Alph and Angela welcome guests to their intimate family-run eatery in Coventry. Simmer Down Restaurant and 2 Tone Café are a draw for fans of classic home-cooked Caribbean cuisine. Here, tasty foodstuffs assault the senses as guests are treated to authentic recipes.
The menu is filled with traditional dishes certain to please stalwart purists of Caribbean flavours. Starters of jerk chicken salad; plantain and sweetcorn, and ackee and salt fish sit proudly on display. While vegetarians will be tempted by a spicy bean jerk dish, carnivores are spoilt with a range of chicken, mutton and beef dishes to choose from. Peppered sirloin steak and oxtail with butter beans are among the options to try. Or maybe something from the seafood selection is the preferred order of the day, with a Caribbean prawn curry certain to become a new favourite. Accompany tasty mains with equally classic side dishes of fried dumplings; creamed sweet potatoes, or the winning duo of rice and peas. Indulge in a fresh dessert of mango and jackfruit sorbet, or Caribbean rum-infused pineapple; each providing a palate-cleansing conclusion to a meal.
The offerings peppering the food catalogue of the adjoining 2 Tone Café are a delightful array of café fodder classics with a proud Caribbean influence. The selection of hot and cold light bites and meals are served from breakfast, lunch and beyond to ensure grumbling stomachs are satisfied throughout the day.
As its name suggests, Simmer Down Restaurant is a relaxed eatery perfect for unwinding after work. The restaurant is styled in a homely manner to complement the classic foodstuffs served here. The Café is equally as formal in its approach; encouraging guests to enjoy good food in modest surroundings. The café has welcomed a few famous faces, and diners are invited to peruse the signed wall of fame within.
Bring family and friends to sample the delights of the Caribbean in Coventry’s happy venue and delight in the intimate nature of this friendly locale.
Please note: the tastecard discount is not available on Bank Holidays or Celebration Days. These include, but are not limited to Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.