The Coro Hotel
After a few years of inactivity, The Coro Hotel was rejuvenated in 2019 under the ownership of the hospitality savvy Anthony John Group. The venue has sought to recapture the local market with an approachable and affordable pub-style offering – favouring choice classics over niche nosh. The Coro Hotel’s offering stretches from morning through to night, starting at the venues ground-floor cafe, which also scored a new coffee machine and kitchen equipment in the renovations. The cafe menu offers healthy grab-and-go eats and classic sit-down fare for breakfast and lunch, including corned-beef and zucchini fritters, buckwheat pancakes, Middle Eastern baked-egg shakshuka and stuffed pita pockets. Upstairs, the central kitchen pumps out share plates and mains, perfect for those looking to graze with friends or sit down with the family. Small bites include panko-crumbed onion rings, Louisiana-style hot wings, butter-chicken quesadillas and soft-shell tacos. Bigger plates run the gamut of pub classics, such as wagyu-beef burgers, potato gnocchi with heirloom tomatoes and pine nuts, chicken parmigiana coated with house-made crumb and sugo, and slow-cooked lamb-shank pie served on a fluffy bed of truffled mash. The Coro Hotel isn’t looking to compete with the established craft-beer saloons in the area, choosing instead to open its taps to mainstream labels. That being said, a forthcoming bottle shop will give the venue opportunities to stock bespoke brews alongside an evolving selection of wine.