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Laura Hadland
All the Leicester, all the wine
All the Leicester, all the wine

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Leicester's hidden gem
Back at the beginning of 2016, I wrote a review about James' Cafe Bistro for the Leicester Mercury . I used the review as an excuse to visit a place that I'd heard a lot about but hadn't quite got round to visiting and I was so glad I did! They've made it i...

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Gray's at the Cookie and The Attic, Leicester
I've been a big fan of Gray's at the LCB Depot for a long while now. When I dropped in to see them late last year, incognito, in order to write a review for the Leicester Mercury , the service and standard of food was as high as ever. So imagine my delight ...

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Street art is coming to Leicester
Bring the Paint , Leicester's newest street art and music festival is coming to the Cultural Quarter on 27th May. There's an amazing amount of activity taking place including live art, BMX display, live music and plenty more. We attended the press launch fo...

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The Geese & Fountain
We headed out to Croxton Kerrial last week to see the Geese & Fountain receive their Pub of the Year award from the Vale of Belvoir branch of CAMRA, and while we were there we thought it would be rude not to sample the menu. This rural pub is very much a pa...

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Leicester, do you know what you are missing?
Our food and drink scene soars from high to brand new high on a seemingly weekly basis at the moment. Here's what you might be missing out on if you haven't got your ear to the ground this week! The only thing I can't help you with is being in two places at...

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Cakes of Convenience
If you've ever been to the village of Anstey, to the north west of Leicester city centre, then chances are you will have come across Peppercorns , a neat deli cafe that has been in The Nook for around 6 years now. This cafe is actually part of a small famil...

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English vineyard tours and tastings
Yesterday saw the first public tour and tasting being held at Rothley Wine Estate . The weather came good for us and it was a glorious day for our two groups to make their way around the vineyard and winery, to meet the vineyard chickens and most importantl...

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Who puts Dr Pepper on a taco?
I haven't written about Bodega since they launched their Taco Tuesday special last year, but I've been back with The Boy on a number of occasions - it's definitely one of our staple favourites in the city. Taco Tuesday offer is still in full swing, but we h...

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New beginnings, Easter events and more
Spring is in full swing in Leicester and it's yet again another fab season for foodies in the city. We've got the long awaited overhaul of the King Richard III pub opening tonight, hot on the heels of the beautiful Wygston's House opening last week with a v...

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Get in The Shed
Good news everyone! The Shed 's back! After a bit of a hiatus for a face-lift, one of Leicester's oldest independent venues has re-opened its doors. Now they have two stages, the Main Stage and the Vault. It's got some delightful features (more on those lat...
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