Rooftop Restaurant's April celebrations

22 March 2011

The month of April is shaping up to be a festival of 'Britishness' for the RSC which, as well as kicking off its 50th Birthday season with a highly anticipated production of Macbeth, is marking upcoming calendar events in its Rooftop Restaurant with new introductions to its modern British menu.

'Eat like the Queen' – to celebrate the birthday of the RSC's Patron Queen Elizabeth II on 21st April, and her recent visit during which she enjoyed lunch in the Rooftop Restaurant, Head Chef Nick Funnell is adding the specially created dish of Dorset Sole with salmon mousse, spring cabbage and hollandaise sauce to the menu. The dish will be available for the month of April, priced at £19.95.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea – the Rooftop Restaurant is introducing a traditional afternoon tea starting on Mother's Day, Sunday 3 April. Customers can relax over a selection of sandwiches filled with the best of British produce, handmade cakes, scones with clotted cream and preserves plus a pot of Fairtrade organic tea from the London Tea Company for £9.95/person (£19.95/person with a glass of award-winning English sparkling wine Ridgeview Grosvenor Blanc de Blancs '07).

Family Easter Lunch – over the Easter weekend of April 22nd – 25th, families can enjoy the best of fresh, seasonal British ingredients at Sunday lunch with an added extra: children eating at the table will be presented with a special chocolate treat.

'Kiss Me Kate' Cocktail – in celebration of the Royal Wedding on 29th April and taking inspiration from Kate Middleton's popularity as an English rose, Bar Manager Rob Hall has created a bespoke cocktail including rhubarb puree, Calvados and English sparkling rosé Fitzrovia by the Ridgeview vineyard in Ditchling, East Sussex. The cocktail's name is a reference to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (“Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o'Sunday” Act II, Scene VII)
Priced at £10.95, the cocktail is available throughout the month of April.

With the above events, and St George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday both on the 23rd April, this is surely a month to eat, drink and be merry, celebrating all things British in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Rooftop Restaurant bookings can be made online at, by phone on 01789 403449, or while booking tickets for the theatre on 0844 800 1110.

New fixed price, a la carte and bar menus will be available during April (see following details).


April Fixed Price Menu (available from 3 April)
£11.50 for one course/£15.00 for two courses/£18.00 for three courses

Spinach and Potato Soup with Shaved Nutmeg and Sussex Feta
Bully Beef with Piccalilli, Cornichons and Red Cabbage
Crayfish and Trout Salad with White Radishes

Maize Fed Chicken with Duck Fat Potato, Roast Roots, Pan Gravy and Bread Sauce
Cornish Mackerel with Crushed Celeriac, Chive, Confit Tomatoes and Rapeseed Oil Pesto
Leek and Sorrel pancake with Buttered Kale, Oyster Mushroom and Sharpham Brie

Lemon Posset with Caraway and Thyme Shortbread
Apple and Hogan's Cider Sponge with Clotted Cream Ice Cream
Paxton and Whitfield Cheese Selection

Dining Menu (available from mid April)
(Royal Menu dishes in bold, prices still tbc)


Spinach and Potato Soup with Shaved Nutmeg and Sussex Feta
Loch Duart Cured Salmon with Beetroot Pesto and Oyster Fritter
Venison Tartare with Cauliflower
Scallops with Black Pudding, Bacon and Peas
Pork Rillettes with Cornichons, Watercress and Poppy Seed Finger Roll
Roast Chicken and Garlic Terrine with Mustard-Glazed Leeks
Endive Salad with Pear, Walnut, Honey and Colston Bassett


Market Fish with Steamed Greens and Hollandaise
Dorset Sole with Salmon Mousse, Spring Cabbage, Tomato and Chive
Confit and Pan Fried Duck with Charlotte Potatoes and Wholegrain Mustard
Guinea Fowl with Duck Fat Potato, Celeriac and Prune
New Season Lamb Breast, Cutlet and Sweetbread with Roasted Root Puree Mint
Hereford Cap Steak with Parsnip Rosti, Wilted Wild Garlic and Caramelized Carrots
Braised Chicory and Worcestershire Snodsbury Cheese Tart


Paxton and Whitfield Cheese Selection
Pear and Frangipane with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Vanilla Custard
White Chocolate Mousse with Tangerine Compote
Caramelized Rice Pudding with Prunes
Warm Pistachio Sponge Cake with Melon Sorbet
Hot Cross Bun with Rhubarb and Clotted Cream Ice Cream
Orange and Cointreau Jelly

April Bar Menu


Spinach and Potato Soup with Shaved Nutmeg and Sussex Feta
St George's Mushrooms on Toast
Scotch Duck Egg
Cauliflower and Sage Fritters with Coronation Mayonnaise


Confit Duck Salad with Caramelised Fruits, Rocket and Black Pepper Syrup
Tea Smoked Trout with Apple, Pickled Celeriac, Watercress and Lamb's Tongue
Roast Sweet Potato with Red Onion, Cherry Tomato and Farmhouse Crouton


Cornish Mackerel on Toast with Wilted Greens
Crown Chop with Potatoes, Spring Greens and Sauce Reform
Parsnip and Montgomery Cheddar Risotto Cake

Paxton and Whitfield Cheese Selection
Selection of Purbeck Ice Creams
Lemon Posset with Caraway and Thyme Shortbread
Apple and Hogan's Cider Sponge with Clotted Cream Ice Cream

April Little People Menu

Sweet Corn Soup £2.50
Baby Gem Chicken Caesar £2.50
Breaded Mushrooms with Garlic Dip £2.50

Pasta Carbonara £4.50
Little Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas £4.50
Cheesy Beans on Toast £4.50

Banoffee Pie £2.50
Haribo Jelly £2.50
Ice Cream with Liquorice Swizzle Stick £2.50

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