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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, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Iconic location for a good restaurant

The Encore is set in a superb position overlooking the Basin where the Avon canal meets the river. The RSC, Shakespeare's Birthplace, New Place, Trinity Church are all within 5 mins. It is a busy area but maintains it's romance. Staff are friendly, service quick and food is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
SkinnyJonny
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Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Durham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Encore is set in a superb position overlooking the Basin where the Avon canal meets the river. The RSC, Shakespeare's Birthplace, New Place, Trinity Church are all within 5 mins. It is a busy area but maintains it's romance. Staff are friendly, service quick and food is good.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

From the moment we arrived the service in this place was truly shocking! In fact it was so shocking it was laughable. They messed up our booking, told us they had no room, told us twice they didn't accept walk ins and couldn't fit us in. ...then realised they'd got the time slot wrong and very ungraciously gave us the... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Stratford we decided to have an evening meal in this place. Across the river and close by there were two other pub restraunts that belonged to chains so we chose the Encore because it looked different. We wanted to sit outside to enjoy the sun but were told they didn't serve food outside even though... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a perfectly good lunch and the service was fine. The Encore does not claim to be a fine dining Restaraunt, it is a Pub that serves food. We will be back.

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Northamptonshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Popped in here for dinner last night. Food was good but service was awful! The restaurant itself was empty however trying to get food/ drinks was slow and required a lot of effort on our part. Good food but do not come here if you are not in a rush!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I chose to have lunch there as it was a lovely day and we were able to sit outside. The waitress was quick to attend to us however the good service stopped there. We started with soup which was tasteless to say the least, then came the main course which was even worse. No taste at all... More 

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Isle Of Anglesey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Service is poor staff thinking the name will carry them...! Must be better places for a light lunch, needs a dam good clean grubby...not my kind of place, come at your own peril. I will not be back👎

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Oxfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had lunch here, yes it was busy but the service was not friendly or pleasant at all. I felt like I was in the way, when I asked for a menu the barman just pointed and said on the barrel. When I asked to start a tab I was told to take a swipe of my card which I duly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dogs in the bar only, brilliant ! Great food and service by tom. What a discovery. Sunday lunch looked fab,my burger was brill and the wifes duck was to fly for

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The place itself is very nice inside and opposite the water front. The toilets are very clean and had a nice air freshener smell with lovely soaps and hand cream. The bar seats were arm chairs with soft cushions and very nice polished metal tables. The decorations were nice and most tables had large vases of fresh flowers on them.... 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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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