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Another Leicester Weekend

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A June 2013 trip to Leicester by Slug

Swan and Rushes Alehouse Photo, Leicester, England More Photos
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Swan and Rushes Alehouse

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Restaurant | "Sampling Beer at the Swan and Rushes "

Swan and Rushes Alehouse Photo, Leicester, England
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As a keen Welsh rugby union fan I wasn't going to miss last weekend's Wales v England match to decide who won the 6 nations championship. As Wales whupped England 30-3, I was pleased my brother in law suggested we meet up at the Swan and Rushes Alehouse in time for the match to start. That they were hosting a curry and IPA beer weekend just added to the fun. The Swan and Rushes isn't in the best place, snuggled between two main roads on a traffic island. It's near the main hospital on the outer edge of the city centre. Most of the original buildings of this area have been pile-driven to the ground in favour of those modern disposable warehouses. Somehow the Victorian era Swan and Rushes se...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 24, 2013

Swan and Rushes Alehouse
19 Infirmary Square
Leicester, England
0116 2339167

Chef & Spice

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Restaurant | "Reasonable Leicester Curry Buffet"

Chef & Spice Photo, Leicester, England
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With my beloved being a former food hygiene inspector, buffet meals are not really our thing. The thought of having the equivalent of perhaps 80 wait staff of indeterminate hygiene standards serve food of indeterminate heat and age is not really for us. So, we weren’t exactly overjoyed when my brother-in-law suggested we meet him and a few of his homies at a new Leicester restaurant the Chef and Spice. As it was, we were impressed with the place and happily spotted wait staff ensuring that the serving bowls were clean and the food hot. As you might expect by the name, Chef and Spice sells different curries (Indian and Thai) with a couple of pizza bits if you happen to have an unadventurous...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2013

Chef & Spice
1 Andrewes Street (Hinkley Road)
Leicester LE3 5PG
0116 262 8221

Cafe Mbriki

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Restaurant | "Cafe Mbriki - great for breakfast when you're feeling ...lousy"

Cafe Mbriki Photo, Leicester, England
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OK I admit it, we had had a little too much fun the evening before and before our drive back to the wastes of West Yorkshire we needed a little sustenance and an hour or two awake before we could face the motorway. While on our Leicester wanderings on a quiet Saturday morning we spotted the oddly named Cafe Mbriki in the city centre offering breakfasts. At first I thought it must be a Polish place judging by the name, but I was quite relaxed to find a Greek Breakfast on the menu. The Mbriki actually refers to a traditional Greek coffee pot. Who knew?The building is a grade ii listed building meaning it is old and of some architectural importance, and we found it att...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2013

Cafe Mbriki
10 Carts Lane
Leicester LE1 5FL
0116 253 6213

The Orange Tree

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Restaurant | "The Central Orange Tree"

The Orange Tree Photo, Leicester, England
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Our flying visit to Leicester started with a visit to the Orange Tree in the city centre; we had driven down to the city after forgoing lunch for the benefit of a late lunchtime start, and so arrived in Leicester mid afternoon hot, thirsty and hungry. The Orange Tree was the first reasonable looking bar that we spotted serving food. My beloved was delirious that the place served fish finger sandwiches and so refused to move from the spot. We were fortunate to be able to grab one of the two outside tables and watch the world go by (a beautifully dressed Hindu wedding party as it goes) and enjoy the summer afternoon on the streets of Leicester city centre.The bar itself looked pr...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2013

The Orange Tree
99 High Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 4JB
0116 223 5256

Travelodge Leicester Central

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Hotel | "Clean, convenient and basic Leicester Travelodge"

Travelodge Leicester Central Photo, Leicester, England
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Considering we didn’t have a great deal of notice to organise our Leicester weekend meet up with my brother-in-law and his wife, the deal we got at the Leicester Central Travelodge was very good indeed; a budget busting £24 for a Friday night. The Travelodge is on the edge of the ring road meaning that most things in Leicester are within a short walk away. The rooms that face onto the ring road are a little noisy with traffic, but we were fortunate enough on our last visit to get what i would call a "city view" room of the third floor to the back of the hotel which was much quieter and allowed us to open the windows. Our room was large and modern if very basic (as is the Travel...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 28, 2013

Travelodge Leicester Central
Vaughan Way
Leicester
0871 984 6254

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