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.
Knowing how to make grilled cheese is required knowledge. Learn how with this simple recipe, plus a few bonus flourishes informed by chefs from around the country.
What is umami? We break down what to expect from the fifth flavor. Hint: it's not salty, sweet, sour, or bitter.
It’s fair to say I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with shopping, particularly at the Trafford Centre. The one thing that gets me through the sometimes-necessary trips to such places is the hope of finding somewhere good to dine when I’m finished. You’d think that’d be easy at the Trafford Centre, after all there are over 50 places to eat and drink. Although the majority are either coffee shops or the usual sort of chains you can find on any retail park - from Pizza Express and Nando’s to T.G.I Fridays and Frankie & Benny’s - there are several more interesting options too.