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“Brilliant night!”

2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 577 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $31
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cafe, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Nestled in the secluded courtyard of 2Tone Village this newly refurbished family run cafe & restaurant provides good food, good times and great service.Home of the Jerk Sausage 2Tone Cafe offers all day breakfast, and more, including Caribbean meals. The restaurant offers an enticing menu of good 'home' style cuisine for those new to Caribbean food and the connoisseur.2Tone Village where the stars of 2Tone are often seen dining, jamming or generally hanging out. Please check our website for open times of the Cafe & Restaurant and for up to date menus and events.
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant night!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Had a fab office Christmas party at Simmer Down. The atomoshphere was great, the staff were really welcoming and the food was fantastic.
I'm a vegetarian and was really pleasantly surprised at the efforts they went to- not only providing good food but explaining what was what so I didn't get any meaty surprises.
I'd highly recommend going.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Luke C
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Luke, thank you very much for your endorsement of our restaurant. We feel that everyone should have options when they come to us, our normal restaurant menu does have limited vegetarian options, however if we are given notice when people book we like to offer that little bit extra hence, corn fritters instead of saltfish fritter, Ackee without the saltfish, and stewed peas with no meat but all cooked to the same standard and we hope you agree that they are equally tasty (even though you can't make the comparison).

We do hope that we will see you at Simmer Down again.

Angela, Alph & All at Simmer Down
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“Cracking carribean christmas party!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This little gem was where we had our Christmas party last night. The friendly welcome ,the fantastic and varied dishes that kept coming and the lively atmosphere ensured that we had a really special and momorable night that was great value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Many thanks Catherine for your review, we feel that it is vital to our success that people feel welcomed and relaxed in our small family restaurant, so we are glad that we appear to be achieving this.

We look forward to seeing you again at Simmer Down.

Angela, Alph & All at Simmer Down
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food and atmosphere - just like Sunday dinner at Grandmas!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I visited Simmer Down along with 20 of my colleagues for a work Christmas dinner. The first thing that you notice is the lovely table settings which they had kindly arranged for the large amount of people we had. The welcoming was very warm and friendly.

We had the luxury of tasting everything on the menu! To start, ackee & saltfish in Yorkshire puddings which were lovely twist to a traditional Jamaican dish. They also catered especially for the vegetarians we had in our group with fried dumplins, plantain and fritters. We then had the main course which we red snapper fish, jerk chicken (which may I add was my favourite), prawns in coconut sauce, rice and peas, calaloo and again vegetable variants for individuals.
For dessert we had the pleasure of choosing from ginger or carrot cake served with villnia or rum ice-cream, and although I didnt get to taste both, the comments from the group spoke volumes about how rich it was!

The food tasted brilliant and as I have a Jamaican heritage myself you can it was original ital food !! I will be visiting again and recommending this place.

Thank you

Reuben

  • Visited December 2012
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Ruben many thanks for the high praise 'just like Sunday dinner at Grandmas!”, I know your grandma so that is a compliment indeed.

We are glad that you and your work colleagues enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Simmer Down soon.

Angela, Alph & all at Simmer Down
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Evening - great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

fabulous food and atmosphere in an environment which was as comfortable as being at home. Wonderful cake and ice-cream.

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1 Thank Robert F
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you Robert F for your kind words, we are glad you all enjoyed your time and the food here at Simmer Down and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Angela, Alph & All at Simmer Down
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Sheffield, England
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“Really great restaurant”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

I went for my birthday last weekend and was really impressed with the food, service and ambience. The ackee and saltfish in Yorkshire puddings were fabulous as was the curried mutton with rice and peas. The wine was lovely too and you can take your own. Great value for money, lovely welcoming staff (who even got me a birthday card!) Really impressed and can't wait to back next time I'm in Coventry.

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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Many thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you at our Cafe & Restaurant and we trust you had a great birthday weekend and a pleasant journey home.

We look forward to welcoming you back to 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant next time you are in Coventry.

Angela, Alph & all at 2 Tone Corner
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