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The Opposition Bistro

13 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF, England
+44 1789 269980
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb meatballs” (19 reviews)
“rice pudding” (24 reviews)
“plaice” (29 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely, cozy welcoming restaurant from the first friendly greeting. Nicely balanced choice from the menu with daily specials as well as a fixed price option of two or three courses. There is no service e charge included in the prices so there's no pressure or...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Roj1950No17ham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meals, well priced and generous portions. Chose thel lamb meatball light meal option which was delicious. And the lemon Eton mess was to die for!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DMCAus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked this restaurant based on a number of good reviews and we were delighted. Food was amazing, decent selection and everything cooked beautifully. Small but decent wine menu, all priced reasonably. And the service was great, attentive but not in our faces. Would absolutely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rich B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a consistently good restaurant. We go there regularly. We even make up excuses to go to Stratford so we can enjoy their excellent cuisine. The steaks are particularly good. In fact I’ve told the owner that I’ve not had a better steak anywhere...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Coffee4now
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous meal here - chosen after reading TripAdvisor reviews. Excellent range of options with specials, and the food was absolutely delicious. My daughters said their steaks were the best that they had had in the UK. Friendly, courteous service. We would definitely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Northwind1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit & couldn't fault it. The setting is real olde worlde - Tudor beams etc., but comfortable, with tables well-spaced, sensible but atmospheric lighting and places to hang coats. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was great - people...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fifytyplus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What’s not to like at this place? Good balanced menu (covers most bases) good selection of local beers and wine to cover the menu and seemingly always busy with a mix of folk who are visiting Stratford (tourists, locals, theatre go-ers etc). The service is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank intergalactic01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to visit Stratford-on-Avon annually to go to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre & Swan Theatre, but a meal at The Opposition has to be an essential part of our trip. The starters we had (fish cake/crispy duck) along with the mains (beef bourgignon/lamb shank)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ArcherSomerset
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very relaxed evening here back in September, on a two night stay to see a Shakespeare play. The performance was the following night, so no pre theatre rush on this occasion. Nice and easy online booking system. Friendly welcome. Excellent service and meal....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here for lunch, no reservation needed on the day we chose. We decided on the set menu which was really good and excellent value for money. The al a carte menu looked really interesting. The service was excellent and the restaurant had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MargaretC30
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September 21, 2016|
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Response from gabbyed | Reviewed this property |
Yes 100%. Big choice of menu for everyone. Good quality food
Ron H
February 3, 2015|
Response from Maryfrazer |
I'm not a robot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$72 - US$72
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1789 269980
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