Review on The Rooftop Restaurant -The Royal Shakespeare Company
Occupying an enviable position on the third floor of The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Rooftop Restaurant has glorious panoramic views over the River Avon and Bancroft Gardens. Designed by lauded interior designer Russell Sage Studio it has a contemporary art deco style, retaining many reclaimed features from the old theatre, it is bathed in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and is reminiscent of a Manhattan loft conversion. During summer months seating on the balcony, running around the edge of the building provides an idyllic setting for al fresco dining.
The kitchen runs in tandem with the seasons and there's a real dedication to local produce from trusted suppliers as displayed on their website. Typical dishes that appear on the carte are confit and smoked duck roulade, orange compote and candied hazelnuts or Coln Valley smoked salmon, pickled shallots and capers amongst the starters. Main courses take in Gloucestershire Old Spot pork belly, potato gratin, honey root vegetables and red wine jus, or for fish lovers there's fillet of sea bass, braised fennel, poached mussels and crab bisque. To finish enjoy a crème brûlée served with blossom shortbread and berry compote or baked Alaska with tuttie fruitti sauce.
The menu is accompanied by a well considered global wine list offering ample choice across the range and private dining and events are available in the Round Room.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 10.30am through
Dinner: 9.30pm (9.45pm Fri & Sat, 3.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card