The Big Eat

September 29, 2011

I’ve somehow seemed to miss out on the early publicity for this, but Leicester’s Big Eat looks like a worthwhile intiative. On 6 October 40-odd restaurants, cafe and bars  in the city centre will be doing two-for-ones or other special offers and events. This includes venues such as Chutney Ivy (which will have Indian and English singers in for the night) Kayal, The Case, The Boot Room, Rutland and Derby and Cedars Lebenese which be hosting belly dancing. The precise offer varies so make sure you have a browse of the offical information (Click here).

Given the depressing news this week about the failure to thrive of Market Corner, it would be good to have the city heaving with people enjoying their food.


3 Responses to “The Big Eat”

  1. Ned said

    Looking forward to this although quite where I will go I’m not sure!
    As you say very depressing news about the Market Corner. I’m not sure any of the reasons I’ve seen for it’s ‘failure to thrive’ add up. What are your thoughts?


    • riponia said

      I thought they did a reasonable job with the design and don’t think the location was really a problem. I fear it might be a class/cultural thing and that too many foodie types who might have supported it think the market a bit rough. They might go on a Sunday when the whole place is given over to a festival but don’t feel comfortable on an ordinary Friday or Saturday.


      • Ned said

        If true, that is really depressing! I’ve never really thought that the market is ‘rough’ (‘…around the edges’ maybe, but nothing more!). I’ve been going there for more than 25 years and it’s always seemed much like any other market in terms of noise and hustle and bustle. But I’ve always felt ‘comfortable’ in city centres – more so than the countryside (where I go along with Holmes – “… the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”)


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