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“Excellent food, and lots of it”

Harringtons on the Hill
Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Kenilworth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$26 - US$38
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Harringtons on the Hill is a charming and rustic restaurant set in Little Virgina of Kenilworth, Warwickhire almost opposite the castle. The service is informal, friendly and efficient complimenting the delicious locally sourced (wherever possible), fresh ingredients dishes that are lovingly prepared by the kitchen team. There is a private dining room available upstairs that seats up to 30 people which makes Harringtons suitable for any occasion. Great food served well for good value.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Excellent food, and lots of it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I brought some of our overseas colleagues here to experience a bit of rural England and we were delighted. There was a huge range of dishes on offer and all of us had different things. Everything came in very large portions - so large that none of us could finish the main course and had to have a dessert between 4 of us. The fixed price menu was particularly good value. We chose glasses of house wine as we all wanted different, and it was of good quality. We were so pleased that we had chosen this for our dinner. Lovely setting near Kenilworth castle and thatched cottages.

  • Visited July 2014
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mutton dressed as lamb”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Ok, didn't expect too much from this place but suggest following.
1. Avoid upstairs dining, it is prone to usual gaps in service, althought the girls when present are attentive.
2. Both starter special... Calamari £6.50 (OMG, could there be less squid on the plate) and the surf and turf main (well, a really small steak, 2 prawns and one single lonely scallop with a cup of chips that looked like they had been acquired from the local chippy and microwaved) seemed poor value at £17.00. The prawns and scallop were tasty enough, but what's wrong with giving the customer a full plateful, ingredients being the smallest part of the cost. It was not good enough in cooking or presentation to justify short measure, unfortunately you got it wrong.
3. Draft beer needs to be ordered in advance, it is poured next door and delivered.

This is a place where unfortunately self confidence has overtaken performance, suggest go to the Clarendon next door and have a burger for £4.50 of you want a pub experience , same kitchen and chef, so better value, and maybe you will get enough to eat.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Mike D
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Peregian Beach, Australia
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Top Nosh & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Lovely restaurant that serves cold beer in pints and has a reasonable wine list. Good selection of food available with a set special 2 course or 3 course during week days. Very nice staff and the place was spotless. Loving setting nr Kenilworth Castle.

Visited July 2014
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Had a weekend in Kenilworth for the Mother-inLaw's 70th Birthday, and after much deliberation, booked Harringtons. What a good decision!! Very busy (Saturday night), so booking essential, but the ambiance, quality of food and service were excellent. Reasonably priced (£40 each for 3 courses with bottles of wine and beers) and the staff could not do enough for us. Would definitely recommend and I'm sure that we'll visit again if in Kenilworth.

  • Visited July 2014
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous restaurant, service and location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I booked this restaurant for my son's 18th birthday family lunch. There were 16 of us. We had exclusive use of the room upstairs which was lovely. The staff were very helpful when I wanted to change the layout on arrival and continued to be so throughout. I would like to offer personal thanks to our waiter, Sean, who really looked after us all - nothing was too much trouble - and also to Charlotte who dealt with the administration of my booking leading up to the day. Was very nice to receive a text from her this morning checking all was ok during the lunch yesterday. The food was excellent and the crispy pork salad starter received numerous compliments. The roasts were lovely and we all left very happy. (Apologies for the amount of mess we left!)
We'll be back again soon.
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  • Visited July 2014
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