The blog from the heart of Leicester's Clarendon Park

Food, Drink & Shopping

Clarendon Park and nearby Stoneygate are home to some of the best bars and restaurants in Leicester. Add a variety of shops selling everything from retro clothes and handmade gifts to locally-produced honey and cheeses, and there’s plenty to keep you interested. Catch up with the latest news and reviews of Clarendon Park’s restaurants, bars and shops, from Italian cuisine to local ales and vintage antiques.

Maiyango restaurant on St Nicholas Place in Leicester, 2017

Farewell Maiyango

I’ve been tempted a little further afield for this post in order to pay homage to my all-time favourite Leicester restaurant, which is closing later this…

Barceloneta restaurant on Queens Road in Leicester's Clarendon Park

Review: Barceloneta

The colourful exteriors of Barceloneta and its neighbours, Salvador Deli and Bar Dos Hermanos, have over the years become synonymous with Queens Road itself. The three…

Will gets up close and personal with Don Leone's dessert menu - more about that later...

Review: Don Leone

I visited DON LEONE last week, for the first time since it relocated from its previous home further up Queens Road, in the building currently occupied by Cultura.…

Clean & Natural Cosmetics Coconut Oil on display in Prettiez

Clean, Natural & Beautiful

Today I’ll be writing about an entrepreneurial local couple who have created a successful fledgeling business around their range of natural skincare products. If you’re interested…

Fresh and simple: Cultura epitomises the clean, unfussy style of a modern bistro

Review: Cultura Restaurant

Cultura, the newest restaurant in Clarendon Park, has caused a serious stir among Leicester’s foodies since it opened at the end of November 2014. Ambitious and sophisticated, this classy modern-European restaurant looks set…