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The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Award-winning

The Cross at Kenilworth

4.8
4.8
310 Reviews
£41 and over
British
Located in the historic town of Kenilworth in the heart of Warwickshire, The Cross is an award-winning pub that combines Michelin-starred food with a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.

Under the guidance of chef-director Adam Bennett, we have held a Michelin star for over nine years and are proud to boast three AA Rosettes. We received a Good Food Award Gold Seal in 2021.

The Cross is housed in a Grade II listed 19th-century inn and has been sympathetically restored to retain its heritage alongside contemporary touches that make it a fabulous place to enjoy great food, a casual atmosphere and informal but attentive service.

Our main dining room is a former school room that leads to a cosy and welcoming bar - previously a butcher's shop.

Another dining room overlooks the pass, where guests can glimpse the team of chefs busily at work.

We have a green and spacious pub garden, perfect for aperitifs, cocktails and post-dinner drinks.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 18:30–21:00 Sat 12:00–14:30
  • Phone number
    01926 853840
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Our snug can seat between 6 and 10 guests.The restaurant can also be cater for exclusive events. - please call/email to discuss your booking enquiry
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Area
    Kenilworth
  • Cross Street
    16 New Street<br />Kenilworth CV8 2EZ
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    BY CAR<br /><br />We have a spacious car park that can be found at the rear of the building and is available for the use of our customers.<br /><br />BY TRAIN<br /><br />The closest station to The Cross is Kenilworth Station, only one mile away (about a five-minute drive). For more regular trains and a greater number of destinations, we recommend Coventry Station, which is only 15 minutes away by car.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 310 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Warwickshire

    Best Overall

  • Warwickshire

    Best Food

  • Warwickshire

    Best Service

  • Warwickshire

    Good for business meals

  • Warwickshire

    Good for business meals

  • Warwickshire

    Innovative

  • Warwickshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Warwickshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Warwickshire

    Romantic

  • Warwickshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Warwickshire

    Most Booked

310 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish! Great food. Great service.

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  2. BenT

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cross was absolutely fantastic. We went for my wife's birthday and there were some lovely touches including a card on arrival and and special dessert (won't say what to keep it a surprise for anyone else!). We had the tasting menu, which was absolutely delicious and better than many other Michelin starred restaurants we have visited. I had let the restaurant know in advance that my wife is gluten intolerant, and they made gluten free bread for her and adjusted certain courses - though we were pleasantly surprised by how little change was needed across the 7 courses. One course was swapped with no question too as my wife didn't fancy the steak tartare (though it was delicious, as she realised when trying mine!). The wine pairings were excellent too, and we enjoyed chatting with our waiter about the reasons behind the choices. He also changed one of the wines immediately when we all agreed it wasn't right with the dish. All in all a fantastic meal in a lovely venue with a great, relaxed atmosphere. Definitely a new favourite restaurant for us and we will certainly be back!

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  3. GeoffS

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stunning restaurant in a nice setting, large convenient car park. The food is always to the standard you would expect from a Michelin Star establishment and they just do it as a matter of course.

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  4. HelenB

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food all six people enjoyed every course. Had some amazing wine too.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning meal for wife's 50th. (1st time at a Michelin star restaurant) Had the Taster Menu with wine flight on a Thursday lunchtime. Incredible service and food delectable. Would recommend for an occasion meal. Chefs are both culinary geniuses and artistic wonders. Presentation of dishes A*** Service superb as well as wine explanation.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautifully prepared and presented food with a deep flavour profile with very attentive service. Extra care given as it was my partner's birthday.

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  7. ChrisS

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food delivered by friendly staff with minimum fuss.

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  8. Rebecca

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great evening at the Cross. My husbands birthday and we were greeted warmly and card left on the table. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing. The sommelier Amelia was outstanding, we really enjoyed her explanation and knowledge of the wine and why they were paired with the specific dish. She really enriched our experience. Our favourite dishes were the beef tartare, lamb and onion starter. I would only say, some of the dishes I thought were slightly small. Understand it is a tasting menu, but the turbot portion was less than matchbox size. Also some of the crust of the sourdough was burnt which made it quite bitter. The staff are always great and we will be back soon I’m sure.

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  9. Neil

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As you would expect from a Starred restaurant everything is first class. Highly recommended

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being a Michelin stared restaurant you need to expect that it’s more expensive than your average. For a special occasion and to enjoy tastes that you will be blown away with then The Cross provides the complete package. Every time I have had the fortune to visit I’ve come away feeling very spoilt to have such a great place locally . Well done to everyone who works at The Cross you all add your bit to making it such a great experience.

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FAQs

The Cross at Kenilworth is rated 4.8 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for The Cross at Kenilworth

16 New St, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2EZ

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2024
  • Cross Street
    16 New Street<br />Kenilworth CV8 2EZ
  • Area
    Kenilworth
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Fri, Sun 12:00–14:00 Wed–Sat 18:30–21:00 Sat 12:00–14:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    BY CARWe have a spacious car park that can be found at the rear of the building and is available for the use of our customers.BY TRAINThe closest station to The Cross is Kenilworth Station, only one mile away (about a five-minute drive). For more regular trains and a greater number of destinations, we recommend Coventry Station, which is only 15 minutes away by car.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01926 853840
  • Private party facilities
    Our snug can seat between 6 and 10 guests.The restaurant can also be cater for exclusive events. - please call/email to discuss your booking enquiry
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