Americans across the world will be celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July which is America’s biggest national holiday. In celebration of this great celebration we thought we’d add an American theme to one of our Featured Articles - what better than one centred around one of our favourite things…yes, you guessed it! It’s food! The US is famous for plenty of mouth-watering foodie inventions including the humble hamburger, delicious deep dish pizza, terrific texas barbeque and scrumptious apple pie to name but a few. So, let’s start the journey of foodie heaven right here in Leicester.

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast serves up classic American dishes from the States including beautiful burgers, sizzling steaks and perfect pizza’s. New York style calzones, succulent Kentucky wings and premium burgers also make the menu. Enjoy freshly shaken cocktails, with added American flavour accompanied by Motown sounds and classic American rock songs ringing throughout the restaurant. How about their signature Pulled Pork Burger…it’s definitely one of the best you’ll eat!


Home-made burgers and premium quality milkshakes are American as you can get and exactly what you’ll experience at Tinseltown, situated on Upper Brown Street. Treat yourself to a hand-made tasty New York style beef burger just like in the Big Apple.

Handmade Burger Company

The menu at Handmade Burger Company is proper fresh because all the food is made from scratch. Enjoy the finest classic burgers prepared with signature Handmade Burger relish, mayo, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Perhaps you’ll want to try the American Cheese with onion rings, Handmade Burger cheese, peppered pastrami, swiss cheese and mayo.


Back in 1965 New Yorker Alan Stillman purchased a bar and named it TGI Fridays. It was a place where you could meet up with friends with an emphasis purely on having fun. Forward to many years later and the brand made a giant leap across the pond to Birmingham bringing the Friday feeling to the UK. Now you can enjoy that same Friday feeling at TGI’s located just outside the High Cross in Leicester.

Marco’s New York Italian

Marco’s New York Italian restaurant is located in the city centre on Granby Street at the Mercure Hotel. The menu boasts a diverse American/Italian menu including some of Marco’s favourite mouth-watering dishes. Choose from Italian platters, fresh fish, handmade pizza and pasta or New York favourites including bountiful burgers and Marco’s tasty BBQ ribs served alongside delicious lazy fries.

Texas BBQ Steakhouse

Fancy an American style steak? How about a trip to the newly opened Texas Steakhouse located on Market Street? Enjoy an authentic taste of America with BBQ Ribs, Burgers and Fried Chicken. You could even try the breakfast menu with traditional American classics like hot pancakes and waffles, steak and eggs and free refills on coffee.

Frankie & Benny’s

You can’t get more American than Frankie & Benny’s! A family friendly American Italian restaurant boasting every connotation of burger including Classic Cheese, The House Special, Classic Chicken Burger, Hot Dog and Fish & Chips.


BOO!!!!! Were you scared? We weren’t out to scare you, but to tell you about the brilliant Boo burger, one of Leicester’s ‘hippest’ burger places situated in London Road. Choose from a selection of burgers including the very cool sounding Chick-A-Boo and the vegetarian Booloumi burger. Why not add to your burger with sides including buffalo wings, rustic fries and creamy milkshakes.

So there we have it. All you need to celebrate a tasty Independence Day. Happy 4th July!!




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