Mansah, Leicester – Restaurant Review

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Photo courtesy of Amit Patel (Mansah)

Well, what can I say about the Mansah restaurant in Leicester. It’s a one-stop-shop, I mean you can dine and party to your hearts content. It’s the ideal place if you don’t fancy a night out in town, as they’ve got a large restaurant, and their own resident DJ who gets the decks spinning from 9.30ish onwards. It’s an ideal night out for families, groups of friends, couples, it seems everyone is welcome to come and dine and dance the night away.

Billed as Leicester’s largest restaurant, it certainly lives up to it’s hype as you enter the restaurant you’re met with a vast dining area with an ample size dance floor next to it. It even has it’s own bar area so you’re welcome to have a few drinks prior to your meal, and you can burn off some of those calories later on the dance floor. The 2nd floor provides more seating area, and if you prefer your privacy then you would be more suited sat upstairs as it can get quite busy downstairs.

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Live Cooking on Ground Floor (Photo courtesy of Amit Patel (Mansah))

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Very Large Ground Floor (Photo courtesy of Amit Patel (Mansah))

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Last Saturday: Live Music / Dancing with Food

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Ground Floor: Table-Top view…(Photo courtesy of Amit Patel (Mansah))

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Top Floor (previously) (Photo courtesy of Amit Patel (Mansah))

Ok, let’s now move on to the food itself. First thing I have to let you know is that it is a buffet only restaurant. Me and my friend Mayank decided to head off for the starters. We decided that he try out the Vegetarian starters while I opted for the Meat starters. I guess I drew the short straw as I only really like Chicken, so decided to try the Chicken Wings and Nuggets. I got a thumbs up from Mayank, and looking at his plate I could see why, there was a lot more variety to the Vegetarian starters, as I slowly watched him devour his plateful. For me, the wings were very nice but the nuggets a bit on the dry side. A few drinks and starters later, we were starting to feel a little bit full up, so decided to wait a while for the mains. When it was time, I opted for the Chicken Bhuna, Rice and Naan, which was not too bad indeed, while Mayank went for Vegetable Biryani. Again the mains got our approval. My only gripe is the fact that there was more of a Vegetarian options than there is a meat option. Feeling full, it was finally time to relax and unwind and let the DJ do his thing as the night got kicking, and the dance floor soon filled up.

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Buffet Bar

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Live Cooking

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Starter: What I had…Chicken Wings and Nuggets

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Mayank’s Starter…(Chilli Paneer, Spicy Aaloo, Samosas etc…)

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
My Chicken Bhuna, Rice and Naan

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Mayank’s Veg Biryani + Salad

Mansah Restaurant, Leicester
Finally, my Desert…some Gulab Jamuns

Mansah is the only place in Leicester of its type. I don’t recall any other restaurant that you can dine at and then dance the night away at. Weekends do get quite busy so you can tell how popular a place like this is. I bumped into an old school friend here, and he told me how there are so many places like Mansah in London, but Leicester has always needed something like this, his prayers have been answered as we now have Mansah.

Have you been to Mansah yourself? How was your night there? Would love to hear about some of your Mansah nights out…

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