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  • Restaurant in Coventry- what’s good?
  • alwillis
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    In Coventry (at the arena) this week with work, and looking for somewhere for a team (4 of us) meal Tuesday evening.

    Any locals recommend somewhere closeish? Don’t mind a short drive to get out of/into town. Ideally independent, reasonably priced (work are paying so can’t go crazy) and tasty!

    spud-face
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    The standard sweet centre down in foleshill makes the best samosas you could ask for, and you can eat in, but it’s not particularly restauranty.  The Greyhound in Longford would be my choice, it’s walkable from the Ricoh along the canal and does very good food. https://www.thegreyhoundlongford.co.uk/

    pk13
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    Shilton arms
    http://www.theroseandcastle.co.uk/ not bad food small so book.
    Nice Thai on London road also a Chinese nextdoor ish.
    If you want posh go to leam or Kenilworth.
    The cross is nice but maybe out of your works buget.
    Greyhound is ok small ish you can walk but
    +1 for the standard not sure it’s open late but for snacks it’s ace cake shop just further down too

    wwpaddler
    Free Member

    Thai Dusit at junc of London Road and Gulson Road and Turmeric Gold on Spon Street for Indian food.

    doomanic
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    China Red in the centre for all you can eat Chinese with table service. Assuming it’s still there of course; I haven’t been for about 4 years.

    EDIT: it’s still there and does Karaoke too…

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    bails
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    Basement Browns – locally owned (there’s another branch in Leamington) pizza place.

    7 bone burgers – hipster style burger place, very tasty but maybe not right for a work meal, depends on the people.

    Mrs B has been to Turmeric Gold and couldn’t see what the fuss was about. My Dhabba (also Indian) on the same street is meant to be good though.

    Sultan on Far Gosford street for cheap but tasty Turkish.

    Esmies in Fargo village – independent Caribbean. Might be closed on Tuesdays though.

    The Golden Cross by the cathedral. Decent pub food.

    Metropolis, also near the cathedral. Veggie, vegan and carnivore versions of everything on the menu. In an interesting building as well. That would probably be my suggestion actually. It’s grown up enough for a work meal but a nice place to stay if you decide your want some drinks afterwards.

    robbo1234biking
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    Not contributing to food but the Golden Cross when I was at uni (18 years ago) was a late night rock pub!

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    This is useful, Jnr is performing in Coventry in a few weeks and we were wondering where to eat

    gavjackson1984
    Free Member

    Noodle bar in the bull yard in the city centre. A bit no thrills but food is excellent if Chinese / noodles is your thing.

    onecheshirecat
    Full Member

    Binley Mega Chippy?

    pk13
    Full Member

    NO FOR THE CHIPPY

    bails
    Full Member

    @robbo1234biking same when I was there, you were only a few years ahead of me! But it’s much mellower now.

    Noodle bar is good for big portions of (apparently) fairly authentic Chinese food.

    Not the mega chippy though!

    lucien
    Full Member

    Last time I was in Coventry for a meal, it was late, about 20 years ago, I was pissed and they made me and a mate pay up front for food.  It was an Indian……don’t remember much else.

    alwillis
    Full Member

    Booked the greyhound after putting it to a vote this morning. Will report back if I survive!

    lb77
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    Greyhound is a decent pub, it’s my folks local boozer.

    BigJohn
    Full Member

    When I saw this thread I immediately thought of the Standard Sweet Centre but didn’t think of posting because I haven’t been to Coventry since 1995. This post makes me want to go back again.

    pk13
    Full Member

    Greyhound is fine.

    alwillis
    Full Member

    Just to update for future reference. The Greyhound was indeed a good traditional pub, with decent food and well priced drinks. Definitely a nice escape from chains and soulless expo halls and hotels.

    My team were also well impressed at my “local knowledge” to find such a place, so thanks STW!

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