Located within the Swan’s Nest hotel, our Stratford bistrot has a smart, yet relaxed atmosphere in an enviable location. Sitting on the banks of the River Avon, our customers can enjoy picturesque views from our bistrot or outdoor terrace whilst dining with us.

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Our ‘raison d’être’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. We like to combine French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and crème brûlée with our own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, confit de canard and pâté de campagne. Our relaxed and friendly bistrots are the place to go for any occasion.

Just five minutes walk from the town centre and main attractions like the Royal Shakespeare Company, our bistrot has become a favourite amongst locals, tourists and actors alike. Customers can also make their dining experience extra special, by dining in our private and intimate Clopton Room. We can also cater for weddings.

We have something for everyone, from our two course Prix fixe lunch for £11.95 and our two course Pre théâtre menu for £14.95 to our evening À la carte menu. We also offer gluten-free dishes and a children's menu, which comes with our bespoke 14 page activity pack.

Next door you’ll find our sister pub, The Bear Freehouse, which boasts 8 real ales, 15 wines by the glass, honest home cooked food and eleven affordable boutique bedrooms. Click here to visit the website.

Visit Us

Swan’s Nest, Bridgefoot
CV37 7LT

01789 264 804

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Opening hours

Morning :
Monday to Friday 7–10am
Saturday & Sunday 8–10.30am
Full breakfast menu available.

Lunch :
Monday to Friday 12–3pm
Saturday & Sunday 12.30pm–5pm

Dinner :
Monday to Wednesday 5–9.30pm
Thursday to Saturday 5–10pm
Sunday 5–9pm

Bank Holiday Monday opening hours are the same as Sunday opening hours.

The Bear Free House & Kitchen

When you’re next in Stratford-upon-Avon why not visit our sister pub, The Bear Free House & Kitchen, they offer seven conditioned cask ales, quality draft lager, 28 wines by the glass and so much more. Click Here

Also nearby

  • Butterfly Farm

    Located next to our bistrot, enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. Click Here

  • Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres

    One of the world's best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) performs throughout the year at its home in Stratford-upon-Avon. The company focuses on works by Shakespeare, other renaissance dramatists and contemporary writers. Click Here

  • Avon Boating

    Take a relaxing boat trip down the river Avon, winding gently through the town. For over 100 years the Boathouse has been hiring out small boats and running passenger vessels on the Avon. Sit back and take in your beautiful surroundings, green parkland, flower filled banks, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church. Click Here


General Manager - David

David has a vast and varied background within the catering and hospitality industry. He has previously worked at celebrated Michelin establishments Simpsons and Mallory Court. He is in his second spell with Bistrot Pierre, having previously been General Manager of our Leamington Spa bistrot from 2008-2010. He has just returned to the fold in Stratford having taken ‘time out’ to open and run the Rooftop Restaurant at the RSC and also F&B Manager at The Arden Hotel during the missing years. He is no stranger to the Stratford, Leamington and Warwick areas and looks forward to reacquainting with our customers.

Head Chef -Dishon

Before joining our bistrot family, Dishon worked in large corporate hotels and also on cruise ships. He joined Bistrot Pierre in 2006, as he particularly liked the idea of cooking fresh food. Dishon started as a Commis Chef in Leamington Spa and then moved to our bistrot in Stratford-upon-Avon to become a Senior Sous Chef. In 2013, he moved again to our Plymouth bistrot to become Head Chef and in 2016, moved back to Staford-upon-Avon as Head Chef.

It's a great place to eat, I've eaten there with just my husband and also in a group of nearly 20, the food is always lovely and the service is friendly and professional. The steak pave is very good!

Jane Patey via online feedback