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The Cross at Kenilworth

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16 New Street, Kenilworth CV8 2EZ, England
+44 1926 853840
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Mon 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting place which I had visited prior to it receiving it's Michelin Star. The food was good then so I can see how some years on it has now been awarded that star. I really enjoyed the meal, in fact the four of us dining here had a really good meal. My only issue is the fact... More 

Thank Ironmorg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this restaurant for sons 30th birthday was given only early reservation as it was busy. Arrived on time . Booking for 5 persons. Lovely greeting by young lady who arranged seats for us in the bar pre dinner drinks. Met some other friends by chance there who informed us they had 'got in without reservation'?! We were then informed... More 

Thank Tracy701
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten in a lot of Michelin establishments - THIS DOES NOT DESERVE TO MICHELIN STARRED. Our meal (what we had of it) was decent enough but the dining experience itself was truly appalling. I might start by pointing out that the website is grossly misleading. The 'home' page shows you lovely 'warm' main restaurant area - we weren't... More 

Thank Paul C
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On arrival, we were offered a glass of champagne on the house, but as we don't drink alcohol we had a lovely Citrus Tulip cocktail; pineapple, almond syrup, and coco mix. We were taken through to the restaurant and had celeriac soup and ham hock terrine as starters, both beautifully presented and very tasty. The waiter describes the food to... More 

Thank Azalel
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Six of us old friends decided to try The Cross for a Sunday lunch get-together. It was excellent, well worth the Michelin star. There was a slight mix-up with our booking, ie they didn't have it! One of us had telephoned to book, and we turned up expecting a table for six at 2.30. They had no note of our... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for the last sitting at 3pm and we were not in a great hurry so it was no a serious problem. The food was good and there was no surprise that this place has been awarded a Michelin Star. However, the service was slow and we felt that this just took the shine off it!

Thank Susan M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to the Cross this year. This time was a surprise Birthday treat booked by my hubby as I enjoyed it so much in the summer. In the summer we sat on the patio and leisurely perused the menu whilst sat in the sun. It was heavenly. We were then shown to our table which was... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You definitely need to pre-book and it is pricey but you get what you pay for. A comfortable stylish but unpretentious venue with a limited menu, but Michelin starred food. The haunch and loin of venison was cooked two ways and melted in the mouth. The floating island pudding was superb, better than any I have eaten in France. Overall,... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely evening.The tartar was great,spot on burst of citrus,very fresh cleaning tasting dish.Two of the party had the soup,a superb consomme with great depth of flavour.Crispy duck egg went down a treat.The guinea fowl was delicious.The pork dish had great croquettes.The passion fruit souffle was packed with flavour.The floating island was amazing with a hidden gem of soft... More 

Thank Tillyreine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit with high expectations and not disappointed. It's easy to be critical and having read some other reviews was expecting either mixed service or small portions. Went on a Saturday night with my partner and both had the taster menu and yes the portions are small but so rich and flavoursome. The cauliflower starter was impressive and venison cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$57
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 New Street, Kenilworth CV8 2EZ, England
  • Public Transportation: Bus Stop on New Street
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Kenilworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1926 853840
The Cross, Kenilworth is a pub restaurant serving excellent food, cooked by award winning chefs. The Cross started out as an inn back in the 19th century and was recently refurbished to reveal its original features. Expect a warm welcome, friendly service and stunning dishes, cooked using the very best local ingredients.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?