Explore Harden's - The restaurant guide created by you for you

survey result

Summary

A “nice setting” – especially if you can nab “a window seat to enjoy the view” – boosts a visit to the RSC’s large and airy rooftop bar/restaurant, with outside terrace overlooking the swans gliding along the Avon. The food is not really the point, but by most accounts it’s “perfectly decent – especially for an institutional restaurant”.

£43
    £
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Make sure you have a table with a view” (“it’s worth going just for the views of Stratford”) if you stray up to the RSC’s rooftop venue in the gods of the old theatre. It’s not a foodie destination, but it’s consistently well-rated.

£44
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Set in “fascinating” and “iconic” surroundings – the gods of the old theatre – the RSC’s rooftop venue is a real “treat” offering “very thoughtful service and well-above-average food” for an arts venue. Try for an outside table in summer to enjoy splendid views across the river.

£42
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Go for an outside table in the summer with the views across the river!” if you visit this rooftop restaurant, sited in what used to be the gods of the old theatre. The “thoughtfully sourced British food” is “ambitious” and while “it doesn’t always quite work”, it’s usually very “decent”. (“We eat here regularly and the RSC should be praised for their efforts – they could have outsourced this operation to one of the corporates but, instead, it is all well run in-house”).

£41
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For 28 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. This year diners have submitted over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK.

Have you eaten at Rooftop Restaurant, Royal Shakespeare Theatre?

Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
24
152

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £22.50 £26.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.95 £14.95 £3.50 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.90
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Waterside, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BB
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours
Monday10:30 am-9:30 pm
Tuesday10:30 am-9:30 pm
Wednesday10:30 am-9:30 pm
Thursday10:30 am-9:30 pm
Friday10:30 am-9:30 pm
Saturday10:30 am-9:30 pm
Sunday10:30 am-3:30 pm

Best British, Modern restaurants nearby

No. 9
British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon
£46
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Lambs
British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon
£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
The Opposition
British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon
£46
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

The Art Kitchen
Thai restaurant in Warwick
£44
    £
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
Horse & Groom
British, Modern restaurant in Bourton On Hill
£42
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
Daylesford Café
British, Modern restaurant in Kingham
£44
    £
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good