Eating Out in Stratford-upon-Avon

Family Friendly Town Centre

Eating out with kids can sometimes be a challenge (understatement of the year!) There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants in the area which really do welcome children and families so I’ve compiled a list of them here.

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Everyman Cinema

Everyman Cinema Stratford-upon-AvonGreat food, family movies.  Part of the fabulous new Bell Court development in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Everyman Cinema welcomes families with great food and comfy cinema sofa seating….  we even have a board games area to entertain the kids!
**Popular lunchtime meal deal of £6 for burger and fries before 5pm weekdays
Cinema screenings for parents and carers of babies under 1 years old every Tuesday morning. Films start between 10:30am and 11:30am.
We can show a variety of kids films from Cars to Moana to Cool Runnings…. covering all your tastes!  We can also play a current release for a little extra.  Arrive at 10:30am for popcorn, 10:45am film starts, 12noon hot food is served; 12:25 film finishes cake cutting and happy birthday; 1pm depart

Where: Everyman Cinema, Bell Court, Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LP


ASK Italian Bell Court

‘Amici Kids’ is our way of making sure children always love their time with us. From serving their food first to cutlery for smaller hands, crayons to highchairs. It’s all the little things we do that make the little ones feel happy – which means the grown-ups can relax and enjoy themselves too!

Kids menu for £6.95 with starter, main, dessert and a babyccino (accurate Oct 2017)

Where: Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EX

NEWS: ASK Italian signs up for Bell Court

Bell Court Stratford-upon-Avon


Great news for families in Stratford! The latest addition to a strong collection of restaurants at Bell Court has been announced, with ASK Italian revealed to be opening in Stratford-upon-Avon later this year.

Known for its stone baked pizzas and traditional Italian flavours, ASK Italian will occupy one of the most sought-after units at the development; delivering a 120 seat restaurant, with additional outdoor seating, overlooking the main square at Bell Court.

The popular chain will join other favourites at Bell Court, including Nando’s, Byron, Miller and Carter and All Bar One, as well as smaller outlets such as Italian wine café, Veeno and a number of independent retailers including new florist, Bardia’s and The Nail Dressers beauticians.


Bella Italia

Kid’s menu for both smaller and larger appetites – 3 Courses, Drinks & Nibbles – Piccolo £5.45 Grande £7.95 (accurate Dec 2016)

Where: 32 Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6JG

Tel: 01789 297261

Bistrot Pierre

Le Menu Enfants £6.50 for main, dessert and drink (accurate Dec 2016). Main courses are served with freshly baked French bread and butter, cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes and pommes frites.

Where: Swan’s Nest, Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LT

Tel: 01789 264804

Blue Cow Milkshakes and Smoothies NOW CLOSED

(NOW CLOSED it has been refitted as an extension to the charity shop)

Milkshakes, smoothies and hot chocolate – we have 150+ flavours.  We belong to the BLUE CROSS (animal charity) … everything we make goes towards helping animals in trouble..!

Formerly at: 51 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW


Boston Tea Party

Kids menus for Little Ones and Bigger Ones.

Where: St Gregorys Church Hall, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6QW
Tel: 01789 209230

Box Brownie Coffee

We are able to accomodate families and young children, and have baby-changing facilities located on the premises.

Where: 20 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW

Tel: 01789 204199

Cafe Rouge

A petite starter, main, dessert and soft drink! All for £6.95 (accurate Dec 2016)

Where: 18 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 263526



Children’s menu priced £6.95 per child (accurate Dec 2016)

Where: 13 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA
Tel: 01789 267424

Caterpillar Cafe

Stratford-upon-Avon’s first dedicated family friendly cafe and FREE indoor play zone, based at The Old Slaughterhouse (open Fridays).

Stay and play session every Friday morning from 9.30am-11am for parents to sit and relax while your little ones expand their minds and abilities playing with our toys, doing crafts and making their own snacks.

Come and discover our:
– monthly visits from childcare professionals to offer support and advice
– specially designed FREE play zone for toddlers and babies
– monthly theme to inspire little minds
– themed craft corner
– cookery nook where children can make their own themed snack
– storytime wind-down after a morning of play
and much more!

When: Every Friday 9am until 11am

Where: Caterpillar Cafe, The Old Slaughterhouse, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EE

Hooray’s British Gelato Kitchen

We’re proudly independent and make all our gelato on site in our kitchen.   Our kitchen creates artisian (which means individually made) 38 flavours of gelato (icecream) and sorbets, Belgium waffles, sweet crepes, cakes, cheesecakes, gourmet locally roasted freshly ground coffee, herbal teas and don’t forget the cookie jar.

With children’s corner play area and party packages for both children and adults available.

Where: 27-28 High Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6AU

Tel: 01789 296613

Marco’s New York Italian

Children’s menu £3.95 for a main course, £5.95 for two courses or £7.50 for three courses (accurate Dec 2016)

Where: 17 – 19 Chapel St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6ER

Tel: 01789 293949


Nando’s Stratford is a South African casual dining restaurant originating from the Mozambican–Portuguese community with a Portuguese/Mozambiquan theme.

Whether you’re looking for a date night or family meal, we’ve got it covered.  We have a special menu for Nandino’s (our name for kids). We’ve designed the meals for kids under 10, with a bunch of different options for our younger fans for £5.95 (accurate Nov 2017).

Where: Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6JW

Tel: 01789 205512

NEWS: Nando’s to Open at Bell Court

Bell Court Stratford-upon-Avon*UPDATE Opening date is confirmed as 23 August 2017!

Popular national restaurant brand, Nando’s has signed a 15 year lease to be part of the £30 million Bell Court scheme in Stratford-upon-Avon when it opens later this year.

The Portuguese-inspired restaurant will occupy a 2,500 sq ft unit overlooking the central courtyard at the development, with additional outdoor seating.

The unit will be handed over to Nando’s for fit out in the next couple of months, with the aim of opening in summer 2017.


Old Tramway Inn (The)

Childrens menu and large grassed area for the kids to run around – plus handily located by the Rec!

Where: 91 Shipston Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LW
Tel: 01789 297593

Pizza Express

Piccolo Menu – Enjoy 3 courses for only £6.95 (accurate Dec 2016) of Baked Dough Balls and side salad, pizza or pasta, dessert and Bambinoccino.  Also, make your own pizza parties.

Where: 5 Ely Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LW

Tel: 01789 264124

Pizza Hut

We have not one but 2 kids menus – our Little Heroes and Big Heroes menus.  Also, make your own pizza parties.

Where: The Maybird Retail Park, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0HZ

Tel: 01789 204182


Both tots and kids menus
Where: 22 Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6JF
Tel: 01789 290933

REVIEW: Riverside Restaurant Tiddington Road

We’d already heard that The Riverside was good for families and hearing about the offer of “2 for £12” at the Sunday Carvery totally sealed the deal – we booked in for New Year’s Day!

The welcoming staff promptly seated us by French doors overlooking the balcony with river views.  Shame it was pouring with rain, the views must be stunning in better weather.  We turned down the chance of a starter and headed straight to the carvery.

The carvery station is manned by the chef who gave generous slices of the beef, pork and turkey plus a Yorkshire pudding and stuffing ball.  Alongside was an excellent self-serve selection of roasties and vegetables (cheesy cauliflower my favourite) plus gravy, sauces and numerous other accompaniments including the BEST pork crackling I’ve ever had!!!  The kids loaded up their plates and so did we.


Riverside Restaurant

*Recommended by Mumbler! Read our review here

Casual family dining including Sunday carvery.  1 mile outside Stratford centre overlooking the River Avon (opposite NFU Mutual)

Large outside playground.

Where: Riverside Bar & Restaurant, Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7AB

Tel: 01789 200 166

Rooftop Restaurant and Bar (RSC)

During the day there is a children’s menu for under 12’s.  Perfect for a date night, this is a stylish restaurant and bar with panoramic views for creative British cooking, wine and cocktails.  Or for a baby shower, a birthday afternoon tea or private dining book the Round Room for up to 20 guests.

Where: The Royal Shakespeare Company, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BB

Tel: 01789 403449

Shakee’s Icecream Barge

Kids simply love the icecream barge!

Where: Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA

Tel: 01789 295173

The Pantry

Excellent choice of yummy hand crafted icecream at this family-friendly coffee shop

Where: Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YY

Tel: 01789 404600

The View Fish & Chips

CLOSED DOWN Family-friendly with choice of children’s main meal £3.95 (accurate Dec 2016)

Where: Swan’s Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS

Tel: 01789 297586


Monsters 2-course menu for £5.95 (accurate Dec 2016)

Where: 10-11 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 262910


Bambini Kids Menu – 3 courses and a chocacino for just £6.75 (accurate Dec 2016).  For really tiny tummies we offer a tiny pomodoro pasta & a mini garlic bread for £3

Where:  23 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF

Tel: 01789 266544