Tourist England’s best restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon 2018 lists some of the top places to dine in this picturesque Cotswolds town, from classic British pub food to Greek meze and fine rooftop dining. Stratford-upon-Avon is a popular destination for tourists and is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. To see more on what to do in Stratford-upon-Avon check out our dedicated information page here.
Best Restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon 2018:
classic pub: Chequers Inn
Combining classic British pub food with a hint of Mediterranean flavours, Chequers Inn offers fine quality dishes in an elegant and welcoming environment complemented by comfy velvet furniture and glistening chandeliers. Featured in the 2017 Michelin Guide and one of Tourist England’s best restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon 2017, Chequers Inn offers a varied menu including dishes such as lightly battered fish & hand cut chips, 80oz rib eye steak and smoked mackerel pate.
Address: 91 Banbury Rd, Ettington CV37 7SR
Phone: +44 (0)1789 740 387
fine dining: Waterside Brasserie
Located directly opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, Waterside Brasserie offers a delightful culinary experience using locally sourced produce from artisan suppliers. The restaurants holds two AA Rosettes and diners love the varied seasonal menu with dishes such aspan-fried sea bream, mushroom ravioli and roast rump of beef. Guests can choose from the all-weather terrace room overlooking the River Avon and Shakespeare Theatre, or dine in the stylish main dining room.
Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BA
Phone: +44 (0)1789 298682
stunning views: rooftop restaurant
The Rooftop Restaurant at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre offers spectacular panoramic views over the River Avon and is perfect for those catching an evening theatre performance or looking for a relaxed afternoon lunch. Featuring the best of British cuisine, the Rooftop Restaurant at the RSC offers dishes like rump of English lamb, confit duck leg salad and cod and salmon fishcakes.
Address: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB
Phone: +44 (0)1789 403449
french bistro: Oscar’s
Oscar’s is the perfect place to enjoy simple authentic French dishes served in a relaxed and classy environment. As one of Tourist England’s best restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon 2018, the menu includes the finest steak frites in town, a winning French cheese board and classic Gallic dishes.
Address: 39 Chandos St, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 4RL
Phone: +44 (0)1926 452807
pre-theatre dinner: Loxley’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
Located on the historic Sheep Street, right by Stratford-upon-Avon’s theatres, Loxley’s restaurant and wine bar is the perfect place to go before a nights entertainment. One of our best restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon 2018 and winner of the Diners Choice Award 2015, this welcoming family run restaurant offers a seasonal menu with dishes such as seafood linguine, lemon sole or a 14oz Chateaubriand steaks for two to share.
Address: 3 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EF
Phone: +44 (0)1789 292128
greek cuisine: El Greco
For those looking for a taste of the Mediterranean, head to El Greco, which combines classic Greek dishes with a twist of Italian and Spanish influence. Set in a historic building in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, and one of Tourist England’s best restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon 2017, the varied menu offers a fabulous award winning 22 dish Meze as well as other favourites like moussaka, calamari and tzatziki.
Address: El Greco, 27 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6NE
Phone: +44 (0)1789 290505
Stratford-upon-Avon is a popular destination for travellers in England. Our dedicated Stratford-upon-Avon page includes advice on where to go and what to see. There are also many tours to Stratford-upon-Avon and the Cotswolds area, which offer a fun, convenient and cost-effective way of getting around. Check out our Cotswolds Tour page here.