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“lovely”

2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 580 Restaurants in Coventry
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $31
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Coventry, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

the mutton curry and rice and peas were lovely. we also tried the plantain and dumplings which my husband loved. we were the only 2 in the restaurant for the first 1/2 hour but the owners came and spoke with us and chatted. they also came out with an ackee taster as i had been told it was yucky. It was beautiful. we will be going back in the very near future. lovely to try different food. the atmosphere was so nice

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1 Thank KimN83
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Hello Kim

Many thanks for taking time out to write such a nice review of our restaurant, and better still many thanks for coming back again this evening even before I'd had a chance to respond to your review :)

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Simmer Down, as I have often said we love it when people try Caribbean food for the first time and enjoy it. I have to say Ackee & Saltfish is one of those dishes that you either love or hate, but you have to try it for yourself in order to make the judgement, happy to say most people really like it.

We look forward to seeing you, your husband and daughter again soon.

Angela, Alph & the Simmer Down Family
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great authentic cuisine with warm welcome”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great authentic food seasoned to perfection cocktails are delightful you must try the Guinness punch! Staff were incredibly friendly and well mannered felt like eating in someone's home nothing was too much too ask and food is cooked to order

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2 Thank NAT J
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Hello Nat J

Thank you for taking time out to review our restaurant we are so glad that you appreciated our 'warm welcome" and great authentic cuisine, that is exactly what we are about, providing authentic Caribbean (mainly Jamaican), food with a warm and friendly service.

We really want people to enjoy their experience with us and to try out new things, so 'nothing is too much trouble' for us, well almost nothing!:)

We do hope we will see you again.

Warm regards

Angela, Alph & the Simmer Down Family
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“Kingsley ,one for your bucket list.....”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Where do i start,the warm welcome you get when you enter the restaurant is all smiles from the staff.The food is outstanding and full of flavor.I recommend the ackee and salt fish starter followed by the mutton curry with rice and peas finished off with warm ginger cake and rum and raisin ice cream... yummy. You would be well to book your table as they were packed out.For those who are fan's of 2tone it's a must as the 2tone cafe is next door.Overall a great evening out.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank peter s
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hi Kingsley

Many thanks for taking the time out to write a review for us it is much appreciated.

You did choose one of our busiest nights for your meal, but we are glad that we were able to deliver as you put it "outstanding food full of flavour", that's great to read!

Thanks for the plug for the cafe too, which is open 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday, serving English as well as Caribbean food.

We look forward to seeing soon.

Angela, Alph & the Simmer Down Family
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“Mother & Daughter Sunday Outing”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

My daughter and I decided to our Sunday Dinner out and it was a trip well worth it. We enjoyed the food, the music and the atmosphere of the place. My daughter has a healthy appetite and she wasn't left wanting!

Very reasonably priced and served more than enough.

We had a really lovely time and were allowed to sit and chat without feeling pressurised to leave or order more.

We will, without doubt, be going back very soon... there a lot on the menu to sample!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Dondon88
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Hi there

Many thanks for taking time out to review our restaurant.

In true caribbean style we are always like to "serve more than enough" so we are glad that your daughter "was not left wanting"!. We are also happy that you felt relaxed and appreciated the atmosphere provided by our musical selection!

We look forward to seeing you both for Sunday dinner soon!
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“A Fantastic place real hidden gem”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you want a great night out with friendly hosts amazing food then this is the place for you. We went to Simmer Down last friday night after reading such great reviews on here and it was everything and more than we could have hoped for. Angela and Alph run the most perfect place to eat. The menu isnt huge which suits the style of the place what they do they do well and its small kitchen so all the food is cooked fresh. The ladies serving have a great sense of humour and interact well with everyone. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners as both came to say hello and this made our first visit so much nicer actually seeing the faces behind Simmer Down. The food is fresh, tasty and very good value for money. We did take our own wine but also had the Guiness punch well worth trying and also a fruit punch. For food we had prawns and the much talked about ackee, saltfish yorkshire puddings both dishes for starters were very good then onto the main Jerk chicken for me with hard food, mutton curry with rice and peas for hubby and then sides of fried plantan and fried dumplings. All I can say is it was all wonderful the presentation is very neat with a nice touch of home style. I even took a piece of carrot cake home as I couldn't manage it after such a feast. That too was amazing and next time It will be a tough choice between that or the Baileys Cheesecake. Start to finish the whole evening was just lovely and we left feeling we had found a great new place to eat and also some lovely new friends in the owners.

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2 Thank Sarah B
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AngelaK486, Owner at 2 Tone Cafe & Simmer Down Restaurant, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Wow, what can we say...but many thanks for your thorough and glowing review of our restaurant.

We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us at Simmer Down, as a fairly new family run business it is great for us to be getting such good reviews.

Alph & I see meeting the customers as a very important part of our role, we like to get feedback first hand, good bad or indifferent but obviously we prefer good! so thank you. We all like to make people welcome and relaxed, and so it is heartwarming that you feel you have made new friends in us, that's great just the sort of rapport we want to build with our customers so thank you and we look forward to welcoming our new friends back again soon.

Angela, Alph & Simmer Down Family
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