‘Factory’ is described as “The latest addition to Coventry’s food scene, bringing together some of the most exciting independent kitchens and traders from the local area.”
Factory is a social all-day dining experience with street food, music, craft beer & cocktails – Coventry’s first permanent indoor street food venue. It is situated in multiple repurposed units at FarGo Village.
Factory at FarGo Village in the city’s Creative Quarter will be home to five permanent street food specialists, providing high-quality food and drink from brunch until dinner.
Stripclub Streetfood will be tempting customers with their tasty burgers; The Paneer Wrap Street Food Company will be tantalising vegetarians and vegans with their traditional Indian spices; The Grub Shed is renowned for its dirty loaded fries; Dough and Flow will be creating fresh Neapolitan pizzas and Get Us Baked, run by The Brownie Box by Emily which is already based at FarGo Village, will be serving brunch, coffees and cakes from the bar.
The £360,000 renovation work has in part been funded by the Cultural Capital Investment Fund, which includes an allocation from the Getting Building Fund from the Government via the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) and Arts Council England funding.
Three units have been refurbished into an open-plan dining area with an industrial ambiance to reflect its history as a car radiator factory for Coventry Motor Fittings for 60 years.
The new roof terrace will seat 70 diners, the mezzanine a further 70 and an inside dining area will also have seating for 70 when it initially opens due to Covid-19 restrictions and social distancing. This will rise to a total of 300 when the Government Covid regulations are relaxed.
Graeme Ellis, who previously worked for Amadeus Food at the NEC in Birmingham, will be overseeing operations as Food and Beverages Manager. Between 15 and 20 new staff will be employed to work across Factory and The Box, FarGo Village’s on-site creative arts venue, also due to reopen with a programme of live music, theatre and family friendly entertainment when restrictions ease.
All this alongside FarGo’s existing food and drink businesses which include BIB Noodle specialising in hand-pulled noodles, Leave It To Esmie’s vibrant Caribbean cuisine, Dirty Kitch, one of Coventry’s best exclusively vegan eateries, and Choc ‘n’ Roll/Gourmet Food Kitchen, the #1 Bakery/Restaurant in Coventry.
Factory was officially opened on 4th June. At present the building is open from Thursdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. – 9.30 p.m. (Thursdays), 10.30 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays) and 8.30 p.m. Sundays.