The foodie scene in Leicester is always evolving and we know it can be hard to keep up! To make it that little bit easier we’ve picked out our 5 dishes that we recommend you simply have to go and try before the month is over!
Halloumi Bites from Meatcure
Halloumi cheese in Meatcure‘s own seasoned breadcrumb, served with pickled red cabbage plus sweet chilli and blue cheese dips. Great as a starter, a sharer or on the side! These bad boys are only available as a September special so don’t miss out. These are available at all Meatcure branches in Leicester, Hinckley and Market Harborough.
Tomahawk Steak at The Cow & Plough
Steamin’ Billy’s Cow & Plough at Stoughton (on the old Farm Park) has recently launched a weekly steak night taking place every Wednesday and one of the stars of the show is their Tomahawk Steak*. The Tomahawk Steak is an on the bone rib steak, cut from the fore-rib with the entire rib bone left in. Weighing in at 38oz and priced at £55 this is pitched on the menu as a “sharing steak” (unless you’re super hungry) and comes served with huge beer battered onion rings, chunky chips and a field mushroom. We also recommend pairing it with their Bone Marrow Butter to give an extra flavour dimension to the dish. If you don’t fancy sharing the Tomahawk we also tried their Porterhouse steak (30oz with both sirloin and fillet served on the bone), which was a great alternative, being succulent and flavoured perfectly.
*The Tomahawk Steaks are limited so if you’ve got your heart set on one make sure you let them know when you book your table!
Cookie Cupems from Jones’ Cafe Bistro
How to describe Cookie Cupems? They’re literally filled cups of cookie! With the cup shaped soft cookie dough filled with a variety of flavours from Oreos to rocky road, they’re the perfect sweet treat to get you through the day! Keep your eye on Jones’ Facebook page to see their latest flavour creations. Jones’ is based on Queens Road and is open for breakfast and lunch until 2pm and from 6pm for dinner.
Cured Platter at The Cookie
Cured has re-opened at The Cookie on High Street and has certainly landed with a bang. If you ate with them when they were based at Brewdog then you’ll know the quality that’s in store, and if not then you’re in for a treat!
The platter comes in 2 sizes – small (£9.95) and large (£15.95), both of which contain all 3 of their home cures, which are Gin & Blueberry Cured Salmon, Rum & Orange Cured Duck and Bourbon & Maple Bacon. Enjoy all of that with warm sesame bread, pickle selection, apple & ginger coleslaw, potato salad, duck fat croutons and apple piccalilli (also available GF).
Pho at Pho
There’s a lot of excitement around Pho coming to Leicester and they’re due to land in the city any day now! They first opened as a street food vendor in London in 2005 after the owners had traveled around Vietnam, and now as they’ve grown they’ve stayed committed to providing fresh and authentic Vietnamese food. Pho is their signature dish and the national dish of Vietnam. It’s a steaming bowl of rice noodle soup and is perfect to warm you up as autumn settles in. You can add all sorts to your Pho from tender slow cooked brisket to tiger prawns.
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