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Formerly known as the Opposition Restaurant, this small restaurant that is none the less comfortable and welcoming was affectionately given its new name as a favorite of those having visited Stratford. Oppo boasts a patio garden for warmer days. This is the place to savor well-cooked, simple, Continental food as French, Spanish and other European delicacies are all served here. Note that vegetarians are well catered to. Somewhat ingeniously, the Opposition's evening opening hours are set to coincide with the nearby Royal Shakespeare Theatre, making it a firm favorite for pre- and post-theater meals.
Thespians specializes in Bangladeshi food, Northern Indian dishes and Kashmiri baltis. Located in the heart of Stratford close to the tourist areas, Thespians' spacious, stylish ambiance is enhanced by excellent service and an extensive menu. Choose from a variety of fish dishes, balti specials, chicken or lamb entrees, tandoori specialties and house recommendations such as a mouth-watering 'Jinga Masala'.
Dating back to 1596, this old-fashioned English pub and restaurant was originally a hostelry. It's an interesting building with a large choice of drinking and eating areas, and old flagstone floors and large settles create a comfortingly historic atmosphere. Now owned by Scottish & Newcastle, it concentrates on serving a select choice of traditional meals. The Sunday carvery offers a limited choice so that quality is not compromised and fast service is guaranteed. There are fresh daily specials and a wide choice of bar snacks. Family meals are served until 8:00p.
Located just a brief walk from the Shakespeare Theater in the city, this elegant yet warm and welcoming restaurant serves traditional Italian fare sure to please any palate. A family-run eatery, Sorrento Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients in their extensive menu. Dig in to a warm plate of traditional Italian pasta dishes such as Spaghetti à la Bolognese. If you aren't in the mood for pasta, perhaps try the Scaloppina à la Sorrentina (Veal), or the menu also includes seafood, chicken, and beef dishes, and pair your choice with something from the extensive list of Italian wines. Take advantage of Sorrento's both before and after theater services, and their patio seating in the summer months.With its refined, silver-service ambiance and inviting, friendly service, Sorrento Restaurant is sure to make your meal one to remember.
Café Rouge offers visitors a taste of what is authentically French - the chefs and even the waiters tend to be French. Both pre- and post-theater meals can be ordered at Café Rouge, as well as snacks, drinks and full à la carte meals throughout the day. Vegetarian options are also included on the menu. Ask about booking the cafe for private functions, as well.
Lambs, set on two floors of a historic 16th-century building, is simple in style with a warm, inviting atmosphere. It aims to give good value for money with a choice to suit everyone. There is also a wide choice of starters, salads, light meals, main dishes, imaginative options and desserts. The wine list includes a choice of wine by the glass as well as champagnes.