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Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel

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

((((* European
Average
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30

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

Martin 21 March 2017
from Derbyshire

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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

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Customer reviews for Waterside Brasserie at The Arden Hotel

4.0 ((((* (based on 74 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (19)
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  • al fresco (15)
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  • ((((* 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

  • ((((( 8 March 2017 by Milly Mbabazi from Northamptonshire

    Faultless experience. I bought my boyfriend here on Sunday eveining for his birthday and we recived 5 star service from our waiter and his supervisor. I requested something special to be done online when booking the table and they bought him out a brownie and 2 desert wines on the house. Food amazing lovley wine, Will definitely be back!

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Louise Stewart from Stratford-upon-Avon

    Pre-theatre dinner, so on a fixed timeline. The staff and chef were extremely helpful in sorting out vegan options for me and the food was delicious.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Timothy from Stafford

    The food was gorgeous, the service second to none, me and my girlfriend had a fabulous evening, this restaurant made our romantic weekend away really special.

  • (**** 6 February 2017 by Matt Walters from Wombourne

    While I will discuss issues with booking in more detail in the next section, it was clear the restaurant were not prepared for our arrival and the start of their early pre-theatre evening service which started at 5:00pm. After having to prove we were pre-booked, we were placed at a table next to some doors which in Summer I am sure they open on to the terrace. The table was clearly not a permanent fixture and as a result slid when leant on, was too small to fit the various dishes on and on a cold Winter's evening was breezy.

    We were given a menu each which did not contain the pre-theatre menu, although there was space for it, and then a drinks list which had no drinks listed. When we got the drinks list, we ordered a spiced mojito and a cider. After 15 mins and no drinks a waitress came and told my wife they had no mint so couldn't make her mojito. 5 mins later another waitress came and asked if I wanted ice with my cider. Eventually, both drinks came just before our main course arrived.

    Not being particularly inspired by the starters, we ordered our main course and deserts with a bread basket. We both ordered pea and mint ravioli (the kitchen clearly had mint and wouldn't share with the bar). This arrived quickly with no sign of the bread basket. Our bread arrived roughly half way through our main course which we pointed out to one of the managers. While he did take the cost of the bread off our bill, the issue was mainly etiquette rather than cost! The ravioli was fine - a decent light meal and both deserts were nice.

    I always have an issue with service charges being automatically added to bills unless the restaurant has consistently high service standards. I would have preferred to have chosen to tip the one waitress who tried her best to make our visit bearable than reward the whole establishment's service.

    At our count there was at least two managers, three waitresses and a barman so I cannot understand why service standards were so poor!

  • ((((( 20 December 2016 by Maurice Cook from Sutton Coldfield

    Excellent environment , food and service- consistent high standard!

  • ((((* 19 December 2016 by Laura Lightfoot from Stratford-upon-Avon

    Our overall experience was very good. The food was exceptional from the Sunday Lunch menu and the beef was perfect temperature and taste. There was a nice ambiance as it was very Christmassy and also the jazz musicians added the perfect touch. Only one thing which let the experience down. We ordered our desserts which the table was set for after ordering, but they did not arrive so we had to remind staff. After waiting for nearly 25 min and another 10min our desserts arrived. All in all though a very pleasant experience and we shall return.

  • (((** 15 December 2016 by David Jones from Stourbridge

    Food excellent.

  • (((** 14 December 2016 by Newman from Nottingham

    Welcome and table good, but we had to wait for our pre-meal drinks. Main dish of chicken was ok, and frangipani tart good, but orange pudding ridiculously small. Drinks throughout far too expensive, eg £10.95 for a kir cassis, wrongly described as kir royale on the bill, £7.35 for a medium glass of Shiraz.

  • ((((( 7 December 2016 by Richard Tudor from S on A

    Good ,friendly and efficient.

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