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Mike Robinson, restaurateur and co-owner of the “terrific” Harwood Arms in Fulham, has opened The Woodsman in Stratford-upon-Avon's Indigo hotel, bringing with him his ‘field to fork’ philosophy, with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and locally-sourced produce.

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Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Game guru Mike Robinson’s “lovely, spacious” Shakespearean-era beamed dining room in the “very smartly renovated Indigo hotel”; “head chef Greg Newman has revitalised the venue since arriving in 2022” and the food (“very generous, almost excessively so, portions of locally sourced food, with a particular emphasis on game and wood-fired cooking”) comes with “lots of flavour”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Expert game chef Mike Robinson’s collaboration with the Indigo boutique hotel brand, in a timber-beamed dining room from the Shakespearean era, has made “a great addition to Stratford” over its first three years of operation. There’s an “unpretentious” menu of tasty sustainable wild meat, and “if you sit around the small chefs’ counter it gets a little warm from the wood-fired oven, but is a great spot from which to chat with the chefs”.

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Mike Robinson’s ambitious two-year-old, in the city’s Indigo hotel, is hailed by most reporters as an “amazing restaurant in the heart of Stratford”. “Although they focus on game” (on which he is acknowledged expert), fans say “the fish cookery is always spot on, too” and that the “team goes above and beyond to create an outstanding experience”. Its ratings, though, are capped by one or two critics who find it “pricey” or “uninteresting”.

Summary

£53
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Game expert, Mike Robinson – co-owner of the acclaimed Harwood Arms in Fulham – has opened this traditionally housed yearling in Stratford-upon-Avon’s Indigo hotel, bringing with him his ‘field to fork’ philosophy, and a traditional British menu with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and locally-sourced produce. Adulatory press reports suggest it’s ‘vaux le voyage’.

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Chapel Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HA

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The Woodsman Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Woodsman Restaurant in CV37, Stratford upon Avon by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Woodsman restaurant.
Ros H
We go regularly and always enjoy our visits...
Reviewed 11 months, 23 days ago

"We go regularly and always enjoy our visits. The game is excellent and cooked in an interesting way. "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 75.00 Always available 8

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.50 £27.30 £5.00 £11.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Chapel Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6HA
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

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