Nothing makes a student (and their bank account) happier than getting double what they pay for.Especially if it comes in the form of food. So the next time you’re looking for a cheap eat in Leicester, grab a friend or a date and take advantage of these 2 for 1 meals.

1. 2 steaks and a bottle of wine for £20


Where: Old Vicarage Pub
When: Mon-Thurs from 5pm

The perfect meal deal for an affordable, yet still impressive first date. Relax in the cosy atmosphere of this traditional British pub while you get to know each other over a bottle of red or white. No time for romance, wining and dining? The Old Vicarage Pub also has an entire menu of 2 for £10 meals running from Monday to Friday all day.

2. Buy one burger get one free


Where: Bees Knees
When: Fridays all day

What a way to end a whirlwind week; buy two burgers and you’ll get the cheaper one for free. With a tasty falafel burger on the menu, your vegetarian friends can get in on the action too. But if you’re really after a bargain, go for the classic beef and you’ll only pay £2.60 per burger!

3. 2 pizzas for £12


Where: The Parcel Yard
When: Wednesday lunch & dinner

If a mid-week slump has you on the hunt for some comfort food, you can’t do much better than 2 for £12 pizzas at The Parcel Yard. Go on, drown your sorrows in a slice and a pint.

4. 2 classic meals for £9.99


Where: Local Hero
When: Mon-Fri all day

With choices like lasagne, bangers ‘n mash and chicken tikka curry included, The Local Hero’s relaxed and casual atmosphere makes it a great option for an affordable (and lazy) mid-week feed. Bonus that it’s only a 12 minute walk from the uni.

5. 2 fish & chips for £14


Where: The Nag’s Head
When: Every Friday

Crispy beer battered fish, chunky chips, mushy peas and tartare for you and a friend at £7 a pop. The price is well worth it for the quality you get at The Nag’s Head. Plus fish is good for you, so it’s basically healthy.

6. 2 for 1 brunch


Where: Bella Italia
When: Before 12pm everyday

We know getting up before midday can often be a struggle, but trust us, it’ll be well worth it for this brunch. All you have to do is enter your email address on the Bella Italia website to receive a code and you can enjoy a 2 for 1 deal across their entire breakfast menu. Wake up and smell the savings.

7. 2 hand-crafted pizzas for £12


Where: The Rutland & Derby
When: Monday nights

The Rutland & Derby’s delectable, stone fired pizzas are usually £10 each, but on Monday’s you can get two for just £12. Plus Monday night is free quiz night, so you can hang around to test your knowledge too.

8. 2 for 1 desserts


Where: Bowling Green
When: Everyday

If your sweet tooth needs a fix, head to the Bowling Green and take advantage of the 2 for £8.49 mains, followed by a 2 for 1 dessert. With a choice of profiteroles, sticky toffee pudding, chocolate fudge cake and more, your cravings should be well satisfied.

9. 2 for 1 burgers


Where: The Globe
When: Tuesdays

Served all day, the 2 for 1 burgers at The Globe will soothe your Tuesday hangover with a side of rustic chips and homemade slaw. And vegetarians, get excited because they have two options for you: a spinach and falafel burger, and a beer battered halloumi burger.