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13 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worse This Time

I took my wife, niece and niece's mother to this place on Waterside. Last year I'd been there with my daughter, son-in-law, son and grandchildren. Why do I bother? This restaurant is part of a franchise which has evidently grown beyond its critical mass; it serves indifferent food at fairly hefty... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
adsdad55
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I took my wife, niece and niece's mother to this place on Waterside. Last year I'd been there with my daughter, son-in-law, son and grandchildren. Why do I bother? This restaurant is part of a franchise which has evidently grown beyond its critical mass; it serves indifferent food at fairly hefty prices in a place kitted out like an aircraft... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely vibe,so relaxed ,great friendly service,would go backfor a lunch/dinner,the menu looked very varied,and great cakes

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Visited prior to our theatre trip for the RSC Christmas show - lovely meal, prompt service and no fuss even though they were very busy. Probably need to book especially as the location is so good

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London
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Carluccio's as the chain has an excellent reputation and this branch is near the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. We were disappointed. We both ordered pasta with pesto, both of us really love this. The dish lacked any acquaintance with basil or pine nuts. It was tasteless. We did report this as the woman at the adjacent table had... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Booking essential, very busy however the staff and the service was excellent. The food chosen from the set menu was great and the red wine from the same menu was very acceptable. Would certainly recommend.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The location is fantastic for either a lazy day around Stratford or pre show dinner as its just over the road from the theatre. The menu is always a little limited, but the service is very good and even though it's busy it doesn't feel rushed. Good value and easy to recommend.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Introduction of fixed price menu very welcome. Enjoyed an unpretentious but well cooked and presented meal post theatre. Portions were generous and service quick and friendly. Good value but beware the very pricey drinks- large glass of red wine £8 and lager £5 a glass! don't know how they can justify these prices. Still the meal was good and much... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We decided, just on a whim, to have lunch in Stratford on a wintery day when doing anything else was just too cold! The restaurant was very crowded (we should have booked) but they managed to fit us in a corner and the service was still attentive despite the fact that they were very busy. The food was good, even... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Mid January tried to book a table at last minute before Shakespere show no tables, turned up after the show and stood inline .....table found! Lovely restaurant, great service and food was very good. Overall worth a visit!

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West Midlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

On a cold but sunny January Friday my wife and I sought somewhere for lunch in Stratford upon Avon. We settled upon Carluccio's. Given the time of the year and the cold we were mildly surprised to find the restaurant full and we had a short wait for a table. The restaurant is situated in a prime location in Stratford... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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