7 of the Best Delicious Coventry Restaurants You Need to Try In 2022

Coventry was UK City of Culture in 2021 and it really shows how the city feels fresh and revived in recent years due to the interest and investment. 

One part of life in the city that has dramatically improved in recent times is the food scene, and you’ll now find plenty of Coventry restaurants serving up delicious food and tasty treats from all round the world.

If you’re a new student in town or thinking of moving to Coventry for university next year we’ve done the decent thing and tried out some of the best restaurants in Coventry, so you know where to try and what’s hot this year.

The foodie scene is big, whether you’re after casual, relaxed dining, or something a bit fancier.


1. Taste Vietnam

A small independent restaurant that is pushing the boundaries when it comes to authentic Vietnamese cuisine that you can’t find in other Coventry restaurants.

If you are living in our student accommodation in Coventry and fancy some Pho or Banh Mi that is as delightful and delicious as on the streets of Hanoi you are in luck, Taste Vietnam is just a short walk away from your home!

The feel inside Taste is of an intimate nature, but there is also a lovely patio where you can relax outside when the weather is nice.

Plenty of Vietnamese restaurants in the UK claim to be authentic, but with Taste, the owner grew up in the countryside just outside of Hanoi, so has first-hand experience of the full range of flavour and taste that Vietnam offers in its cuisine.

The menu is full of fresh, hearty family recipes and the staples you would expect. The service is friendly, and you know that great care and attention has been put into every dish, whether you are after a Vietnamese baguette, noodle soup or a chicken curry. 

Prices start around £6 for smaller dishes, but larger plates are still under £12, meaning you can get a flavoursome feed on a small budget.

188 Spon Street. CV1 3BB

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2. Habibi

Habibi is an Arabic word that means ‘my love’. The restaurant has grown from the passion for food and recipes that has been handed down from generation to generation, all from a small town in Palestine.

Every visitor to Habibi is treated like they are a member of the family, love and comfort are the key concepts.

You’ll experience a complete Middle Eastern culinary experience, dishes made with the freshest ingredients, to the highest quality, in a setting that is comfortable and comforting.

There is a tranquil garden area with plenty of cushions and soft furnishings that accentuate the ambience of comfort and home. 

We highly recommend the Habibi Mezza, £10 for starters and £15 for mains, giving you a sample of a little bit of everything, inviting you into the Habibi world where you’ll never want to leave.

142 Far Gosford St. CV1 5DY

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3. Akbars


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What makes Akbars stand-out for us is that it is famous and a favourite of the South Asian community in Coventry.

Even though it is often busy, the atmosphere is always warm, calm, and charming. You’ll see all your favourite Indian dishes on the menu, whether you favour a chicken tikka masala or a lamb bhuna.

Expect friendly service as if you’re part of the family, really good-sized portions, and some of the best Indian food you’ll have anywhere – we’d definitely say it’s the best Indian restaurant in Coventry.

It’s always good to have a quality Indian restaurant in your back pocket for big parties with friends, for takeaway on a weekend or just whenever you fancy an onion bhaji and a paneer Balti.

7-9, The Butts, Queen’s Rd, Earlsdon. CV1 3GJ

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4. Millsy’s

Millsy’s is probably the most popular and versatile of the Coventry restaurants on the list. It would also be on a list of good places to go for a night out, a lively bar that has regular live music, tasty cocktails, and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It really does have something for everyone.

If you’re after a big Full English in the morning (either to power you through the day or to soak up the drink from the night before!) you can get one for under a tenner.

Brunch and lunch options are also under a tenner, classic open sandwiches with a side of fries or salad are also under a tenner.

The evening menu is full of hearty dishes like steak and ale pie, fish and chips or halloumi kebabs (these are around the £15 mark).

Millsy’s also has a great vegan and gluten-free range of options on the menu, making it a great Coventry restaurant for everyone.

20 Earlsdon St, Earlsdon. CV5 6EG

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5. Gourmet Food Kitchen

Gourmet Food Kitchen has been making a big reputation for itself in the artsy area of the city, FarGo Village.

Local chef Tony Davies spent years working in some of the finest restaurants in Europe and has taken this experience and fine dining skillset to create Gourmet Food Kitchen.

This 12-cover restaurant provides an intimate, relaxed setting for the perfect chef’s table experience.

A set menu experience allows you and a table of friends to experience fine dining without the high cost you would normally have to pay.

As a treat or celebration this could be the perfect way to end the year with friends or to celebrate with family.

The food is sublime and the service attentive and warm, you can tell that they truly love what they do and want more people to have the opportunity to sample fine dining dishes.

Unit 2H Fargo Village, Far Gosford St. CV1 5ED

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Gourmet Food Kitchen website


6. The Loft, Rialto Plaza


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Just out to the north west of the city centre you’ll find a spectacular art-deco building from the 1930s, lovingly restored with a recent makeover that has made it a central community hub with plenty to shout about.

Within the Rialto Plaza, The Loft offers up a small, perfect taste of a cosy dinner that you’d expect to find in London or a bigger city than Coventry.

Times have changed though, and with The Loft the menu is full of classic dishes that change with the seasons, such as lamb rump, ratatouille, and a cracking Sunday roast menu. You won’t get anything extravagant or avant-garde here, but you will taste delicious classic dishes cooked to perfection by highly trained chefs.

The 30-cover restaurant is intimate, selling dishes made from fresh, local products that showcases how great simple, British food can be

 Coundon is a residential suburb of Coventry and a trip to The Loft makes you feel part of the in-crowd, a special place that not everyone knows about yet.

85 Moseley Avenue, Coundon. CV6 1HR

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7. Dirty Kitch


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FarGo Village is a cool place, as you can see by how many Coventry restaurants we’ve mentioned are located here.

There had to be a junk food option on the list, and for our money, vegan junk food has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years.

Dirty Kitch prides itself on inviting diners into their home turf as friends. The waiting staff are spot on, very friendly, and the menu is full of 100% vegan delights, with the flavour dial turned right up to full volume.

Dirty vegan soul food like no other, we recommend the vegan fried chick’n, it’s some of the best around with a delicious side slaw to boot.

You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy Dirty Kitch, the flavours are so good it’ll taste just like the best meaty soul food you’ve had elsewhere.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, Dirty Kitch is the perfect place to go after uni, treat yourself to some dirty street food, soaked in flavour and calling you back again and again. Chick’n wings for £3.50, Mac and Cheeze for less than a fiver, and all sandwiches under a tenner.

Unit 13D, The Box, FarGo Village. CV1 5ED

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From your amazing student apartment in Coventry, you have the world on your doorstep.

Why not head out and try some great British grub, Vietnamese, go for some fine dining, try the famous Indian food in the area, vegan junk food, or anything that takes your fancy really.

There is a wider range of Coventry restaurants than there ever has been before, so make the most of it and make your time in the city a delicious one.

We’ve chosen our favourites here but with so much great food on option in Coventry you are bound to quickly find your own personal favourites.

Let us know what is getting your taste buds tingling and we’ll be sure to let students in Coventry know where the best restaurants are.

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