August 2019 – Prince of Punjab

Unfortunately our August visit was delayed until the end of the month due to member’s holidays etc but may I say it was well worth the wait. We are very fortunate in Leicestershire to have so many restaurants available but as you can appreciate some of those that get recommended to us have already received the ‘Leicester Curry Club treatment’. Prince of Punjab was actually found via a Tripadvisor search (other travel/restaurant platforms are available).

June 2019 – Flying Horse

This month marked the occasion of our 100th visit and review. Quite an achievement and there are still lots on the list to visit! We’ve enjoyed getting to this landmark!

There was an air of expectation for this event, and it fell to me to chose where to go. I had a couple of places in mind, but The Flying Horse in Markfield sounded good, looks nice and has excellent reviews from others.

May 2019 – Purple Garlic

We had a trip to Melton Mowbray for May’s pick of the month, and I chose to host at the second new Indian restaurant to open in the last few months, Purple Garlic. We visited the SOI in February and that was scored very well, so would serve as a good comparison. The owners also run Apurba, which is a long-time favourite in the Melton area.

April 2019 – Generous Raj

It was my turn to host the members this month and after much deliberation and checking the club rules I took the risk of re-visiting a previous best restaurant of the year, which is now under new ownership and therefore could be judged by it’s performance under the new regime. The Generous Raj is in Thurmaston village and a little bit hidden away, but not difficult to find with plenty of on street parking right outside.

March 2019 – Aylestone Spice

Our March visit (no. 99) was to a newly opened restaurant in Aylestone which is a suburb of Leicester, southwest of the city centre and not far from where Leicester City legend Gary Lineker’s life began in the game at Aylestone Park Football Club.

Aylestone Spice is a small cosy restaurant on the main Aylestone Road that serves both Indian and Bangladeshi traditional home cooked food. It seats around 24 diners and although not licensed welcomes you to take your own alcohol (BYOB)… there is a small supermarket next door should you forget.

February 2019 – SOI Melton

We headed to SOI (Spice of India) in Melton Mowbray for February. This is a sister restaurant to the Spice of India in Syston which is well known to all of the Leicester Curry Club appraisers. The Syston restaurant has over the years been consistently good so as you can imagine we were really looking forward to February’s choice.

Could it come anywhere near the standard of Syston? Have they varied the menu and have they made it different enough to travel to Melton Mowbray.

January 2019 – Saffron Ivy

The first visit of the year got off to a great start. We went to Saffron Ivy, the latest new Indian Restaurant in Syston. Handy on road parking right outside. Great evening and certainly one that will take some beating this year I’m sure. Follow the link below for the full review and score.

The Leicester Curry Club 2018 Winner

The Leicester Curry Club award night for 2018 was celebrated by a return visit to our highest scoring curry house restaurant of the year. As our avid followers will know we visit a different restaurant every month and we award points following the visit based upon our enjoyment of the meal and service predominately, but also taking into account the surroundings and the facilities.