Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Stratford Upon Avon
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Stratford Upon Avon restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 28 restaurants in Stratford Upon Avon and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Stratford Upon Avon restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. No. 9 British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon 9 Church Street - CV37
Wayne Thomson serves everything from well-priced pre-theatre meals to ambitious nine-course tasting menus at his “superb” neighbourhood spot. Open since 2010, it “gets better every year”, according to most regulars.
2. The Opposition British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon 13 Sheep Street - CV37
Just around the corner from the RSC, this long-serving bistro with “Tudor-type” decor is “THE place to eat in Stratford if you’re going to the theatre – they put you through with speed (but don’t make you feel hassled)”, the food is “reliable (if not exciting)”, while “staff are helpful (but not obsequious)”. “What more does anyone want before a dollop of Shakespeare?”
3. Lambs British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon 12 Sheep Street - CV37
Reviews on this cosy, wood-beamed venue in one of the town’s oldest houses are positive, if focused on the practical: “always reliable” most particularly its “good value pre-theatre set”.
4. Rooftop Restaurant, Royal Shakespeare Theatre British, Modern restaurant in Stratford upon Avon Waterside - CV37
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”.
5. Loxleys British, Traditional restaurant in Stratford upon Avon 3 Sheep St - CV37
In the “epicentre of restaurants for the hungry tourist or theatregoer”, this ex-clothes shop “deserves your serious consideration”, say fans. There were also reports of “average” or “poor value” food this year, but those “habitually choosing the pre-theatre set menu before a visit to the RSC” seem to find it “well cooked and attractively presented”.
9. Sabai Sabai Thai restaurant in Stratford upon Avon 19-20 Wood Street - CV37
Husband and wife team, Torquil and Juree Chidwick, first opened Sabai Sabai as a small, cosy, family-run Thai restaurant in Moseley 10 years ago. Proving a real hit with the locals they opened the Harborne restaurant, oozing a subtle eastern sophistication with carved wooden b...
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