Review on The Cross At Kenilworth

Within easy walking distance of Abbey Fields and Kenilworth Castle, The Cross at Kenilworth dates back to the 19th century, a substantial brick pub that is reaping the benefits of a thorough contemporary makeover – to good effect. The interior has been given the obligatory treatment, with stripped wood floors, modern furnishings, artwork and a sense of space; there's also a big landscaped garden and patio for al fresco meals.

The Cross At Kenilworth is the sister restaurant to the Michelin starred Simpsons restaurant in Edgbaston, also owned by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Andreas Antona. The restaurant under the leadership of talented Head Chef Mark Hands was delighted to pick up their own prestigious Michelin star in the 2015 edition of the Guide, and also received three AA Rosettes in 2019.

The kitchen serves up cooking of the highest quality offering starters in the shape of pork, chicken liver and pistachio terrine, pickled vegetables, pistachios and violet mustard or salmon rillette, cucumber, watercress, horseradish and caraway. Follow on with a main course of Creedy Carver duck, endives, lentils, blood orange and bergamot or fish fans might opt for the cod, king oyster mushroom, onion risotto, cavolo nero and red wine sauce. Desserts bring on board luscious delights such as dark chocolate sphere, coconut sorbet, tropical fruits and passion fruit sauce as well as a praline soufflé paired with chocolate sorbet.

The Cross At Kenilworth is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Gastro pub / Eclectic


Mark Hands

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 10.00am - 1.00pm Sun Brunch
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 6.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Cross At Kenilworth

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Family Friendly

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The Cross At Kenilworth
16 New Street

Customer Ratings on The Cross At Kenilworth

2.8  / 5

Based on 3 reviews

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    May 2017

    5 people found this review helpful
    5 star food delicious great service too

    Fantastic tasting menu. Melt in the mouth scallops, crispy duck egg dripping over asparagus, tender lamb, jersey royals and samphire, lovely jus and foams, pre desert ginger jelly ice cream, cheesecake base crumb, desert caramel soufflé all wonderful every course a taste sensation. Very happy.

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    March 2017

    5 people found this review helpful
    The staff like the food more than the customers

    The food was ok but the main problem was we had to go home and eat as the portions would not feed a sparrow. The service was to over the top and very cack handed. This restaurant needs a reality check. I wouldn't eat there again if the food was free. Someone needs to explain to the manager people go out to eat not be served a spoon full of meat for £35 a head.

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    November 2016

    8 people found this review helpful

    Was really disappointed not what I had expected, no fresh veg except cabbage, steak had to go back as it was so tough so by the time a new one arrived I had finished my meal, waiter said the reason it was tough was because we had asked for medium rare, what's that all about, never offered wine list. On the good side the Mussel soup was delicious, so sad as it was our wedding anniversary and we were looking forward to eating at the Cross.

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