Leicester’s restaurant scene is non-stop and Mowgli is set to open its doors in St Martins Square on 12 August. Owners have also now announced that they will partner with local charity, Rainbows, when they open.

Founded by Barrister and Food writer, Nisha Katona MBE, Mowgli stepped onto the foodie scene in 2014, but Leicester was always in the plans. “Leicester was the place to which we travelled on a family day out to buy bright plastic mugs, mad floral melamine plates, spices, incense and Indian vegetables. It was the bright lights big city in terms of Indian food.

In St Martin’s Square Mowgli has found the perfect location; a quirky, cool and bohemian district. In their other restaurants they have swings for seating and the Leicester restaurant looks set to be just as creatively designed. “We welcome our guests as if they’ve just stepped into our living room. It’s not a hushed dining experience, it’s all about the smash and grab of addictive flavours”.

Mowgli now has two sites in its home city Liverpool, and two in Manchester, alongside one in Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford and Sheffield. Boasting a fresh and fuss free home kitchen, the Mowgli experience features an extensive vegan menu of Indian food, pared back and unplugged. “Our food is fresh, light, delicate and extremely healthy which are not words the UK would ever associate with “curry”. The selection of dishes feed that yearning Indians have for bright intense rich flavours.”

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In each of their restaurants Mowgli partners with a chosen charity and in Leicester they’ve selected Rainbows. There will be a discretionary £1 donation added to each bill which will go straight to the charity.

To find out more about Mowgli and check out the menu visit the Mowgli website.