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The most Instagram-worthy food and drink places in Coventry

Published: Monday, 06 September 2021

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We all know that these days food and drink is never just about how it tastes. It’s important of course, but something else is nearly as key - how it looks on Instagram.

Whether it’s a picturesque backdrop or a stunning dish to share with your followers, everyone’s always thinking about the ‘gram. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place because Coventry’s full of plenty of Instagrammable food and drink. From big burgers to cute cocktails, gorgeous interiors or quirky settings, the city is home to an array of cafes, bars and restaurants that will look great on your grid. We’ve rounded up some of them for you to give you a bit of Insta-inspiration.

Instagrammable Interiors (and exterior) 

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For a completely different feel, head to FarGo Village with its independent food and drink spots, including recently-opened Factory with its wall slogans and industrial vibe. While you’re there, you’ll find plenty of food that will make it to your Instagram account, from big burgers at Stripclub Street Food to wraps from the Paneer Wrap Company, pretty pizzas from Dough & Flow and epic cakes and drool worthy treats from Get Us Baked.

Before you even get to the food, an Instagrammable interior is always a treat and Coventry has plenty of those. Check out the Telegraph Hotel with its photo-worthy roof terrace as well as plenty of snappable remnants of the building’s previous life as the home of a newspaper. Of course, there’s plenty of other Instagram-friendly elements, from the tapas and cocktails to the afternoon tea at the hotel’s restaurant Forme and Chase.

Back in the city centre, The Botanist is always a good one for the ‘gram, along with its impressive cocktails. Also in Cathedral Lanes, the Cosy Club has a camera-friendly interior too, while newcomer Turtle Bay has some fabulous murals, a colourful interior and plenty to keep you snapping away. Just down the road is Metropolis, which opened this year with an art deco makeover guaranteed to impress on Instagram, not to mention the art that adorns the walls. For an impressive sight guaranteed to get you some likes online, you need to head to Dhillons Spire Bar, whose home in the Christchurch spire is beautiful in and of itself, and that’s before you add their beautiful cocktails. For something a bit smaller but just as pretty, head to Selminas on Spon Street with its fun, vibrant decor, or try The Loft in Coundon which sits at the top of the Rialto Plaza complete with vibrant neon scenes and an art deco feel of its own in tribute to the building’s history.

Big burgers and cute cocktails

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There’s nothing Instagram loves more than a big burger, and there are plenty of those in Coventry. We’ve already mentioned Stripclub Street Food at FarGo Village but there are lots more to try. Five Guys let you build your own burgers so you can pick exactly the right toppings for the perfect Instagram photo. For something that’s going to knock Instagram’s socks off, check out 7bone Burger for big burgers and all the extras.

Another popular Instagram choice is cocktails and you’ll find plenty of impressive ones around the city. We’ve already included a few but there are plenty more. You’ll find cute cocktails at The Yard, Coventry’s number one LGBTQ+ venue, while you can also pick up some pretty cocktail creations at the Slug & Lettuce, Las Iguanas and The Castle Grounds. Cute might not be the word to describe the epic creations on offer at Samoan Joes, but they’ll certainly be worth posting on Instagram if you get one - especially their sharers.

Art on a plate

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They say you eat with your eyes and there are plenty of places in Coventry serving up dishes that are almost works of art. Not only will this food taste amazing, but you’ll be able to adorn your Instagram with pictures of it that people can eat with their eyes no matter where they are. For fine dining creations, try Gourmet Food Kitchen, whose owner Tony Davies also produces the most aesthetically pleasing chocolates or Earlsdon Supper Club. The GD on Spon Street serves up some Instagrammable dishes on its regular tasting menus, while just a few doors down Turmeric Gold dishes up Indian fine dining food guaranteed to wow your followers.

For some more unusual dishes that will be sure to impress over on Instagram, there are lots to choose from. Taste Vietnam’s authentic Vietnamese food will have you snapping away, while Dumpling King’s creations are easily Insta-worthy and you’ll find plenty of pretty dishes on the menu at SHIN.

It’s not just food that looks good on the ‘gram. A properly-made coffee is perfectly pleasing to the eye, so how about Bean and Leaf, whose cakes will no doubt make it to your grid too, while Bean and Brunch is a great spot for some drool-inducing pictures of breakfast and brunch dishes.

When it comes to food and drink, Coventry has plenty of places serving up the good that won’t just taste good but will look great on Instagram. Check them out and make sure you tag Visit Coventry in your finds.

To find out more about the great food and drink on offer in Coventry & Warwickshire, visit  Ellen’s blog at Eat with Ellen  (www.eatwithellen.com)

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