Our selection of must-try local curry houses

Great Food magazine’s recent search for Leicester’s best curry houses revealed some great restaurants.

First we narrowed down the field by conducting some word-of-mouth research, then we visited the Indian eateries that Great Food readers had recommended.

Overall winner, scoring 9 out of 10, was one of the city’s newest arrivals, Chutney Ivy (above). Click here for a full review.

Another highlight was curry pub Paddy’s Marten Dhaba (8 out of 10, pictured above both inside and out), which offers a fun and unique dining experience in an off-the-beaten-track part of the city.

Thirty-five-year-old vegetarian restaurant Bobby’s (above) on Belgrave Road also scored highly (8 out of 10) – a curry house that is as bright and cheerful as the luminous sweets behind its large glass counter.

Elsewhere, other high scorers were:

Mem-Saab (8 out of 10)
The Tiffin (8 out of 10)
Anjuna (8 out of 10)
Indigo (vegetarian – 7 out of 10)

The full set of reviews can be read in Issue 6 and Issue 7 of Great Food magazine

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.