10 Mouthwatering Restaurants In Loughborough To Try

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Loughborough is a haven for eating out with so many mouth watering restaurants offering up different cuisines and menus full of tasty food for you to try whilst studying here.

To help you decide where to head to for a meal after uni, we’ve put together this post of the top 10 restaurants you’re honestly going to love.

Get together with your friends, put on your best fit and discover the range of flavours to be found on the doorstep of your luxury student accommodation.

Keep scrolling to get the hunger flowin’ and find out where you need to visit for your next meal!

Loughborough restaurants

1. Tarboush

For the best Lebanese and Moroccan flavours in Loughborough, Tarboush is a haunt worth visiting.

You’ll find this mouthwatering restaurant on Market Street in the heart of town.

With freshly prepared food cooked in front of you and large portion sizes, this place takes great food seriously.

When we say the menu here is huge, we truly mean it.

They have a range of options to suit everyone’s tastes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

So no matter when your belly’s rumbling, you can count on this place to sort you out.

For an evening meal with friends, try some of their photo-worthy dishes like the BBQ Mix Grill, Kebeh Mashwih or Turkish Dawood Basha.

Go on, head here for a meal with your friends and see what you make of it!


Address: 12A Market St, Loughborough LE11 3EP

2. The Basin, Restaurant and Bar

Whilst living in Loughborough you don’t have to worry about pulling together something to eat in your student flat, you can head out to get a taste of the town at The Basin.

For the perfect blend of Chinese, Thai and Japanese flavours, this place is coming in hot for its huge array of dishes.

From sushi to dim-sum to noodles to rice to ramen to soup, you’ll be blown away when it comes to what to order.

Some of the most notable plates you need to try are the seafood Thai green curry, crispy salmon skin and cucumber sushi, spicy beef miso ramen and crispy king prawn dumplings.

If you’re fancying some pudding, they do a mean biscoff sponge cake which is incredible.

Not only will you get an open kitchen where you can watch your food get made, you can also gather with your friends and enjoy the minimalist and relaxing settings!


Address: 25 Derby Rd, Loughborough LE11 5BX

3. Fernandez Grillhouse

Fernandez Grillhouse is another top choice when it comes to Loughborough restaurants.

Offering a halal, vegetarian and vegan friendly menu full of amazing plates, it’s no wonder locals, locals and students can’t get enough of this place.

The dishes here are grilled fresh and packed with flavour with the likes of burgers, loaded fries, burritos, chicken wings, platters and nachos on offer.

For student friendly prices, you’ll want to make the most of their £10 meal deal which includes a main, side and a drink with a variety of options – talk about cheap and cheerful!

It’s not just the main menu that’s worth mentioning at this place, if you’re fancying a dessert their cookie dough is simply to die for.

Head to the High Street and enjoy a meal out with your friends, or take your family when they come to visit.


Address:  7 High St, Loughborough LE11 2PY

4. Everest Lounge

For students living in Loughborough looking for top restaurants, Everest Lounge is for sure worth a mention.

Boasting a range of Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan foods, you’ll experience a meal like no other when heading here with your flatmates.

Make sure to try the Chef’s signature dishes paired with garlic fried rice, whether it’s the mango chicken, Sahi Paneer or the Tibetan Ginger Lamb, you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re after vegetarian or vegan options, this venue promises something for everyone with the likes of the vegan Bhuna and vegetable Pasanda.

Plan a get-together with your friends, ditch the cooking for one night and head to this spot on Church Gate!



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Address: 42 Church Gate, Loughborough LE11 1UE

5. La Favorita

For an authentic taste of Italy in a warm and welcoming atmosphere you’ll want to head on down to La Favorita on the High Street.

Whether you’re after antipasto, pizza, seafood, bruschetta, steak or any other Italian dish, you’ll find it on the menu here.

We all love pasta, right? Well, for your pasta fix you can tuck into their penne con pollo e gamberetti with prawns and chicken in a cream sauce.

Or, if you’re wanting a veggie option, try their penne primavera with fresh chilli, mushrooms, peppers, onions and garlic in a tomato and cream sauce.

Wash it all down with a glass of your tipple of choice, personally we’d go for a glass of Italian white, but that’s just us.

Whatever takes your fancy, you can guarantee great tasting food, generous portion sizes and friendly service at this restaurant.

Don’t wait, experience this great place for yourself!

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Address: 5A High St, Loughborough LE11 2PY

6. Sonny’s Street Food

For delicious Thai cuisine at very reasonable prices, plan a meal at Sonny’s Street Food.

It may be small inside but don’t let that put you off, there’s nothing small about the menu or the variety of flavours on offer here.

From stir-fry dishes to noodle soups to curries, no matter what dish you order it will be certain to tick the box and leave you satisfied.

Our go-to has to be the Pad Prik Gang Moo Krob which is stir fried crispy pork with curry paste and green beans served with rice – sounds nice, eh?

Treat yourself to the best Thai street food that this market town has to offer here, it would be rude not to!

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Address: 13 a/b, 13 Swan St, Loughborough LE11 5BJ

7. The White Horse & Noodle Bar

If you’re craving Chinese food, you can’t go wrong with a meal out with your pals at The White Horse & Noodle Bar.

Located on Bedford Street, this impressive eatery whips up the likes of Szechuan spicy Chicken, Roast Pork Chow Mein, Chili Salted Spare Ribs and WonTon Soup.

No one has to miss out on great tasting Chinese food, they serve up vegetarian dishes that are bursting with flavour.

Give the Chilli Salt Tofu or the tofu and vegetables in Thai green curry a try.

No matter if you’re wanting a candlelit evening with a few drinks or a refuelling lunch, this place is open from 12pm daily.

So, you can head here no matter what time of the day – except for breakfast, of course!

Don’t just take our word for it, go for a meal with you and your flatmates and see if it’s worth the fuss.


Address: 32 Bedford St, Loughborough LE11 2DS

8. Caravelli

Whilst studying in Loughborough, it’s only right to try out all of the cuisine on offer, and Caravelli is the place to be for Italian food.

This family-run restaurant combines traditional Italian food with a warm friendly atmosphere which is hard to find elsewhere else.

If you’re wondering what to order from their extensive menu, give their Pappardelle con salsiccia a try.

It’s pasta cooked with fresh sausage, fennel and chilli in a creamy tomato sauce – mmm.

Of course, you need to get some garlic bread with it too for a proper Italian meal.

The desserts are the talk of the town so make sure to give them a go as well.

We reckon their homemade Biscoff cheesecake is amazing!


Address: The Old Manor, 11 Sparrow Hill, Loughborough LE11 1BT

9. Peter Pizzeria

Sometimes all you need in life is a nice cheesy pizza to treat yourself after a busy day, right?

For students living in Loughborough you need to try the food at Peter’s Pizzeria.

This independent restaurant serves up a menu of traditional Neapolitan pizza which is made fresh on site each day so, you can guarantee it will taste unreal.

It’s not just the pizza which stands out, the interiors are quirky and modern which provides a relaxed feel for eating out.

You’ve got to give the Capricciosa pizza a try with tomato sauce, mozzarella, artichoke, ham black dives and mushrooms.

Make sure to order some of their truffle mayo too, it’s the perfect sauce.

If you’re wanting to go all out with your pizza, they offer extra toppings for £1, what a bargain eh?

You can even order through JustEat or UberEats to enjoy a pizza in your student flat!


Address: 17-18 Baxter Gate, Loughborough LE11 1TG

10. Phat Buns

Whilst this isn’t exclusively a restaurant, it’s still absolutely worth including as students and locals can’t get enough of it.

Phat Buns offers all sorts on their food menu from all day breakfasts to bao bungs to chicken wings to milkshakes to loaded chips to hot dogs to mac and cheese bites, talk about comfort food!

Whether you’re fancying a hangover breakfast, something for lunch or even an evening treat, this place will sort you out.

Make sure to order their Classic Phat Chick with crunchy fried chicken, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, gherkins as well as a choice of your own sauce.

You can order Phat Buns for collection or home delivery straight to your student flat.



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Address: 45 Ashby Square, Loughborough LE11 5AA

There we have it, there’s plenty of great places to eat close to your student flat and Loughborough University.

You’re guaranteed to have a wonderful experience at all of these Loughborough restaurants so try them out for yourself!

Which  place do you think will be your number one venue for eating out?

Read next: The Student Guide To Loughborough Nightlife.