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1 Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England
01789 269462
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Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never having been to Stratford before we attended the theatre (naturally) after which we decided to walk around the town and then found ourselves here. The lovely red haired waiter was very friendly and seemed genuinely happy to serve us. The food was fantastic and the waiter reccomended that we try the a lovely chocolate dessert and I'm so glad... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped for an early meal before a theatre trip. The place look inviting as we walked past. We had a drink and found a place to sit in comfortable armchairs. The real ale was very good. After browsing the menu we decided to eat. The choice of food is wide and a wide range of prices. The quality of... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Central location, within easy access for car parking and RSC, this restaurant has an inventive menu and plenty of scope for a different eating experience. Staff attentive and friendly. Unhurried, relaxed atmosphere. Guess would be busy before a performance but uncrowded midweek from 6.30pm. 3 visits in last 12 months- all great!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've given it one star because the Spanish waitress did everything she could to rescue our experience. We visited about 3 months ago but I don't think I reviewed it then. A shame as it was excellent and made it the obvious venue for another pre theatre meal. Again it was busy being ideally located by the river and close... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

18/01/15 evening visit....Nice looking pub/restaurant near the theatre. Nice decor. Let down by having to walk past a bull terrier sat under some blokes stool close to the main entrance... Why staff are allowing this in a place serving food is beyond me also a spaniel sat under a table too.... I like dogs but not in places I eat.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I visit restaurants very regularly and the standards at the encore have dropped dramatically. From start to finish it was poor, the service and the food. It started by being asked to wait to be seated when there was tables for four free. The service from the waitress and waiter if you can can him that was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We all had a great meal here, there is something on the menu from everyone. The subtle Shakespear themes throughout the restaurant are a nice touch and very fitting. We were a bit disappointed with the lack of awareness from the waiter, despite arriving with a 2 month old baby complete with buggy we were asked to haul everything up... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was the first place we had visited and was made to feel welcome stright away, the amount of beers etc on tap was amazing 5 different lagers, 4 or 5 beers and several ciders and then a list of cocktails which would be hard to beat, I did not eat here but the food did look good, only downside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We called in for a drink at the end of a day in Stratford. The service was friendly and the beer was good so we decided to go back in the morning for something to eat before driving home. Once again service was good as was the breakfast, (can’t comment on the beer as it was a bit early!). It’s... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The whole greeting and seating was painful . No one had a clue and then getting a drink was a confusion. Waited for ages and then a waitress was hailed whilst passing and took the food order. Waited a reasonable time for pretty poor examples of the dishes arrived. Seafood linguine large portion..... Small mean of content and bland .... 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

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