Leamington’s best fine dining restaurants
La Coppola - Italian
86 Regent St, Leamington Spa CV32 4NS (http://www.lacoppola.co.uk/)
In my first blog, I will introduce you to Leamington’s best restaurant in terms of food, ambience and pricing (book early to avoid disappointment). I love La Cappola’s luxurious ambience and floral décor with a small dining area on the upper floor making it the perfect place for occasions, dates, or family visits at uni. It boasts an extensive Italian menu with a wide range of antipasti, pastas, and pizzas.
The Mezaluna Parmigana is an amazing pick to start your meal of with. My personal favourite pastas are the Pappardelle Con Anatra Affumicata, which essentially is parpadelle pasta in a creamy sauce with perfectly cooked duck and mushrooms, and the typical Lasagna Tradizionale. To complement the fine dine experience, it offers an impressive collection of European wines. The dishes are well priced, with more than justifiable portion sizes.
The restaurant is well located on Regent Street and is a 5 min walk away from the Upper Parade bus stop in Leamington.
Need a place for a celebratory dinner? La Cappola is a great bet.
CAU - Argentinian
7 Satchwell Street, Leamington Spa CV32 4QE (https://www.caurestaurants.com/)
Argentinian, to many of y’all must be a surprise appearing in this list, but CAU is great spot to dine with it’s amazing quality of food and modern ambience.
Craving a good steak? CAU serves the best steaks in town; offering the regular steak cuts and some exotic ones like Lomito and Tira De Ancho. CAU’s expertise is not only limited to its steaks but its sandwiches are also mouth-watering. The Ultimate Steak Sandwich, in particular, is a what I have turned to for a lazy Sunday afternoon delivery. Their calamari with chipotle mayo which is a classic is an amazing starter to try. It is relatively expensive but definitely worth the premium you pay.
It is located at Satchwell Street and is a 5 min walk from the Upper Parade. Booking in advance for Friday and Saturday nights is recommended. Another plus point I find about this place is, that it’s open till 11 pm, later than most other restaurants in town.
Valles at the Basement – European
1 Spencer St, Leamington Spa CV31 3NE (valles.co.uk)
For the final restaurant of this week’s blog, I'll introduce you to a rather unknown restaurant. Most of you must have been outside this restaurant but never noticed it as it lies in the shady basement opposite Neon. For drinks, this restaurant offers a pub-like feel with its range of good local ales and a wide range of beers. A perfect place for a cosy atmosphere and a light, but extremely tasty 3 course meal.
The wild mushroom, truffle and smoked mozzarella focaccia is rich in flavour, which eases you into the filet steak medallions or the Saffron and Prawn Risotto. The chocolate fondant with Morello cherry ice cream is a great choice to end well for those with a sweet tooth. Their seasonal menus are something to look out for.
Easy to reach, it is a 2 min walk from the Parish Church bus stop. It’s open only for dinners between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday, so plan in advance.
Watch out for more food blogs on Leamington and campus in the upcoming weeks!