, who mentioned she’s at all times had a ardour for baking, and was thrilled to be taking over the “superb alternative” to open her personal cafe and farm store.

Initially opening for takeaways solely, the cafe enabled prospects to choose up a espresso and one in all Millie’s scrumptious do-it-yourself delights, together with cupcakes, brownies and cookies.

Within the farm store, you may discover native produce together with Dawn eggs, Julia’s bread, Driver’s pickles, and Manor Farm dairy merchandise, plus loads of recent fruit and greens, that are delivered day by day.

RonnieRoos, Millstone Lane, Leicester – opened April

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This bar and tapas venue opened in a hidden location, to the rear of the previous restaurant The Boot Room, the place there may be an indoor bar space and a powerful Victorian courtyard.

RonnieRoos was launched by enterprise companions Tony Thraves and John Roux, and is called after John’s son, and Tony’s godson, Ronnie Roux.

In line with Tony and John, who’re property builders by commerce, they first noticed a possibility for a singular venue after they began to develop the constructing into residences and places of work for his or her now landlord.

Bunk, Granby Avenue, Leicester – opened April

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Inside Leicester’s new Bunk

Cocktails and wings specialist Bunk welcomed out of doors diners to its new location in April.

Bunk’s menu options conventional wings and boneless Southern fried wings, in addition to hen nuggets, vegetarian Quorn nuggets and vegan tofu items.

There are additionally Icelandic-style beer soaked scorching canines, topped with uncooked white onions, crispy fried onions, candy mustard and remoulade. Vegetarian scorching canines are additionally obtainable.

On the subject of cocktails, there is a delicious-sounding choice, with premium cocktails reminiscent of Parma Violet and Drumstick, and Bunk Home cocktails together with Lengthy Island Iced Tea, Woo Woo, Espressotini and Singapore Sling.

Belgian Chips, Granby Avenue, Leicester – opened April

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Belgian Chips opens on the nook of Granby Avenue and Belvoir Avenue, Leicester

Belgian Chips opened in April, serving what it describes as recent, hand-cut genuine Belgian chips, constructed from potatoes that are imported every week from Belgium.

Clients can select from small, common or massive cones of chips after which choose so as to add on some seasoning, reminiscent of chilli powder or chipotle powder, or add on a sauce, reminiscent of andalouse, mayonnaise or samurai sauce.

Though the corporate will not give away the key of precisely the way it makes its chips, they’re twice-fried in excessive grade sunflower oil, in order that they’re crisp on the skin and fluffy on the within. The oil is gluten-free and appropriate for vegetarians.

PAI, St Martin’s Sq., Leicester – opened April

Mint chutney and paneer pizza
Mint chutney and paneer pizza

This new pizza restaurant, launched by the house owners of well-liked brunch spot KAI, opened to out of doors diners in April.

Clients can get pleasure from pizzas together with Basic (mozzarella, tomato and basil), Portabello (mozzarella, tomato, Portabello mushrooms, basil, oregano, sea salt and olive oil) and Mint Chutney and Paneer (marinated paneer, mozzarella, Massi’s mint chutney, pink onion, pomegranate, tamarind drizzle and tomato.)

jAGA, St Mary’s Street, Market Harborough – opened April

jAGA in Market Harborough
jAGA in Market Harborough

This cafe, which goals to supply inspiring and nourishing natural food and drinks, opened in April – initially offering takeaways and outdoors eating.

Clients are in a position to get pleasure from a spread of freshly-prepared natural meals, constructed from scratch by the chef, utilizing the best natural substances.

The menu is predicated round an natural brunch providing, which might be loved at any time of day.

Northern Cobbler, Rolleston Lodge, Rolleston – opened April

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Well-known native model Northern Cobbler launched a brand new espresso store at Rolleston Lodge in April.

The previous steady block was transformed into a lightweight and spacious store, with a clear, recent look that includes pure woods, and houseplants dotted across the area.

Clients should buy a cup of espresso or tea, a locally-made cake or freshly-based pastry, and bread and tarts from Hambleton Bakery.

Coffees are made utilizing the home mix, Burbot, which is a mixture of Brazilian and Ethiopian espresso. The milk used is from Kingarth Farm Dairy, in close by Burton Overy.

Costa Espresso, Fosse Park – opened April

Costa Espresso opened in Meals Central in April – initially just for takeaway, because of coronavirus restrictions.

Turntable Espresso and Vinyl, Blaby Antiques Centre – opened Could

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This coffee shop launched initially of Could, inside Blaby Antiques Centre.

It provides prospects the prospect to not solely get pleasure from a espresso and cake, but in addition decide up some new vinyl so as to add to their assortment.

The brand new enterprise was arrange by music fan Matt Inexperienced, who beforehand labored in graphic design, however had a craving to open his personal report store.

It initially opened for out of doors eating, and in step with easing of restriction, opened indoor eating from Could 17.

Bradders’ Cafe and Bar, Market Avenue, Leicester – opened Could

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This family-run cafe and bar opened within the former dwelling of Newman’s, which closed in 2020 after 34 years in enterprise.

The cafe and bar was opened by son and mum duo, Tobias and Julie Martin, who’ve labored within the hospitality business for various years, operating bars, eating places and pizza outlets in addition to operating the meals and drinks for a neighborhood farm attraction.

Meals obtainable throughout the day contains full English breakfasts, roast dinners and freshly made pizzas, and within the night, guests can get pleasure from draft beers and ciders, in addition to bottled beers and ciders, spirits and wines.

Wok to Stroll, Granby Avenue, Leicester – opened Could

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Wok to Stroll goals to serve “easy, scorching Asian meals in a flash.”

Having been offering takeaways and deliveries, it opened up its indoor and out of doors seating areas in Could.

Wok to Stroll presents rice and noodle bases cooked with a selection of meat, fish and greens, with a choice of sauces stirred by means of. Choices embody udon noodles with prawns, bamboo shoots and teriyaki sauce, and brown rice with tofu, broccoli and Asian scorching sauce.

&Kith, Granby Avenue, Leicester – opened Could

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New York-inspired cafe &Kith launched on the finish of Could, and aimed to carry to town a classy but relaxed surroundings the place prospects can get pleasure from good food and drinks with mates.

The phrase “kith” means mates, and the proprietor intends that &KITH will probably be a brand new type of social vacation spot.

Clients can get pleasure from brunch, espresso and patisserie, and handcrafted, alcohol-free botanical cocktails.

Mmacaron, Market Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch – opened Could

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This patisserie cafe opened in Ashby in Could.

It serves a big selection of freshly-made, decadent treats, which in addition to macarons, embody classics reminiscent of tarte aux fruits, mille feuille, eclairs, madeleines and croissants.

Mmacaron was launched by former main aerospace engineer Mark Mcintosh, who beforehand labored for Rolls Royce for 19 years, earlier than deciding to comply with his dream and open a patisserie café.

Ivy Joys Classic Tea Room, Fleckney Street, Kibworth Beauchamp – opened Could

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Ivy Joys Classic Tea Room, Kibworth.

This tea room was opened by mom and daughter duo Natalie and Hathern Widdowson, who had labored laborious to offer the crew room the look of a Forties parlour room.

Natalie and Hathern determined to arrange the tea room in reminiscence of Natalie’s grandparents, and Hathern’s nice grandparents, Ivy and Brian Laffar, who handed away in 2019.

Among the many menu gadgets is a Candy Victory afternoon tea, which features a choice of finger sandwiches, a medley of petit fours, macaroons, fruit scone with jam and clotted cream and a pot of ‘Nice British Brew’ unfastened leaf tea.

Sonrisa, St Martins, Leicester – opened Could

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Sonrisa in St Martins, Leicester

Argentinian restaurant and bar Sonrisa opened within the Grade II-listed Leicester constructing previously occupied by deli Delilah Fantastic Meals.

It was launched by by Birmingham-based Lasan Group, as an offshoot of its well-established Fiesta Del Asado venues in Birmingham and Solihull.

Clients can get pleasure from a spread of Argentinian meals, with a small plates menu and full restaurant menu obtainable, together with a wide array of cocktails and effective wines from Argentina and elsewhere in South America.

Audrey, St Nicholas Place, Leicester – opened Could

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This stylish bar opened on the finish of Could, giving prospects the prospect to get pleasure from delicious-sounding cocktails in gloriously pink environment.

The cocktail menu presents a spread of traditional cocktails, that are all obtainable as you’d anticipate, or with a singular ‘Audrey’ variation.

For instance, you possibly can strive a Mojito with watermelon, a kiwi Pornstar Martini, a caramel Lengthy Island, or a darkish chocolate Espresso Martini.

La Maison, Abbey Avenue, Leicester – opened June

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La Maison opened on the bottom ground of the constructing additionally occupied by Steak and Lounge restaurant and Prime Pocket pool membership.

It goals to supply an off-the-cuff, relaxed surroundings wherein prospects can get pleasure from freshly-prepared meals, made utilizing locally-sourced produce.

The breakfast menu features a full English breakfast, vegetarian breakfast and vegan breakfast – all of that are additionally obtainable in half parts – and a full Desi breakfast, with a masala omelette, spicy beans or daal and two paratha.

For these visiting later within the day, a spread of burgers, in addition to buffalo wings and loaded fries can be found.

Everards Beer Corridor, Everards Meadows – opened June

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The eagerly awaited Everards Beer Hall welcomed its first prospects initially of June.

Positioned on the Leicestershire brewery’s new dwelling at Everards Meadows, near Fosse Park, the beer corridor is vivid and spacious, stylishly appointed, with a wide range of seating choices, numerous greenery and good touches together with beer casks dotted round, and even one used to carry water for canine guests.

There’s additionally a phenomenal out of doors space, with loads of seating – a few of which is roofed by a cover with hanging greenery.

In addition to beers and different drinks, the beer corridor serves brunch, lunch and dinner, and a youngsters’s menu and a gluten free menu can be found.

KFC, Fosse Park – opened June

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KFC at Fosse Park has opened at present

Rooster chain KFC has opened inside Meals Central in June.

The restaurant has a black, white and pink color scheme, with a big pink neon paintings depicting Colonel Sanders on one of many partitions, whereas on the alternative wall is the model’s slogan ‘It’s finger lickin good!’

Menu gadgets embody snacks reminiscent of popcorn hen, burger meals, such because the Zinger burger meal or Tower burger meal, in addition to field meals and buckets, for one or to share. Children buckets are additionally obtainable.

SOHO Espresso Co, Fosse Park – opened June

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The brand new SOHO Espresso Co department at Fosse Park

Espresso chain SOHO Coffee Co launched its Fosse Park department in June.

Unfold over two flooring, the shop boasts a vivid, fashionable design, goals to supply prospects a really perfect place for a mid-shop pit cease.

Clients can get pleasure from espresso which is 100 per cent Arabica, Natural, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance Licensed.

On the subject of meals, SOHO presents loads of selection, together with a Huge Breakfast Roll, with Lincolnshire sausages, bacon and a free vary egg in a stone baked Vienna Roll.

Fireaway, Kestrel Lane, Hamilton – opened June

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A department of pizza model Fireaway was launched by three mates and enterprise companions, Prubjit Manku, Amit Samani and Parin Shah.

Clients can take their decide from a spread of ‘Signature’ toppings, which can be found as a 12 inch pizza or a calzone, or they will select the ‘construct your individual’ possibility, obtainable with limitless toppings.

Fireaway opened in Leicester in 2019, and there are actually additionally branches in Oadby and Melton Mowbray.

Esquires Espresso, Excessive Avenue, Loughborough – opened June

The new Esquires Coffee in Loughborough
The brand new Esquires Espresso in Loughborough

Espresso chain Esquires opened in Loughborough in June.

Clients can select from a spread of Fairtrade, natural espresso, chilly presses and recent juices, in addition to an intensive breakfast menu together with breakfast waffles, baked Turkish eggs and the Esquires Full English.

The daytime menu features a vary of recent in-store made toasties, ciabattas and salads, together with signature dishes and a spread of desserts, pastries and candy treats.

Naan Kitchen, Highcross, Leicester – opened June

Naan Kitchen has just opened in Highcross
Naan Kitchen has simply opened in Highcross

Naan Kitchen launched within the Highcross unit previously occupied by Stonebaked Pizza Co.

In line with the model, it presents a spread of dishes to swimsuit anybody’s tastes, all of that are freshly ready by the chef.

The menu contains naan wraps and tortilla wraps – each of which can be found crammed with greens, hen, masala fish or shish kebab, and there is specials of Indian burrito, samosa chaat and a naan taco obtainable in a meat or vegetarian model.

Thai Categorical, Fosse Park – opened July

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Meals Central welcomed Thai Express in July.

The menu guarantees to supply one thing for everybody, with halal, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian choices.

There is a vary of soups, noodle dishes, rice dishes and sides, with signature dishes together with the normal pad Thai, tom yum soup, pad see ew and inexperienced curry.

You may select the extent of spice to get the dish simply as you need it – whether or not that is delicate, medium, spicy or very spicy.

Kake Temptations, London Street, Leicester – opened July

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This gourmet bakehouse opened in July, serving an array of freshly-made desserts and bakes.

The brand new eatery was launched by Sumaiya Patel, as an extension of the enterprise which was already identified to cake-lovers within the metropolis.

Clients can get pleasure from Kake Temptations’ 5 staple merchandise, that are cupcakes, cookies (served with ice cream), brownies, cake slices and brownie stacks.

Different treats embody cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and tres leches desserts, together with croissants, doughnuts and sandwiches.

Artful Slice Co, Burton Avenue, Melton Mowbray – opened July

Crafty Slice Co in Melton
Artful Slice Co in Melton

Craft beer and pizza venue Crafty Slice Co opened in a Grade II-listed constructing within the centre of Melton Mowbray in July.

It was launched by Leicestershire-based Elmesthorpe Brewery, which owns native pubs and bars together with Canine Home in Leicester, Bulls Head in Stoney Stanton and the New Baron of Hinckley.

It additionally has bars as far afield because the Czech Republic.

In addition to the normal Italian choices, there’s a very ‘Melton’ merchandise on the menu – the signature Melton pork and Stilton calzone.

Olivia’s Townhouse, Market Avenue, Leicester – opened July

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Olivia’s Townhouse launched within the constructing previously occupied by the Texas Steakhouse restaurant, following a £500,000 redevelopment.

The brand new bar is the fourth Olivia’s Townhouse, becoming a member of branches in Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield.

In line with the model, the brand new metropolis centre venue, is “the must-see of Leicester’s social scene”, giving prospects the prospect to get pleasure from fusion tapas, pizzas and bottomless brunches, together with cocktails and dwell leisure.

Boo, Fosse Park – opened August

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Boo at Fosse Park

Leicester burger model Boo opened it Fosse Park department in August.

Boo is well-known for its handcrafted American-style burgers, that are constructed from Aberdeen Angus beef patties and can be found in 4oz, 6oz and 8oz variations. Varieties embody The Haystack, which comes topped with crispy onion strings, gherkins, American cheese and home sauce, in a brioche bun.

Sides embody skin-on rustic fries and ‘ziggy’ crinkle reduce fries, and drinks embody creamy shakes in strawberry, vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter flavours.

Boo additionally serves a breakfast menu, with various completely different crammed muffins obtainable.

Seoul Bowl, Allandale Street, Stoneygate, Leicester – opened August

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Meals from Seoul Bowl

Household-run enterprise Seoul Bowl opened in Stoneygate, within the former dwelling of Home of Desserts.

In line with the house owners, they seen a spot out there, particularly in Leicester metropolis, for wholesome, tasty scorching meals.

They got here up with the concept of setting up Buddha bowls, based mostly across the Korean idea, specializing in offering the essential macronutrients wanted for a balanced and nutritious diet.

Nonetheless, in a bid to supply one thing distinctive, Seoul Bowl presents bowls that includes completely different cuisines from around the globe.

Cocoa by Ali, Market Avenue, Leicester – opened August

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Promising an expertise not obtainable outdoors of London, Cocoa by Ali opened on the finish of August.

It was opened by former Nice British Bake Off contestant, and College of Leicester graduate, Ali Imdad.

The menu options a wide range of dishes, from Indian-inspired hen tikka mac ‘n’ cheese to Korean-inspired fiery hen and waffles. In line with Ali, although, probably the most well-known dish is the brioche baked toast, which is crammed with cream cheese to offer the sweetness an ideal tart steadiness.

Craze, Allandale Street, Stoneygate, Leicester – opened August

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This dessert cafe launched on the finish of August, serving shakes and waffles, together with crepes, desserts and gelato.

It was opened by three college mates, who mixed their enterprise expertise to launch this new enterprise.

Waffles can be found with two or three toppings of your selection, from a variety together with Belgian chocolate, Oreo, banana, strawberry and Lotus Biscoff, and crepes are additionally obtainable with the same choice of toppings.

Dreamy Cow Store, Culloden Farm, Twycross – opened August

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This ice cream shop opened its doorways throughout the August financial institution vacation weekend.

It was opened by the Thorp household, who dwell on the dairy, beef and arable farm, and who’ve been making ice cream since 2007.

Clients can get pleasure from their candy deal with whereas gazing out on the surrounding countryside – in addition to on the herd of British Friesian and Dairy Shorthorn cows whose milk has been used to make the ice cream.

The recurrently altering ice cream flavours embody caramel crunch, chunky chocolate, raspberry pavlova and whisky and ginger. There’s additionally sorbets, together with blackcurrant and limoncello.

Malt Mill, Malt Mill Financial institution, Barwell – opened August

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Inside Malt Mill Espresso and Bakery

A craving for a cup of freshly floor espresso, mixed with a ardour for baking, led to retired police officer Paul Baggott and his fiancée Donna Harrison, opening this coffee shop.

In addition to espresso, made utilizing St Martin’s Friday Avenue Espresso beans, prospects can get pleasure from desserts and a “small however well-thought-out” menu that includes breakfast/brunch and lunch dishes.

When styling the espresso store, Paul made use of the eclectic combine of things he has collected over time – from indicators to furnishings, with a mixture of Victorian, Edwardian and industrial types.

Secret Backyard Cafe, Excessive Avenue, Barrow upon Soar – opened August

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First Look: The Secret Backyard cafe in Barrow upon Soar

Set again from the Excessive Avenue, this beautiful hidden cafe was opened in August by Barrow resident Katie Edwards, for whom opening an eatery was a dream come true.

She got down to present “a soothing and pleasant surroundings on the coronary heart of the group”.

The breakfast menu features a full English breakfast – with vegetarian and vegan variations obtainable, breakfast cobs, avocado on toast, a pastry choice and a youngsters breakfast.

Lunch choices embody sandwiches and rolls, toasted sandwiches, jacket potatoes and children lunchboxes.

Maison Rose, Market Place, Market Bosworth – opened August

Maison Rose in Market Bosworth
Maison Rose in Market Bosworth

This pink-hued eatery was opened in mid-August by native skilled cooks Leanne Piper and Sam Matson, who got down to provide what they describe as scrumptious, globally-inspired meals in lovely, ‘Instagrammable’ environment.

Leanne and Sam have labored collectively for various years, and after reassessing their working lives throughout the pandemic, made the choice to pursue their dream of opening a restaurant.

Diners can get pleasure from brunch between 10am and 2pm, and choices embody a cooked breakfast (obtainable in vegetarian and vegan variations) eggs benedict, eggs royale and smashed avocado and eggs.

Lunch, served from 12pm till 4pm, contains dishes reminiscent of moules mariniere, blackened Cajun hen or candy potato falafel tacos, panzanella salad and Orkney crab and prawn parfait.

Afrikana, Charles Avenue, Leicester – opened August

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This city centre restaurant launched on the finish of August.

It aimed to supply an array of meals with an African twist, together with African tradition, music and artwork as a part of the expertise.

The brand new Leicester department turned the seventh restaurant within the Afrikana group – which was established within the small Midlands city of Aldridge in 2018, by entrepreneur Omair Ali.

Handmade Brownie Firm, Coalville Market – opened September

Gavin and Zara Williams, Owners of The Handmade Brownie Company ready to welcome visitors to Newmarket.
Gavin and Zara Williams, Homeowners of The Handmade Brownie Firm able to welcome guests to Newmarket.

Positioned inside Newmarket, in Marlborough Sq., this eatery was launched by native unbiased enterprise The Handmade Brownie Company.

Clients can deal with themselves to brownies – with flavours together with chocolate orange, Kinder and Oreo – and different goodies together with rocky highway and cookies.

Breakfasts and light-weight lunches can be found, in addition to barista espresso.

Milestone Kitchen and Pantry, Previous Dalby – opened September

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Milestone Kitchen and Pantry, in Previous Dalby close to Melton Mowbray, opened within the premises previously occupied by Belvoir Brewery.

The brewery relocated to a smaller unit close by in April this yr, and the Previous Dalby web site was bought by neighbouring firm, Milestone Communications.

There is a vary of food and drinks obtainable, suited to those that need to merely ‘seize and go’ in addition to prospects who need to sit and calm down for an hour or two.

In addition to with the ability to get pleasure from food and drinks within the cafe, prospects can even decide up gadgets from the pantry.

Starbucks, Fosse Park – opened September

Starbucks at Fosse Park
Starbucks at Fosse Park

Espresso chain Starbucks opened at Fosse Park in September, in a unit within the Fosse Park West automobile park.

The shop has a recent design, providing prospects the chance to get pleasure from a cup of espresso and calm down with the comfy seating and free wi-fi.

Wok Indo, Highcross, Leicester – opened September

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Highcross welcomed family-run restaurant Wok Indo in September.

Specializing in Indo-Chinese language meals, Wok Indo – which was launched by husband and spouse duo Illesh and Reenku Amlani in March 2017 – already had a department in Belgrave Street within the metropolis, so was identified to many diners.

The restaurant has seating for 48 diners, with each indoor and out of doors tables. An a la carte menu is out there, along with a brand new ‘wok field’ providing.

Bombay Burger, Belvoir Avenue, Leicester – opened September

Bombay Burger in Belvoir Street

Within the unit previously occupied by Bombay Bites, Bombay Burger opened in September, giving prospects the prospect to get pleasure from one of many spicy ‘Bombay Choose’ burgers or construct their very own burger.

Bombay Choose burgers embody the Bombay Home Particular, comprising a 4oz gourmand do-it-yourself lamb patty, tandoori hen, onion bhaji and Indian salsa, served in a brioche bun. Different choices embody the Sultani Rooster Tikka, made with 24 hour marinated hen tikka, aloo fritter, fried onion and Indian salsa in a brioche bun.

Grounded Kitchen, Fosse Park – opened September

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The brand new Grounded Kitchen within the new Meals Courtroom at Fosse Park

This Leicestershire model launched its flagship department at Fosse Park in September.

It is a vivid, vibrant area, with lovely particulars together with a crane mural on the again wall, and a big synthetic Acacia tree close to the entrance of the shop.

House of the nourish bowl, Grounded Kitchen presents Korean-inspired, nutrient-rich meals, natural Japanese teas, freshly ready quenchers and smoothie bowls.

Itsu, Fosse Park – opened September

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Itsu, the Asian-inspired restaurant chain, launched its first Midlands department contained in the procuring park’s revamped meals court docket in September.

It’s a vivid and welcoming area, which, in response to the corporate, has been impressed by Japanese structure.

The menu of wholesome, Asian-inspired meals contains sushi, gyoza, rice bowls and noodle bowls, with many plant-based choices and most dishes beneath 500 energy.

As with all Itsu branches, the meals will probably be freshly made every day, with no frozen or pre-prepared substances used. As well as, meals is just steamed, by no means fried.

BOx KITCHEN, Leicester Street Mountsorrel – opened October

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This coffee shop launched in October, providing health-focused brunch and lunch choices, alongside coffees and smoothies.

It was opened by husband and spouse Ainsley and Anne-Marie Neckles, who’re the house owners of boutique boxing studio BOx.

Clients can get pleasure from 200 Levels’ espresso, protein smoothies and well being pictures, together with meals reminiscent of protein pancakes, smashed avocado with artisan bread, buddha packing containers and in a single day oats.

Nando’s, Fosse Park – opened October

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Quick meals chain Nando’s opened its new Meals Central restaurant, with seating for 122 individuals inside and 28 individuals outdoors.

Diners can get pleasure from menu gadgets reminiscent of hen butterfly, hen wings, grilled hen wrap or grilled hen burger.

There is a choice of dishes for diners who’re vegetarian or vegan, together with a ‘beanie’ wrap, pitta or burger (vegetarian) and ‘The Nice Imitator’ wrap or burger, constructed from pea protein (vegan).

Chopstix, Gallowtree Gate, Leicester – opened October

Pan-Asian noodle chain Chopstix launched its new Leicester restaurant in October.

Chopstix says it goals to ship a ‘quicker, brisker, tastier different to the excessive road’.

Clients merely select their measurement of field, from small, medium or massive, then select their base (vegetable noodles, egg fried rice or skinny rice, which is made with cauliflower) earlier than choosing their toppings.

These embody Salt ‘N’ Pepper Rooster, Caramel Drizzle Rooster, Rooster Katsu Curry and Pumpkin Katsu Curry.

Saints of Mokha, Belvoir Avenue, Leicester – opened November

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Saints of Mokha’s new espresso store in Belvoir Avenue Leicester

In November, Saints of Mokha’s new metropolis centre espresso home opened, changed the unique, smaller Saints of Mokha in Evington Street, which was opened by proprietor Omar Sacranie in 2016, when he was simply 18 years outdated.

The brand new espresso home is vivid and spacious, with an city, industrial really feel – tables and chairs are constructed from wooden and concrete breeze blocks.

There’s round 20 spots the place prospects can sit and calm down with their fresh-brewed espresso, maybe nibble on a cake or check out one of many dishes from the brand new menu. Nearly all of seating is up on the mezzanine ground

The Eating Room, Haymarket Purchasing Centre, Leicester – opened November

Jacqui Bellamy, Wayne and Pippa Costello at The Dining Room
Jacqui Bellamy, Wayne and Pippa Costello at The Eating Room

Serving do-it-yourself meals together with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, The Dining Room opened within the Haymarket in November.

It was opened by house owners Pippa and Wayne Costello, who work within the café alongside three part-time workers and two Saturday workers.

Meals obtainable contains breakfast and lunchtime choices reminiscent of hen casserole, paninis, baked potatoes, scampi and chips, salad bowls and grazing plates. There’s additionally a Little Folks menu for kids.

Chaiiwala, Fosse Park – opened November

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Indian tea room Chaiiwala opened inside Meals Central in November.

Independent brand Chaiiwala launched in Leicester in 2015, and is thought for its distinctive karak chaii – a easy and creamy Indian-style tea, infused with spices.

The Fosse Park department appears to be like vivid and welcoming, with atmospheric lighting, numerous greenery, and an enormous image of the Taj Mahal on the wall.

Black Iron Social at The Gresham, Market Avenue, Leicester – opened November

Black Iron Social
Black Iron Social

This fashionable restaurant, at new growth The Gresham, welcomed its first prospects initially of November.

Black Iron Social serves aparthotel company in addition to being open to the general public seven days per week, from 7am till late, providing breakfast, brunch, bar snacks and dinner, in addition to a choice of handpicked wines, drinks and cocktails

The a la carte menu contains small plates reminiscent of shaved kohlrabi, curry cured salmon and salt and pepper squid; mains reminiscent of butter roasted sirloin, herb crusted hake and miso glazed aubergine.

Olivia’s Espresso and Bakery, the Outwoods, Woodhouse Eaves – opened November

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Olivia’s Espresso and Bakery opened within the new customer centre on the historic woodland in November.

Proprietor José Diaz opened Olivia’s in Market Avenue, in Loughborough city centre, in 2018, and it has since turn into well-known within the space.

The brand new Outwoods cafe offers prospects with the identical meals, together with a variety of pastries and baked items, from cookies to cinnamon rolls – all of that are do-it-yourself.

Istanbul BBQ Kitchen, Market Bosworth – opened November

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This Turkish restaurant and takeaway opened in Market Bosworth on the finish of November.

The restaurant was opened by the Caglar household, who even have an Istanbul BBQ Kitchen in Barrow upon Soar, close to Loughborough.

They’re aiming to supply diners a wide array of Turkish meals, together with their speciality of genuine Turkish kebabs, that are cooked on an indoor barbecue.

Fur and Feather, Melton Mowbray Market – opened November

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Following a dramatic transformation, a former poultry shed at Melton Market opened as a gin distillery and chic cocktail bar, Fur and Feather.

The unit at Melton Mowbray Livestock Market is now dwelling to Brentingby Gin’s distillery, together with its newly-created cocktail bar, Fur and Feather.

Brentingby Gin was launched by South African-born proprietor Bruce Midgely in 2018, within the Leicestershire hamlet of Brentingby. Following the success of the model over the past three years, Bruce determined it was time to maneuver to a bigger area close by – and the market unit, in a busier location, completely fitted the invoice.

Zoka, Queens Street, Clarendon Park, Leicester – opened November

Zoka is opening in Queens Road
Zoka is opening in Queens Street

This Japanese takeaway opened on the finish of November throughout the Depraved burger joint.

In line with the crew behind the model, Zoka was developed to create a group targeted on private well being, wellness and connection.

Zoka launched with a taster menu of Japanese/Asian-inspired macro bowls, with additional merchandise to be added at a later date. Every little thing is freshly made in-house, from scratch.

Oshen Poke, Queens Street, Clarendon Park, Leicester – opened December

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Changing the previous Minus 14 dessert parlour, this poke bowl eatery opened initially of December.

Diners visting Oshen Poke can select a base of both sushi rice or seasonal blended salad, adopted by one in all 4 proteins – tuna, salmon, teriyaki hen or roasted honey and sesame tofu.

You may then add various completely different toppings reminiscent of mango salsa, avocado, pineapple, smoked carrots, pickled ginger, onions and cucumber, wakame and edamame, earlier than ending off your bowl with do-it-yourself sauces and garnishes reminiscent of recent pink chilli, spring onions, crispy shallots, coconut flakes or nori flakes.

By Dochee, Granby Avenue, Leicester – opened December

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Dessert store By Dochee launched in Granby Avenue initially of the month, providing an indulgent choice of cheesecakes on sticks, topped doughnuts and croisnuts (a cross between a croissant and a doughnut).

Doughnuts vary from traditional to ‘overloaded’ – that are completed with a wide range of completely different toppings, and in response to Frankfurt-born proprietor Marko Habus, are massively well-liked development from Germany.

In addition to doughnuts, there’s croisnuts – which appear like a doughnut however have the buttery, flaky texture of a croissant – and cheesecake slices, offered on a stick.

You may anticipate to see toppings reminiscent of Smarties, Equipment Kat fingers, nuts, fruit, Jaffa Truffles, Oreos and Biscoff biscuits.

+263, Highcross Avenue, Leicester – opened December

+263 has been opened by chef Keith Sadomba
+263 has been opened by chef Keith Sadomba

Aiming to make effective eating accessible to all, +263 was launched initially of December by completed chef Keith Sadomba.

Keith takes benefit of the huge array of fruit and greens obtainable at Leicester Marketplace for his primarily plant-based menu, the place he will get inventive with the veggies.

Each Thursday, there’s a blind taster menu, which is £28 for 5 programs, then Friday and Saturday, there may be an eight course taster menu priced at £35.

CUPP Bubble Tea, East Gates, Leicester – opened December

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This UK bubble tea model launched its Leicester department initially of December.

Aiming to set itself other than different bubble tea operators, CUPP is described as a premium bubble tea model with an emphasis on being wholesome through the use of actual fruit and high quality substances.

There’s all kinds of teas obtainable on the menu, reminiscent of milk teas together with coconut milk tea and strawberry milk tea, fruit teas together with lemon tea and grapefruit tea, and matcha teas together with strawberry matcha and rose matcha.

Slamburger, Granby Avenue, Leicester – opened December

Slamburger in Granby Street
Slamburger in Granby Avenue

New metropolis centre burger joint Slamburger has opened in Granby Avenue.

It serves 100 per cent Halal meals, and goals to supply a family-friendly surroundings, full with youngsters’s nook with actions.

The menu contains traditional burger staples reminiscent of a Cheeseburger, Fish Burger and Rooster Burger, and grilled burgers (Woopers), together with a beef, hen, or blended possibility.

The gourmand burgers embody a Huge Slam with two beef patties; a fair larger Mega Slam; a Huge Slam Piri Piri hen burger, and a Fillet Tower, which features a breaded hen fillet and a hash brown.

Cafe Clo, Fosse Park – opened December

The new Cafe Clo
The brand new Cafe Clo

Cafe Clo opened inside Flannels initially of December.

It serves a recent European menu with influences from throughout the globe that customers can get pleasure from from daybreak till nightfall.

Aiming to supply the right enjoyable escape for customers, the brand new restaurant has environment impressed by Parisian decor, that includes vintage brass, heat leathers, marbles and wealthy colors.

Isha Patisserie, Fosse Park – opened December

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This family-run patisserie has simply opened its first department, in Fosse Park’s Meals Central.

Isha Patisserie goals to supply an thrilling new idea with vibrant and progressive dishes, with a deal with top quality desserts of all varieties, made utilizing domestically sourced substances.

The brand new eatery is unfold over two flooring, with the patisserie counter and kitchen on the bottom ground, and a seating space upstairs.

The house owners’ Fijian background has offered the inspiration for the look of the patisserie, which is vivid and vibrant, with numerous flowers and greenery including to the enchantment.

Indian Candy Field, Oadby – opened December

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This new store, promoting greater than 20 sorts of Indian sweets, opened in December.

It was launched by 4 mates who say they need to present prospects with a contemporary tackle a conventional store, enabling each technology and tradition to get pleasure from Indian sweets, snacks and savouries, as they did after they had been rising up.

The store has a wide array of Indian sweets, together with Snickers and Equipment Kat-flavoured varieties, in addition to loads of savoury choices reminiscent of samosas, pakoras and parathas, that are conventional Punjabi stuffed chappatis.

Rustic Kitchen and Deli, Mountsorrel – opened December

Rustic Kitchen & Deli, Mountsorrel.
Rustic Kitchen & Deli, Mountsorrel.

This new county cafe has been launched by native lockdown enterprise Rustic Kitchen and Deli.

Housed in a listed constructing within the coronary heart of Mountsorrel, the house owners hope the cafe will turn into a “vacation spot venue” the place family and friends meet as much as get pleasure from wonderful food and drinks.

Diners can get pleasure from gadgets from the all day brunch menu (obtainable 9am till 3pm) the new toasties menu (obtainable 12pm till 3pm) and the lunch menu (obtainable 12pm till 3pm). There’s additionally a takeaway menu that includes scorching breakfast cobs, which can be found till 12pm.

The deli facet of the enterprise additionally allows you to buy meals made by artisan producers throughout the UK.

Rustic Kitchen and Deli was arrange throughout the first lockdown, in early 2020, by skilled cooks Lee Harding and Tom Bower.

Fattoush, Fosse Park – opened December

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This city Lebanese restaurant opened its doorways in December.

Fattoush was began earlier this yr by three mates, and medics, who fell in love with Lebanese delicacies throughout a visit to Lebanon in 2019 then began their very own delivery-only outlet in Evington Street within the metropolis.

Now, diners can sit down and revel in meals reminiscent of Lebanese lentil soup, hummus and falafel, and traditional Lebanese salads together with fattoush (after which the model is called) and tabouleh. You may add extras to the salads, together with beef, hen, tofu, halloumi or falafel.

Guests will discover numerous greenery across the restaurant, together with a powerful ground to ceiling wall coated in 3D patterns, and large chandeliers within the form of inverted tagines.

JB Kitchen, Lambourne Street, Birstall – opened December

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Meals supply enterprise JB Kitchen has simply opened its first restaurant, serving freshly-made, top-quality meals utilizing substances from native producers.

JB Kitchen was began throughout lockdown in April 2020, by skilled chef Jordan Brady, who had been furloughed from his function as govt chef at a neighborhood pub firm.

Jordan arrange JB Kitchen to each maintain him occupied and to assist out individuals in his local people, who had been struggling to purchase the necessities reminiscent of flour, bread, milk, eggs and pasta on the native supermarkets.

He was quickly delivering to a whole lot of consumers throughout the county each per week throughout – from Sunday roasts to Mexican feasts – all ready in his dwelling kitchen.

Now, prospects can get pleasure from his meals in a restaurant setting.

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