The hidden gem restaurant with 'some of the best food in Coventry'

Aqua Food and Mood on Butts Road in Coventry
Aqua Food and Mood on Butts Road in Coventry -Credit:Google Maps

A Lebanese restaurant in Coventry has been praised for 'incredibly tasty food' by diners who keep coming back. The palm-tree-lined restaurant offers a range of dishes from Lebanese cuisine - and you can also hit the shisha lounge while you're there.

Aqua Food and Mood aims to make customers feel like they are in the Middle East - although it's easy to miss if you're just walking down the street. Yet diners seem to like the hidden gem, with plenty of strong reviews online hailing the 'amazing' food.

The menu includes mezze, seafood dishes, grills and salads - plus Lebansese-inspired afternoon tea. You'll be able to tuck into fried aubergines, dishes with vine leaves - and fans say there is loads of food.

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Take note, the team at Aqua Food and Mood offers 0.0% wines beers and spirits - so at least you won't have a hangover afterwards. The restaurant, which also has another branch in Warwick, has separate dining areas, so you can have a romantic meal, a family dinner or a large party.

Take a look below at the dishes on offer at Aqua Food and Mood:

  • Hummus bil Shawarma - Hummus topped with chicken or lamb shawarma. £9.90

  • Moussaka - Fried aubergines baked with tomato, onion, chickpea & peppers. £8.45

  • Sambousek Bil Lahmeh - Pastry filled with minced lamb and pine kernels. £8.40

  • Mashwi Imshakal - Mixed grill of chicken, lamb & kafta kebab. £19.90

  • Salata Zeytoun - Mix salad with olives mint parsley topped with toasted pine nuts and fried almonds dressed with lemon & extra virgin olive oil. £7.90

  • Kharouf Mashwi - Braised shank of lamb marinated in special herbs & spices, served with lamb fried rice. £22.95

  • Warak Enab B’Zeit - Vine leaves filled with rice, tomato, parsley, mint & onion, cooked in lemon juice & olive oil. £8.70

  • Ruz Ma Djaj N - Chicken & minced lamb mixed with rice topped with fried almonds served with a yogurt side dish. £19.65

  • Kastaletta - Lamb cutlets grilled with onions and peppers served with spicy sauce. £21.95

The eatery has a 4.5-star rating on Tripadvisor with a Travellers Choice Badge for 2023. Other ratings include food (4.5/5), service (4.5/5), value (4/5) and atmosphere (4/5). Aqua also has a 4.3-star rating on Google reviews.

Karen Jones said: "Had a wonderful mezze meal for two starters and main. Had a mocktail which was refreshing and complimented the meal that had enough spice and flavour. The freshly made dessert Zhood Elsett was fantastic and would definitely recommend this restaurant and will visit again."

Heather BM said: "We had such a lovely meal here tonight. The service and atmosphere were great and very relaxed, and loads of food. The food was delicious and so lovingly prepared, definitely one of the best meals I have had in the area."

Femila Joly added: "The food is just WOW. I tried Lebanese food for the first time from here.

"And I have fallen for it. Incredible taste and is amazingly delicious.

"The service was great, especially that of Mr Azim - such a pleasant guy. I recommend this place for every foodie who has a craving to explore Lebanese cuisine."

Where to find Aqua Food and Mood:

  • Location: 14a Butts, Coventry CV1 3GR

  • Opening times: 5pm-11pm Monday to Friday, 2pm-11pm Saturday and Sunday

For more information about Aqua Food and Mood, visit the website.

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