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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: Jimmy’s Killer Prawns

If you like to look your dinner in the eye before you tuck in, a new restaurant opened on London Road this summer that's...

The Great Central Guide to: Leicester’s Beer Gardens

Sometimes, two words that are already beautiful individually become something even more special when they are combined. Chocolate fountain. Free bar. Beach holiday. A...

Castle Inn is Leicester’s Newest Micropub

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...

Prana Cafe Opens on Town Hall Square

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...