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Leicester Restaurant Week Confirmed to Return in 2022 with Delicious Deals for City Diners

Leicester Restaurant Week Confirmed to Return in 2022 with Delicious Deals for City Diners

Knives and forks at the ready! BID Leicester has today (Wednesday 10 August) confirmed that Leicester Restaurant Week will return to the city this autumn with a feast of deals on offer.

Scheduled to take place 17 – 23 October, the event will shine a spotlight on some of the best eateries in Leicester giving locals and visitors alike the opportunity to try somewhere new, or an excuse to head back to their favourite dining spot.

This October, diners will once again have the chance to sample the city’s foodie scene as participating restaurants will offer an exclusive deal, for one week only. Price points will be fixed at £5, £10, £15 and £20 with menus available across brunch, lunch and dinner, giving people the chance to try a variety of new venues and dishes without breaking the bank.

A hugely popular and successful concept in other key cities throughout the UK such as Newcastle, London and York, Restaurant Week gives businesses the chance to showcase an exclusive menu, or be creative and offer something new to customers for the duration of the week.

More than 2,600 vouchers were downloaded by hungry patrons during the inaugural Leicester Restaurant Week in 2021, with exclusive menus available at 30 businesses – some of which were fully booked as diners clamoured to make the most of limited-time offers.

Restaurants already confirmed to return with deals this year include Sonrisa, Giggling Squid, Knight & Garter and The Rutland & Derby, with many more to be announced – including some new names making their first Leicester Restaurant Week appearance.

Organised by BID Leicester, Leicester Restaurant Week was set up to encourage people to support hospitality businesses in the city whilst giving them the chance to try somewhere new. The timing of the event during October half-term makes it an affordable way for families and friends to dine out together, and the range of offers is designed to entice foodies back to the city more than once.

BID Director, Simon Jenner, commented:

“We are delighted to be bringing Leicester Restaurant Week back for a second year. Last year’s event received great feedback from businesses and customers alike, showing a well-deserved boost in trade for our hospitality sector.”

“There will be even more great restaurants taking part this year, including some of the exciting new openings since last year’s event. Leicester is lucky to have a vibrant and diverse dining scene – Restaurant Week is a celebration of all these businesses that draw people in and enhance their experience of the city. The mouth-watering range of offers will be the perfect excuse for residents, workers and visitors to dine out this October.”

Sam Hagger, founder of The Beautiful Pubs Collective, had two venues take part in last year’s Restaurant Week.

“Our Restaurant Week menus at Knight & Garter and The Rutland & Derby were really popular last year,” commented Sam. “We saw a great uplift in trade throughout the week in both venues, with both existing and new guests keen to make the most of us offering something a little different that is not available at any other time of year.”

“I’d recommend any business owner to get in touch with the BID and get involved this year. Restaurant Week is a chance to get creative and showcase the best of your venue, knowing that you have the support of a wider marketing campaign to help drive awareness. It’s a great way to attract new guests through your doors and show them what you have to offer whilst encouraging additional regulars to join you for an incremental visit!"

Applications are now open for businesses to take part. If you’re a restauranteur or business owner who would like to get involved in Leicester Restaurant Week, please email:

Save the Date: Leicester Restaurant Week will run throughout the city from Monday 17 – Sunday 23 October 2022. Full details of all the venues involved and those all-important, mouth-watering menus will be available in September.

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