The Almanack

4.6
110 reviews
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Gastro Pub
The Almanack is a modern British gastropub in the heart of Kenilworth, between Abbey Fields & the High Street. We serve high quality fresh seasonal food & great beers, wines & spirits all at pub prices. Open all day, seven days a week, serving breakfast, coffee & cake, lunch, drinks & dinner, we aim to be Kenilworth’s favourite “local”.
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TH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful Roast dinners, lovely service from a polite team and a lovely atmosphere

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CD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good, we struck up a good conversation with the waiter. The food came quickly, my steak was a little overdone but very dry, not succulent as you’d expect. The chips were ‘standard’, I’d expect something better than putting some frozen chips in a deep fat fryer for that price! The salad ‘just watercress’ was limp and I noticed from the open kitchen that almost every bit of food had been handled by the chef which isn’t great. Taking our drinks order was quick but delivering the actual drinks took up to 10 minutes sometimes. Overall good, but food quality seems to be slipping over the past 12 months.

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service! Super attentive and friendly. Food was really good too and great value. Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great celebration meal with fab service , great waiter and food was served quickly.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a relaxed and friendly vibe. Food was delicious.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have eaten at the Almanack many times and it is always consitant. Great food choice and prepared well, extremley tasty and the service is excellent. The place has a great vibe and of course the bar is cool too. Their choice of drinks is excellent and the know how to mix a cocktail or do a realy nice gin. Highly recommended for business or pleasure, the manager clearly coaches his team well and it shows.

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DM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and hot and tasty
Staff were attentive and happy and friendly
Will be back this weekend

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LD
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault the Almanak in Kenilworth.
Great service and excellent food.

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OT
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Last time I ate here I had a lovely meal in the restaurant area but the only unbooked table this time was in the bar area which wasn't as great! There were dogs everywhere and the atmosphere was really loud to the point that we were unsure whether the barman understood our order. The food was good although last time I went there were some lovely skin on potato wedges served with the steak which seem to have disappeared....

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T
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff on the ball from when arrived right through, food was all very good, draft coke not so good my mistake not to ask for bottles but would use again every time in the area

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch with family. A lovely relaxing time with good food and very good service.
Staff very friendly and welcoming.

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ER
Warwickshire
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent atmosphere, very friendly and attentive staff and the food was yummy, 2nd visit here and we literally love it!

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RW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend here last minute for Sunday lunch. Was able to book a table online the night before really easily. The food was fantastic-all home and freshly cooked - and the beef was exquisite. The crumble dessert was served out of the tin it had just been made in so I knew it was freshly made there and then. Got a jug of table water the minute we arrived, didn’t have to ask for it. Great experience. Loved it.

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed in kenilworth for the weekend and decided to check this place out after reading some reviews and the online menu. Booking was simple using the online system. When we arrived we had a friendly getting from the staff who showed us the table and gave us a couple of minutes to choose drinks to start with. The selection of drinks is fairly comprehensive and decent value. We all (4 of us) had starters, mains and dessert, all of them cooked very well and very tasty, some from the excellent specials selection. I ordered a Remy Martin VSOP to polish off my dinner and the barman even came to apologise that the Remy was out but they had a different VSOP (Martells) if I didn't mind that, of course not! Properly done. You should try this place, it is noisy but then again we went on a Friday night so you can't expect peace and quiet then can you? Go for it, you won't be disappointed.

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l
London
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mum’s birthday lunch. Staff very accommodating and pleasant. Aina and the team do a great job! Food delicious and substantial which why we return time and again

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

What an amazing waiter. Thank you.

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, great staff. Have already recommended to friends and colleagues.

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l
London
29 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in the wider area. The two course deals are excellent value and served on a hot plate. Staff are helpful and the kitchen will tweak things to suit.

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H
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t fault the food or service..it was all fab and would definitely eat there again!

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l
London
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favourite restaurants- service always great and food to match.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have eaten here quite a few times and the food is always of a high standard. One of the nicest things is the warm atmosphere it has a great vibe with the high ceiling and an interesting bar. I had the scallops followed by the rump lamb with cous cous and baba Ganoush which was very tasty, the lamb was a little tough but still cooked very well so not worth complaing as I did eat it all ;-)

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely nice environment. A good, friendly service along with very tasty food and drink made for a very enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, friendly staff, pleasant surroundings, easy to use reservation system.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Booked it last minute and was greeted by friendly staff. Ordered drinks at the table and the service was speedy....... that’s where the good comments end I’m afraid!

When you’re a vegetarian that isn’t a massive cheese lover and is offered two main courses and one of those is a salad when there must be 20 meat options in my opinion is poor!

We are regulars to the Almanack after walking the dog and coffee and cake is great but this is poor.

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G
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, great service and the specials were amazing.

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JS
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just the best Sunday dinner served so fresh by lovely staff with kitchen on view. Well done team

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited with my elderly aunt (97 this week). The staff could not have been more helpful, even suggesting that she might like a half portion which turned out to be perfect. Everyone was very friendly and there was a lovely atmosphere. The food was good, too.

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d
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Overall the service was very poor.
Roast of the day was originally Beef but changed to Pork, which was fine but had clearly been microwaved making it very chewy and tough. No one checked that the meal was ok.
Waited far too long to be seated, drinks order was taken but again took a long time to arrive. We had to ask for condiments with our meals and our coffee order was completely forgotton about.
As I said a very disappointing evening which was to celebrate my Birthday and Retirement with my work colleagues.

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K
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We came here on Friday 20th October for my mums birthday from start to finish the team looked after us really well, I dropped off balloons and a Cake In the day time and nothing was too much bother. The menu was great, the food was lovely, our table was fabulous and the team and manger on shift that evening were brilliant.

All of my family members commented and said that they would love to come back and I couldn’t agree more.

We will all definitely be returning for future gatherings.

Thank you for everything you were all brilliant

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food and they give you a jug of gravy with a Sunday roast!

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OT
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great Sunday Roast - ideal for making usre students are well fed!

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DI
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant evening. Food and service was good.

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g
London
189 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Breakfast was taken here whilst staying at a local hotel as we try and use local businesses. This was a mistake. Food was precooked and lukewarm. The issue was dealt with swiftly but resulted in a disappointing experience.

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l
London
29 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food Up to the usual high standards we've come to expect. Our party had two roast beef lunches, a steak and the salmon plate. All great and followed by a pudding. The chocolate torte base has changed though...love that old shortcrust pastry better than the biscuit base. Service excellent from the really pleasant, professional staff.

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice evening

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MF
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business dinner with 10 colleagues, staff were friendly and helpful. Food was great so would highly recommend

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l
London
29 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Three of us had the pork and two had the beef ( with a choice of how it was cooked). Everyone was happy. Lots of veg, in fact fitting everything on the table was a challenge! Was also offered more roasties and Yorkshire puds. None of us could manage it. Great service. The staff are always very good. Only gripe is it is too noisy. Managers please put some baffles on the ceiling!

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f
London
31 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

An enjoyable meal.I am lactose intolerant and the chef coped with that without any stress! The duck was good and my partner enjoyed his burger and pud. He said the beer was good and I enjoyed my Rioja. The staff were very attentive.

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l
London
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good food at great value prices. Love the lunch menu offer. The chocolate tart is so good that it's difficult to try anything else! Visiting again this weekend so may branch out!

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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