Situated in the heart of Leicester’s iconic Golden Mile, Bobby’s has become something of a vegetarian culinary institution. We welcome you to join us on a gastronomic journey through the Indian subcontinent from mouth-watering street food to traditional Gujarati thalis, providing delights for all.
There is a wealth of history hidden within the walls of this restaurant. Based on the core values of quality, authenticity, and affordability, Bhagwanjibhai & Manglaben Lakhani first opened the doors on St Valentine’s Day 1976, aptly named after their favourite Bollywood movie of the era. This was one of the first vegetarian Indian restaurants of its kind in the UK. We are very proud of our pioneering founders, and now the second-generation boldly step forwards with a new-age design, continuing to push culinary boundaries and honour the legacy.
Expanding the vast vegetarian menu to appeal to recent market trends, we now have an unrivalled array of vegan and gluten-free options.
Whatever the occasion, we implore you to absorb, enjoy, entertain and relax in our unique, modern and atmospheric restaurant.. If we can do anything to make your experience notable, please see a member of our Bobby’s team.
*Samosa (3) V(£3.50)
Crispy filo pastry snack with spicy diced potato, carrots & peas.
Kachori (5) V(£4.00)
Spicy lentil balls wrapped in pastry.
*Ambli Mogo V(£3.50)
Chunky cassava chips coated with sweet & sour tamarind sauce with chilli powder sprinkle.
Savoury sponge snack, made from chickpea flour & yoghurt, garnished with sesame & mustard seeds glaze and fresh coriander.
Batetawada (5) V(£4.00)
Spicy potato balls covered in a mild batter.
Mattar Kachori (5) V(£4.00)
Spicy green pea balls wrapped in pastry.
Jeera Mogo V gf(£4.00)
Sautéed cassava chunks in a tangy blend of rich cumin and mixed spices.
Oven baked grated vegetable & savoury cake.
Spring rolls (3) V(£3.50)
A fusion of deliciously spiced shredded cabbage & carrot wrapped in a delicate pastry.
Punjabi Samosa (2) V(£3.50)
An authentic mix of cumin, potatoes, peas, cashew nuts & sultanas in a thick handmade pastry.
*Crispy Bhajia V(£5.00)
Super thin & crispy potato fritters coated in our special batter, served with a tangy carrot, cucumber & tomato chutney.
*Khichi V gf(£3.00)
Rice flour dumplings drizzled with oil & chilli powder sprinkle.
*Patra V gf(£4.50)
Colocasia leaves rolled with chick pea masala, steam cooked, sliced & garnished with chilli, sesame & mustard seeds glaze and fresh coriander.
Paneer slices with masala filling, deep fried in a chickpea flour batter.
Stuffed Chilli Peppers V(£3.50)
Hot peppers stuffed with ground peanuts and dry masala, coated in a soft mild batter.
Sharing Bhajia Platter(£6.00)
An assortment of batetawada, dalwada, dhokla, kachori and bhajias.
Yellow, smooth and silky seasoned gram flour rolls that melt in your mouth.
*Bobby’s Special Chaat(£4.75)
A fusion of crushed samosa, savouries and dalwada, smothered with seasoned yoghurt, topped with onions, tomatoes, chutneys and seasonal garnish.
Pani Puri/Gol Gappa V(£4.00)
Crispy hollowed wheat mini-baskets, served with diced potato & black chickpea mix, with fresh mint & tamarind water.
A street stall favourite - crispy & crunchy infusion of Papdi snacks & savouries, lavishly coated with seasoned yoghurt and colourful mix of chutneys, garnished with diced onion, tomato and coriander.
Crispy wheat mini-baskets, filled with savoury potato filling, lavishly coated with seasoned yoghurt and colourful mix of chutneys, garnished with chopped onion, tomato and coriander.
Crushed lentil patties, soaked & strained. Served in a seasoned yoghurt with tamarind sauce.
Aloo Tikki Chaat(£3.50)
Mashed potato patties, deep fried, mixed with bhelpuri, coriander, onion and spices.
Why not try our miniature versions of Bhelpuri, Aloo Tikki Chaat and Dahi-wada.
Thick mashed vegetable curry infused with tantalising spices & butter, served with toasted bread rolls, chopped onions & lemon wedge.
Vada Pau V(£3.50)
A spicy potato, garlic & onion mix encased in a soft batter, served in a bun with chutneys & onions.
Samosa Chole V(£5.25)
Punjabi Samosa covered with a spicy chickpea curry, garnished with chopped onions, tomatoes coriander, tamarind chutney and fresh lemon wedge.
Toasted Mumbai Sandwich V(£4.50)
Toasted sandwich with spicy potato, peas, sweetcorn and onion filing.
*Bhel Puri V(£3.75)
Crispy & crunchy savouries blended with diced potato, chopped onion & black chickpeas, infused generously with sweet tamarind & chilli coriander chutneys, topped with seasonal garnish.
Onion Bhaji (4) V(£4.00)
A tasty combination of shredded onions and spices infused in our crispy light batter.
Bhindi Fries V(£4.00)
Sliced okra marinated with tangy spices and oven roasted to crispy finish, sprinkled with dry mango powder.
All served with Lentil Sambhar, Coconut Chutney & Garlic Tomato Chutney
Masala Dhosa V gf(£4.75)
A crispy rice flour based crepe with potato and onion filling.
Dimple’s Special Dhosa V gf(£5.25)
A crispy rice flour based crepe, spread with hot pepper sauce, filled with cheese, onions, capsicums and tomatoes.
Mysore Masala Dhosa V gf(£5.25)
A crispy rice flour based crepe, spread with hot pepper sauce and with potato, capsicums and fried onion filling.
Plain Dhosa V gf(£3.50)
A crispy rice flour based crepe.
Idli Sambhar V gf(£4.00)
Steamed rice cakes.
Uttapam V gf(£4.75)
A rice flour based pancake cooked with diced capsicum, onions and tomato.
Paneer cubes stir fired with green chillies, soya sauce, onions and capsicums.
Chilli Mogo V(£5.50)
Cassava pieces stir-fried with green chillies, soya sauce, onions and capsicums.
Paneer Potato Sticks(£6.50)
Paneer and potatoes cooked in soya sauce and spices, served on skewers with onions and capsicums.
Vegetable Manchurian V(£5.50)
Vegetable dumplings in a Manchurian sauce. Can be served dry or with sauce.
Aubergine Stir Fry V(£5.50)
Sliced aubergine stir-fried to crispy, finished in a garlic sauce with onions and capsicums.
Vegetable Hakka Noodles V(£5.50)
Oriental noodles stir fried with babycorn, capsicums, onions, cabbage and white pepper.
Vegetable Fried Rice V(£4.75)
Stir-fried rice with vegetables & oriental.
Bobby’s Special Sizzler gf(£7.50)
Chunks of cassava, paneer, potato, capsicum and onions marinated in our special sauce, served on a hot sizzling platter.
Tandoori Paneer Tikka gf(£6.50)
Chunks of paneer marinated in spices and grilled in a tandoor, served with mint yogurt.
Vegetable Karahi V gf(£5.50)
A medley of vegetables in our specially ground spices with green chilli.
Paneer Karahi gf(£6.50)
Paneer cooked in specially ground spices with green chilli.
Bangan Bharta V gf(£5.50)
Smoked and mashed aubergine, pan fried with a variety of spices.
Aloo Gobi V gf(£5.00)
Potato & cauliflower sautéed with green chilli, cumin and other spices.
Bhindi Masala V gf(£5.00)
Pan fried okra with tomato, onion & medium spices, finished with a dash of lemon.
Channa Masala V gf(£5.00)
Chick peas cooked in a hot & spicy tomato based gravy.
Dal Makhni gf(£5.00)
A black lentil curry cooked with a rich blend of spices & cream.
Tarka Dal gf(£5.00)
Mixed yellow lentils, garlic, ginger & coriander slow cooked to perfection.
Potato Pili Pili V gf(£5.75)
East African inspired dish, potatoes marinated in a sweet & piquant sauce, cooked with onions & capsicums.
Paneer Pili Pili gf(£6.50)
East African inspired dish. Paneer marinated in a sweet & piquant sauce, cooked with onions & capsicums.
Matar Paneer gf(£5.50)
Paneer richly spiced with petit pois peas, onions tomatoes, cardomen and cream.
Paneer Tikka Masala gf(£5.50)
Paneer cooked in a tangy masala sauce.
Paneer Butter Masala gf(£5.50)
Paneer cooked in a mildly spiced butter masala sauce.
RICE & BREADS
Puri (2) V(£1.00)
Chapatti made in the tandoor.
Leavened bread stuffed with spicy potato filling and pan fried.
Leavened bread cooked in a traditional tandoor.
Thick leavened bread with fresh garlic cooked in a traditional tandoor.
A delicious flatbread filled with coconut flakes, dried fruits and nuts.
Cheese and Chilli Naan(£2.50)
Thick leavened bread with fresh chillies and cheese cooked in a traditional tandoor.
Traditional Gujarati bread made with millet flour, brushed lightly with butter.
Chapatti stuffed with sweet lentil filling, brushed lightly with butter.
Chapatti made from chick pea flour, lightly spiced with shredded cucumber, served with plain yogurt.
Steamed Rice V(£2.00)
Pilau / Jeera Rice V(£3.00)
Moong Beans cooked with long grained rice.
Bobby’s Vegetable Biryani V(£5.75)
Specially cooked basmati rice imbedded with a rich mixed vegetable curry and served with sauce.
Chilli Chips V(£3.00)
Chips with hot chilli sauce.
Plain Chips V(£2.00)
Loaded Bollywood Chips V(£3.50)
Chips topped with cabbage, carrots, onions, cheese and ambli chutney.
Papad (2) V gf(£1.50)
Masala Papad (2) V gf(£2.50)
Fried papadum with tomatoes, onions and coriander.
Sambharo V gf(£2.00)
Our famous cabbage, carrots and fresh green chillies mix.
Cucumber Raita gf(£2.50)
Plain yoghurt with grated cucumber lightly spiced.
Plain Yoghurt gf(£1.50)
Mint Yoghurt gf(£1.50)
Fresh Green Salad V gf(£3.00)
Lettuce with onions, tomatoes cucumber.
Chapatti Wrap V(£2.00)
A papad wrapped in a Chapatti with a spicy filing.
Our Gujarati Thali comprises a selection of appetising and tempting food items that provide a complete feast for all of your senses. Undoubtedly & undeniably for the foodies, the ones who miss mum’s cooking, and the always hungry ones, our thali will not disappoint! To add selected starters and desserts, why not try our Special Thali?
Standard Thali(£8 pp)
Eat as much as you want! No sharing
- One Farsan (savoury starter) - Three traditional Gujarati Curries - Daal and/or Kadhi - Chapattis and/or Puris - Steamed rice - Raita - Papad/Pickle/Sambharo - Mixed salad - Salted lassi (1 glass)
Children (8 years and under)(£5.00)
Or why not try our
Special Thali(£10 pp)
- Mixed Bhajia Starters - Standard Thali - Indian Desserts
Our excellent waiting staff will come and refill all your food as and when required. Enjoy!
HEALTHIER OPTIONS (ALL UNDER 500 CALORIES)
Chilli & Lemon Mogo V gf(£4.00)
Boiled cassava sprinkled with chilli powder,salt and lemon juice.
Idli Sambar V gf(£4.00)
Rice cakes served with sambar and coconut chutney.
Thick mashed mix vegetable curry served with toasted bread rolls and freshly chopped onions.
A light fluffy savoury sponge garnished with fresh coriander, sesame and mustard seeds.
Rotla V gf(£2.50)
Chappati made from millet flour.
Makai Patra gf(£5.50)
Sweetcorn with fresh patra in a delicious tangy sauce.
Aloo Methi V gf(£5.50)
Potatoes cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves in a tomato sauce.
Tarka Dal gf
Mixed yellow lentils, garlic, ginger & coriander, slow cooked to perfection.
Steamed Rice V gf(£2.50)
Healthy Bean Salad V gf(£4.00)
Chick peas,sweetcorn and kidney beans, with cucumber, tomatoes and onions.
Fresh Green Salad V gf(£3.50)
Lettuce with onions, tomatoes cucumber.
A very flavourful indian rice pudding with ground cardomen sprinkled with pistachios and almonds.
Fruit Yogurt Pudding gf(£4.00)
Assorted seasonal fruits in a light refreshing yogurt.
Gajjar Halwo gf(£4.00)
Indian carrot cake, served warm with vanilla ice cream.
Softly pressed milk cakes in cardamom flavoured milk laced with saffron and pistachio nuts.
Indian ice cream available in malai, mango and pistachio flavour.
Sweet sponge cake balls flavoured with cardamom in sweet syrup, sprinkled with orange zest and milk chocolate.
Shrikhand (plain or mango flavoured.) gf(£4.00)
Sweet soft curd cheese laced with saffron, cardamom and topped with chopped nuts.
Mixed Mithai Platter gf(£4.00)
An assortment of delicious sweets from our deli counter.
Ice Cream gf(£3.00)
Choose from chocolate, vanilla and strawberry and coconut.
Kheer (served hot or cold) gf(£4.50)
A very flavourful indian rice pudding with ground cardomen sprinkled with pistachios and almonds.
Hot Monthal with Khoya barfi gf(£4.50)
A warm gram flour fudge with a touch of cardomen sliced almonds, served with malai barfi.
Fruit platter V gf(£3.50)
A mix of Seasonal fruit.
Deep fried orange swirly sweets dipped in sugar syrup,sprinkled with pistachios and almond flakes.
Sprite / 7 Up(£2.50)
Ginger Ale / Beer(£2.25)
Rubicon Passion / Mango(£2.25)
Mineral Water 500ml(£1.50)
Sparkling Mineral Water(£2.25)
Mineral Water 1ltr£2.50
Soft Drinks Jug(£7.00)
Fresh Passion Fruit(£3.50)
Fresh Nimbu Paani(£2.50)
Mango / Orange / Pineapple(£2.50)
*Fresh Passion Fruit Jug(£12.00)
Mango / Strawberry / Vanilla(£3.00)
Oreo / Ferrero Rocher(£3.50)
Pina Colada (Coconut with Pineapple)(£3.50)
Coconut with Dates(£3.50)
Chaas / Buttermilk(£2.50)
Fresh Lassi Jug(£8.50)
House Wine Glass (Red / White)(£4.00)
House Wine Bottle(£13.00)
Budweiser / Cobra / Kingfisher(£3.50)
Cobra Alcohol - free(£3.00)
Masala Tea / English Breakfast Tea(£2.00)
Coffee / Cappuccino(£2.50)
Espresso / Café-Au-Lait(£2.50)
Lemongrass with ginger tea(£2.50)
Spiced Chai Latte(£3.00)
NON - ALCOHOLIC - DRINKS
Mai shaayar tho nahi, magar ai hasin (MOJITO)(£4.50)
A delightfully refreshing long drink. Lime with soda water with hints of mint. Wherever you are with a Mojito, it’s one of those drinks that can always remind you of good times and sun-drenched holidays.
Jhoot bole kauva kaate, kaale kauve se dariyo (PASSION FRUIT MOJITO)(£4.50)
A tropical refreshing drink with passion fruit, soda water and hints of mint.
Hum tum ek kamre mein band ho aur chabi kho Jaaye (STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI)(£4.50)
Subtly sweet strawberries,lime and sugar are at the base of the Daiquiri, a combination made in heaven.
Muje kuch kehna hai (PINA COLADA)(£4.50)
Deliciously creamy coconut mixed with fruity, tangy pineapple, the Piña Colada is the ultimate tropical cocktail, one that brings to mind palm trees and rolling surf.
Pyar mein ‘soda’ Nahin (MANGO AND LIME PUNCH)(£4.50)
A deliciously tropical drink, combining mango, lime, pineapple and vanilla along with coconut juice. This long cocktail is the perfect refreshment for the warmer months.