Lunch is so often overlooked isn’t it, especially when you’re busy, and it’s easy to end up grabbing a sandwich from a supermarket or well-known chain. But I’m here to give you a few ideas of some places you can grab a quick lunch in Rugby. There are more of them than you think, and I guarantee they’ll probably be tastier than the dried tuna sarnie you pick off the shelf of big-name brand.
Here are my suggestions for a quick, tasty lunch in Rugby without heading to a supermarket:-
A recent discovery for me, Wilda’s has actually been serving up jacket potatoes in its Hillmorton branch since 1991 and is an easy, quick and filling stop for lunch in Rugby.
They’re best known for their jackets, which come laden with any filling of your choice, but they also do great snack pots of things like chilli, roast dinners, and to-die-for potato skins loaded with curry and cheese or other toppings. They’ve become a regular stop-off for us on a cold dog walk and in summer they occasionally have seating outside for a stop off.
Revel Bakery, Churchside Arcade
I’ve raved about Revel on this blog a lot – but as well as freshly baked loaves and great cakes, they do a range of sandwiches you can grab on a weekday. If sandwiches aren’t your bag make sure you try the quiches, or even a sausage roll. And you probably shouldn’t leave without a cake either.
Square is another great addition to Rugby’s food scene and you may have seen some of the great street food pop-ups they host at weekends at their home in Dunchurch. Alongside that, they serve up good coffee and simple lunch options like toasties and cakes for you to either eat in if you can grab one of the few seats, or in their secret garden, as well as to take away. Don’t forget to try one of their pretty hot chocolates if you fancy treating yourself.
You’ll find Nev’s Kitchen where CVC Kitchen & Deli used to be on Regent Street. They serve a range of snacks and brunch dishes, from shakshuka to Turkish eggs, as well as a range of quiches and other treats, plus cakes, coffee and more. It’s a nice place to sit for a quiet treat and bite to eat.
A recent discovery for me but a firm fave with Jamie, Paddox Pantry do all sorts of sandwiches – hot and cold – plus all the crisps, drinks and jazz that make a good lunch. A chicken tikka bap with all the trimmings hit the spot for me, and they’ve got a bit of seating outside too if you’re cool like us and like a date at a sandwich shop during a dog walk.
I’ve tried The George a few times for dinner. It offers a mixture of pub classics, Sunday lunches and Indian dishes, plus a regular Indian Supper Club. But I recently tried it for lunch the first time and it’s just as great for lunch and dinner as it is for an evening meal. Sandwiches – again classics and also Indian-inspired – plus some great Indian small plates full of flavour. Definitely worth a try.
Yes, I know it’s a bit out of Rugby but if you’re heading home from Coventry or fancy a little drive out to grab your lunch, then you need to head to Brinklow. Pumpkins serve up impressive sandwiches, hot rolls, breakfast creations and more. And don’t forget to try some of their cakes – especially the homemade Rocky Road!
I found this place purely by accident and it’s a fab little spot. A Greek takeaway, you’ll find everything you’d expect, served up by a lovely friendly lady. A gyros was brilliant, and her homemade baklava is fab too. My mum has since been back for her homemade moussaka too and it got her seal of approval.
I’ve recently discovered Clifton Village Stores has a lovely selection of homemade sandwiches and rolls, as well as soups and even ready meals. A great stop off if you’re passing through and what to grab something that’s homemade and tasty.
Yes, you can have burgers for lunch, and you probably should. Libertine do takeaway as well as eat in, so you can grab your favourite from their beef burgers, chicken burgers, vegan options and all the sides. Don’t forget to check out their specials too.
I’ll admit to hearing mixed reports about Greek Zante Street Kitchen in the town centre, but I’ve ordered from there a few times and always enjoyed it. If you want a big fat pitta stuffed with pork or chicken, chips and salad, then you’ve come to the right place. They seem to mess up their delivery times sometimes so you can have a bit of a wait, but try it and see what you think of them as a choice for lunch in Rugby.
Vena is a Turkish takeaway in the town centre. I’ve only ever had a takeaway from there but you can eat in too. They do great, authentic kebabs as well as other Turkish dishes that you can get delivered or grab when you’re in town, or sit in and enjoy what I hear is friendly service.