Famed restaurant and cafe brand now open at transformed cultural centre.
Coventry’s Warwick Arts Centre’s exciting new restaurant and cafe, Benugo Bar and Kitchen, is now open for business.
The highly popular arts venue began to reopen for events in October 2021 after the largest transformation in its history 48-year history. Following the opening of three new plush cinema screens and January 2022’s Mead Gallery relaunch, the arrival of a vibrant new cafe bar and restaurant completes the final phase of the four-year redevelopment project.
Situated in the building’s new foyer, the stunning Benugo is open daily from 9am-11pm, serving award-winning carbon neutral Benugo blend coffee and pastries alongside such tasty breakfast fare as vegan overnight oats, chia seeds, coconut and dark chocolate chips, and French toast, with blueberry, raspberry and maple syrup.
Pizzas are served freshly made straight from Benugo‘s pizza oven, available to eat in or to takeaway (11.30am-9pm), while other delicious dishes on offer include harissa and chilli pulled lamb shoulder, cucumber sambal and tzatziki on flat bread, and fregola, rocket, tomato salad and roasted lemon. There’s also a selection of indulgent desserts, such as Basque cheesecake and blood orange compote, with a special children’s menu available at weekends too.
Benugo will also be running the theatre bar (opening Spring 2022), which will be well stocked with a wide range of classic drinks and specialities.
Warwick Arts Centre Director, Doreen Forster, said: “We’re so looking forward to welcoming Benugo Bar and Kitchen into Warwick Arts Centre – it’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal before, or after, a performance, as well as being a destination in itself, perfect for meeting up with friends or family.
“With our amazing new cinemas, and superb reconfigured gallery spaces now open, the arrival of Benugo Bar and Kitchen completes our transformation.”
Ben Warner, Benugo Founder, said: “We can’t wait to open our new Benugo Bar and Kitchen and bring our impeccably sourced, delicious food, carbon neutral coffee, and wide range of cold press juices and local beers to a new audience.
“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with the prestigious Warwick Arts Centre and look forward to welcoming our new friends to this beautiful space from March 7.”
The largest arts centre in the UK outside of London, Warwick Arts Centre has been at the forefront of cultural life in the region since 1974, hosting an ongoing programme of world-class dance, theatre, stand-up comedy, film, spoken word, festivals, visual art, and more.
Since opening their first ever cafe in London in 1998, Benugo have gone on to open beautifully modern, elegant and welcoming premises across the UK, including within some of the most famous cultural institutions in the world. Amongst the iconic locations where you’ll find a Benugo are the V&A, BFI, the Wellcome Collection, British Museum, Asmolean Museum, Bletchley Park, and now Warwick Arts Centre.
Benugo Bar and Kitchen, at Warwick Arts Centre, is open (from Monday 7 March 2022) 9am-11pm, daily. For reservations and more information see: www.benugo.com or warwickartscentre.co.uk
Benugo Bar and Kitchen
Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Open: Daily 9am-11pm