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28 Aug, 2011

The Food of Love

Posted by: Wen Ching In: United Kingdom|Western Food

In the not-so-distant past, we decided to make a daytrip to Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. We started the day early by taking a coach to Birmingham and then catching a train to Stratford-upon-Avon (more on Birmingham in future posts).

Black and White Buildings, Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford is a small and quaint town, but also a major tourist destination due to it being Shakespeare’s birthplace. Indeed, it was rather busy the day we were there. Also of interest is the black and white architecture of most of the buildings in Stratford. Sported by the older buildings, it somehow gave the whole town a timeless and classic feel.

The Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon
Don’t let the exterior fool you. It may look old and cute from the outside, but inside can be very different. For instance, here we have The Shakespeare Hotel run by Mercure which is a 4-star hotel and is supposed to be rather fancy on the inside (which we cannot be sure of because we have never stayed in this hotel before).

Quaint alley, Stratford-upon-Avon
Besides the main streets, smaller lanes like this litter the town. They should not be ignored as many unique shops operate from premises on these lanes. This further adds to the charm of the town.

The Food of Love
We were hungry when we arrived, so we decided to head over to The Food of Love which we thought looked good due to its reviews on Tripadvisor. It was very near to Shakepeare’s Birthplace, a major tourist attraction, and so was very easy to find.

Interior, The Food of Love
A lot of seats were available outside the café, but we opted to sit inside as the inside looked nice and rather elegant. We were not disappointed so far. The seats were very comfortable and the tables were big, which is always a plus.

Maple Hot Apple Drink, The Food of Love
We tried a Maple Hot Apple drink, which was new to us. Priced at £1.95, this drink tasted like spiced apple with some maple flavour. We were surprised at how nice it was.

Soup of the Day (Tomato Soup), The Food of Love
We ordered a Soup of the Day for £3.95 as well. The soup that day was tomato soup. The portion was sizable and it was served with croutons. The tomato soup was pleasant and avoided having much of the acidic tomato taste, instead having a nice herby taste. We enjoyed the soup and the croutons very much.

Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato Sandwich, The Food of Love
As our main, we had the Mediterranean Chicken & Tomato Sandwich which was priced at £5.50. This was one of their specialities and we really liked it! The chicken was perfectly cooked and managed to remain tender whilst certain outer bits were delightfully crunchy.

Cream Tea, The Food of Love
We also had a Cream Tea which was a pot of tea served with a scone, clotted cream and jam. This was priced at £4.25. The scone was fresh and soft on the inside. The combination with the jam and clotted cream was excellent indeed!

The Food of Love was definitely a great way to start off our daytrip in Stratford and later, Birmingham. We would definitely go back, if it weren’t so far from us! We got up to more delicious mischief on this short trip, so be sure to stay tuned!

Restaurant Information
37 Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwickshire CV37 6QW
United Kingdom.
Tel: 01789 261188

3 Responses to "The Food of Love"

1 | ai wei

August 28th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

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i think i will love this place. look at the buildings, they are amazingly good looking! where are the photos of u both?

2 | Eat Only Lar! » Blog Archive » Go Youg

August 30th, 2011 at 8:48 am

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[...] a light brunch at The Food of Love, we walked towards River Avon, where the town [...]

3 | eatonlylar

August 30th, 2011 at 8:56 am

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Ai Wei: The whole place was really charming and peaceful! You’ll probably like it. Hehe, I’ll show you pictures next time. =)

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