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El Cafe

6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN, England
+44 1608 238494
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (62 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“quesadillas” (5 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with some work colleagues for a light lunch. Had the tapas selection which was really good and made a great change from the usual pub grub. Waited a bit to get served but we were happy to chat and drink whilst we waited...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The owner and chef David has got it made, what an amazing place he has, the food , the atmosphere, the staff, and his 2 Michelin star chef brewed beer is a must, the only one in the area to serve it , including true...More

1  Thank elcritico17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food poor service. Staff really don't care, I suspect poor management. I have only ever heard bad things about the owner of this place. Although as I said the food was good.

Thank cj5555555555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to visit El Cafe when it was over the road and we loved it.However,after visiting the new location more than once the standard has gone down considerably.Prices have gone up,portion sizes have gone down.Service was very slow despite not being busy.How sad,we used...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the rave reviews from others on Tripadvisor we decided to call in the other Saturday. There were several others there but spare tables and we went into the small restaurant area which was popular. After waiting 10 minutes I asked for a menu...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid our first visit on Saturday morning for coffee with a friend. The first coffee was so weak and only lukewarm so I sent it back and was brought a replacement. This was even worse. It was white and watery and tasted only of tangy...More

Thank pfromshipston
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Charming Spanish-style bistro/café at the side of Sheldon's, indoor and also outdoor tables (in a very nice courtyard). Delicious food, inexpensive, charming and helpful service. Shipston's favourite eaterie. Soon to provide Sunday lunches too.

Thank 395lucy
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Passing through Shipston we stumbled upon El Cafe. Being lovers of tapas we had to give it a try and weren't disappointed. It's up there with the best we've visited.

Thank phillyfoo
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were in the area visiting friends, and spent an enjoyable Saturday evening in El Cafe. Our friends had booked a table well in advance knowing how popular they were. Staff were welcoming and explained that there may be a slight delay in the food,...More

Thank EmilyT61
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with my parents (who live in Shipston). I'm not normally a fan of tapas but I absolutely loved the food, drinks and setting at El Cafe. As there were four of us we went for the tapas selection menu. It had a bit...More

Thank luuluukitty
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
Response from ElCafe-Shipston | Property representative |
Hello LymeLover We have a car park in front of the venue, if that is full there are various car park around us and the High street is only 50 yards away with more parking. Thank you El Cafe Team
Karen D
4 March 2017|
Response from ElCafe-Shipston | Property representative |
Hello Karen, Thank you for contacting us. We do allow dogs in the outside covered and heated area. Thank you David & The Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Shipston-on-Stour
  • Phone Number: +44 1608 238494
  • E-mail
El Cafe is a spanish cafe bar in the heart of Shipston On Stour. Come down for an authentic Spanish coffee, a selection of Tapas or a few glasses of wine! The times that we advertise are for food orders/bookings, as in true Spanish style we close when we have finished, we like to fiesta in the evening but in the afternoon we close the kitchen at 2:30pm for our siesta, this is so we can do fiesta!!!
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