Food & Drink in Coventry

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Food & Drink in Coventry: things to know before you go

From fine dining, to brewery tours, Coventry has something for everyone. Find all the most frequently asked questions answered here.

Where is the best place for casual dining in Coventry?

Whether you’re looking for a family meal out, or a romantic dinner for two, historic Coventry has plenty of food and drink fun.

  • Playwrights is a quaint cafe bistro offering everything from light bites to evening meals. Situated on a cobbled lane leading to the Cathedral, it's perfect for lunch or more intimate dinner.
  • Bayley Lane Kitchen and Bar is centrally located by the banking quarter, also a short stroll from the Cathedral ruins. This child-friendly restaurant caters for most dining occasions.
  • If you are looking to escape the bustling city, The Old Crown serves British pub food and has a children's play area.

Where is the best place for Afternoon Tea?

Reconnect with friends or treat someone you love to a sophisticated afternoon tea. Coventry is full of fun food places that serve up a traditional teatime treat.

  • The Trader Restaurant at Holiday Inn Coventry serves a delicious deal for two or more.
  • Doubletree Hilton Hotel serves up afternoon tea with an air of elegance and offers add-on spa access if you want to prolong your luxurious treat.
  • The Royal Court Hotel serves afternoon tea within a beautiful Grade II-listed building. Take a plunge in the pool or just relax in the picturesque location.
  • Stoneleigh Abbey sets your afternoon tea within a historical county mansion. Admire the beautiful abbey scenery whilst enjoying a quintessentially British afternoon tea.

Indulge yourself even further by adding a spa treatment to your day, before or after your afternoon tea.

Where is the best Brewery Tour?

Coventry’s beer scene has long been touted as a UK favourite, which is why the local breweries often open their doors so visitors can discover the hoppy, malty secrets of Coventry craft beer.

Award-winning Dhillons Brewery combines traditional and modern. It offers a tour and tasting session so you can sample some of your new favourite drinks near you.

Close by to Coventry you’ll find more breweries offering tours with bonus tasting opportunities:

  • Dig Brew Co offers a tour and tasting package.
  • Burning Soul Brewery teaches you the craft of ale with the chance to sample some favourites.
  • Fixed Wheel Brewery shares passion for flavour experimentation with a tasting session, so you can sample the new trends.

Where is the best bar in Coventry?

Whether you’re catching up with friends or dazzling a date, Coventry’s bar scene moves with a modern twist, offering cosmopolitan food and drink in some stylish settings.

Bayley Lane Kitchen and Bar serves a wide selection of drinks to accompany any meal. If you want to make a night of it and enjoy some food with your drinks, the banking quarter has plenty of memorable venues.

If you want to bring the bar back home, Crush Cocktail Bars offer a bar hire service, which means you can throw your own stylish party with elegant drinks.

The best Coventry bars cater to all kinds, our best advice is just to get out there and see what’s on offer.