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Ruth is a communications professional and freelance writer. Her writing reflects her adventures as a foodie, travel addict and arts festival aficionado. She’s traversed Leicestershire and Rutland reviewing restaurants for Food & Drink Guides and writes uber-local blog Clarendon Spark.

Feature: Castle Inn

Can you think of any two-word phrase more deliciously inviting than “micro pub”? Didn’t think so. The good news is that a new micro...

Feature: Prana Cafe

Do you fancy drinking great coffee and eating tasty, healthy food in a stunning Grade II Listed building? Then rejoice! Because the former Barclays...

Feature: The Pantry

“I go to Leicester market every morning and take my inspiration for that day’s menu from whatever catches my eye,” says Arti Chudasama.  Arti is...

Feature: Herb

There’s a delicious little haven of vibrant colour, exotic spices and fragrant cuisine just waiting to be discovered. And guess what? It’s on Granby...

Feature: Cue

“We freshly prepare 95% of our food in-house”, Feroza Bham, founder of Cue, tells me. “From brining the pastrami for seven days before smoking...

The Great Central Guide to: Stoneygate

Described by one local business owner as “the Primrose Hill of Leicester,” Stoneygate is a rather refined area of town two miles south of...

The Great Central Guide To: The Cultural Quarter

Leicester’s Cultural Quarter has seen more change than just about anywhere else in the city. During the industrial revolution, this part of town was...

Feature: Lilu

Lilu is an innovative Indian restaurant in the heart of Leicester. The pioneering fusion menu showcases ingredients as unusual as ostrich, guinea fowl and...

The Great Central Guide To: The Lanes

Nestled between fashionable St Martin’s Square and the tourist hotspot of the Cathedral district is The Lanes. A stone’s throw from the Clock Tower,...

Interview: Lucy Porter

“Leicester is pretty special to me,” Lucy Porter tells me. “My first boyfriend came from Leicester, I have had many of the best curries...