survey result

Summary

£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The location is great, the staff are helpful and a good ambience is generated by the pre-theatre buzz” at the RSC’s in-house top-floor venue. Food-wise, “there are better places in Stratford for a pre-theatre meal”, although some reporters reckon “the standard of cooking has improved” and it’s now “worth a visit even if you’re not going to the theatre”. Top Tip – “book early enough & you’re more likely to get a coveted window table overlooking the river and swans”.

Summary

£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The ambience if you can get a window seat is excellent” in the top-floor restaurant of the RSC, whose rooftop position gives fine views of the river and swans below. It’s not a foodie experience as such, but some regulars believe “standards have improved since their enforced Covid break”.

Summary

£51
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2
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Presumably due to pandemic-related closures, the rooftop restaurant at the RSC inspired no feedback in this year’s survey, although typically it’s the most commented-on place in town. We have, however, maintained its former rating on the basis that it is a handy choice for visitors – even those not going to a production – and enjoys fine riverside views.

Summary

£48
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A rooftop restaurant with splendid views” makes “pre-theatre eating fun” at the RSC’s HQ – as well as “taking away the fear of being late for the show” (“it’s so convenient!”). Unsurprisingly, it’s not the last word in top gastronomy, but most reporters are mellow about any trade-offs involved (“tasty if not special…”, “nothing to frighten, but reaches a fairly good standard…”, “a bit pre-prepared, but very good for an arts venue…”)

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Waterside, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BB

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
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No dress code
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Rooftop Restaurant, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Rooftop Restaurant, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Restaurant in CV37, Stratford upon Avon by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Rooftop Restaurant, Royal Shakespeare Theatre restaurant.
Derek B
Expensive given the food but great views an...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"Expensive given the food but great views and ambience"

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Ros H
A birthday lunch with friends The set lunc...
Reviewed 1 years,

"A birthday lunch with friends The set lunch offers good value and was well cooked. Lovely views over the river and attentive service "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.95 £23.95

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£6.70 £22.50 £6.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.10
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Waterside, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6BB
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑6 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑6 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑6 pm
Thursday12 pm‑6 pm
Friday12 pm‑6 pm
Saturday12 pm‑6 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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