Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes

There's something for everyone who wants to eat out in Stratford, from restaurants and bistros to pubs and tea shops. Listed here are some of our personal favourites, some Stratford classics, and some lesser-known gems, but there are plenty more as you will discover as you walk around the town The food and drink scene changes all the time but here are some of our current favourites.

Our Top tip

El Greco - El Greco is a stunning contemporary restaurant - cafe - bar located in the heart of world famous Stratford Upon Avon. Laid out over two floors, it is set in probably one of the town’s most beautiful historic buildings, with delightful views over the Market Square and Minories.

English and French Restaurants

Bistrot Pierre - Swan's Nest Hotel - 01789 264804
Great food & ambiance in contemporary designed setting next to the river.
Also has one of the best bars in town.

Edward Moon - Chapel Street - 01789 267069
Fun place to eat, nice atmosphere, informal, English menu.

Dinner on the river

River Cruise restaurant – Countess of Evesham 07836 769499
Lunch & evening cruises, evening takes approx 3 hours.

Italian Food

Sorrento - Ely Steet 01789 297999
Very good traditional Italian, nice quiet location.

Carluccio's - Waterside – 01789 267424
Overlooking park, pavement seating outside, modern design, good bistro food & has an Italian food shop inside.

sandwiches and takeaways

Havilands - Meer Street - great snacks, also a cafe.

Vesuvio Cafe - Union Street – great baguettes and panini & possibly the best coffee in Stratford.

Bistros

Edward Moon - Chapel Street - 01789 267069
Fun place to eat, nice atmosphere, informal, English menu.

Bistrot Pierre - Swan's Nest Hotel - 01789 264804
Great food & ambiance in contemporary designed setting next to the river.
Also has one of the best bars in town.

Asian food

Thai Kingdom - Warwick Rd – tel 01789 261103
Very good authentic Thai food served by friendly staff.
One of our favourite restaurants, always good, highly recommend.

Mr Chans - Tiddington Road - 01789 261616

Chutneys - Evesham Rd – tel 01789 292211
Good food. Situated 1.5 miles from town centre, has car park & is worth the drive to eat here.

Balti Kitchen - Greenhill Street - 01789 415600

Pubs and Bars

Old Thatch Tavern - Old 16th century pub, small, cosy, open fire, good beer & food.
Traditional English pub.

The Bear - Lovely old wood panelled bar, with the best selection of real ales & lagers in town. Friendly staff, good food, sport on TV on occasions. Riverside seats.

cafes and Milkshakes

Vesuvio Cafe - Union Street – great cakes & very good coffee.

Havilands - Meer Street - great snacks, also a cafe.