Lunching & Dining

Kuru Kuru Sushi

In Year 9 I did a project on Japan in Geography and I got a level 7. On the front cover I drew a map of Japan I traced from a book in the library and labelled all the best city names: Fukuchiyama is...


Bombay Bites

Assonance. Def. The repetition of similar or identical vowel sounds. Internal rhyming. Bombay Bites is the bomb yo! Don't let no bomb-paclaat tell you anything otherwise. They are most well known for...


Zhong Hua Snacks

Market Street and Pocklington's Walk is an interesting part of Leicester. Over the past year or so, many people have said that the area has become a bit deserted and run down, thanks to the...


Saray Mangal

In previous Leicester it's not shit installments, I've disclosed that my dad hasn't liked the place being reviewed (see Chennai Dosa). In large news flash and sensationalist journalist style,...


Crafty Burger: guest review

One of our lovely twitter followers (@liedra) offered to review Crafty Burger at St Martins for us. Which is really lovely of her. And shows that we engage with our audiences, which makes us bloody...


St. Martin's Tea & Coffee Bar

So, the vintage, twee and hipster style coffee house thing is done a lot. And some places have done it really horribly badly, specifically The Parcel Yard next to the train station; the insides of...


Sugarloaf Restaurant

This place describes itself on its website as Leicester's most happening restaurant. I disagree, since as I went it was empty but for my table. HOWEVER, it should definitely be more happening than it...


Hotel Maiyango

Inspired by the munificent, magnificent and moronic Leicester Council, directly in front of Hotel Maiyango there are currently some road works in progress. I have NEVER EVER seen a man/woman/machine...


Saffron Acres Project

Writing this post is going to bring me a lot of joy! Saffron Acres Project is one the city's best and my absolute favourite community initiative. They started as a small funded project in 2006 to try...


Tilt Coffee House

I used to really like playing pinball on my old windows 98 PC as a younger person. It had wicked graphics and you could make all the lights go cool colours if you aimed the ball right. As an old PC...


Yesim Patisserie

Going to places so it feels like you're on holiday is a bit of a theme here at Leicesteritsnotshit 'towers' (not that we have an actual physical office, we're too street and down to earth for that)....


Jones'

I said I was going to review my (as it's bloody freezing, two pairs of) socks off last night but instead I ended up going out to eat. All in the name of research, of course. And, as always, ok, as...


The Criterion

Chorizo is AMAZING! Chorizo on pizza with some garlic and chilli (The Diablo) at Criterion is the nicest pizza in the frikkin world. The Criterion pub, yes pub, a proper old school brewery pub isn't...


James' Cafe Bistro

Despite being right next to the Highcross, this place is pretty hidden in many respects but it's brilliant! I only discovered it recently when I went along with my ma and pa and was thoroughly...


Caff on the Saff

I think I like the name more than anything! What can I say, I'm a sucker for puns. Punning aside, the bacon cobs are spot on and the menu is your traditional 'caff' food of a very high quality, Ian...


La Dolce Vita

Grotty looking on the outside, the food here is fab. I mean, really really tasty. The service is good, too. It's an Italian restaurant and they definitely make up for outside appearances with the...


Mrs Bridges'

This place is cute. It has really nice breakfasts. I really love Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine (not both at the same time, that would be far too EGGStravagant) and they're both really good here....


Kebabish Original

Kebabs are iffy at the best of times, so when a place describes their food as being kebab-ish, then even those with cast iron stomachs have cause for stepping with trepidation. Despite the unfortunate...


Paddy's Marten Inn Bar and Grill

This place is a strange one. So, the first time I went was on my mum's recommendation and it was a dark and rainy night in winter. And it's on this dark and rainy road where it looks like nothing is...


Troodos Taverna

Troodos Taverna doesn't look like much from the outside. But inside it's like being on holiday! There's even a naked mermaid painted on the wall, for those of you who like to see breasts. The chap who...