The Opposition

4.7
1544 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1544 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLyndon
Warwickshire
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The eve before lockdown II, and the Oppo was full of regulars fitting in a 'last dash', all leaving with the words "see you in a month... we will miss you!". And we will. Because as with sisters Lamb's and Vintners, the food is great, setting is charming while relaxing, the 'specials' always varied and enticing, and it's impossible not to enjoy an evening here. The staff and their friendly engagement are a genuine highlight, too. The lockdown cannot end quickly enough...

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Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening. Good food and staff. Some menu items were very expensive.

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GillK
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited with my sisters, the food, wine and service were excellent

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MeishaD
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, reasonably priced. Wonderful service, very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! Great value for money

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Neleh3
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our only bugbear was that we could only have the table for 2 hours.

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DavidP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner here. Food was all excellent (scallops starter, Pot and Lamb mains) and the staff were a joy. One night in Stratford and we chose very well!

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SadieSue
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! This place never disappoints. My husband’s rib eye steak was particularly delicious, and there are always plenty of specials to choose from. Even the children’s food is of a particularly high standard. The staff are wonderful too. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant. One of our all time favourite places in Stratford.

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AndyL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate at the Opposition Bistro the other evening and had a lovely meal, friendly service and overall good value

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virginiah
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food and drink here. Good value for money too.

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HilaryH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely setting. Great food. Most staff stringently stuck to wearing masks correctly...particularly the female staff. Spaced out tables fast service

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DavidH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the staff couldn’t do enough for us

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StaceyH
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and friendly helpful staff quick and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and an overall fantastic experience.

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RolandJ
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, food, service and ambiance as usual at this super small restaurant in Stratford u Avon.
We both had moules frites with a prawn cocktail starter. Everything was spot on.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A really good meal during this difficult period of our lives
The seating was good and it appeared that care had been taken to keep us clear of the virus

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GillK
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic staff, great venue and good ambiance

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MikeG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have eaten here, don’t know why we waited so long to go.
Certainly be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food that is well presented. Staff very friendly and helpful, I would definitely go again

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped in for Sunday lunch and I have to say the food was outstanding and excellent value for money. Looking forwards to going back again!

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PatrickS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely food Starters great ,except beef dish was very fatty

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NickR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My other half and I chose The Opposition to celebrate our 4 year anniversary and had a wonderful meal. Thank you to the whole team for looking after us so well.

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CherylK
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service was impeccable as was the food and drink. We had a table by the window which was lovely. Definitely recommend

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HilaryR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent service. We stayed long beyond the allotted two hours as we were two groups of friends meeting for the first time since lockdown and the staff were appropriately attentive and helpful. Good food too! Will return.

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SVOR
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant food and even better service - in times where we can’t go out and you want to find somewhere special to make the most of when we’re allowed- go to The Oppo

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TriciaK
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing will go again its well worth the 40min drive to Stratford

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RobertS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

IT was fine and we enjoyed all aspects of our evening, food, service. Only small write down is that the dining room lacked any sort of character and was rather plain.

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Edward
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, beautiful atmosphere and lovely staff. Best meal we’ve had for a long time and the best steak I’ve had ever! (Ribeye - Perfectly seasoned and so tasty). My husband and I had 3 courses each and couldn’t fault a single thing. Nothing but praise for this wonderful place! We will definitely return!

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SeanJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife's birthday on Saturday night with two other couples. Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, we had a fantastic evening, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming and the meal was a triumph!

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RobertB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat even in these awkward times they gave plenty of space to eat and feel safe

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KatieJ
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had lunch recently, the food we amazing in particular the mains and puddings. The service was very quick & friendly.
Covid measures have been put in place too.

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KatieV
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding best Sunday lunch ever will be returning

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MrsMeerkat2
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food.
The Oppo has managed the Covid-19 adjustments very well

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StuartB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During our recent stay in Stratford upon Avon we used the Opposition on one evening. Easily the best choice we made! Lovely staff, great ambience, good food. A great choice.

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ronaldb
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to eat in Stratford by a mile and good value!

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AnnaO
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have always loved this restaurant never had a unpleasant experience in the 20 years. Thank you

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Danielford
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Opposition many times now and never have we had a bad meal. The staff are always very hospitable and make you feel welcome. Hats off to the staff for the way they are coping with social distancing. Considering the space to move around can be quite tight at parts of the restaurant, they are doing an outstanding job at keeping the customer safe. Will look forward to our next visit to Stratford and most definitely, the Opposition.

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CJDx
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The meals have been excellent all the time we have been going there.

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RobertB
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat good food pleasant surroundings always busy

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Blooms
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid 19 prevention guidelines were in place but this did not distract from the really wonderful food and service.
All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, 3 courses for £21, worth every penny.
Strongly recommend it.

FAQs

The Opposition is rated 4.7 stars by 1544 OpenTable diners.

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