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The Swanswell

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1 Swanswell Street, Coventry CV1 5FZ, England
+44 24 7622 2333
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Never had such a slow or bad service while a place was completely empty. Everything was dripping/smothered in grease from the poppadoms to the main meals. Stomach upsets the day after; won't be back, defo can't recommend.

Thank SMK13Coventry
Coventry, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The food is great at the Swanswell, especially if you enjoy an authentic, hot curry. It is in an older part of Coventry and initially the visitor may be a bit put off by its proximity to the ring road, but it is actually a beautiful building and the view of the Swanswell park suggests Stratford upon Avon rather than... More 

Thank Eve1122
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

As their website states, the Swanswell bar and the Rasoi restaurant is surely Coventry's best kept secret. It is right next to the park/lake. The entrance to this pub is from the Swanswell Street. They have a tiny car-park with about 10 bays. We went there a couple of times. The restaurant is quite romantic. They have huge windows through-out... More 

Thank LotusLakeland
Coventry, UK
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

We visited this restaurant having been told that it was cheap and tasty. Firstly, we felt the name of "the swanswell" didn't sound very ethnic but at least they are keeping in time with the history of the building that they are based in. There is a small car park that will fit around 6 cars on there, otherwise you... More 

3 Thank Ultrazonixe
Coventry, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Excellent, went with friends no starters this time. The whole night was excellent food service and atmosphere. Nice to have draft Guinness at a decent price.

2 Thank Drobbly
Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

lovely food - very good service - lovely looking over the Swanswell - you would not believe you were in the city centre

1 Thank Ruth p
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Amazing food...really authentic and honest food.A must try is the mixed grill...it was absolutely delicious! Great prices! Service is friendly and I agree with the previous reviewer...the toilets were imaculate! really clean!

1 Thank solo_cloud
Coventry, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We went to the Swanswell on a Groupon after my son David said it was a great place, I like a review usually Tripadvisor. On the night we were going I asked him what he had, he told me that he had not ate anything but the toilets were the cleanest he had seen and people who were eating seemed... More 

2 Thank Drobbly

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 1 Swanswell Street, Coventry CV1 5FZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7622 2333

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