The best places for date night in Coventry

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Everyone loves a date. But who says date night should be on one night of the year? In Coventry, you can celebrate with your loved one 365 days a year.

At Visit Coventry, we know everyone’s idea of the perfect date is different. For some it’s a slap-up dinner, for others some quiet cocktails. For some it’s a pint in a cosy pub or for some people it’s a day out with lunch and a bit of shopping. The great thing about Coventry is it really does have it all. So whatever your idea of the perfect date - at Valentine’s or any other time of year - you can find it in Coventry.

Here are some ideas for the perfect date night in Coventry, no matter what your idea of romance is.

Try something different

Coventry boasts plenty of lovely restaurants that are perfect for a romantic lunch, dinner or evening in Coventry at any time of year.

If it’s dinner and an overnight stay you want, try the Telegraph Hotel where you can have lunch or dinner in its Forme and Chase restaurant. Or if you fancy a fine dining menu with a difference, head to award-winning Turmeric Gold on Coventry’s historic Spon Street. Also on Spon Street, the Green Dragon offers innovative menus for date night all year round.

At FarGo Village, you can find fine dining menus on offer from chef Tony Davies at his intimate Gourmet Food Kitchen. Slightly further out of the centre, Earlsdon Supper Club offers an innovative menu all cooked in a unique setting. For both of those, you might need to plan your date night in advance, as they get booked up quickly.

Casual date night options in Coventry

For a casual date night in Coventry, Cathedral Lanes host plenty of options. Enjoy cocktails and Caribbean food at Turtle Bay or a French-inspired feast at Bistrot Pierre, or Latin American dishes and sharing plates at Las Iguanas. You can enjoy food and drinks at lunchtime or dinner at The Botanist or Cosy Club and then head on elsewhere if you want to carry on the fun. Slightly out of the city centre, The Loft at Rialto Plaza in Coundon serves up classics in a cosy, romantic atmosphere.

If you want a romantic night with one of Coventry’s historic buildings as the backdrop, try Hawaiian and Mexican cuisine at Selminas on Spon Street, or take a trip to Ryley Street to The Artisan Bar and Grill. But if your perfect date night is a meat-filled feast, take your loved one to Rodizio Rico for a one-off Brazilian Churrascaria experience.

If it’s date night with a difference you’re after, Coventry has a whole range of cuisine and experiences you can enjoy together. A Coventry date night can mean Ramen at SHIN, Korean barbecue at Jinseon, burgers at Five Guys or 7bone Burger, pizza at Basement Browns or Italian at Arco or Bella Italia.

Let’s not forget dessert, because all the best dates involve something sweet. Coventry has its fair share of dessert options, from cafes and bakeries to dessert cafes like Heavenly Desserts, which offers everything from waffles to crepes and cheesecakes to sweet fondues.

All this is just the tip of the iceberg - whether it’s a romantic meal for two or a casual bite to eat, you’ve got all the options to choose from in Coventry.

Date night drinks in Coventry

If it’s date night drinks in Coventry you’re after, you’re just as spoiled for choice as you are with the food options. Coventry has everything from cocktail bars to traditional pubs as well as late-night haunts if date night runs on a bit.

For a quiet pint with that special person, head to a cosy corner of a historic pub like The Windmill on Spon Street, or squeeze your way into the Town Wall Tavern with its unique ‘Donkey Box’ - one of the country’s smallest snugs.

For date night cocktails, The Botanist is a popular haunt in the heart of the city, while Cosy Club, Turtle Bay and the Slug and Lettuce are also popular nightspots for a tasty tipple. Dhillon’s Spire Bar is a unique spot where you can enjoy cocktails in the one-off setting of one of Coventry’s historic spires, or snuggle up in one of its outdoor shelters for a romantic moment.

If you’re after a lively date night in Coventry, Samoan Joes is a popular party spot, while The Yard is always guaranteed to bring a smile to your face with great drinks, wonderful entertainment and an inclusive atmosphere.

Whatever your perfect date night, from slap-up meal to cosy cocktail, Coventry has it all. Come and check it out. And remember, date night isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.

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)

Published: 1st February 2022