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Open since 1976, and still owned by the same family, Bobby's had a major refurbishment in the summer of 2018, re-opening with a new look and some new dishes (all still vegetarian, of course!)

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Incredible Indian street food” has been enjoyed at this Gujarati vegetarian fixture on Leicester’s ‘Golden Mile’ since 1976, when it was opened by the late Bhagwanjibhai and Manglaben Lakhani. Now run by their son Dharmesh, it has been refurbished taking inspiration from the classic Bollywood film ‘Bobby’, the source of its name.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “longstanding vegetarian” was one of the first Gujarati canteens on Leicester’s ‘Golden Mile’, founded by the late couple Bhagwanjibhai and Manglaben Lakhani in 1976 and named after a hit Bollywood film of the era (and is still family-run). It’s always been a bit of an uneven performer, regularly inspiring dud reports, but equally consistently pleasing fans who feel “it always delivers great-tasting food”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This 45-year veteran of “Leicester’s Golden Mile”, one of the first Gujarati canteens to open in the city, serves “great vegetarian food, with lots of options”. Still run by the second generation of the founding Lakhani family, it has been smartened up and now has a deli alongside its sweet shop. Co-owner Enna Lakhani spent lockdown compiling and publishing a book of her late mother-in-law’s recipes.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

You “always can depend on excellent vegetarian food” (of a Gujarati bent) at this affordable sweet shop and canteen: a fixture on the Golden Mile since way back in 1976 – though it’s somewhat spruced-up these days, and the menu has taken into account modern healthy-eating trends (sadly the founder, Bhagwanji Lakhani, passed away in 2017).

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154-156 Belgrave Rd, Leicester, LE4 5AT

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
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Bobby’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bobby’s Restaurant in LE4, Leicester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bobby’s restaurant.
Robert K
Food all fine. Ordered too much and enjoye...
Reviewed 4 months, 15 days ago

"Food all fine. Ordered too much and enjoyed it all. A rough and ready restaurant in a nondescript location on the Belgrave Road. Staff all lovely. "

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Prices

Starter Main Pudding
£2.50 £5.80 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £13.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 10.00%
154-156 Belgrave Rd, Leicester, LE4 5AT
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑10 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday11 am‑10 pm
Thursday11 am‑10 pm
Friday11 am‑10 pm
Saturday10 am‑10 pm
Sunday10 am‑10 pm

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