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21 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, England
+44 116 255 0137
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dosas” (81 reviews)
“thali” (30 reviews)
“chilli paneer” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
21 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shivalli is a vegetarian restaurant very close towards my University, so its great to have a buffet bar restaurant experience so close to home that is vegetarian! As a vegetarian by hearth, I really enjoy the mango lassi(s) here as well as the delicious great...More

Thank Sohail B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant evening we had. The food was so delicious, such great flavours. Mango lassi was a real highlist as well as the eye catching dosas. On top of this the service was superb, so friendly and helpful. We were served by Arun and...More

1  Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited Shivali with my family over the February half term. The food was fantastic, especially the sweet dosa. The service could have been quicker, however we do not eat onions or garlic, yet they were still able to accommodate us. In fact they even...More

1  Thank lapiya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit somewhere a bit different for a birthday celebration. This vegetarian South Indian cuisine is beautiful and varied. I highly recommend the thali platters, so you get a chance to try lots of different dishes. The staff were so friendly and wanted to...More

Thank Lucy_N_27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited this place recently...would say the food was average ...it is situated bang in the city and did have problem finding parking with the road works in the area !!

Thank Lotus A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst on a quick visit to Leicester we thought we would give this place a go. First time in a vegetarian only restaurant and we all left very happy with the place. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. They did seem to be genuinely...More

Thank Mogatronprime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When a place is reasonably priced, you expect a trade off to poor food and service but this restaurant is excellent for both. Both buffet and non buffet great value and quality. Only slight issue is the wait time for Puris and Dosas on buffet.

Thank sdhul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buffet lunch here is brilliant value at £5.95 for poppadoms, chutneys, pooris and dosa masala, followed by a choice of curries and rice, and a dessert. Everything is vegetarian and most of the dishes are vegan. Friendly, attentive staff. Be aware that cards are...More

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch. Very friendly and helpful service. Excellent value for money. Most important of all, delicious authentic Indian vegetarian food comprising several different courses. Wish we lived nearer.

1  Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Shivalli is my favourite vegetarian restaurant in Leicester, we had a great meal last night,The food was outstanding, especially mutter paneer , chilli idly, and Dosa.very good service, very reasonable prices , definitely I will recommend this place to all my friends.Good luck keep it...More

Thank Panacha
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Questions & Answers
18 September 2016|
Response from Touzo | Reviewed this property |
Probably the NPC carpark next to Bannatynes Gym.
18 September 2016|
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Response from Panacha | Reviewed this property |
NCP is the nearest parking
Alison C
24 March 2016|
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Response from Touzo | Reviewed this property |
They operate a buffet at lunchtimes and on weekends. Weekday evenings is still from menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 0137
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