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The Artisan Bar & Grill

1-3 Ryley Street, Coventry CV1 4AJ, England
+44 24 7663 2709
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (147 reviews)
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Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-3 Ryley Street, Coventry CV1 4AJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor of the bar restaurant looks tired and very mix match so was not sure if I was comfortable with the environment. However we ordered and was pleasantly surprised. Staff were so friendly and attentative! And for the good it was delicious 😋 compliments...More

Thank Eloise M
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here for the first time on the 10th May and can only say the steak was first class , cooked to perfection and served with a wonderful side of hand cut chips. I will be returning again .

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Had a midweek evening meal here. Chose the sirloin steak; it came with homemade skin on fries and so on. I ordered a side of vegetables but only managed half of them - you'd need to be really hungry to need this. The steak was...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Our group was a little reserved when arriving as the place is a little worn. BUT the service and the food from a limited menu was outstanding. Recommend you try for yourself. FAB! Would definitely go back.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We googled this Restaurant, looked ideal for a nice luncheon. Sadly mistaken, nothing like the pictures on the site. We were shown to a table and found the chair seat mended with Gaffer Tape, dust and cobwebs in the entrance hallway. Fireplace located behind a...More

1  Thank AEKtraveller
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The best steak I have ever had! The restaurant upstairs is lovely, downstairs is much more relaxed and with a few drinkers. The Sunday lunch also looked amazing, defo worth it, food was better than any chained restaurant!

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 28 March 2018

As a PA I booked the Artisan for a Corporate Dinner, we were entertaining our Swedish business contacts. I have received nothing but praise this morning from my colleagues for the establishment and the food. Hotels, Theatre and a large public car all within a...More

1  Thank Diane W
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The staff were pleasant and obliging, but it is a restaurant serving traditional English Sunday lunch according to the bill boards.Sorry but the food was not traditional the Sunday Lunch menu was very modern and quality of meal could be improved. It was a booking...More

Thank Katusha64
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in for drinks with friends. Nice atmosphere & lovely staff and service. Quaint decor and secluded smoking area. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Christie D
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The food is excellent along with fantastic staff. The 'homemade' pea and ham soup is to die for. I would recommend anybody looking for a great meal in pleasant surroundings to visit. The conservatory is an ideal venue for private functions. Staff are friendly and...More

Thank margaret b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Ryley Street, Coventry CV1 4AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7663 2709
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Set in the surroundings of a Grade 2 listed building, on the doorstep of the Belgrade Plaza, the former Watchmakers is a perfect place to eat, drink and relax with friends and family complimented by wooden beams, contemporary decor and open fires. Our bar offers an extensive range of drinks, from continental beers and a detailed wine list, to classic cocktails. We provide a good quality, home cooked, affordable menu. We welcome families and a Children’s menu is available. Whether it is casual dining, relaxed drinks or that special wedding or party event, we will happily cater for all your needs.The Artisan Bar & Grill is home to The Artisan Restaurant, a dining experience not to be missed. Occupying the top floor of the building, the restaurant has been entirely refurbished reflecting the informal but quality ethos that The Artisan stands for. Making the most of the finest locally produced ingreidents, our chef has put together a menu of fusion cuisine bringing our customers the best quality dining at a reasonable price.
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