Winners : Leicester 2007 

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POPULATION : 279,921 - 63.9% of the population describe themselves as 'white' and a huge 27.9% are from India/Bangladesh/Pakistan.

Leicester has undergone a major makeover offering you a chic and cosmopolitan city to enjoy. Visit and experience the style revolution. Leicester is a city bursting at the seams with arts, culture, festivals, attractions, shopping and food and drink. Experience a weekend away, a day out or enjoy spending time with friends and family doing something different - Leicester is a city waiting for you to explore.

Leicester and Leicestershire have a scrumptious food and drink offering - with Michelin starred restaurants, awarding-winning chefs, rural country pubs, contemporary restaurants and country tea rooms there's plenty for you all to taste and enjoy.

Most local restaurants, pubs and tea rooms use local produce whether it's locally reared meat, cheeses, vegetables, cordials or real ale you can be rest assured knowing that what you are eating is lovingly grown in Leicestershire.

Leicester is often known as the Curry Capital of Britain with good reason. Take your tastebuds on journey and visit contemporary restaurants serving a fusion of indo-chinese delicacies or head to a more traditional curry house serving the best in Indian cuisine... it's your choice how hot you dare to go. The annual Diwali celebrations attracting some 35,000 people add another dimension.

The National Space Centre was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and upon arrival you will understand why, this really is a visit that is out of this world. Visit Bosworth Battlefield, Ashby Castle, Bosworth Castle and many more exciting locations.


Leicester is possibly the only city in Britain that represents most aspects of Indian cuisine with members of the Bangladeshi, Indian, Gujurati and even Jain communities.Different part sof the city offer different styles of curry cuisine so it is the perfect place to go for a curry experience. Trip Advisor list 478 restaurants in Leicester, many of which are Indian and Yell list 140 curry restaurants. They range from the up-market MemSaab and Kayal to Curry Fever, Tiffin, Little India, Swatlands, Dakshin, Chutney Ivy, Shivali, Anjuna to the new Santhi and popular Spice Bazaar.


Four restaurants have been chosen with the help of your votes to represent Leicester for judging purposes. :

Vote for your favourite city on votecity@fedrest.com

The team voted to represent Leicester 2016 are :

Chef & Spice
Curry Fever 139 Belgrave Road Leicester LE4 0116 266 2941
Mem-Saab 59-59A Highcross Street Leicester LE1 4PG Tel 0116 253 0243 www.mem-saableics.com

Selected other Indian restaurants in Leicester : Tiffin, Kabalous, Indigo, Kayal, Memsaab, Feast India, Little India, Bobby's, Chamelee, Khyber, 4550 Miles from Delhi, Swatlands, Cuisine of India