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21 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, England
0116 255 0137
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Asian Food

What a wonderful meal.meal. Loved it. Will visit again. Delightful helpful staff. The buffet was excellent. Such a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Maggie W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a wonderful meal.meal. Loved it. Will visit again. Delightful helpful staff. The buffet was excellent. Such a reasonable price.

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Worcester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Possibly one of the best Indian meals I've had outside of India. Friendly and helpful service, in a small and tidy restaurant. We had the buffet, which had a great assortment of tasty starters and "main" dishes (spiced rather than spicy), with the waiters bringing masala dosa and other specialities to your table. We went about 6pm on a Saturday... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was the second visit for the lunch time buffet, the staff are really very helpful and the buffet offers astonishing value for money - lunch for 3 for under £20 takes me back a decade or two. There is a good choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes, I enjoyed all of them! The décor is a little tired but... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great service, always with a smile, very attentive and generous, we are always offered more rice or more curry. Food is delicious, great choice and feels so good afterwards. A few friends brought there by us made a comment that never expected vegetarian food to be so filling and delicious. Thank you Shivalli.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This restaurant has a split personality. If you go for the south Indian classics like Dosa or idli from the a la carte menu, you will get excellent dishes which are some of the best in Leicester. The dosas are nice and crisp and the potato curry is fresh and tasty. The best bit is the Mysore chutney which has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The food was lovely and they accommodated to my dietary needs, even during the buffet time! The staff were really friendly and kept asking if there was anything more we wanted. Great experience!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We've eaten here twice in recent weeks, once in a group of 40 and once with two friends. On both occasions we had the £10 buffet. It;s vegetarian but as other reviewers have commented, you really don;t miss the meat. On offer there's chat, starters and main courses to choose from. Dessert is limited to julab or ice cream. By... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Delicious tasty food. Definitely authentic. Fast service, waitors really friendly. Cannot fault the restaurant. Went because of the reviews on trip advisor.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I tried the new Xmas buffet, it is value for the price! It is one of the best in town and served with excellent service. There is wide range of freshly made dosas which waiters will serve to your table as much as you like!!.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We've eaten Shivalli's lunchtime buffet four or five times now. Each time it has been excellent. I really like the 'serve yourself' arrangement. The food is lovely. As other reviewers say, dhosas and puris are also offered to you at your table, fresh from the kitchen. Fantastic.The staff are very friendly.It is excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 255 0137

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 am

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