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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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food but not the Cheapest

I found the drinks here quite expensive £10 for two drinks) but there is a restaurant upstairs that is very nice and looks over the river. The menu is is getting into the Gastro Pub territory but we had a very nice meal before gouing to the theatre a 100yds away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Chester-le-Street
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking for something different to a chain restaurant/pub to eat during a short visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon and this was a very good choice! The interior was very welcoming with a nice place to eat outside if you wished. The food selection was brilliant and the food itself was amazing. The staff were very friendly and the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant today (a very busy sunny Thursday during school holidays). It was mid lunch time and despite being very busy a lovely outside table for six was soon sorted. There were two children and four adults in our party, one child was happily allowed to share an adult portion with their own plate. Another adult was allowed to... More 

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Chester-le-Street
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I found the drinks here quite expensive £10 for two drinks) but there is a restaurant upstairs that is very nice and looks over the river. The menu is is getting into the Gastro Pub territory but we had a very nice meal before gouing to the theatre a 100yds away.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was very good, high quality. Roast meals (beef, lamb, pork) were enjoyed, and I can recommend the spicy prawn linguini. Service was very friendly, but there was a considerable wait between courses which was okay with us as we weren't in a hurry.

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Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wide selection on the menu - we shared a fish platter to start which was very tasty and enough for 4. Mains included the usual steaks, fish etc. but there was also a number of interesting vegetarian options - the polenta dish was excellent - as well as a very tasty spicy duck salad. Service was quick and attentive.

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Holualoa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had dinner at the Encore prior to running over to the RSC for Othello. Food was okay and the staff did the best they could with the crowd and the demands on their time. Didn't have any wine so can't comment on the cellar. The food was fresh and the service pretty good considering the crowd that night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Encore is right at the heart of SoA looking out over the marina and the theatre. Great pavement location and friendly helpful staff. Lovely food even if you just want a pizza, try the loaded Carne it's fabulous. Also real ale from Purity too so that's a good enough reason to visit!

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Called in, after admiring it from the outside. I tried a drink the bar man suggested and it was lovely, so much so I had another. My friend and I liked the atmosphere, busy but not overcrowded. We had already eaten, but both said we would have liked to have tried the food as it looked delicious. Lovely toilets upstairs... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food excellent, would highly recommend. 7 of us ate upstairs in a contemporary room, we all had something different and not one of us were disappointed. Would return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Absolutely horrendous from start to finish. 6 of us decided to go for breakfast here this morning after a wonderful wedding at Menzies Spa, we put an order in for drinks which came out a couple at a time and 1 coffee was missed. We then decided to order and 2 of us asked for scrambled eggs and 2 poached... More 

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Additional Information about The Encore

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

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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