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The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

The Cross at Kenilworth

4.8
4.8
263 Reviews
ÂŁ41 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 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    ÂŁ41 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
  • 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 263 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
  • 4.5Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Warwickshire

    Best Overall

  • Warwickshire

    Best Food

  • Warwickshire

    Best Service

  • Warwickshire

    Best Value

  • Warwickshire

    Good for business meals

  • Warwickshire

    Good for business meals

  • Warwickshire

    Innovative

  • Warwickshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Warwickshire

    Good for special occasions

263 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super Sunday lunch for Dad’s birthday. Food was delish AND beautiful. Hazelnut souffle was (quite literally) the nuts 👌🏻 Shout out to all the staff - really excellent service - attentive but not overly fussy.

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  2. MaryF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a splendid meal and enjoyable evening. The food was excellent through each course both in terms of taste and presentation. The only issue we would raise is that we would have appreciated a palette cleanser before the dessert. The service was efficient and friendly and the flow of the meal was spot on. Finally, the ambiance was warm, welcoming and unpretentious. We look forward to coming again!

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  3. Jeanine

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really knowledgeable and friendly staff, perfectly shaken cocktails at the bar, amazing food, beautiful garden... what more could one want? It was a fabulous evening, and we will be back the next time we are in the neighborhood.

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  4. swinners

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Treated ourselves to the tasting menu with the flight of wines. Pricey. But a delightful range of tastes, flavours, sensations etc

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  5. AlastairM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary. The food and service were outstanding. The only thing I would change is that when we first sat down, music was playing, the type of music that made it feel more like a karaoke bar than a michelin star restaurant. That was quite unnecessary and the music was stopped later. Otherwise it was a perfect evening.

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  6. JulesT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table of 6 opted for the tasting menu for lunch, 3 with pairing wines. Staff were great, pace of service was excellent, food and fine fabulous. Some specific dietary requirements managed perfectly. Dining room and atmosphere was far, far nicer than the pictures suggested. A real gem!

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  7. StephanieB

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service , fabulous food , great choice of wines by the glass . The hazelnut soufflé was divine.

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  8. RosemaryE

    Oxford

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic lunch. All beautifully served in a lovely restaurant. Very nice touch to receive a personalised card to celebrate our friends’ anniversary. Really appreciated. Many thanks

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  9. AndyH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another superb meal served by attentive, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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  10. CarolineM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed overall, arrived at 14.20 eventually got our starter at 15.30 which wouldn’t have been such a problem except the room was extremely cold which the staff agreed with but apparently it’s an old building !!! I’ll be surprised if this retains its Michelin star

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always delicious and imaginative- we have never been disappointed. The staff are welcoming and the service faultless.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the ambiance and the service were excellent

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  13. HelenR

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There were 4 of us. Two arrived before official opening time, but were immediately welcomed and seated. One of us is disabled and appropriate seating was found straight away. The Cross is disabled friendly- a level entrance from the carpark suitable for wheelchairs, and a dining room at that level (also with disabled loo access). There is also a larger dining room with several steps up to the main entrance, but staff always at once open the lower entrance. The food was as always stunningly attractive and delicious, and three of us ate the incredible hazelnut soufflé for dessert. Beautiful canapés and petits fours add pleasure.

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  14. Kenneth9999

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten here many times and every meal is outstanding, the Sunday roast beef is so good and melt in your mouth you don’t need a knife to cut it so tender

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  15. GillC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful lunch at the Cross on my birthday. Not only was the food and service excellent but the staff made my birthday special. I would certainly recommend.

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  16. NoName

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening. Highly recommend the tasting menu with wine flight. Lightning could be a little more subdued.

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  17. SPMxxx

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is superb. Not cheap - but it's perfect for when you want a special celebration or to treat someone.

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  18. SimonK

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Some amazing plates of food from a kitchen clearly at the top of their game. The parfait was perfect. Loved the monkfish. The hazelnut soufflé was absolutely sensational. Friendly and helpful team. One of the younger members might need a bit more practice on carrying and pouring drinks as there were a few spillages. If I had one gripe (and it’s a minor one) it would be the background music, which seemed to be some bland easy jazz. It really began to grate after a while. Is music necessary? There was plenty of buzz from the clientele

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  19. Jake

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, staff and overall experience. I would recommend and return to The Cross.

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  20. AdamF

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place, excellent service, even more excellent food

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  21. JCPJ

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually delicious, sadly not up to previous standards. Starters looked fabulous, however the tuna tartare had an overpowering earthy flavor, more than beetroot would normally provide. The monkfish main was salty and the dish as a whole lacked a variety of flavors and colors, that would compliment it and break up/balance the saltiness. Decor and table layout could do with some flair as its just a bit "pub", which is ok for a pie, mash and fire setting but not for a Michelin Star restaurant. The staff were tentative, polite and friendly.

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  22. Antandgaye

    Devon

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and generous. We were looked after as if we were true friends.

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  23. Graham

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This time around the experience was not as good as previously. There was a little bit of the "wow" factor missing. The restaurant was busy (and a bit noisy) and service was slow although as cheerful as ever. The first courses were excellent but the mains were a little cool and the beef was missing any element that indicated it had been cooked over coals. Desserts were very good. We will return.

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  24. AlistairB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited the cross along with our 9 year old daughter. It was her first time dining in this sort of venue and the staff were absolutely fantastic at making the experience a positive one. The food options for her were really good and she thoroughly enjoyed the meal. We had a great time too!

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  25. Karl

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cross delivers exceptional food and outstanding service. The taster menu was sublime from start to finish and is remnant of the calm and experienced kitchen, while the service throughout our whole evening was faultless. New food pairings for us, unchartered ingredients, a menu that flowed and a warm, friendly atmosphere all amounted to a restaurant experience we will never forget – I implore you to book in yourselves.

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  26. GemmaC

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and service. Really lovely evening.

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  27. BENJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at The Cross and it was nothing short of excellent. The dining room is a lovely place to be, the service is very good without being overbearing and the food is sublime. We are looking forward to going again hopefully soon!

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  28. Chris

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining with great service and ideal for special occasions with family and friends

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  29. StephenB

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gret food, well presented. Excellent choices of drinks and attentive staff.

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  30. MaxineT

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic from the food to service.

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  31. Explorer

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably desserts were a bit disappointing. Starters and main were great.

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  32. ElaineH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a perfect birthday treat for my husband we loved it!

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  33. RosK

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful attention to detail with service that created a very special occasion.

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  34. HelenR

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cross lived up to expectations. The food was superb and the vegetarian options really imaginative. Which is not always the case in some quality restaurants. It was a grey dreary day and there were not many diners but this did not affect the welcoming atmosphere. There are special lunch menus which are great value and a good choice of wines by the glass.

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  35. Carolinepb

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent night from the moment we walked in until coats ( dried ) were offered back. The aperitifs were great, with very pretty and tasty little amours bouches. The some.lier was absolutely charming, professional and knowledgeable about his wines. The starters were decision as was all the food. Thank you team Cross. Another to remember with great pleasure.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We both opted for the taster menu and the drink flight to accompany each course. The food was exceptional, however there were times when we were served the wine and waited quite a while for the next course, so had hardly any wine left. We ended up ordering drinks in between.

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  37. RichardH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was outstanding, it’s our 3rd time visiting the cross and never fails with the quality

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  38. TM99

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this restaurant which consistently delivers refined and expert cooking. Attention to detail is foremost- crisp amuse bouche pastry for example showing items are prepared and served straightaway, excellent sauces and still the best soufflés I have ever eaten!

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  39. neilg

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the Cross and we really enjoyed it, even got a picture with the Head Chef. I rate and recommend this place. Will be back,

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  40. TomO

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, the team of waiting staff were very knowledgeable about what they were serving. All in all a real treat.

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FAQs

The Cross at Kenilworth is rated 4.8 stars by 263 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Cross at Kenilworth

16 New St, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2EZ

Additional information

  • 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
    ÂŁ41 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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