Wednesday nights are date night for Naomi and myself. Most often we just go to the cinema (which is two-for-one on a Wednesday night), but last night we decided to eat out as well. And, for once, we ate out in Coventry instead of going to Leamington. There’s a very nice looking place on Medieval Spon Street called 1450 Café Bar – which is an old (circa 1450) half timbered building. Inside there are old-looking wooden tables and heavy wooden chairs, and lots of beers from all over the world, including Tusker from Kenya. However, the food left a little to be desired. We ordered crusty bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a starter, but to our amazement, the crusty bread turned out to just be sliced bread. If a restaurant can’t even get their bread right, I wasn’t holding out great hope for the main course. However, the fillet steak with mushrooms, tomatoes and chips was okay – the steak was medium-rare as ordered, but there was nothing special about it, certainly nothing to justify the rather high price tag. So, all in all, I wouldn’t recommend it for meals, although it’s probably a nice place to go for a foreign beer.
After the meal we went to the cinema and watched Vantage Point, which was a really good movie. I’ve got rather tired of watching action movies recently, as all too often they are just lots of special effects with minimal story, but this film kept me interested from start to finish. I won’t give it a full review though, as I’m pretty bad at writing film reviews.