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Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BA +44 1789229908

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Main course: £16
Food spend: £30

Excellent food and cooking.Good service.Good time to go as pre-theatre diners gone.

Nigel De gay 11 June 2017
from Stratford upon Avon

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An elegant fine dining spot in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Waterside Brasserie is a majestic string in the bow of the 4-star Arden Hotel. The freshest, seasonal ingredients are incorporated into a menu of modern European dishes, served in a chic and contemporary setting by the River Avon.

Rich and flavourful dishes on the Waterside Brasserie menu include duck ‘two ways’, combining roast duck breast with confit duck leg pie, with accompanying chicory and orange puree. There’s pan-fried hake with pearl barley risotto, crab gnocchi and a crab and ginger sauce, while desserts include a wickedly delicious chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream and a chocolate sauce.

The Waterside Brasserie in Stratford boasts its own sophisticated champagne bar. Large arched windows flood natural light into the restaurant’s pastel interior, creating a bright and relaxed dining space.

The Waterside Brasserie neighbours the Royal Shakespeare Company theatres, and looks out over the River Avon.

Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel

Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BA

Contact +44 1789298682
Reservations +44 1789229908

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Customer reviews for Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel

4.0 ((((* (based on 83 reviews)
84% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (22)
  • afternoon tea (21)
  • al fresco (18)
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  • romantic (18)
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  • (**** 20 June 2017 by Kate Harvey from Buckingham

    Whilst the food was, as ever, excellent, the service was initially appalling. We were left waiting for twenty minutes after being seating with no one taking our order, or getting us drinks. I had to go and find a waitress myself. After our order was taken we were still left waiting for our drinks, with tables seated after us being served. When I pointed this out to a waiter his attitude was contemptuous, which was very upsetting. I understand that the restaurant was busy because it was a hot summer's day, but it was not fully booked, and we have been there before when it has been fully booked and have received excellent service. There was no reason for the poor service, but since these things do sometimes happen, my complaint should have been handled better.
    That said, the waitress who served us for the rest of our meal - Santiana - was without fault.
    The ladies' toilets were also in poor condition.
    I will be making a complaint to the manager of the Brasserie.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Nigel De gay from Stratford upon Avon

    Excellent food and cooking.Good service.Good time to go as pre-theatre diners gone.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Craig and linda Dobbie from Scottish Highlands

    We were not expecting the food to be any better than 'hotel' standard however we were blown away by the high quality of cooking skill and preparation. We both chose the grilled squid and suckling pig and both dishes were outstanding. Staff were lovely and pitched their communication just right.

  • ((((* 27 May 2017 by Ann Lanyon from wellington shropshire

    Beautiful day so we were in the garden. Staff were lovely and quick to get us a drink and take our order.Thoroughly enjoyed our food and would not hesitate to eat with you all again.

  • (((** 18 May 2017 by Peter Kreppel from manchester

    slow to get served. at least two possibly three tables were served before us though arrived after - ? because we ate a la carte?? skipped desert and still last to leave.
    despite the wait for "hot" starter the grilled peach and grilled octupus were stone cold on a hot plate with wilting salad. heavily salted fish acceptable but nearly overcooked

  • ((((( 15 May 2017 by Maria Manly from Ascot

    The food looked and tasted amazing and the staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly.
    We will definitely be going back.

  • ((((( 6 May 2017 by Rachel Quinney from Stratford-upon-Avon

    Lovely food, drinks and service

  • ((((* 25 April 2017 by Susan Swan from Colchester

    Pre theatre menu good value for food but wine rather expensive.

  • ((((( 6 April 2017 by Timothy Eyres from Oxford

    Every aspect of the service was good. In particular they were aware that we had a limited time before the theatre so the service was prompt without ever giving a feeling of being rushed. The dishes were quite small but tasty, especially the sea-bass - just what was needed for an early-evening meal.

  • ((((* 21 March 2017 by Martin from Derbyshire

    Excellent cooking and very polite staff
    Pre theatre menu good value for the position and quality
    Called again for drinks after the theatre, less sure about the rather loud piped Greek music, sounded like a cheap Greek restaurant

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