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Essence at Old Red Lion Court - CLOSED

7 Old Red Lion Court, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
+44 1789 269999
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Feb 23, 2014
“Disappointment at Essence”
Jan 25, 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
7 Old Red Lion Court, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Having had a confirmed booking at Essence at Old Red Lion Court in Stratford we were amazed that on arrival the Old Red Lion Court was all gated and locked from all ways in . Therefore leaving us wandering around Sratford on a busy Saturday...More

1  Thank Kim C
Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We usually take a short break in Stratford during January and have dined at Essence a couple of times before. Early in December we reserved a table through Toptable for the 22nd January, in early January we were advised by Toptable that Essence had cancelled...More

Thank JVP1964
Reviewed December 15, 2013

My partner did all the organising for this meal so I can't comment on that, but the meal itself was gorgeous! We had booked for 13 people and we were given a table in the downstairs section and we were the only diners down there,...More

Thank MandiMoo H
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have eaten here a few times and the meal was just as beautiful at lunch time as it was on the evening. It's nice to be able to see In the open kitchen too so you can see the chefs at work! The food...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Amazing everyone should try it food is fantastic it is the best meal weve had out for a long time. If you are going to stratford & looking for somewhere to eat then essence is the place to go. Staff very pleasant & friendly the...More

Thank Angeladawn1962
Reviewed November 22, 2013

A second visit in just over a year. We booked for 7.30 but were running late and re-booked for 8.30. We were a bit surprised to be the only diners, possibly their main business is pre-theatre meals, but then it was cold Wednesday in November....More

Thank JohnScott48
Reviewed November 15, 2013

Just had a meal for two on a friday evening and I must say we were not impresed, there were only 2 tables occupied, ours and one other so atmosphere was poor. We ordered a bottle of wine which was nice but not what was...More

Thank deano12
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We ate from the pre-theatre menu and the portions were more than enough. Food was delicious and the service friendly and relaxed. Will again on a future visit.

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We had eaten at Essence when it first opened in Stratford and had enjoyed an excellent meal. We returned last night with friends and were very disappointed. Firstly, the service from the waitress was poor - we waited over 15 minutes for drinks and then...More

Thank MidlandsElaine
Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is a great place to eat in Stratford so worth going off the main streets to find it! We ate early on a Thursday evening and the place was very quiet but the food was all freshly prepared , nicely presented and delicious (great...More

Thank 27JS27
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Restaurant Details

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$25 - $47
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Old Red Lion Court, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 269999
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"Essence" is in the Old Red Lion Court, which connects Bridge Street to Sheep Street. Our team of chefs prepare all our dishes on the premises including our selection of breads, ice creams and sorbets.Essence is perfect for catching up with friends over coffee or a light lunch, business lunches, pre & post theatre meals, romantic dining, private parties in our upstairs dining room, traditional Sunday lunches and alfresco dining when the weather is suitable!Come and drop in to experience the fresh contemporary feel of our new dining and drinking environment. We look forward to welcoming you.
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