Here is my Leamington Spa Restaurants guide that everyone needs to visit at least once this year:
Red Hot Mamma Pizzeria
Red Hot Mamma Pizzeria has a cult-like following amongst many students in Leamington Spa. This independent restaurant boasts delicious authentic Italian pizza – for a surprisingly affordable price! Red Hot Mamma is a classic delivery choice, but the restaurant itself, situated in central Leam, has lovely quirky decor if you decide to visit: enter through the side entrance and you will be led through to a terrace area filled with individually-covered beach huts to enjoy your pizza in! The pizzas are pretty large (you’re definitely getting your money’s worth), so make sure to bring your appetite!
Banh Mi Ca Phe
This is perhaps my favourite little-known restaurant in Leamington. This small Vietnamese restaurant serves authentic dishes that are absolutely delicious. My personal favourite is the crispy pork banh mi, which perfectly balances the salty and fatty pork belly with creamy mayonnaise, pickled vegetables, and just a little bit of spice. I’ve heard that the pho and rice bowls are similarly delicious, and all the dishes can be altered to be vegetarian or vegan. I’d recommend getting to this restaurant early since the queues can get intense – and make sure to bring your student card to take advantage of their student discount!
Cafe Royal is a breakfast staple, particularly after a big night out. They’ve got a great selection of smoothies, which are great to replenish all of the vitamins and minerals you’ve lost the night before, but my favourite item is the “Super Six Breakfast”; you get six classic English breakfast items (bacon, sausage, egg, hashbrown, beans, and toast) for only £6.99! It’s the perfect place to rejuvenate your body, mind, and stomach without breaking the bank account.
If you’re looking for Japanese cuisine in Leamington Spa (that isn’t Yo Sushi or Wagamama), Hayashi Restaurant is the place to be. The extensive menu offers many different hot and cold dishes, and everything is always super fresh and delicious! It’s a little on the more expensive side, but the authentic sushi, ramen, and curries are worth the price. It’s a great option for a date night, or to bring your parents to visit next time they’re in town.
Temperance Cafe can (and should) be visited any time of day. During the day, it boasts great breakfast, lunch, and bakery items (with lots of choices for vegans and vegetarians!), as well as an atmosphere that is perfect for catching up with friends or getting some uni work done amongst its eclectic decor. By night, the venue transforms into a great bar with diverse events most evenings; anything from live music, comedy shows, and theatre screenings.