Bobbys, turning out Gujarati-style vegetarian dishes since 1976!
The forced exodus of Indians from Uganda to Leicester in 1972 included the founders of Bobby’s, Mr Bhagwanjibhai and Mrs Manglaben Lakhani. Mr Lakhani, with his innate flair for business, recognised both his wife’s considerable talents in the kitchen and the need for an authentic, pure vegetarian Gujarati dining experience for the newly established Indian community in Leicester.
Based on the core values of authenticity, affordability, and quality, Mr and Mrs Lakhani opened the doors of Bobby’s - aptly named after Mr Lakhani’s favourite Bollywood film of the era - on St Valentine’s Day in 1976, creating an atmosphere in which tradition, food, and love could all coexist. At Bobby’s, we continue, even after all these years, to maintain these values as a tribute to both our founders and our customers.