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Shivalli

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21 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, England
0116 255 0137
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
    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
A carnivores dream!

Confused? Well. I'm not vegetarian, but would without hesitation recommend this place. Clean and fresh tasting food, sundries to the table (bread) fresh and hot. Loved it. Simple.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Ancientmariner62
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Northampton
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Northampton
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Confused? Well. I'm not vegetarian, but would without hesitation recommend this place. Clean and fresh tasting food, sundries to the table (bread) fresh and hot. Loved it. Simple.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A hidden gem on Welford Rd. Best Indian food (& I've had loads) ever. Very friendly staff where nothing is to much trouble and it is very reasonably priced. I can't wait to go back.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My friend and I visited Shivalli for their buffet lunch this week. For a mere £4.95 we ate an absolute mountain of delicious food with our kind waiter offering us as many additional puri and dosa as we liked. Three of the curries were vegan and everything was clearly labelled so it was easy to know what you could and... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A group of us went for the Saturday buffet; all of us really enjoyed our meals (the dessert wasn't very interesting but everything else was good). The restaurant was packed when we went with every single table occupied; but the staff coped fine with serving dosas and drinks and replenishing the buffet. The buffet is amazing value too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I visit this place all the time, mostly for their great value buffet at lunchtime, but if I go for an evening meal I have a hard time choosing from the menu so I nearly always go for a thali, even though I struggle to finish the huge amount of delicious food that comes with this meal and hardly ever... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

There were four people in the party who had a meal at this restaurant. Two of us really enjoyed the meal, the other weren't so keen. When we visited the restaurant we hadn't appreciated that it served only vegetarian food. The meal I had was very tasty, and different to what I would normally have. However two other people in... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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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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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?