Exciting new restaurants coming soon to Leicester!
It is an exciting time for foodies in the city – over the last few years the culinary offerings of Leicester have been increasing in quality and quantity and show no signs of stopping.
Here are some of the restaurants that are due to open soon that we are excited about here at Leicester Life!
Pho – coming soon!
Pho was opened in Clerkenwell in London in June 2005, the first Vietnamese street food restaurant in the city. Pho is still a family-run business serving authentically prepared Vietnamese food and has expanded to Brighton, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Bristol, Liverpool and soon Leicester!
Their speciality is big bowls of noodle soup called “Pho” and they will also offer rice dishes, curries and smaller dishes like spring rolls and salads.
There is no officially opening date for Leicester yet – however, they are recruiting on their site and will be located in the Highcross.
Pho sample menu:
Crispy spring rolls served with lettuce & herbs to wrap & dip*
Homemade pork & lemongrass meatballs with lettuce & herbs to wrap & dip*
‘Spicy Green’ Pho
Tender chicken breast, morning glory, green beans, pak choi, lime & Thai basil in hot and spicy veggie broth
Spicy green mango salad topped with pork, dried shrimp & peanuts*
Banh lá dứa
Pandan pancake with roasted coconut, served with
ice cream (honey & ginger or coconut)
Bánh sô-cô-la truffle
Chocolate truffle slab served with green tea ice cream
Plukd – mid-July:
At Plukd their mission is simple – they want to serve you the best Plukin’ wings in town!!
Hot on the heels of their Wingin’ It Tour, where they have popped up across the city sharing their wings, they are opening a new takeaway restaurant on Narborough Road in mid-July.
They plan to offer the “best wings in town” – twice fried, hand-rubbed in herbs and spices and tossed in one of their signature sauces: Buffalo Soldier, Oh Carolina, Texas Ranger, Gangnam Style or Wing Sting.
You can try some of Plukd’s wares on the rest of the tour – they will be at the Rutland and Derby pub on the 5th July before their pre-launch party on the 11th July.
Plukd sample menu:
Choose how hungry you are: 10 – 25 wings
Choose a sauce
Choose whether to add fries and a drink
Choose whether to add a side (slaw, gravy, plickles, macaroni cheese)
And that’s it, enjoy!
Gourmet Burger Kitchen – scheduled to open today!
Opening today on Eastgate – near to McDonalds and Five Guys comes Gourmet Burger Kitchen (also known as GBK.)
One of the nation’s biggest burger chains finally joins the burger wars in Leicester – and I don’t think many people are complaining.
GBK offer freshly delivered and cooked beef and chicken burgers, more exotic buffalo burgers, loads of vegetarian options, a vegan option and gluten-free buns.
GBK sample menu:
Halloumi bites, mixed olives or chargrilled chicken skewers
For the main try:
Pan-fried chorizo, Red Leicester cheese, house onion ring, smoked chilli mayo, rocket, pickled onions, house relish
DIPPY HIPPY (Vegan)
Homemade & pan-fried bean patty, beetroot & mint hummus, avocado, piquillo pepper, salad, relish, sourdough bun
Try one of these on the side:
CHUNKY SKIN-ON FRIES
TRUFFLE CHEESE FRIES
Indulge in our chunky skin-on fries with truffle cheese sauce and grana padano shavings
Cabbage, spring onions, carrot, celeriac, pomegrante seeds, vinaigrette
CHARGRILLED CORN with butter
And for dessert:
Ice-cream or an Oreo Milkshake