The town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England is known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare. It’s also the site of excellent restaurants serving contemporary British cuisine. Here are the top 10 restaurants for a pre-theatre meal.
33 The Scullery sits on Greenhill Street in the centre of Stratford and has many loyal fans. Chef Andrew Edwards and business partner Carl Pritchard opened up the place in 2014. They promote a food philosophy based on local Warwickshire produce. Many diners claim this is the best place in town to eat at the moment. On the menu at 33 The Scullery are starters of monkfish wrapped in local bacon, pan-seared chicken livers flamed in brandy, and Evesham tomato salad made with Berkswell cheese. Then you can move onto Gloucester Old Spot pork with leeks and cider sauce, or pan-fried Guinea fowl.
In one of the oldest buildings in the town is Lambs of Sheep Street. Timber-framed and believed to have been built during the reign of Henry VIII, it’s now been given a smart refurbishment inside to create an elegant, refined feel. Lambs has good write-ups in the Michelin and Harden Guides, and excellent customer feedback. There are à la carte, fish, and set menus to peruse. On the à la carte menu you can choose from dishes like rack of Cotswold lamb with dauphinoise, 8oz ribeye steaks, or pork fillets wrapped in pancetta with pig’s cheeks and black pudding.