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Author: Alison Shaw

Butcher-owned Steakhouse and Bistro named Best Restaurant!

Oscar’s French Steakhouse and Bistro has been named the best restaurant in Coventry and Warwickshire. Oscar’s, in Chandos Street Leamington Spa, won the coveted award at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards sponsored by Touch FM and held at Coombe Abbey on Thursday 21st September. Oscar’s has been owned and operated by local family business Aubrey Allen for over 15 years and the team are thrilled with the award. Russell Allen, Managing Director said “We are so pleased that Oscar’s has gained this recognition from the independent judges . As an independent restaurant you are always having...

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Food & Drink Festival a success!

Sunglasses and picnic rugs may have been swapped for raincoats and wellies but this year’s Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival was at its sizzling best. The autumnal weather failed to keep thousands of foodies from near and far away from the tenth annual showcase of the best in local and regional food and drink at the Royal Pump Room Gardens. The event, regarded as one of the best autumn food festivals in the country, attracted a mouth-watering array of food and drink exhibitors to mirror the town centre’s reputation for a diverse range of award-winning bars and...

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Yo! Sushi

Yo! Sushi It’s one of the big chains that has made a home for itself in Leamington Spa and while some might dismiss Yo! Sushi as too mainstream and not authentic, it’s a great opportunity to get into sushi if you’ve never tried it before. Whether it’s picking nigiri, maki and sashimi off the conveyor belt, or trying some of the street food-style hot dishes, it’s a chance to dip your toe into a cuisine you might not have yet tried. Check out some of the new menu items we got our hands on here……    ...

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Restaurant 23 Rebranding….

Restaurant 23 It’s one of Leamington’s relatively longstanding names, but Restaurant 23 has undergone a rebranding with a new team at the helm and the arrival of executive chef Curtis Stewart. From pre-dinner drinks or Friday night cocktails in Morgan’s Bar upstairs, to brunch, lunch or dinner in the restaurant or on the terrace, it offers a range of menus including the exquisite ‘blind-tasting’ menu that I tried on my visit. From chicken liver parfait with orange candy and walnut crumb to Ponzu-marinated sashimi tuna and the simply-named ‘pig’s’ blood’, the blind tasting menu took us on an adventure of...

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Praise of the Tame Hare Well Deserved

Much is made of Leamington’s list of renowned chain restaurants but it is the smaller independent gems which help set the town apart in regard to its food and drink offering. The Tame Hare, in Warwick Street, has firmly established itself on that list of independent gems in the town centre.

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Fat Birds cafe

Fat Birds Café Terms and conditions: Offer is subject to availability. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. No cash alternative available. This offer can only be redeemed at the Leamington Spa store detailed overleaf. Offer limited to one per customer. Management reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Must have valid student / uni ID card. ONLY vouchers printed from will be accepted. More details-Fat Birds...

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