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Popat’s Madhuri Restaurant- Leicester

  Belgrave Road in Leicester has long been celebrated for its proud Indian heritage. From sari shops to sweet shops, there is a distinct air of unpretentiousness about the family-run businesses here.     Have you heard? In the Belgrave Road restaurant world there is a new kid on the block. The restaurant formerly known as Jalsa has now been converted into a wonderfully simple pure vegetarian eatery called ‘Madhuri’. Headlined with an India-evoking deep red sign, Madhuri offers deliciously simple home-cooked food at competitive prices. From traditional Gujarati, Punjabi and South Indian cuisines to the more contemporary Indo-Chinese dishes dominating our palates, plates and menus; this restaurant offers them all. And they do it beautifully. Madhuri have a simplified menu consisting of a few dishes from each region. This is a joy to me as I have visited so many restaurants in this area which present lengthy, overcomplicated menus and leave me baffled every time. Madhuri have perfected the balance of variety and simplicity to an exceptional degree. Having sung the praises of the variety and simplicity …

Indigo- Restaurant Review

Where: Indigo pure vegetarian restaurant in Leicester (that’s lacto-vegetarian, although they also serve vegan and no onions/no garlic dishes) When: This week With Who: Two fabulous friends KO Rating: 3/10. Disappointing Menu Choice: Indian, Indo-Chinese and Italian Website I went to Indigo Vegetarian Restaurant on Melton Road in Leicester at the beginning of this week and was expecting some really great things. Sadly I was really disappointed. We were greeted immediately and shown to our table in the far corner of the restaurant. We ordered our drinks (a jug of tap water… Ha. And a Pepsi) and read through the large menu. The menu at Indigo is filled with snacky ‘fast foods’ like dosa’s, pau bhaji, bhel, chaat, samosa, pizzas and noodles. One friend decided on ‘chutney powder dosa’ which comes with a sambhar (it resembled THICK Gujarati daal and definitely not sambhar). Another decided on a spicy ‘paneer pizza’ and I opted for ‘Indigo special noodles’ (hakka noodles with mushrooms and spinach). We also shared a large ‘chilli mogo’ (cassava stir fried with green …

Mirch Masala- Leicester

Where: Mirch Masala pure vegetarian restaurant in Leicester (that’s lacto-vegetarian, although they also serve vegan and no onions/no garlic dishes) When: Late lunch today With Whom: My dear parents Value for money: 7/10. You get a heck of a lot for what you pay for Menu Choice: The restaurant prides itself on offering a wide selection of international dishes including those from; India, Italy, China and Mexico Okay, so today we went to Mirch Masala for some serious eats. I was starving (as per usual, I could have eaten a horse… HA! Just a little vegetarian joke for ya there! I’ll shut up now). We were greeted by a nice young chap who promptly showed us to our table. The restaurant was buzzing, especially for a Sunday afternoon (partially due to the large number of people doing their Diwali shopping nearby on Belgrave Road). My dad decided on the Vegetarian Hot (surprise surprise) Pizza Platter which consists of one 7inch pizza, fries and awesome eggless coleslaw. After much deliberation my mum also opted for the …