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.

Top down shot of a smoked duck smorrebrod

Review: 100&Six

Strap in. It’s smørrebrød time. Get ready for a whistle-stop tour of 100&Six, Clarendon Park’s newest bar and restaurant. Where is it? 106 Queens Road –…

The Bloom Project

A florist has opened on Queens Road that offers something a little different to a traditional flower shop. The Bloom Project is an “artisan florist, plant…

Northern Cobbler's Clarendon crepe

New Crepe Menu at Northern Cobbler

Northern Cobbler, Clarendon Park’s trendiest coffee shop, just got even more awesome. As if supping your favourite Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee blend surrounded by exorbitantly-priced shoes wasn’t…

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…