Rooftop Restaurant Review
By Daniel Douglas
Wherever possible, ingredients are locally sourced, from the Cotswolds and the Vale of Evesham, for example. The menu changes regularly, and an effort is made to include seasonal produce. Every recipe is resolutely British-sounding, even to the point of being ludicrous; the undeniably French créme brulée is disguised under the pseudonym of Cornish burnt cream.
Everything I ate was excellent, and I cannot wait to return. The food is beautifully presented, and the flavours well-balanced. The sirloin of beef with cashel blue potato cake and baby beetroot was truly delicious; tender, succulent and bursting with flavour. The chocolate mousse with tangerine compote and hazelnut brittle (pictured) looked and tasted wonderful; the richness of the chocolate contrasting with the acidity of the tangerine and the crunchy, nutty hazelnut. The service was efficient, polite, patient and knowledgeable. A special mention must be given to the cocktails, which were absolutely first class, and far better prepared than anywhere else in Stratford. So, if you're 18 or over, take a seat at the bar and enjoy one after your meal. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
In terms of price, a meal for two could cost upwards of £100, but with the fixed price menu offering two courses for £14.95 and three courses for £17.95, eating here doesn't have to break the bank. RSC Key members, don't forget that you are eligible for a 10% discount on all food and drink at the Rooftop Restaurant.
To make a reservation visit www.rsc.org.uk/visit-us/stratford/rooftop-restaurant, or call 01789 403449.