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Decent Food in Loughborough

Fredrick Skoog Jul 27, 2009 01:25 PM


I'm going to be spending 5 days holed up in the Ramada in Loughborough, can anyone advise of some decent places to go to escape the usual chain hotel horrors? Doesn't have to be too fancy, a good indian/chinese would be a starting point.


  1. zuriga1 Jul 29, 2009 12:32 PM

    A friend of mine from Leicester suggested the following towns which she says have some very nice pubs. I hope you have a car.

    Quorn, Newtown Linford, Swithland, or Woodhouse Eaves.

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      nerdgirl72 Jul 28, 2009 05:16 AM

      You could try The Basin (by the canal) for Chinese (with a bit of Thai and Japanese on the menu too IIRC). I had a decent/reasonable meal there in April with work colleagues but it seems to have mixed reviews on Tripadviser etc. Good cocktails too, which might help the 5 days in Loughborough pass more enjoyably!

      If you had the time/inclination to get the train to Leicester, Kayal is close to the train station there and does very good South Indian food.

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      1. re: nerdgirl72
        randyqx Jul 22, 2012 10:19 AM

        certainly you can try the basin, and my local friends say it is one of the best in town, but the food is mediocre at best. loughborough seems to be a wasteland.

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        hnswst Jul 28, 2009 02:37 AM

        You could go to the Manor House at Quorn (http://www.restauranteatingoutloughbo...) You'd need to get the bus heading to Leicester which goes from near the Ramada. Or if you're feeling fit you could even walk

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