Coventry is now deep into a comeback thanks to its booming universities and a blossoming cultural scene. The food and drink options available have grown along with the city. Here’s everything you need to know about restaurants in Coventry.
Coventry has plenty of variety when it comes to posh restaurants and cosy cafes in the city centre and further afield. We’ve picked a few favourites among locals covering some very different types of traditional cooking.
Naan is a leavened flatbread traditionally cooked in an oven. To make it in the traditional way you would need a tandoor oven, which is a cylindrical clay or metal oven which is historically heated with wood or charcoal.
At a quality Indian restaurant such as Punjab Grill and Balti House, you can order a number of types of naan bread including:
As such, it stands to reason that naan bread isn’t a dish with a definitive recipe. Some recipes use fast acting yeast while others make use of a starter culture like that used in sourdough bread. Others replace any type of yeast with baking powder. Some use plain flour while others opt for bread flour (which, with its higher protein content, will produce a chewier texture).
When it comes to cooking, the best substitute for a tandoor is a very hot, dry pan – the heavier the better and a cast iron griddle would be ideal.
The Guardian has a great account of the naan bread’s intricacies.
As neighbours of Birmingham, birthplace of the Balti, Indian restaurants in Coventry are top-notch. With Birmingham’s stellar reputation they have a lot to live up to. Fortunately, they know how to step up to the plate! Here are three of the best:
I’s a question that’s up for debate, as of course, it’s a matter of personal taste. Here is a selection of some of the best British desserts:
Sticky toffee pudding – a much-loved hearty pud, there’s nothing quite like a sticky toffee pudding and custard to finish off a meal in style. When this little gem is on the menu, other desserts don’t stand a chance.
Eton mess – fruity, light and refreshing, this magical, meringue-based desert is a British summer classic featuring strawberries, whipped cream and delicious crumbling pieces of meringue.
Treacle tart – so sweet you can almost taste the calories, treacle tart goes down a treat hot or cold. The only question left is whether to have yours with ice cream or cream?
Bakewell tart – originating in the northern town of Bakewell in the Peak District, this tasty almond topped treat is usually found in bakeries.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.
Cuddle up with Thai food and a movie or head out for a prix fixe meal and candlelit conversation? Here’s some ammo for your next date-night decision.
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas... That’s right, nothing says seasons greetings quite like the warming aroma of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You can keep your pungent pot pourri because I’m all about the home baked goods. If I could bottle the smell of this baking, I would surely be able to retire and spend the rest of my days