Leeds: For lovers of art who are visiting Leeds, this will probably top your where to eat in Leeds priority list. An incredibly distinctive, art-inspired restaurant The Man Behind The Curtain is undoubtedly one of the most original restaurants in the city and a must-see for the décor alone. The restaurant offers multi-course tasting menus that complement the surroundings delightfully.
Leeds: Another one for fans of fantastic Asian cuisine, Aagrah in Leeds is part of a family business established by Mohammed Sabir in 1977, and which has been serving authentic Kashmiri cuisine of the highest order ever since. Aagrah is famed in Leeds and throughout Yorkshire for its food and service standards. Family members manage each restaurant, guaranteeing superior culinary standards, great service, and a wide range of cuisine and drinks, which is constantly updated.
Kayal specialises in the authentic seafood cuisine of the Indian State of Kerala. The quality of its cuisine has been highlighted on BBC One’s popular culinary review, Len & Ainsley’s Big Food Adventure, and the dedication to and passion for good food of its chefs have made it a favourite with all diners. The proof of the standards at Kayal is evident in a string of awards and honours for its cuisine, making it last but by no means least on our roundup of the best places to eat in Leicester.
Lilu- PASSIONATE about their ingredients, using only the finest local produce, Lilu is a modern Indian fine dining establishment in the heart of Leicester. The quality of the cuisine at Lilu is superb. Indeed, head chef Amardeep Singh Anand has featured in The Great British Cookbook and was voted Asian Chef of the Year in 2012. With its contemporary setting, relaxed atmosphere and award-winning food, a memorable night is guaranteed at Lilu.
North Bar and Kitchen was established by good friends Sally Davies and chef patron Joanna Betts in February 2015. Together, Sally, Joanna and their team have made North Bar and Kitchen a landmark in local dining, and one of the best places to eat in Leicester. The friends’ love of local culture is emphasised by the decision to take their trading name from the historic ‘H. North Purveyors’ sign on the corner of the refurbished building in which their restaurant is situated.
Maiyango is a Leicester restaurant that offers a truly distinctive dining experience. The decor alone transports the diner to a special place, creating an exotically-hued yet gorgeously intimate atmosphere to compliment the amazing menus. Using the freshest ingredients from a stable of trusted local suppliers, the chefs at Maiyango create dishes inspired by a full, globe-spanning palette of international culinary traditions.
The White Peacock- Starting us off on our tour of Leicester restaurants is this independently owned establishment, headed by chef patron Phillip Sharpe. The White Peacock is undoubtedly one of the best places to eat in Leicester. Diners can choose from a range of beautifully prepared international cuisine, complimented by fine wines and cocktails, with exemplary service fully the equal of the food-and-drink offering.
Cail Bruich has a relaxed fine dining experience that is unique to Glasgow, with food that is seasonal, inspirational, and above all, delicious, prepared using the freshest seasonal British produce. The cuisine is paired with a wine list that lists small, exclusive producers, part of a drinks menu that includes premium Scottish spirits, botanicals and tonics, as well as select Scottish craft ales.
Since opening in 1998, Gamba has been the Glasgow destination of choice for fresh, expertly prepared seafood. Winner of the 2015 Seafood Restaurant of the Year Award and recipient of two AA Rosettes for over 17 years, Gamba, under chef patron Derek Marshall, never fails to impress with its menus of classic French cuisine, delivered with an Asian twist.
The Buttery is one of the best known restaurants in Scotland, and a true Glaswegian institution. The Buttery came under the ownership of the Two Fat Ladies Glasgowchain in 2007, and retained its distinctive atmosphere, which exudes a relaxed, old-school feel. Menus here are full of the quality cuisine that The Buttery is renowned for, with the seafood and produced prepared with a distinctively Scottish respect and skill.