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The Opposition

4.7
4.7
1860 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
The Opposition, or "Oppo" as it is affectionately known by its many regulars, is a bustling bistro in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. For over 20 years, the Oppo has been a fixture in Stratford, a beautiful, modern bistro catering for everyone, and specializing on pre- and post-theatre meals. Only a stone's throw from the RST, the Oppo is the perfect venue, whatever your needs.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–14:00 Wed, Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00 Fri–Sun 05:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01789 269980

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Tracey Burton

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What 1,860 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RG

    RosG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A lovely restaurant in an old building with seating split over several areas which was lovely. A nice choice of food on the menu together with a 2 or 3 course menu deal. Food was good and service attentive but the courses arrived very quickly after each other and it all felt a little rushed rather than relaxed. We asked to take a break before ordering dessert and were given 15mins. It was the only negative point in a lovely evening, maybe slow things down a little for the diners.
  2. CH

    CatH

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous tasty food. Really attentive and courteous service. A real treat before the theatre.
  3. B

    Brenda

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, good atmosphere. We would be happy to go there again if we returned to Stratford upon Avon. I had the vegetarian options which were delicious.
  4. LP

    LindaP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took friends as we had dined here before, they were so impressed with everything, especially the quality and choice of food on the fixed 3 course menu. Can't fault it. Great Place.
  5. AW

    AlanW

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambeonce and service as always at Tge Opposition.
  6. BN

    BruceN

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mid week break, fantastic food and great service
  7. AG

    AbbieG

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious food, thoughtful and attentive service. We were very well taken care of.
  8. MN

    MandN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Having visited here for the last 18 years we were very disappointed with the slimmed down menu choice especially as the menu on your website still shows the full menu. We appreciate that due to the change in the current economic circumstances that it may be difficult to cater for all the selections that used to be available however we were sorry to see many favourites had disappeared and no specials board. I know that had we visited with certain family members as we have in the past that they would have struggled to pick a dish to their liking. The courses that we did choose were lovely but we would think before rushing back for any special occasion. Sad really but maybe a sign of the times.
  9. TG

    TimG

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The experienced regular waiting staff are just perfect - friendly without being intrusive and the food is always up to scratch 🙄
  10. JH

    JulieH

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always try to book the opposition when in Stratford..never had a bad meal yet always good.
  11. NJ

    NeilJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to the Opposition a few times now and it continues to be one of my favourites. The food is delicious and the service is very attentive. I would recommend it to anyone.
  12. GB

    GrantB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great food. 3 course menu was excellent. Would gladly return.
  13. DS

    DianeS

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service with pleasant & polite service staff
  14. SK

    StuartK

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and lovely staff. For a good meal out in Stratford I would recommend this place highly
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant
  16. j

    judith

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for before or after going to the theatre. The menu is varied and the set menu a very good deal. There is a reason why the Oppo is still there after many years - it is a lovely place to eat
  17. E

    Epsilon

    Bristol

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the fixed price menu as a pre- theatre supper. The food was delicious and great value. Warm and friendly service too. Overall a really enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back.
  18. LO

    LouiseO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent service will definitely return and recommend to others. Good value too
  19. JB

    JohnB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy to eat at the Opposite, one of our favourites and never disappoints
  20. IC

    IanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service professional happy staff. Beautiful steak with lovely sauce. Good value set menu lovely evening
  21. CC

    CarlesCarlos

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Reasonable choice, great quality, good value and an excellent all round experience - as usual..
  22. SM

    SueM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Consistently good freshly cooked food, combining interesting flavours
  23. B

    Bobb

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful place to eat- so we’ll converted. Preserving the historic building fabric while opening up a series of very small rooms to give a tremendous social buzz while keeping the sense of privacy within each smaller fining area. The staff were completely in control of their roles and were attentive and responsive. This is a restaurant that knows and understands it’s clientele. The food was well chosen and prepared, attractively presented and of a size to satisfy without overwhelming.
  24. PJ

    PaulJ

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to the Opposition on a number of occasions and our latest visit lived up to the high standards set in the past. The menu has an excellent selection of dishes and the mains we ordered were very good - rump steak and cajun chicken. The service was friendly and prompt without being at all over-bearing. There were plenty of people in the restaurant in midweek, which says a lot about what the Opposition has to offer.
  25. AP

    AllanP

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way. Service, food and atmosphere! The Monkfish Goan style was so tasty.
  26. CR

    ClaireR

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal in this beautiful Bistro. The service was great, food was absolutely fantastic and a really lovely atmosphere surrounded this great find. Will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you for a lovely evening.
  27. D

    Dorchester2

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Book early to avoid disappointment as this restaurant is rather popular.
  28. AG

    AndyG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  29. j

    jennywren

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely fresh seasonal dishes, served promptly and by friendly staff. We were going to the theatre and they got us through promptly.
  30. X

    Xxxx

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant and helpful staff. Delicious food. Convenient for the theatre.
  31. KM

    KevinM

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and friendly, efficient service. Excellent position on sheep Street and good for pre theatre
  32. P

    Paul

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere excellent food and friendly efficient service.
  33. MD

    MikeD

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been enjoying The Oppo for many years and the standard of food and service has always been very high. Far and away our favourite restaurant in Stratford.
  34. W

    joanneW

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant delicious meal would definitely recommend
  35. HR

    HowardR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed our first experience at the restaurant. Well impressed and we will return soon.
  36. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic food and service and a really pleasant ambience. Lovely staff. We would definitely book here again. We were dining pre-theatre and it was great relaxing in the knowledge that the restaurant is very experienced in serving theatre goers well in time for the performance. We had to ask late in the day for another place at our table about which the restaurant was very accommodating. This late change probably explained, however, why we were situated in a small recess next to a very noisy, large, happy, multi generational family birthday party. No complaints - but the noise level was very high!! Overall though - we would thoroughly recommend The Opposition.
  37. MB

    MarkB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 4 Sheep Street restaurants are top-notch. Good menu, drink range good and couldn’t fault our evening
  38. JB

    JohnB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite restaurants and never disapoints
  39. JB

    JohnB

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We received a warm welcome and the service was lovely.
  40. PT

    PeterT

    Birmingham

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food good service Excellent location Friendly staff

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Opposition is rated 4.7 stars by 1860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Opposition

13 Sheep Street Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6EF

Additional information

  • Area

    Stratford-Upon-Avon

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–14:00 Wed, Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00 Fri–Sun 05:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered street parking (1 hour) 8am-6pm; NCP car parks within a 5 minute walk.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Tracey Burton

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