The forced exodus of Indians from Uganda to Leicester in 1972 included Mr Bhagwanjibhai and Mrs Manglaben Lakhani, the founders of Bobby’s. Mr Lakhani, with his innate flair for business, recognised both his wife’s considerable talents in the kitchen and the need for an authentic, pure vegetarian Gujarati dining experience for the newly established Indian community in Leicester. Based on the core values of authenticity, affordability and quality, Mr and Mrs Lakhani opened the doors of Bobby’s (aptly named after Mr Lakhani’s favourite Bollywood film of the era) on St Valentine’s Day 1976, creating an atmosphere in which tradition, food and love could all coexist. At Bobby’s we continue – even after all these years – to maintain these values, as a tribute to both our founders and our customers, and we take pride in our status as the best Indian restaurant in Leicester. Above all, we are passionate about vegetarian food, faithful to our founding values and committed to the community we serve.
Our mouth-watering dishes will take your taste buds on a sensual journey into the Indian subcontinent, tickling your pallet with top-quality Gujarati pure vegetarian cuisine. Our menu is wide-ranging: whether it is farsan or fusion, pau bhaji or paneer, or even a traditional Gujarati thali, you can count on an unforgettable culinary experience of only the finest quality ingredients. Alternatively, if it is something sweet you are after, our traditional Indian sweets truly deserve their reputation as the best in Leicester, and a visit to our famous sweet shop is an ideal chance to pick up a colourful box full of our delicious treats.
The creation of Bobby’s restaurant in Leicester was a response to a clear gap in the market: there was a need for a first-class dining experience with the great tasting, authentic flavour of traditional Gujarati, pure vegetarian food. The very spirit of Bobby’s is based on these founding principles, combined with our steadfast belief in providing a family-friendly environment with nothing but the best quality food. These principles are instantly recognisable at Bobby’s, and this has contributed greatly to our reputation as one of the must-visit Indian restaurants – both locally and nationally. Looking for the best curry in Leicester? Look no further than Bobby’s.