Where To Grab A Nice Lunch In Coventry After Uni

Lunch is just one of the best times of the day and we’re not sure about you, but we think about what we’re going to have from the moment we wake up!

Coventry has made a name for itself when it comes to delicious places to go for lunch, you’ll be dreaming about these places in your morning lectures, with some even offering some amazing student discounts.

Whether you’re after a light bite to eat before heading back to campus or somewhere to catch up and relax with your friends, we’re sure you’ll find somewhere suited for you in this mediaeval city.

Check out our firm favourites here for that midday hunger…

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1. Emily’s

Emily’s is a little independent cafe located on Earlsdon Street just outside of the city centre.

Whilst it may be slightly out the way than other spots, it’s certainly worth heading to – lunch date anyone?

Serving up hot drinks, breakfasts, soups, comfort food, cakes, pastries and other dishes, you’ve got no problems when it comes to what to order.

We’re a huge fan of their scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on homemade soda bread.

If that’s not cutting it for you, make sure to try their soup and sandwich with a choice of any sandwich from the lunch menu with homemade soup.

It’s the perfect winter warmer and a bargain too!



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Address: 40 Earlsdon St, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6EJ

2. Taste Vietnam

When it comes to treating yourself to lunch, Coventry has something for all tastes and budgets.

Situated on Spon Street, Taste Vietnam offers an authentic menu giving you a taste of Vietnam’s rich and diverse cuisine.

For something a little different for your lunch time fix, you can choose from the likes of pho, banh mi, hearty rice and noodle dishes whilst eating at this relaxing venue.

In terms of what to order, we’d go for the beef wrapped in Betel Leaves noodle salad, or the Vietnamese Chicken served with rice – it just sounds SO good!

Not only is there a wide choice of Southeast Asian food at affordable prices here, there’s plenty of tables for you and your friends to relax.


Address: 188 Spon St, Coventry CV1 3BB

3. Bayley Lane Kitchen & Cocktails

There are so many options for lunch in Coventry but one of our top choices for students is none other than Bayley Lane Kitchen & Cocktails.

We’re sure you can quite easily guess where this food spot is located, and thankfully it couldn’t be more convenient being just a 2-minute walk from Coventry Cathedral.

Open from 12pm daily, this independent venue offers locally sourced and house-made foods and drinks.

You can enjoy something tasty to eat opposite the cathedral ruins whether it’s chicken Caesar salad or the pasta of the day – lunch with a view, we don’t mind if we do!

There’s plenty of other things to choose from on the menu with open sandwiches, burgers, stir fry, along with much more.

If you’re in the mood for a tipple or two after a morning study session, they have a great menu offering beer and cocktails too.



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Address: 24 Bayley Ln, Coventry CV1 5RJ

4. Franzos Coventry

Next up on our list of where to grab lunch in Coventry is Franzos, a food hub which is bound to become a new favourite whilst studying here.

Known for their succulent flame-grilled chicken and piri-piri sauce, this halal restaurant is somewhere you simply NEED to try.

In terms of what to order off their large menu, you’ve got the likes of Lebanese chicken wraps, chicken tikka burgers, and lamb smashed burgers – wow talk about mouthwatering!

Trust us, this venue situated inside Lower Precinct Shopping Centre will succeed all of your expectations and the prices are pretty spot on too.

You can even order through Deliveroo if you just fancy grabbing a takeaway and heading home after a jam-packed morning on campus.



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Address: 14 Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GF

5. The Pod Cafe

The Pod Cafe is a lovely plant-based cafe found on Far Gosford Street in the heart of Coventry City Centre.

Their menu consists of plant-based, seasonal and locally sourced lunches with a new menu each week so, you’ll simply just have to go back again to try something different.

They also offer plenty of hot and cold drinks options too with fabulous service.

The simple yet stylish surroundings provide a welcoming space for everyone, with curated music setting the scene and a large menu to choose from, you can’t ask for much more!

It ain’t half a bad place to get some studying done either, the only thing is they’re only open Tuesday-Thursday so unless you’re planning to eat out on those days, it’s a bit of a pain.



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Address: 31 Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DW

6. Basement Browns

If you’re craving pizza for lunch then make sure to head to Basement Browns, an award-winning restaurant on Coventry High Street.

Open from 12pm-10pm daily, this food hub is passionate about making world-class pizza and boy does it do a good job.

We’d certainly suggest making the most of their lunch deal with any individual pizza, any regular side and any regular soft or hot drink for £9.99.

Don’t worry, there’s vegan and gluten free options on the menu here so everyone can nom down on some pizza.

You can even order straight to your table using the app so you don’t even need to leave your seat, perfect if you’re feeling a little slumped after uni!

Make sure to show your student ID card to benefit from 10% off your entire order at any time, 7 days a week – we’ll take that, please.



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Address: 14 High St, Coventry CV1 5RE

There’s so much to tickle your taste buds at lunchtime in Coventry, and we hope this guide has helped open your eyes to some of the delicious places to visit.

Happy Lunchin’ everyone, don’t forget to tag us in your pictures when you visit any of these culinary delights @essentialstudentliving.

If you’re looking for somewhere to call home whilst studying in Coventry, head on over to our property pages to find the perfect student flat.

Now we’ve boxed off the best places to grab lunch in Coventry, you should take a read of our blog post on the Top 8 Things To Do For Students. Your social calendar will be buzzing in no time!

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