Ye Olde Saracen's Head

(218 Reviews)
Balsall Street Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7AS
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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30

Restaurant description

A 16th-century hideaway near Balsall Common, Ye Olde Saracen’s Head serves hearty and wholesome British cuisine. Offsetting outdoor dining in summer, the cosy interior offers quaint snugs, crackling open fires and squashy leather furnishings.

Using the distinctive charcoal method of cooking, Ye Olde Saracen’s Head in Coventry is renowned for its supreme grills, with offerings including baby chicken with roast root veg, or coriander lamb burger with all the trimmings. Other classics from the Saracen’s menu include fresh fish of the day battered in house ale, or seafood and chorizo linguine.

Modern takes on classic desserts at Saracen’s Head restaurant include plum soup with vanilla panna cotta, or chocolate and chilli praline torte. Boasting one of the most accomplished cellars in the area, the bar is filled with fine wines, real ales and rich coffees.

A lovingly-converted setting, Ye Olde Saracen’s Head is a favourite for honest, locally sourced produce. Central Berkswell is a 7-minute drive away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Ye Olde Saracen's Head
(based on 218 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (10)
  • al fresco (37)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (27)
  • child friendly (57)
  • dinner (167)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (36)
  • lunch (137)
  • luxury (16)
  • private dining (49)
  • romantic (56)
  • trendy (38)
  • value (60)
  • views (14)
  • By Nigel K from Solihull
    4 November 2020

    Superb experience from booking to pudding

  • By Rosemary G from Solihull
    3 November 2020

    Had quite a long wait for steaks to arrive but they were excellent when they came. Marstons Pedigree was also terrific. Thanks to waitress Chloe and chef Cameron.

  • By Nicola H from Solihull
    30 October 2020

    Food was really lovely and the outside space was great - under the gazebo and very warm with the heaters. Booked early (4pm) but outside was fairly busy and staff seemed a little overwhelmed - long time between courses and ages for drinks etc to come out.

  • By Anna M from Coventry
    29 October 2020

    Steak was great & pizzas very tasty & good value on the 2 for 1 before 7pm

  • By Jean G from Wombourne
    29 October 2020

    Great friendly staff

  • By Jodie M from Coventry
    25 October 2020

    Food was lovely and good service. It was a shame that there was no option to add a tip when paying by card as we didn’t have any cash and felt bad. Overall felt very safe. We were very disappointed that considering the area is in tier 2, the neighbouring table to us were from mixed households. It was obvious as half of the group arrived after the first half and they discussed their journeys! I appreciate it is difficult to monitor but it was quite infuriating.

  • By Chris G from Solihull
    23 October 2020

    Great value and service. Food was excellent as usual !

  • By Mike H from Coventry
    23 October 2020

    Pleasant staff; good pizzas

  • By susan williams W from Solihull
    23 October 2020

    A good experience during Covid19. Felt very safe and our table was well away from the next table.

  • By Pete C from Balsall common
    20 October 2020

    Excellent meal and service

Restaurant Location Map
Ye Olde Saracen's Head
Balsall Street Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7AS