Located in the pretty Silver Arcade in the middle of Leicester, Bryter Moon – previously known as Deli Flavour and still run by the same team – is a stunning place to stop for a bite to eat, or to pick up some high quality food and drink that you won’t find in any supermarket. The produce on sale here – much of it locally sourced – will satisfy even the most picky connoisseur.
Bryter Moon’s sister outlet on Allandale Road in Leicester’s Stoneygate area has been named one of the 50 best delis in the country by The Independent. This larger version in Silver Arcade is, if anything, even better. Inside you’ll find speciality breads, antipasti, cheeses, speciality meats, chutneys and jams, amazing nibbles, curry sauces and spices, gourmet chocolates, oils and vinegars and superb homemade cakes. There’s also a fine array of beers and ciders.
Meanwhile, the seating area is stylish but feels completely relaxed, containing a pleasing jumble of furniture. It’s a great place to chill out with a freshly-ground coffee and homemade cake (or maybe a local craft beer and a delightful deli wrap, sandwich, bagel or salad… the list goes on), as you contemplate what shopping to do next. As you admire the view, it’s clear that you’re in an independent deli rather than a chain, which undoubtedly adds to its appeal.