OUR PICK OF THE BEST

As our Connect network grows we will be adding more and more of our “hand-picked” businesses to this page. Read all about what makes them great and a “must-visit” in the communities of Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

THE BOOT ROOM

Restaurant/Venue

29, Millstone Lane, Leicester

www.thebootroomeaterie.co.uk

Housed in what was a boot maker’s building is the quiet but sophisticated restaurant.  read more…

BRUXELLES

European Bar

Bruxelles Leicester, 90-92, High Street, Leicester. LE1 5YP

hello@bruxelles-leicester.com

“I’d like to make a withdrawal please”. This actually isn’t an odd comment to make in what was once, read more…

OBERON GALLERY

Art Gallery

27 Loseby Lane, Leicester, LE1 5DR

www.oberongallery.com

Ok, so Art, does it secretly make you nervous? Do you pretend you know about ‘old masters’ and what contemporary art is? Do you just nod politely, read more…

COCOA AMORE

Chocolatier

34 Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5ET

www.cocoa-amore.co.uk 

What do Hitchcock’s, The Birds, bankruptcy, almost no qualifications, Swiss watches and 10 Downing Street have in common ? Answers on a postcard please . . .read more…

45 WEST GIN BAR / 45 GIN SCHOOL

Bar / Distillery

4 Hotel St, Leicester LE1 5AW

www.45west.co.uk

We all know gin has become the fashion drink, but do you really know what makes a good one, let alone read more…

NORTH BAR & KITCHEN

Restaurant

42 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0RB

www.northbarandkitchen.co.uk

Its a busy Friday afternoon on Hinckley Road in Leicester’s West End, but I am being most sensible by detracting read more…

LUMBERS

Jeweller

62-66 High Street, Leicester LE1 5YP

www.lumbers.co.uk

When the door opens at Lumbers you wouldn’t think you were walking into what was once a toy shop, that is unless the toys you like to play with sparkle and ooze with fine craftsmanship. read more…