Free entry, pay for what you eat and drink
Canteen – Leicester’s new street food night, on the last Friday each month : amazing street food in our courtyard, Grays cafe-bar open, music to suit the mood – and…. Comedy in the Courtyard Room:
Three recent Leicester Comedy Festival performers will provide before-, during- and after-dinner speeches, depending on how quickly you’re eating. Then you just stock up on more food and return for the next one!
7:00-7:20pm : Matt Hollins
8:00-8:20pm : Adham Fisher
9:00-9:20pm : Lindsey Warnes Carroll
If the comedians tickle your tipple, you can pay what you want as a donation.
Our March Canteen brings you:
After creating such a buzz in December; these Asian food specialists are back. Homeboys is the new food truck from Masterchef 2015 finalist Pete Hewitt, serving up Asian inspired street food out of a 1978 Grumman Olson Step van. Expect the best Asian specialities like Katsu, Ramen and some surprises on the night.
Big Daddies Diner
One of the Midlands’ original street food traders, this local family-run outfit hails from Lutterworth and provides the very best in Gourmet Hot Dogs. Owner Jeff has been creating American diner-style masterpieces for the past 5 years and everything they serve is sourced locally and made fresh, even down to the relishes. These are the real thing – big locally produced sausages in brioche buns with toppings such as Brisket Chilli and Mac n Cheese!
Kai was recently opened in Leicester by duo Kiran Nagra and Aidan Kettle. Both Leicester locals, Aidan has been a chef for 15 years and Kiran has previously been on the Midlands street food circuit. Kai’s concept is to provide healthy, well balanced food without sacrificing on flavour. They will be bringing their take on Indian home cooked curries along with a new surprise menu addition.
Based in the LCB depot; Grahame and the team have been bringing fresh seasonal food to Leicester since 2013. Canteen gives Grays the chance to do extra special dishes that normally wouldn’t feature on their usual menus, perfectly complementing the other traders. We look forward to seeing what they come up with for March.
Bournville Waffle Company
The Bournville Waffle Company was founded by Jenny and Des in 2013. Since then they have traded at many of the UK’s best festivals and events, selling waffles with unusual toppings from their lovingly-restored and converted Mustang caravan. All the waffles are baked fresh to order and their menu is playful and creative. Without doubt one of our favourite dessert vendors!
Here’s the MENU
Big Daddies Diner
Turbo Pete Large pork frankfurter topped with home-smoked pulled pork, red cabbage slaw and homemade bbq sauce
Edna Large beef frankfurter topped with homemade chunky beef chilli, shredded Red Leicester cheese, jalapeño relish and smashed nachos
Macdaddy Large beef frankfurter topped with homemade creamy mac and cheese with homemade bbq sauce and smashed nachos
Big Bob Large natural pork frankfurter served in an artisan bun with sauteed onions, sauces and pickles
Jeff Dog Garlic and herb Pork sausage served in an artisan bun with sauteed onions, sauces and pickles
Slim Jim Large beef frankfurter in an artisan bun with sautéed onions, sauces and pickles
Chicken Curry A flavourful homemade Punjabi curry served with a chaat on whole wheat flat bread. Garnished with raita and house pickle.
Chickpea and Vegetable Curry A healthy curry made with traditional Punjabi flavours served with a chaat on whole wheat flat bread. Garnished with raita and house pickle. (Veg – Vegan option without Raita)
Chaat A sweet potato and chickpea chaat topped with raita, tamarind chutney, house mint chutney and garnished sev (chickpea flour noodles). (Veg – Vegan options without Raita)
Pani Puri A popular Indian street food snack. The crispy puri’s are stuffed with potatoes, onions and sev (chickpea flour noodles). Served with mint, coriander and green chilli water. (Vegan)
Lamb Special A special Lamb dish created especially for Canteen to be unveiled soon!
Japanese Fried Chicken Shichimi, lime, mayo
Pork Slider Pork shoulder & rice croquette, homemade kimchi, Korean hot sauce, milk roll
Steak & Egg Rice Bowl Grilled Korean skirt steak, onsen tamago, homemade kimchi, spring onion, cucumber, seasoned rice
The new, up and coming Munchies Menu showcased first at CANTEEN!
Pick three from the selection to create yourself a tapas style platter.
Lamb Tikka Bhajis Served with a tamarind sauce
Tempura Cauliflower & Broccoli (VEG) Served with a gruyere sauce
Sweet Tea Brined Turkey Leg Served with a peach ketchup
Multi Grain Falafel (VEGAN) With pomegranate molasses
Ham/Tomato/Smoked Cheddar Hush Puppies Served with basil mayo
Battered Pink Pickled Chilli Eggs (VEG)Served with buttermilk ranch
Bournville Waffle Co
Millionaires Shortbread biscuit crumb, whipped cream, chocolate buttons, chocolate sauce and salted caramel
Oreo Cheesecake Oreo cheesecake cream, strawberries, crushed oreos and chocolate sauce
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake Raspberry cheesecake cream with white chocolate pieces and fresh raspberries
Orange Chocolate Fudge Orange chocolate fudge, chocolate buttons, whipped cream and chocolate sauce
Snowball Coconut, marshmallows, chocolate buttons, whipped cream and chocolate sauce
Banoffee Slices of Banana, whipped cream, salted caramel and dark chocolate
Hazelnut Meringue Crushed Meringue, chocolate buttons, chopped hazelnuts, whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauce
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