Take A Bite Out Of… Stratford-upon-Avon


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Feeling hungry? Then take a peek at our top picks of places to eat and drink in Stratford-upon-Avon. Trust us, the food’s pretty special as well as the location!


The Fourteas


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Grab your time machine and rocket back to the glory days of the 1940s. The Fourteas serves an excellent selection of breakfast items, as well as a wide range of teas and coffees. What’s more, if you still have room for treats later on, you can indulge in a sophisticated afternoon tea with all the trimmings. 

Top Pick: Eggs Benedict with a loose leaf tea of your choice.

Boston Tea Party Stratford

This former school hall has been transformed into a trendy place to brunch with friends. Boston Tea Party is the place to be for deliciously fresh food and drinks that perfectly complement your dish. What’s more, the restaurant serves a tasty range of vegetarian and vegan plates, so no one’s excluded from this party!

Top Pick: West Country Breakfast with Breakfast Smoothie

Box Brownie Coffee

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Start your day the right way with a whistle stop trip to Box Brownie Coffee for… you’ve guessed it, a hot cup of Joe. The cafe serves up a breakfast menu too, so no excuses of not enough time for brekkie. 

Top Pick: Coffee! Along with anything else you fancy…


El Greco

For a true taste of Greece, head to El Greco. Serving food from lunchtime onwards (including a handy pre-theatre set menu for all you Shakespeare buffs), tuck into Grecian delights such as houmous, halloumi and moussaka.

Top Pick: Mezzedakia (Greek style tapas) with a cool glass of wine

The Dirty Duck

Sit back and take in the splendour of Stratford-upon-Avon’s pleasant waterside views at The Dirty Duck. Try a selection of classic pub favourites over a lunch with friends or try one of their premium burgers for something a little different. It’s bound to be delicious!

Top Pick: Hog roast burger with a crisp fruit cider. 

HR Cafe Bar

For deliciously fresh homemade food and great coffee, try HR Cafe Bar. Located in Stratford-upon-Avon’s picturesque town centre, the cafe is perfect for a little break within your break away! Bonus: all the food is made on the premises.

Top Pick: Fresh Soup of the Day with a cheeky slice of cake for afters.



For a little slice of heaven in the middle of Shakespeare’s hometown, dine at the stylish Salt restaurant. Using only the finest seasonal ingredients, the restaurant focuses on the dining experience and everything that encompasses. Oh, and the food’s impeccably beautiful, too. 

Top Pick: The evening tasting menu & wine pairing


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Phwoar, looks pretty good, right? Loxleys perfectly celebrates home cooking with a touch of finesse – and it shows! Whether you fancy a light lunch with friends or a veritable feast, their extensive menu has you covered.

Top Pick: 14oz Chateaubriand to share with a smooth red wine to accompany.

Lambs Restaurant

Delicious scallops in beautiful Stratford upon Avon #scallops #stratforduponavon

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Lambs of Sheep Street dates from the early sixteenth century and is one of the oldest buildings in Stratford. It’s now home to a cosy restaurant where you can dine in style with friends. Focusing on the freshest meat and fish dishes, served with tempting sides, it’s worth a visit when touring the area. 

Top Pick: Herb Crusted Rack of Cotswold Lamb with a cool glass of wine. 


The Garrick Inn

Reputed to be the oldest pub in Stratford, The Garrick Inn is a welcoming retreat from the flurry of tourist activity in the town centre. It’s also a contender for the most instagrammable sight in Stratford, with an iconic timber framed building dating back to the 1400’s, so grab your camera!

Top Pick: A Strawberry Twist G&T.

Keys & Kitchen

Wednesday eve….

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Sit back and take the weight off your feet with a relaxing jaunt to Keys & Kitchen. From guest beers to a wide selection of wines, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. 

Top Pick: A speciality beer (unique to Stratford!) 

The Stratford Alehouse

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If you like your beers hoppy and your ciders fruity, then Stratford Alehouse is the pub for you! Park up a bar stool and sample some of the best local drinks in the area, you won’t be disappointed.

Top Pick: LILLEY’S Mango Cider – a real thirst-quencher!

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