Leicester is a great student city, with everything from festivals and walking tours to distilleries and historical sights to keep you busy between studies. There are also loads of great food options to suit your needs, and your wallet, so if you're looking for a place to grab a bite on the cheap, here's a few options that every student should know about!
Where to eat in Leicester
The large student population in Leicester is known for its love of McDonald's; however, the chain is just one of many options available in the city. Whether you're out on the town and need a snack or looking to sit and share a meal with friends, Leicester has several chains and local restaurants and pubs to visit. The average cost of a meal at an inexpensive restaurant in the city costs between £6 and £25, and eating out for two at a mid-range restaurant can cost up to £50.
Eat a pizza
The perfect meal to share and enjoy as a student! Find local favourites like Pizza Express and Dominoes to get your pizza fix, or grab a local bite to eat at a place like Roma Cafe Bar and Restaurant, voted one of the best on TripAdvisor for affordable pizza in Leicester.
Get a loaded burger
Combine it with a milkshake or keep it classic, the humble American-style burger is a winner in virtually every city across the country. You can find loads of diners in Leicester that serve up quick bites and affordable eats loaded with extras. For good food that won't break the bank, try Rockin' Diner, which offers big burgers and other delicious meals to Leicester's hungry student population.
Grab a curry
If you love an Indian curry with a bit of heat or have a craving for a buttery naan, try one of TripAdvisor's top-rated Indian restaurants in Leicester for affordable food, Nawaaz Indian Restaurant.
Keep it vegan
There are also loads of affordable vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants in Leicester where you can grab a bite to eat, whether you're into fast-food or healthy vegan cuisine. Indigo offers up stellar vegan food in Leicester at great prices. With over 6500 students in Leicester from around the world, there's always someone available to share a meal or an adventure with.