The Encore

4.1
17 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The Encore in Stratford-upon-Avon is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwind, and we’ll
What 17 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
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4.0
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4.0
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3.7
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OldBelloni
Gloucestershire
12 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Encore is child friendly and accommodating, the staff are professional, friendly and obliging. The atmosphere is welcoming and convivial and the food is generous and excellent. What’s not to like?

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PaulL
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I arrived at the restaurant to only be told that apparently I had cancelled my booking which I assured them I hadn’t they then managed to find a table to squeeze us onto which wasn’t really the best .... meal and service was good just a shame about the mixup 🤔

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Mog67
London
16 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and very reasonably priced decent wine. Staff extremely cheerful, attentive and very clued up re. allergies. Charmed.

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vipfarmersto
London
101 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to have some good vegan options and a lovely selection of G&Ts too. The puds however were a real let down (a most disappointing crumble :( ) but overall a lovely spot for lunch.

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Timothy
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal for valentine's Day
Went in on the 13th
Food and service was top notch
Tried things I'd never had before and server was on first day but was great to talk to and was very good at his job :)
Will come again

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is hard to describe how bad this was. It started with waiting for 30 mins to get our water and wine while sitting in a cold dark room. The service was very slow and the food was the worst that we have had in the last 12 months. The pork belly was pure fat, my lamb was also full of fat and the chicken was tasteless. We could not wait to leave.

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Ziggy
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We've eaten here lots of times, but thought the menu was improved this time - very imaginative, well-cooked and delicious.

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Heady
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, good menu with lots of interesting choices. Good advice from Kristen on menu & wine choices. Made to feel v welcome by Kristen. Would definitely recommend.

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Pfskypfsky
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Great welcome from the bar staff from the second we walked in. Drinks order was easy at the bar and we were taken upstairs into the Restaurant for our booked table by one of the most efficient bar staff/waiters we have ever come across (Thank You). We were celebrating the departure of relatives to Australia & the bar guy took some great photos of the 4 of us, offered to open the windows for ventilation as it was a hot day, kept coming to see us and ensure we were well looked after etc etc. Food was fantastic, on time, hot and tasted great.
Restaurant upstairs was very quiet whilst bar downstairs was busy. Place is just across from the RSC - very handy for Town, shops, bars etc.
Loved it - and THANK YOU to the staff who made it for us.

JR
JRVDiner
Warwickshire
28 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday Lunch, very busy restaurant and will certainly return when in Stratford upon Avon.

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Rosedrinker
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

An excellent meal. service was slow initially, 25 minute wait for our pre dinner drink, some confusion apparently. Redeemed themselves later. Would go again and recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, nice ambience and one of the nicest Sunday roasts we've had for a while.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always eat here when in Stratford. Love everything about it from the atmosphere, the great food, to the lovely staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very helpful staff.
really great food and wine
lots of choice.
Give it a try!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor food, poor service, had to go looking for someone to take our order after waiting for at least 15 minutes. Hoped things had improved since our last visit, sadly not. Won't be eating here again unfortunately

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there at busiest time ( river festival) food was lovely. Upstairs restaurant is a deffo yes. Little under staffed but they handled it well. Fair play to stag and kitchen staff. Will return for sure

TC
TimC
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A warm weekend in Stratford. Fell lucky by booking this restaurant for the first night (upstairs not bar). Great food, lovely wine, perfect location and friendly staff. We should have eaten here all weekend.

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The Encore is rated 4.1 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.