Stratford Town

Stratford town centre hosts a wealth of restaurants, shops, and places of interest.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre





Situated on Waterside, alongside the River Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is our main 1,040 seater thrust stage auditorium.It re-opened in November 2010 following a three-year transformation project.It is a Grade II listed building and retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are open daily from 10am.

Distance From Stratford Limes Hotel: 1.5miles.



Lambs is a fashionable and contemporary restaurant with very old roots. The building itself dates back to the time of Henry VIII and inside is a stylish clash of the ages. The oak beams and Tudor features combine well with the modern day dining furniture and is a sophisticated blend of old and new. There are comprehensive A La Carte and fish menus, a great wine list and is everything you could ask from a modern British eatery with the added bonus of being in a truly historic building. Situated on Sheep Street, the home to many of Stratford’s restaurants.

Contact Information:

12 Sheep Street
CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 292 554
Website: www.lambsrestaurant.co.uk




Locally referred to as “The Oppo”, this is a great restaurant that offers wonderful food in intimate, traditional surroundings. Inside you will find oak beams interwoven with a contemporary decor and they also boast a walled patio garden for summer al fresco dining. Two minutes’ walk from the theatre it is ideal for a pre theatre meal, and it is also extremely popular with locals.  With a thoughtfully-constructed menu and eclectic wine list, the Opposition really does have something for everyone – it is a friendly bistro with an informal atmosphere, offering a delicious and varied menu to suit all tastes. (Closed on Sunday’s).

Contact Information:

The Opposition
13 Sheep Street
CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 269 980
Website: www.theoppo.co.uk


El Greco

A friendly Greek restaurant serving a variety of good quality traditional Greek dishes. Choose from set menus, A La Carte or build up a Greek banquet with a wide selection of mezzes. Offering a selection of both mezes and traditional Greek main courses. For £9.95 you can choose three mezes which accompanied by the complimentary pitta bread is sufficient for a substantial lunch. There is minimal seating outside with a very spacious and modern interior. Very reasonably priced and good sized portions.

Contact Information:

EL Greco
27 Rother St
CV37 6NE


Website: www.el-greco.co.uk


Vintner Wine Bar

Situated in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, The Vintner is a natural meeting place, whether it be for a coffee or something a little stronger in the café / bar, a meal in the restaurant or when getting together more formally in the Private Dining Room. Wine and dine in relaxed surroundings and share in Stratford’s rich and famous heritage. They have a diverse and thoughtful menu, locally-sourced and seasonally adjusted, as well as a comprehensive range of fine wines and beers from all over the world.

‘The Vintner’ derives its name from the year 1600, when John Smith traded, along with his wife, as a wine merchant (vintner) in this building. It is more than likely that William Shakespeare purchased his wine from here! This genuinely unique example of timber-framed architecture has remained largely unaltered since its construction in the late- 1400’s. Still privately owned after 500 years, the sense of history in this ancient building remains intact, from the flagstone floors to the fabulous expanse of oak beams.

Contact Information:

The Vintner
4 & 5 Sheep Street
CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 297 259
Website: www.the-vintner.co.uk


Sorrento Italian Restaurant


A traditional Family run Italian restaurant elegantly decorated. On arrival, enjoy an aperitif in the excellent pre dinner drinks lounge with comfortable leather furniture. In the summer al fresco dining is available on the patio. Pre and after theatre dinners are served together with a two or three course lunch special. A full choice of Italian dishes on the á la carte and daily special menu and a wide selection of Italian wines complement the meal. Closed Sunday & Monday.

Contact Information:

8 Ely Street
CV37 6LW                                                                                                                                         

Tel: 01789 297999
Website: www.sorrentorestaurant.co.uk



Wild Wood Italian


The Wildwood Kitchen is all about great quality, simple, freshly prepared pizza, pasta and risotto served in a stylish contemporary surrounding.

Contact Information:

Wildwood Kitchen
23 High Street
CV3 6AU                                                                                                                                            

Tel: 01789 294 298
Website: http://wildwoodkitchen.co.uk



Thai Kingdom


Authentic Thai restaurant in the heart of Stratford upon Avon. Whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two, a wedding banquet; a light lunch or an elaborate dinner, Thai Kingdom caters for all. The private function room is available for parties, wedding receptions or conferences. Closed Monday evening.

Contact Information:

Thai Kingdom
11 Warwick Road
CV37 6YW                                                                                                                                         

Tel: 01789 261 103
Website: www.thaikingdom.co.uk


Loxley’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Choose from the exciting A La Carte Menu, daily-changing Specials and Chef Recommendation selection, or the Lunchtime Set Price and Sandwich offers, not to mention the Pre-Theatre Set Price Menu, specially selected for those who are catching an evening performance at a local Theatre. Or why not drop in for a drink at the bar and choose from a varied selection of hand-picked Champagnes, wines, spirits and draught ale. Restaurant reservations are advised, particularly on the popular Steak Night Tuesdays and Fish Night Wednesdays.

Contact Information:

Loxley’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
3 Sheep Street
CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 292128
Website: www.loxleysrestaurant.co.uk



Edward Moon


Edward Moon is a long established award winning English brasserie with plenty of its own history, characteristic of Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare's country. Situated in Chapel Street, we are just a few metres from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Moons (as it is affectionately called by regulars) serve the best high quality food using local English ingredients, giving our diners a traditional experience to remember. The atmosphere at ‘Moons’ is relaxed and friendly, making it the ideal destination for leisurely lunches, intimate dinners and special occasions. Excellent for vegetarian and vegan choices.

Contact Information:

Edward Moon                                                                                                                                    

 9 Chapel St 



CV37 6EP


Website: www.edwardmoon.com/moons-restaurant



Old Thatch Tavern (Sunday Lunch)


Over 500 years old The Old Thatch Tavern has the last thatched roof in town. Quality homemade food using as much local produce as possible. Traditional pub food and also a specials board which is changed on a weekly basis. The real ale, great pub food and a thatched dome epitomises this popular local eatery.

Contact Information

Old Thatch Tavern
23 Greenhill St
CV37 6LE

Tel: 01789 295 216                                                                                                                         

Website:  www.oldthatchtavernstratford.co.uk

Warwick Castle


Warwick Castles history stretches back almost 1,100 years. In 914AD Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great, ordered the building of a ‘burh’ or an earthern rampart to protect the small hill top settlement of Warwick from Danish invaders.

Distance From Stratford Limes Hotel: 10 Miles.

The Stratford Limes Hotel
41 Main Street
CV37 7AS

Tel: 01789 290210
Fax: 01789269414
Email: sales@stratfordlimeshotel.com