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Bayley Lane | Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
+44 24 7683 3328
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“cakes” (2 reviews)
“lovely lunch” (2 reviews)
“guildhall” (6 reviews)
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International, British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bayley Lane | Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The café is to be reached by a short flight of steps down to quite a large area with plenty of tables. The atmosphere is lovely and the drinks and cakes good.

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This cafe is located in Saint Mary's Guildhall. It doesn't open until 11am but is well worth waiting for. I called in for a pot of tea after visiting the Guildhall. It is a very atmospheric space which I really enjoyed and the service is...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
Reviewed 1 April 2017

we enjoyed our meals,that were a reasonable price,not very busy, and served quickly. we find the two main waitresses quite unfriendly, but efficient.

Thank bezken
Marcus L, Representative at Godiva's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi bezken. Many thanks for your review. Absolutley delighted that you enjoyed your food, but not so good that you found your waitresses unfriendly. Definitely not the sort of impression we wish to give so thanks for the feedback

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Took my husband today as he had not visited before. Very impressed with the setting,menu and service. Service as usual was very good, and I was very grateful as I'm not eating bread at the moment and asked for bacon egg, sausage and tomato on...More

Thank wendylouise2
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I think this place is absolutely stunning. Not many people know about it, so it rarely gets busy. The food is lovely and there is good choice and it is also reasonably priced.

Thank Sandwellman
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Lovely location and atmospheric. Simple menu but all fresh and tasty. Friendly and helpful staff. Introduced to a Coventry God Cakes and fell in love.

Thank Helene E
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A friend told us of the Godiva restaurant and how you can enjoy a meal midday. We called last week and were not disappointed, wonderful medieval surroundings most helpful staff, and a good wholesome meal, served as a carvery. The restaurant was vey busy, no...More

Thank Cliff840
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Lovely surroundings and certainly somewhere different to go with visitors to the city. Food good, staff friendly and not overpriced.

Thank Jacquie G
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

After visiting Coventry cathedral we popped in here for a tea and cake, price very reasonable. Lovely unique building, staff friendly, good selection of cooked meals and snacks. Very charming and well worth a visit

Thank Burtcroghan
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Very atmospheric café in the undercroft good range of simple dishes at reasonable prices. Service was vey good

Thank Alun W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bayley Lane | Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7683 3328
  • E-mail
Located in the medieval undercroft of historic St. Mary's Guildhall, Godiva's café offers a relaxed and atmospheric setting for coffee and delicious cakes, cream teas, light snacks and lunches. Just a short stroll from Coventry's central shopping areas, the Cathedral and Herbert Art Gallery, Godiva's is the perfect place to unwind in the historic centre of the city. Look out for our great value carvery.
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