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Eating out in Leicester for £15
Get some wonderful grub in Leicester for under £15
Students are always strapped for cash. But there's no need to go hungry and eat cold baked beans from the tin. Below are places which offer a great meal for under £15
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Leicestershire is home to all types of food from English to Caribbean to Chinese, you can the lot here!

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Asian/Oriental Food:

257 Melton Road
Tel: 0116 261 1331
Located at the top end of the Melton Road, it has a vast menu that is reasonably priced. Ashoka’s most popular dishes include chicken curry, lamb dupiaza with fried onions, lamb bhuna and lamb rogan with fried tomatoes and garlic. These dishes will set you back a fiver at the most. There’s also free home delivery within five miles for all orders over £15 and a 10% discount on all orders collected.

Chaat House
108 Belgrave Road
Tel: 0116 266 0513
Wonderful masala dosas and other snacks are lovingly offered up to visiting patrons. The Chaat House was visited by the legendary cricket captain Kapil Dev and his team when they were on tour.

The Curry House
64 London Road
Tel: 0116 255 0688
A curry house with good value meals. Just up the road from the railway station on London Road.

Laguna Tandoori
77 Narborough Road
Tel: 0116 254 9133
On the Narborough Road and easy to find as it’s in the centre of Studentville.

Noodle Bar
The Noodle Bar on St Nicholas Place

Noodle Bar
1 St Nicholas Place
Tel: 0116 262 9029
Compact new Chinese restaurant. Tasty, huge meals for around a fiver including Singapore noodles and satay chicken. An excellent view of the edge of town - perfect for watching merry makers stagger into town.

Sayonara Thali
49 Belgrave Road
Tel: 0116 266 5888
This restaurant specialises in Thali meals, where several different dishes, breads and pickles are served together on large steel plates.

Shimla Pink
65-69 London Road
Tel: 0116 247 1471
The first Shimla restaurant was opened in Birmingham. Its fame has since spread across the country, gaining an excellent reputation for great food in an upmarket restaurant. Bright and cheery with a contemporary setting.

European restaurants:

Altoco Restaurant
3 St Martins Square
Tel: 0116 253 3977
Situated in St Martin’s Square close to the trendy bars. Lots of pasta and pizza dishes in a lively atmosphere with very friendly service from the staff and tends to be busy because of this.

One of the favourite dishes is fettucine al salmone - ribbons of pasta served in a sauce of smoked salmon, vodka, lemon zest cream and herbs.

Absolutely delicious and a bargain at £6.95 main meal size. Ideal restaurant for lunch and dinner, particularly if four or more people dine, as they’re currently offering to throw in a free bottle of wine.

42 Silver Street
Tel: 0116 251 3372
Situated in Leicester Lanes, this is an excellent Italian restaurant that offers inexpensive pasta and pizza dishes in an enjoyable modern setting.

Ask - one of the many eating places in Leicester

Pizzas range in price from £4.50 to £6.80 and includes delicious Poco Piccante - spicy chicken, mushrooms, roasted peppers, mozzarella and tomato.

Wines start at £2.85 a small glass, £3.60 a medium glass and £9.95 a bottle and there’s Moretti beer at £2.60 a bottle. Great service with a good atmosphere.

The Case
4-6 Hotel Street
Tel: 0116 251 7675
If you’re looking for a flashy gourmet restaurant, The Case is the place to go. The service is excellent and friendly, but as it’s rather pricey, so you may want to save it for a special night out.

The Waterfront
Westbridge Close
Tel: 0116 251 8251
Trendy continental style restaurant by the canal near to New Wharf Hall, it’s an excellent choice for Italian food. A large open restaurant area and open kitchen enable you watch chefs at work. A lively atmosphere with occasional live music.

El Aperitivo
5 Highfield Street
Tel: 0116 254 0383
A Spanish Tapas Bar just off London Road with a special tapas menu. Best of all, you can eat as much as you want
. Plenty of students obviously frequent this location as they do a great discount.

58-62 Braunstone Gate
Tel: 0116 2999 424
Loaf is both a restaurant and a bar in the popular Braunstone Gate area of town that’s close to De Montfort University and Narborough Road.

It has an established reputation for serving excellent freshly prepared food, if at a somewhat high price. You’ll have to book first to get a place.

San Carlo
38-40 Granby Street
Tel: 0116 251 9332
A well known chain of Italian restaurants across the county, it can leave you waiting for a table. But, as there’s a bar downstairs, time can be passed easily away. The quality of the food attracts the people – a great place to impress the partner or take the girlies for a night out. Live jazz at the weekends.

Millstone Lane
Tel: 0116 291 0004
This is one of Leicester’s most popular restaurants, set in an old hosiery mill. A varied menu, pleasant service and stylish decor make it a popular destination with Leicester’s sporting stars.

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