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“Absolutely delightful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wildwood Kitchen

Wildwood Kitchen
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Wildwood Kitchen, a casual-chic pasta place on Sheep Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, is a fun and laid-back restaurant divided into three separate dining areas. The first has beamed ceilings and a traditional vibe, whilst the two other rooms are modern in style and decorated with contemporary canvases. Popular with tourists and locals alike, Wildwood Kitchen is packed for business lunches during the day, and has a more chilled out vibe for afternoon coffees and evening meals. Carboholics will love the hearty Mediterranean menu.
Bradford
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Absolutely delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We have eaten here on previous visits to Stratford and have enjoyed the experience and so planned to eat here on this trip. We weren't disappointed. We were made to feel very welcome and had a wonderful meal. The staff were attentive but allowed enough time for us to feel relaxed and comfortable. The wines here are always very good. There was no problem in us sharing a starter and the waitress brought us 2 plates (some restaurants don't do this). I have a problem with parmasan cheese and always have to check it isn't in a dish. They were more than happy to check this for me and mention it to the chef. The coffee was really good.
We had already decided to try and call back the following day for dinner as there were other items on the menu we wished to sample but when we paid the bill we were given a "2 for 1" voucher and so our visit the following evening was definitely very good value. We were lucky to be staying midweek when the voucher was valid. We even managed to call in for a pizza on the day we were coming home (couldn't use a voucher but still extremely good value for money!). The food is very good quality. The menu has a good choices with some dishes being just that little bit different. Not different enough to put you off but just with a twist which makes them delicious. The restaurant itself looks quite small from the road but stretches back quite a way. It is very modern, yet cosy, with tables close but not too close. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and remembered us which was really nice. My only regret is that we do not live closer to this restaurant as we would use it on a very regular basis. As it is we recommend it to anyone visiting Stratford and we will certainly be back as soon as we can.
Thank you to everyone for making our visits so enjoyable.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fresh, authentic and good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We weren't sure what to expect as we have seen this place rebranded and relaunched a few times over the years. I once read that you can judge what the whole meal is going to be like just from the bread. I have found that this formula works almost every time; if they care about the bread it follows that they will care about everything else. As Wildwood it's the best it's ever been. The sour dough is perfectly toasted and perfectly presented. To follow I had an outstanding pizza - can only be compared to what you'd expect in Italy. Really fresh toppings, crisp and authentic tasting base. Wildwood has carved a place for itself by keeping to a short menu of classic dishes that look and taste as though they were made fresh for you in a family-run Italian kitchen. It might take a little longer to serve but it's worth the wait. A million miles from chain-restaurant food. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Stratford gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

After a brief pit stop at our hotel we'd headed into town and we were lucky enough to stumble upon the Wildwood Kitchen.

We'd not booked, the staff were very accommodating, getting us seated and making sure we were comfortable. The menu is nicely varied and there is a good drinks selection to match.

We really enjoyed our meal and will look forward to returning next time we're in Stratford.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely food and service. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Ate here without a reservation on 30th May. Service was very friendly and efficient. We had starter portions of a goats cheese & butternut squash salad and a seared tuna nicoise. Both made with very fresh ingredients and excellent dressings. Mains were seafood linguine and a quattro stagione pizza. Again all very fresh (mussels, prawns, squid, parma ham, anchovies etc) and well made. Affogiato and baked banana cheese cake finished a great dinner. With 2 glasses of prosecco and a bottle of very good rioja crianza the whole meal was excellent value for such quality. Would visit again. Highly recommended.

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Thank Charaydis
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“There is nothing either good or bad! ! ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Great looking restaurant, little like the tardis from the front door looks small but round the back opens up to be spacious eatery.

Service here is casual with a smile from most, our waitress seemed not to enjoy her job, but she was efficient.
Our starters of olives, stone baked pizza bread where delicious, our wine great value but my risotto was properly the worst risotto I have ever had, dry over cooked lump of tasteless mush topped with rocket leaves. My wife had the seafood linguine, that too over cooked pasta with a raw garlic and served in a bland tomato sauce.

There's a selection of other restaurants close by and now wished I been a little more adventurers.

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