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“Definitely has the Wow factor - must see”
Review of The Establishment - CLOSED

The Establishment
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2013

It is a delight to see interesting old buildings put to good use while retaining their character. A meal at The Establishment combines really good quality food and service with an overall experience that is one to write home about. Add to that the fact that it is directly opposite the signature cathedral and in a lovely cobbled area of the old city and it has the magic ingredients.

The main bar area is in the original court room, the main restaurant is in the original courtyard and then there are additional tables in a couple of former cells, complete with original doors and grill window.

The food choice is wide ranging but mostly close to traditional British dishes. They have a "pie of the day" which is a great feature was truly delicious. Our group of eight each ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their selection.

We were there on a Thursday night and were treated to some excellent live music played from in the bar area.

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1  Thank ChrisHesky
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Very nice surroundings ordered starter of grilled asparagus with parma ham and breaded pouced egg. very nice
then lamb dinner small portions but probably best meal I have ever tasted.
for dessert had choc cheesecake with raspberrys....delicious
cost was about £25 will definitely return

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1  Thank gazksmith
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The restaurant is in a historical building opposite Coventry Cathedral. Had Sunday dinner with a friend and we both enjoyed the food very much. The service was exceptional, all our questions were answered straight away. We didn't have to wait for our drinks and the food arrived quite quickly. Both vegetarian options were nicely presented and very tasty. The setting is quite unusual and it was surprisingly bright thanks to a glass root in the middle of the restaurant. You can still see some old prison cells and giant keys in a picture frame which tell the story of the old court house. Great place to eat, we will be back!

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1  Thank Dodd_123
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The interior of this pub is very stylish and the outdoor seating area is great on a sunny afternoon, have tried the food which is good and the toilets are always clean

1  Thank Mandy A
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We visited The Establishment with friends for lunch after a wonderful Organ Recital in the Cathedral. The Establishment is independently owned and run, a wonderful conversion of the old Court House, complete with Dock, Cells, Exercise Yard (now enclosed) with all sorts of Court and Jail paraphernalia on display. The Brasserie-style menu is great and there is a superb selection of beers on draught. Great loos, very clean - a most important sign in our view. Food was delicious and beautifully served by delightful and very friendly staff, who were fascinating on the subject of the building's previous history. They took a Team Photo of our party in The Dock. A great place and thoroughly recommended.

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1  Thank Foxie1152
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