7H Spices

Hinckley has many Indian restaurants and I’ve probably eaten in all of them, but 7H Spices is seriously my favourite. Everything they make tastes so fresh and lovely that for me this is the one that stands out, both for the amazing depth of flavour in the food and for the whole eating experience in such a friendly, beautiful and well run place.

It is so great we have just given 7H Spices an Award of Excellence as our Restaurant of the Year.

Celebrations were taking place the first time I visited. It was 7H Spices’ first anniversary and they put on an absolutely amazing buffet so everyone could pick and choose from a great array of dishes ranging from mild to the more spicy, but always using the fresh ingredients and spices that make it taste so good. Ever since that occasion in August this has been my go to place whenever my family has felt like eating Indian.

A lot of the dishes are vegetarian, often featuring lentils, crepes, aromatic rice or cottage cheese, but they also serve an array of meat dishes using lamb and chicken, especially, and sea food, from restaurant classics to those which are really different and innovative.

They do light bites, which are very healthy and great for anyone who is watching their weight or who just prefers a tasty meal with a little less bulk in the ingredients. I especially like their street food menu of chopped parotta, tossed with egg, spices and either meat or vegetables. It’s superb!

7H Spices

38 Coventry Road,

Hinckley,

Leicestershire LE10 0JT

Tel 01455 613333

info@7hspices.com

www.7hspices.com

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Mrs B’s Potting Shed

Going along to Mrs Bee’s Potting Shed Café I expected to find fresh, home made and appetising food but I didn’t anticipate a genuinely exceptional eatery, standing out among the dozens I visit each year.

The menu certainly delivered on the ‘fresh’ and ‘home made’ and it also featured a strong hint of healthy continental content, making it truly alluring.

Mrs Bee’s Potting Shed Café is inside Russell’s Garden Centre in Baginton, on the outskirts of Coventry. Run by Becky Blackwell and her husband, Andy, it has an appetising array of meals, drinks and snacks featuring bread, cakes and scones hand made on the premises, including a selection of gluten free choices.

My choice from the Feeling Famished menu was the Halloumi Club Sandwich on homemade focaccia bread with avocado, sun dried tomatoes, salad, pesto and home made coleslaw, which was really delicious and satisfying. Becky brought a selection of her lovingly made cakes to try, still warm and ridiculously delicious and moreish.

The café was delightful and well laid out with smiley staff, capping off a wonderful visit, we discovered an amazing ‘secret garden’ based on old quarry workings, teeming with wildlife and really beautiful to walk around.

Mrs Bee’s Potting Shed Café is hoped soon to have an ice cream section – a gelateria – but I’ll be going back again before that, with my girl, because this  is probably the best café I have ever visited.

Mrs Bee’s Potting Shed Café

Russell’s Garden Centre,

Mill Hill, Baginton,

Coventry, CV8 3AG

Tel 07823 489050

mrsbeespottingshed@gmail.com

mrsbeescakesnbakes.co.uk

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