No 44 at The Arden Hotel

(197 Reviews)
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands, CV37 6BA
European, Afternoon Tea

Average

Main course: £16
Food spend: £30

Restaurant description

An elegant fine dining spot in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, No 44 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 No 44 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.

No 44 at The Arden Hotel 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.

No 44 at The Arden Hotel neighbours the Royal Shakespeare Company theatres, and looks out over the River Avon.

Customer reviews for No 44 at The Arden Hotel
4.1
(based on 197 reviews)

84%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (52)
  • al fresco (32)
  • breakfast (28)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (118)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (6)
  • lunch (61)
  • luxury (31)
  • private dining (25)
  • romantic (36)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (27)
  • views (25)
  • By David H from Leeds
    9 March 2020

    Service was very good. There was no atmosphere as the restaurant was nearly empty. The food was very disappointing and not good value. 4 wines by the glass were not available.

  • By Mrs. M.Elizabeth O'Kelly O from Leamington Spa
    29 February 2020

    We enjoyed a lovely pre theatre dinner. The cauliflower soup was really delicious and we all enjoyed it. Our main courses were also delicious but, unfortunately, not very hot when they arrived at the table. There was some confusion over the drinks orders but the mistakes worked in our favour. We enjoyed the our coffees and desserts after returning from the theatre which was a lovely conclusion to our evening. We were well looked after by all the staff and in particular Emil. We will definitely be returning. Thank you.

  • By Jane L from London
    29 February 2020

    We enjoyed our lunch very much. Liked the menu’s choice of full meals and light bites. Scallops great.

  • By Sharon E from Coventry
    22 February 2020

    I was celebrating my 60th birthday with 2 lovely friends and we had afternoon tea. The staff treated me to a complimentary glass of bubbly and a lovely chocolate brownie which was very much appreciated.

  • By Diane W from Stratford on Avon
    15 February 2020

    The hotel was beautiful. The tea was lovely with a nice selection of sandwiches, savouries and cake. The staff were very nice and helpful. High recommended. Would definitely go again.

  • By Glyn Price J from Porthmadog
    8 February 2020

    Really enjoyed our meal at Brasserie 44 - The Arden Hotel. Such a lovely venue with excellent food. Ideal for pre-theatre dining - just across the road from the Swan Theatre - RSC. Would definitely visit again for a meal and probably accomadation too!

  • By Leanne P from Merthyr tydfil
    30 January 2020

    Absolutely amazing food , and service was top notch from start to finish . We were made to feel very special and shall definitely be returning . Thank you arden hotel and the staff x

  • By Lorraine B from Leicester
    26 January 2020

    Lovely afternoon tea really helpful staff as we had an issue with gift card and they sorted it for us

  • By Dr D J S from Redditch
    20 January 2020

    Excellent food and service, so a good dining experience. However, on previous visits we have enjoyed a lunchtime price of" Two courses for £X". The menu has changed. The upper half is a selection of sharing plates with the advice to choose five or six. The lower part of the menu is divided in two. The left hand side gives a menu with choices at every course. The right hand side gives a very limited choice for each course, each at lower prices. Diners should be very careful to note both prices and choices. My wife and I ended up with a lunch bill of nearly £100 instead of the £50 to 60 that we had expected. A good dining experience but the bill was an unpleasant surprise.

  • By Emma W from Northend
    6 January 2020

    The Hotel is lovely, beautifully decorated great location in the centre of Stratford, Free Parking. We had afternoon tea which was a bit on the pricey side for what you got. We were full when we left so enough food but the standard of the cakes was a bit average. A more home made look would be better than trying to be posh. The scones were hard. But Lots of cream and jam. The Macaroons were hard throughout not nice and chewy in the centre. The worst part about the afternoon was it was cold, the restaurant was very cold we would have been better seated in one of the cosy lounge areas. The restaurant was empty so the atmosphere was non existent. The Staff were helpful but struggled with English so trying to explain what we wanted was difficult.

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No 44 at The Arden Hotel
Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands, CV37 6BA