Spring is finally here and that hopefully means months of weekends and evenings spent relaxing in restaurant and pub gardens, downing pints and soaking up the glorious sunshine to look forward to. But with so many great restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, and hotels across the Warwickshire and Birmingham region to choose from, picking the perfect place to catch up with your mates, enjoy a romantic meal for two, or have an affordable meal out for the entire family can be difficult.
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Starting its life as a Kickstarter campaign, the Michelin-starred Salt in Stratford-upon-Avon has quickly become one of the finest places to dine in the West Midlands. With its relaxed setting which includes a quaint and intimate space ideal for smaller bookings and a larger room with an open kitchen perfect for showcasing what Salt does best, the uncomplicated and uncluttered dining spaces really provide Salt’s magnificent and picturesque plates of food with a platform in which to shine.
Focusing on fine dining without the gimmicks, Salt has already gained a stellar reputation with foodies across the region. Before the end of its first year, the restaurant was praised in The Good Food Guide’s Editor’s Awards and was also named the best new entry for 2017. It was also the first restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon to win a Michelin star. Showcasing an always exceptional menu boasting the very best seasonal ingredients, there are few restaurants in the area that even come close to matching Salt in either taste or presentation. Try the evening tasting menu comprised of eight innovative dishes like salt-baked beetroot with horseradish and baked apple puree, carrot cooked in chicken fat with crispy chicken skin and pickled carrot and tartare of red deer accompanied by artichoke, mushrooms
As you walk past Basement Browns, the delicious smells of freshly baked pizza will draw you inside, but it’s the pizzeria’s unique relaxed and social atmosphere that will make you want to stay. The ideal place to meet up with your mates or hang out after a long week at work, the owners (four brothers who are all passionate about pizza) were inspired by pizzerias in Italy and the USA to create a restaurant that offers so much more than your standard pizza chain.
With their mission to create the world’s best pizza using traditional techniques and nutritionally balanced ingredients primarily sourced from Italy, Basement Browns
Come in the morning and enjoy their signature breakfast, which comprises hand-stretched dough topped with a free-range egg, sausage, bacon, mozzarella, and a choice of free extras.
Incorporating both a café and a restaurant, the family-owned Millsy’s Café & Bistro in Earlsdon is the ideal place to spot by for a catch-up over a coffee and a cake, a wind-down drink after work, or a hearty full English breakfast or Sunday roast. Having earned a fantastic reputation over the years for its impressive food, friendly and attentive staff, and relaxed
Listed in the Coeliac UK Venue Guide and offering a separate gluten-free menu, along with a vegan menu and plenty of vegetarian dishes, you’ll be impressed with the choice on offer here. Try their famous and exceptional-value early-bird offer from Monday to Saturday, 3pm until 7pm, offering two main courses and a bottle of house wine from just £25.
Whether you’re enjoying a romantic meal for two upstairs in the stylish restaurant, a coffee and a cake in the comfortable and sophisticated downstairs café-bar area, or you’re visiting at night when Millsy’s transforms into a vibrant wine bar, this truly versatile venue is a rare gem within the Coventry region.
If you’re craving Asian-inspired street food, Street in Earlsdon will not disappoint you with its menu jam-packed with classic South-East Asian teppanyaki, ramen, and curry dishes, along with slightly more unusual selections like their Asian-inspired Sunday Roast sharing board.
Since opening in the summer of 2015, Street has made its name within Earlsdon’s increasingly developing food scene, becoming a firm
Situated at the heart of this historic, olde-worlde town which was once home to William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon’s The Townhouse is a landmark in its own right. This 400-year-old Grade II listed building, just a five-minute walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, boasts brilliant British fare, comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation, and a well-stocked bar.
With a main menu comprising of starters such as the thyme-marinated beetroot with whipped goat’s cheese, mains like the
For all those wanting to stay the night or stop by in the morning, their comprehensive breakfast menu featuring eggs Florentine, Royale, and Benedict, and a fantastic full English which is also available in a vegetarian version featuring smashed avocado with quinoa, tomatoes, and poached eggs is a true delight.
Locally renowned for its fantastic food offering, the five-AA-star-awarded 18th-century The George Townhouse in Shipston-on-Stour is a firm
Start with the likes of salt and pepper squid with rocket, aioli and lemon before moving onto mains such as the incredible breast of Gressingham duck with roasted salsify, sautéed Brussels sprouts and orange sauce or the roasted shallot and Brie tarte Tatin with rocket, pear, and walnut salad. Finish your unforgettable three-course feast within the stylish and luxurious dining room with the tempting warm treacle tart with Cornish clotted cream or instead opt for the wonderful local farmhouse cheese plate. Head to The George Townhouse this spring or summer and enjoy a Cotswold Distillery gin served with Double Dutch tonic and a slice of grapefruit over plenty of ice in the venue’s lovely terrace garden.