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1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
01789 269462
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The...
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The Encore serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 176
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    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 70
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  • 51
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service, good food and a welcoming atmosphere

Convenient for the theatre and the middle of town, we had a lovely lunch served by Rudi who made us very welcome and offered us excellent service. Food is well cooked, nicely presented and tastes delicious. Wide range of drinks available - including soft drinks. Very enjoyable meal and social... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Gillyflower13
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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563 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Convenient for the theatre and the middle of town, we had a lovely lunch served by Rudi who made us very welcome and offered us excellent service. Food is well cooked, nicely presented and tastes delicious. Wide range of drinks available - including soft drinks. Very enjoyable meal and social occasion.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely evening upstairs in the restaurant. As we were a party of eight we were seated in a separate dining room which had a great ambience. Food was very good indeed, particularly the fish, and the serving staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Very genuine place and would certainly recommend.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went to the restaurant for their set Valentines menu, could not fault the food one bit, I had Swordfish, never tried this before, well worth it, only one problem, could not eat all of The Eton Mess for dessert, to full.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lovely meal at lunch time, very good staff great beer and wine selection. And great choice of quality food. Would highly recommend.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was in Stratford with my family and we called into the encore for lunch what a marvellous place we were genuinely welcomed by rudi who made us feel very welcome he seated us and gave us menus. We were then served by Debbie who was very knowledgable and professional, we had 4 kids with us and at no time... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We came here on a busy Tuesday Lunch, must be popular! We had soup and scallops to start followed by , Pork Belly with scallops and a Delicious Cheese and Bacon Burger! yummy, friendly staff, good Service! will be back for more soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We booked the restaurant for 9 people, mixture of children and adults. They placed us upstairs in what I can only describe as a private dinning area with a table large enough for 10. The table was set beautifully. The food was excellent ( highly recommend the pigs cheek) the staff were superb, a standard I would expect at a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Called into the Encore on Sunday the 8th Feb around 11 am for a hot drink. Ordered two cappacinos there's was bread / toast crumbs all over the table the hot drinks took around 15min to arrive ? & on arrival the spoon on the side of my sourser and cup was covered in greasy finger prints ? & to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We were unsure of how our evening was going to pan out on valentines day at first, on arrival there was no one to Greet us so we had to go and find someone in the pub section to ask where we needed to be/go for our meal which was off putting. However, when we were seated we were given... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a report on two visits (on separate days) in one. On both occasions the food was very good. The bar was warm and busy - making a great atmosphere on a cold, wet winters day. The busy bar can exercise your 'getting served' skills - so expect to have to put yourself forward a little if necessary. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: 01789 269462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings,The Encore serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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