Ye Olde Saracen's Head

(112 Reviews)
Balsall Street Balsall Common, Coventry, CV7 7AS
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Lunch Set Menu: 2-Courses £11 per person, 3-Courses £13.50 per person

Menu subject to change. Availability as displayed within the booking interface.

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 112 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (6)
  • al fresco (12)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (21)
  • child friendly (32)
  • dinner (83)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (22)
  • lunch (61)
  • luxury (10)
  • private dining (28)
  • romantic (29)
  • trendy (22)
  • value (30)
  • views (8)
  • By Dawn A from Birmingham
    17 January 2020

    I know it’s difficult when there are a lot of families but I would recommend not putting a childless 30-something couple next to a table with 4 small children. Wasn’t quite the romantic date we envisaged! Also I think I spoke to 3 members of staff about ordering a drink...

  • By Sarah H from Malvern
    12 January 2020

    Fantastic Sunday lunch! Staff were really helpful and food was plentiful and tasty.

  • By Lynn Patricia I from Coventry
    12 January 2020

    We booked a table at 4pm for a birthday Sunday lunch, I red's a call at 3.30 to say there was only Chicken available. On waiting for 40 mins for our order there was a shortage of veg and no side dish which unless you were expecting it would never know. However we were refunded £5 off the bill.

  • By Andree S from Coventry
    11 January 2020

    We had the fish & chips & they were excellent

  • By Andrew N from Balsall Common
    10 January 2020

    Had another great early evening meal with the kids. Pizza’s were good as ever and all the slates were handed back empty. The waiting team were on their normal good form.

  • By Sheila W from Dublin
    3 January 2020

    Super food, great service in a lovely environment, highly recommended.

  • By Ian B from Balsall common
    29 December 2019

    Food was below expectation. Mushy peas were more of a sauce and 3 cooked chips were more 6 cooked ??

  • By Carole K from Birmingham
    29 December 2019

    A lovely relaxed area to sit and have a pre-meal drink. Great food and service, the sunday roast was delicious.

  • By Hristiyan P from Birmingham
    26 December 2019

    Brilliant service and food.One of our favourite place for the weekend.

  • By Lynda D from Stratford upon Avon
    22 December 2019

    Very busy and friendly atmosphere with great food and excellent service!!

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

Available offers

  • Lunch Set Menu: 2-Courses £11 per person, 3-Courses £13.50 per person

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