A new favourite in Stratford-upon-Avon
Last night we were invited to the opening of the newly refurbished The Encore on Waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon… and what a night we had! The refurbishment has been done to an incredibly high standard and with a cosy and luxurious feel. We loved it from the moment we came through the doors. Service and attention to our every need was at the top of the list for the lovely staff on this special opening evening, great live music was the soundtrack and the atmosphere was wonderful.
A Delicious Gin & Tonic Experience
We arrived and were welcomed and shown to the gin-bar where an unbelievable amount of ingredients were lined up, ready to be mixed with the G&Ts. Absolutely delicious and we did our duty and tried out more than a fair few of them… all amazing, of course, and so interesting to be able to mix your own drink and create new and exciting flavours. G&Ts were served alongside the most mouthwateringly scrummy canapes.. and we didn’t know this at the time, of course, but the delicious canapes were only the very beginning of one of the very best culinary experiences we’ve had in Stratford-upon-Avon and far beyond.
A Beautiful and Trendy New Restaurant
Following the pre-dinner G&Ts, we were shown upstairs to the restaurant. With a view of the river and the brand new design choices, the restaurant has to now be among the most beautiful, comfortable and trendy in town, and with private dining and various table-size options, it’s sure to be a favourite for parties as well. We were booked in to enjoy our Encore dining experience in one of the private dining rooms, a wonderful space.
An Incredible Culinary Feast
As we were offered the menus, the evening’s laughs and chitter chatter was instantly swapped with “Oohh”s and “Aahh”s. Faced with so much choice of deliciously sounding dishes, we found it a near impossible task to choose. There were 4 of us, so we did what any true foodies will do, we chose different dishes and agreed to share so we could taste and try as much as possible. What a good decision that turned out to be.
A great, big THANK YOU has to go out now to Kristen who drew the short straw and got to serve on us all night. What a Service Super Star she is, a total credit to The Encore.
Now, nothing is harder than describing taste, so instead I’ll leave you to enjoy the images of our incredible feast at The Encore… and then I will just urge you to make plans to go there yourself, go for dinner, go for lunch, go just for pudding (I plan to go back real soon just to have the Pineapple Tart Tatin again, it was out of this World!).
Thank You so much to The Encore for inviting us to the re-opening and for allowing us to experience this wonderful place on the Stratford-upon-Avon food and drinks scene. We have many favourite places to go in town, and last night The Encore made it straight to the top x