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An Indian restaurant, but #NotJustACurry

An Indian restaurant, but #NotJustACurry

There are so many facets to Indian cuisine that we showcase at here at Lilu. We believe that Indian food is so much more than than a curry. We try to showcase the wide variety of flavours and textures throughout the menu.

Our plated meals give you the opportunity of trying the best an Indian restaurant can curate without you having to choose what goes well together.

The starters are created with flavour and texture in mind. Food should be an experience and there is nothing better than our beetroot marinated paneer served two ways - both crispy & soft.

In addition, we also serve our ‘curries’ as side dishes just in case you want to try something else in addition to your main meal. We always recommend a little sharing curry just so you can try some new flavours. But these are not the main focus of our menu. We like to be much more bold and daring with our food.

Belgian chocolate ganache with rose kulfi at Lilu Indian restaurant
Belgian chocolate ganache

To finish, we make our desserts in-house with a keen focus on quality ingredients. Our chocolate ganache uses Belgian chocolate, our pistachio kulfi is made with 100% pistachio paste and finally our signature Carrot Halwa is made with freshly ground cardamom to give you a true flavour of the east.

An Indian restaurant can be so much more than a curry bowl and we try to showcase this at Lilu.

What is fine dining?

Fine dining can be defined in so many ways. At Lilu, we believe that fine dining expressed by the whole experience when you visit us. First and foremost it is about quality - exemplary quality. The service, the food, so many small details about every aspect of your dining experience.

We aim to give you a touch of difference. While we provide your regular tandooris and curries, we also offer an exquisite plated meal - something a little bit different from your average curry house. This is why we are #NotJustACurry - offering Indian fine dining.

What is fine dining? Beautiful halwa

Indian Fine Dining at Lilu

We start with the best building blocks - phenomenal ingredients. Now our menu includes a wide range of high quality, locally sourced ingredients. These come from our sister shop - Wigston Fields News & Deli. Our Head Chef, JP, is an experienced professional who crafts these ingredients - creating symphonies of flavour by weaving together unexpected tastes and textures. He has an eye for detail, which is why our presentation is so beautiful and so unique.

Then when the food is brought to the table, we do it with a little theatre. There is an amuse bouche here, a little extra there. They mean that there is always a new surprise and a new delight around the corner. And our waiting staff are the corner stone of our experience. Owner Pratik and his trusty front of house team are there to answer any question you have about the menu. We love to talk about our twist on authentic Indian regional cooking. You may arrive as a stranger, but we will always treat you like an old friend.

Enjoy the warmest of welcomes and the most delicious of meals. Leave Lilu knowing that you have been treated like family by a small business. We are passionate foodies ourselves. We know how important it is to get the very best fine dining experience for your money.

Treasured Recipes: Why good food should never be a secret

Treasured Recipes: Why good food should never be a secret

The dishes at Lilu have been inspired by a range of influences. The most important is the legacy of our owner Pratik's mum. Her recipes form the backbone of Lilu's menu. To this we add a dash of research, both in India and beyond, and the expertise of our Head Chef JP, whose years of experience and passionate love of Indian food really shines through.

The recipe development period takes a long time and is never really finished. We continuously refine our recipes, which is why a visit to Lilu is #notjustacurry, it's a chance to take part in a journey. Our dishes are a living, breathing experiment in Indian cuisine.

But all of this hard work means we are proud of our food and we want to share it. We love it when a visit to Lilu inspires our guests to experiment with cooking the dishes at home.

If this is something you would like to try, just let us know. We are always happy to share our recipes and our kitchen tips and tricks so that you can make the dishes yourself! All we ask is that you share some photos of the results so we can see how you got on!

Indian fine dining and local cheese

Indian fine dining and local cheese

Our duck main course has long been a favourite choice amongst our guests. We love making crowd pleasing dishes. But we also love experimentation with flavour!

We have wanted to do something obscure with the sauce for this dish for a while. The idea was put into our head during our last foray into the unknown with our Chocolate Curry sauce.

Long Clawson Blue Stilton is a delicious Leicestershire made cheese that is a big seller at our sister business, Wigston Fields News and Deli. We made it into a subtly spiced blue cheese dressing.

The Stilton made a surprisingly delicious complement to the rich and creamy Makhani sauce that we serve with the duck. Do I need to say anymore?

If you'd like to try it for yourself, book your table at our restaurant using our online portal.