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The Cross at Kenilworth, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Award-winning

The Cross at Kenilworth

4.8
4.8
300 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 10 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 300 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

    Best Value

  • Warwickshire

    Innovative

  • Warwickshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Warwickshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Warwickshire

    Romantic

  • Warwickshire

    Good for special occasions

300 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh , vibrant, inventive ,possibly one of the best meals that I have ever eaten. From the amuse bouches to the cardamom chocolate with the coffee everything was a taste explosion. Asparagus and crab was so light and fresh. Lamb with samphire was just the best. Hazelnut soufflé was heaven. I particularly like the sauces in little jugs so you can add more !! Wine delicious! Service so friendly and quietly efficient. Thanks for my birthday card and chocolates!! Perfick!

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  2. GrizzlyGourmand

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always excellent although a little salty for me.

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  3. SallyS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the three course dinner menu and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lamb was succulent and the hazelnut souffle excellent.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A trip to The Cross is always a culinary experience; if you follow MasterChef on BBC this is one really good restaurant to try. The service was excellent with great attention to detail from arrival to departure. This is our ‘Go to’ place for special times; we had a special time today. Thank you.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and wine! The sommelier was excellent and very helpful. Our only comment would be that from a service point of view we'd have liked consistency as we had different staff throughout the evening. Would still highly recommend though and we'll be back again soon!

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  6. AlanS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal, everything about the experience was superb. The food a delight and exceptional quality, without the need to be experimental. The taster menu was paired beautifully with the wine flight. Thank you

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  7. JonathanW

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visitors to the Cross and it was exceptional throughout. Food, service, wines and atmosphere all first class. For a special occasion this was a perfect venue for us and we will certainly be going again.

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  8. StuartP

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality food, wine and experience - best restaurant in Warwickshire by far !

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  9. PanelSystem

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about our set lunch was pleasant, but for a Michelin-starred restaurant it really lacked the Wow factor. The presentation and service were very good, and the restaurant managed a good atmosphere with only a handful of diners. It's very comfortable, and the pace of the meal was just right. The set lunch looked unexciting - chicken and peas, or trout fillet - and so it unfortunately proved. It was well cooked, but if you are going to serve chicken and peas at Michelin prices, you better make sure they are exceptional. I couldn't shake the feeling that this was basically pub quality, albeit with smaller portions, more garnishes, and a hefty price tag. My 6yo daughter's meal (also chicken) was very salty, but they immediately knocked it off the bill when we mentioned it - good service. We had a good time (and the wine was great), but I don't honestly think I could recommend it at this price.

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  10. Antandgaye

    Devon

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The roast dinner was superb with the meat pink and tender the roast potatoes beautiful crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Brilliant. The pea soup was delicate and the mnago dessert delightful.

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FAQs

The Cross at Kenilworth is rated 4.8 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 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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