Situated in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, The Vintner is a natural meeting place, whether it be for a coffee or something a little stronger in the café / bar, a meal in our restaurant or when getting together more formally in our Private Dining Room.
Wine and dine in relaxed surroundings and share in Stratford's rich and famous heritage. We have a diverse and thoughtful menu, locally-sourced and seasonally adjusted, as well as a comprehensive range of fine wines and beers from all over the world.
'The Vintner' derives its name from the year 1600, when John Smith traded, along with his wife, as a wine merchant (vintner) in this building. It is more than likely that William Shakespeare purchased his wine from here!
This genuinely unique example of timber-framed architecture has remained largely unaltered since its construction in the late-1400's. Still privately owned after 500 years, the sense of history in this ancient building remains intact, from the flagstone floors to the fabulous expanse of oak beams.
The warm welcome that everyone receives at The Vintner provides the ideal environment to take time out from your day, whether meeting friends, colleagues or just relaxing on your own.
Our modern approach to serving the finest coffee, wines and imported beer reflects a passion which is world-renowned. Meticulous attention to detail leads to a constant review of what we offer, ensuring the best is always available.
Choose from our extensive wine list, which is hand-picked and regularly amended to ensure that we bring you refreshingly unique tastes from around the world - a wine for every occasion.
We serve breakfast from 10am until 11.45am, and then our à la carte menu from 12pm all day until 10pm. The Vintner prides itself in offering a fine mixture of traditional English cooking and modern European cuisine. Weekly-changing Specials reflect the thoughtful use of fresh, local produce, painstakingly sourced by our chefs and managers.
Whether you're looking for a quick 'pit-stop' during a busy day shopping, a long, leisurely lunch with friends and family, or a relaxed evening meal, The Vintner offers it all. And don't forget our renowned full Sunday roast! The proximity to the Royal Shakespeare Courtyard Theatre also makes us the ideal place for pre-Theatre lunch or supper.
At The Vintner, everyone is treated to relaxed, efficient service from our experienced and friendly staff. Why not come and soak up this unique atmosphere that manages to combine the old with the new? Bookings for the restaurant are advisable, particularly at the weekend. Please call 01789 297259 to reserve a table
If you are interested in booking a table for a larger party, you may be interested in using our magnificent Private Dining Room. Booking for this room can be done via email, but must be confirmed by us upon receipt of a deposit before the booking is secured.
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