Are you planning a visit to Leicester for an event at Leicester Academy? Well whatever you do, don’t forget to eat something before you head out for the evening.
Not sure where you can eat near Leicester Academy? We’ve rounded up some of the best local restaurants nearby, so you can make a speedier choice while still finding somewhere great.
Our picks are based on a few different criteria. Not only have we chosen places that are within easy reach of the venue, but we’ve also whittled down the nearby choices to the best rated restaurants of the lot, so you can be sure you’re getting the nicest meal, while still being close enough to Leicester Academy to make it super convenient for you to travel there.
We’ve also aimed for as wide a selection of cuisines as possible, whether you’re a meat-eater, a vegetarian, a vegan or just someone who likes to experiment with the kinds of places they eat. So whatever it is you’re looking to eat before you go to your event at the Leicester Academy, we’re confident that you’re you’re bound to find a Leicester restaurant you like in this list.
This award-winning Indian restaurant is a 20 minute walk from Leicester Academy, or if you don’t fancy the legwork you can get there in a taxi in just five minutes. Sentur, the founder of Santhi restaurant, has spent 20 years tasting and learning about the authentic Indian food he and his team of chefs prepare there. There are a whole load of vegetarian mains to choose from, as well as chicken, lamb, fish and squid. Pick rice, chapatti, naan or noodles to go with your dish.
A ten minute walk or a three minute drive from the Leicester Academy is this simple but stylish Italian restaurant. With a paired down menu featuring chicken, fish, lamb or beef, it’s very heavy on the meat. But there are some vegetarian options as well when it comes to the pasta dishes.
Sometimes nothing but a grill will do, and where better to get a great grill than a restaurant that specialises in just that. 1573 Bar and Grill is cosy and inviting, full of dark wood, fairy lights and wonderful smells. Although there’s a lot of meat on the menu, as you’d expect, vegetarians are very well served here too. You can visit for a quick lunch, or take your time over a long dinner before you head over to the Leicester Academy. The venue is a little far to walk at just under half an hour away, but a taxi will get you there in just five minutes.
Traditional Spanish tapas in the heart of Leicester, who’d have thought it? But here at Barceloneta you can share a whole load of delicious authentic Spanish food with friends ahead of going to an event at the Academy. The menu has a whole meat-free section, as well as a meat section and a seafood section, so veggies, carnivores and pescatarians can all find plenty to choose from. It’s also very well priced for the quality of the food, another thing that makes it very popular with the customers who recommend it. For us, the fact that it’s ten minutes’ walk from Leicester Academy makes it an excellent choice for pre-gig food.
11 minutes’ walk from the Leicester Academy is Boo, a hamburger place that prides itself on hand-crafted food. None of your mass produced fast food here, the burgers at Boo are picture perfect and ready for their close-up. And according to their customers the food is extremely tasty too, whether you go for one of the meat options or opt for a halloumi substitute. Not only does Boo serve American style burgers in the most authentic form possible, but they also want people to feel like they can come and hang out there, so it’s safe to say it’s a good place to gather before you head to an event with friends.
Herb is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant that specialises in Kerala herbal cuisine. If you’re looking for something incredibly healthy to eat before you go to an event, but you want to make it feel like a special dining experience, Herb is the place to go. Everything that’s fried is done so in coconut oil, and the food is full of herbs and spices, so although it’s probably the healthiest restaurant in Leicester you’ll definitely still feel like you’re treating yourself with beautifully cooked tasty food. And if the 20 minute walk from Herb to Leicester Academy phases you, you can get there in a taxi in just five minutes.