Dinner menus launched at St Mary’s Guildhall, Coventry
April 6, 2023

Coventry’s just got another dinner spot – thanks to new evening menus at St Mary’s Guildhall.

You might remember that St Mary’s Guildhall, which reopened to the public in July 2022 after a £6 million restoration, had launched an atmospheric tearoom called ‘Tales of Tea’ in its Undercroft.

Now No Ordinary Hospitality Management (NOHM), which also operates Coombe Abbey Hotel, is launching a new evening menu at the same location, promising a unique dining experience.

Visitors to Tales of Tea will be able enjoy high-end à la carte dining with twists on classic British cuisine using quality ingredients every Saturday from May 13th onwards.

The three-course evening menu will feature dishes including twice-baked applewood cheese soufflé, roasted Norwegian cod with a curried coconut broth, and a forced rhubarb and apple crumble tart, as well as spring chicken two-ways with butter braised potato and madeira, morel & baby leek fricassee, a selection of regional British cheeses, and classic sticky toffee pudding.

St Mary's Guildhall undercroft
Image credit: Aaron Law

Abi Moore, heritage and venue manager at St Mary’s Guildhall, said the new menu would bring high quality dining to one of the most unique and historic settings in the city.

She said: “Our new and exciting dining experience will allow guests to experience quality food in a truly unique location in the medieval heart of Coventry.

“Since launching last year, Tales of Tea has proved extremely popular for brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea guests. Coventry is a great city for eating out, but Saturday evenings here will have an exclusive feel with a menu that offers interpretations of classic British cuisine using high-quality ingredients.

“The dinner service will draw from the same high standards of hospitality that Coombe Abbey hotel is known for, and help us to establish dining at St Mary’s Guildhall as one of the most sought-after reservations in the city.”

Tales of Tea at St Mary’s Guildhall also offers daytime afternoon teas inspired by Coventry’s involvement in the textiles industry. The tearoom, has also expanded its popular brunch and lunch menus, offering a range of classic dishes.

The Undercroft, which houses Tales of Tea, would have historically been used to store a range of items over the centuries from food, to building materials and even barrels of gunpowder during the English Civil War.