Best restaurants for Coventry freshers and students

In need of dining inspiration? Whether you’re searching for a quick bite to eat, a delicious dinner or a small dessert to finish the night, we’ve got you covered. Discover Coventry’s best restaurants at affordable student prices well worth exploring during Coventry and Warwick Freshers Week.

Burgers and BBQ


Let’s kick things off with a classic. You simply can’t go wrong with a Nandos, with locations across the country, you have most likely had one before. They dish out consistently great food with a great atmosphere, all for a decent price. Perfect for Coventry and Warwick students.

Jinseon Korean BBQ Restaurant
Korean food and fried chicken have become all the rage in recent years and this amazing eatery will not disappoint. With student friendly prices, this restaurant also gets busy during freshers week and university term time.

Hickory’s Smokehouse
Meat eaters, this is the place for you! With southern American cuisine ranging from hot dogs to beef brisket, this is an essential visit. During freshers week and the university term, Hickory’s becomes very busy, bustling with university students.

Best Restaurants for Coventry Freshers: Nandos - Hickory's Smokehouse

Best of the Local Pubs

Wetherspoon (The Earl of Mercia/The Flying Standard)
You are most likely familiar with Wetherspoons, with locations all across the country. The familiar setting is comforting especially if you are missing home. With ultra-cheap prices, this chain is a must-go!

The Aardvark
If you’d like to visit a cheap pub, which is student friendly, The Aardvark is an excellent choice. With a plethora of 2 for 1 deals, this is a perfect place to go to with friends when you’re on that student budget! This makes it one of the best restaurants for Coventry Freshers.

Asian Flavours

My Dhabba
Indian and Pakistani cuisines are extremely popular in the UK. When you fancy some fantastic south Asian food, My Dhabba is a cheap yet extremely tasty option, also popular amongst students studying in Coventry University and with local residents.

Craving a shawarma? Habibi is the place to go! With excellent scenery in the garden section of the restaurant, the atmosphere is excellent. Its priced very well and is well known in Coventry, being popular amongst locals and students alike.

Best Restaurants for Coventry Freshers - Habibi - Wetherspoons

Instagram Worthy

Cosy Club
If décor is what you look for in a restaurant, as well as great food, Cosy Club is a great option for you. With great ambience and decorations, this is a nice spot to go when you want a quiet, close meal. With affordable pricing, this restaurant is a great overall package.

The Botanist
If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, this restaurant is a great option. During freshers week this restaurant is one of the busier establishments, popular amongst both Coventry and Warwick students. The feel of the restaurant is excellent, with interior plants everywhere you look, it creates an enchanted look which is defo worth uploading to Instagram.

Best Restaurants for Coventry Freshers: The Botanist - Cosy Club

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