El Cafe - Shipston on Stour

6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN

Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating

El Cafe is a spanish cafe bar in the heart of Shipston On Stour. Come down for an authentic Spanish coffee, a selection of Tapas or a few glasses of wine!

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 6 New Street, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 4EN
  • Cross Street: West Street
  • Cuisine: Italian | Spanish | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot | Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | PayPal | UnionPay | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01608 238494
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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  Events & Special Hours

Closed due to COVID
Nov. 5, 2020 - Dec. 3, 2020
Closed
Closed for Christmas Break
Dec. 21, 2020 - Jan. 13, 2021
Closed

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Inside Room | Closed
Tuesday
Main Area | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
Main Area | Dinner 17:00 - 22:00  
Wednesday
Main Area | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
Inside Room | Dinner 17:00 - 22:00  
Thursday
Main Area | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
Inside Room | Dinner 17:00 - 22:00  
Friday
Main Area | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
Main Area | Dinner 17:00 - 22:00  
Saturday
Main Area | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
Inside Room | Dinner 17:00 - 22:00  
Sunday
Inside Room | Closed

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2020
Ruth m.

Excellent food, service, wine. Excellent value for money. Would definitely Love to come back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 29, 2020
Kate W.

We took our two young children last night and we all loved It. The chef and lovely boy who served us were both so accommodating and looked after us brilliantly....thank you to them both! The food was as delicious as always but felt the prices had increased substantially since our last visit. Looking forward to our next visit - minus the kids!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Steve S.

Great food, fantastic service and the staff were excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Pam H.

Excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 18, 2020
Florence C.

We had a wonderful meal at El Café and all staff were helpful and friendly. Would definitely return when we’re in the area again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Richard H.

Lovely to have open again at lunchtimes!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Helen K.

The friendliest team with the most amazing food. If we could give it 11/10 we would.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2020
Gayle M.

Wonderful atmosphere, great food & excellent service. Really enjoyed our visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Mary T.

Lovely setting,food and service. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Lynne S.

Great service, great food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Paul A.

Fantastic meal, and great staff. Highly recommend


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Trudie W.

Very enjoyable evening. Superb service from the young man who served us, excellent food and good value. Our first visit but we would definitely come again thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Sarah L.

Great find in Shipton on Stour, lovely surroundings, very helpful staff and great value for money. Lots of gluten free options


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 03, 2020
Nicky P.

Great tapas, great friendly service and would definitely recommend.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 28, 2020
Sharon R.

Fantastic food, lovely waiting staff, best pizza and chocolate brownie my son has ever tasted


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Kristina C.

So lovely to come back after the lockdown and the food is still amazing as always. Thank-you!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
George F.

I have never been disappointed with anything at El Cafe. The food, service and everything is just right. We are working our way through the menu and every dish has been superb. Hope the complimentary olives will be restored soon as they are part of the experience whilst waiting for the food to arrive.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Charlotte L.

We had an amazing experience at El Cafe, it was the best night out in months! The staff were lovely, our waitress was very friendly and chatted to us at length about all sorts. Food was fantastic and beautifully prepared! I can’t suggest what to improve because it was perfect - we also really appreciated that all of the Staff took the time to ask about our experience, really brilliant and we’ll definitely be back, if we had any suggestions it would be more vegetarian options on the menu, but the available options were excellent anyway


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Josephine B.

Amazing food and service- we will definitely be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Natalie S.

Alovely evening out staff were efficient good Covid measures in place. Fantastic food with eat out to help out was a very cheap night!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 13, 2020
Cheryl A.

Superb as usual. Felt very safe with the new way things work. All precautions taken by staff. Can’t wait to go back again soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Sharon G.

Excellent food , good service felt like being in Spain


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Helena D.

Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, food excellent.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Natasha C.

Wonderful!! Had a fabulous evening and we were thoroughly looked after Will return very soon :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Heidi C.

Excellent meal all round.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 06, 2020
Laura J.

Absolutely delicious. Service great. Friendly and helpful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Barry S.

really enjoyed our first time at El Cafe, will certainly visit again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Paul A.

Absolutely fantastic


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Sally T.

All good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Felicity A.

Excellent food and service as always!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Meg S.

Amazing food an staff


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 31, 2020
Marion J.

Lovely atmosphere but well organised so it felt safe. Enjoyable evening


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Margaret M.

Fantastic to be back at El Café ! Lovely tapas followed by really good lasagne and Spinach and ricotta cannelloni. Great atmosphere and service as usual.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 16, 2020
Shirley b.

My evening was fantastic and I was looked after extremely well by every member of staff that night. The food was amazing, so well cooked and presented along with a good selection of wine. The atmosphere was pleasant with subtle lighting and elegant but informal décor really was an added bonus. I will most certainly be back very soon!!!! Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Ana M.

Fantastic food and service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Fabrizio B.

Excellent experience at el cafe, and staff were very aware of current situation. Really impressed with the food. thanks el cafe team


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Yvonne B.

An absolutely amazing evening. Phenomenal food, such high quality, tasty food, atmosphere warm, relaxed and friendly. Is an experience everyone should have. Massive thank you. YB


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2020
Barry W.

Great food and service. Glad to be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2020
Karen P.

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening the food was delicious, service was excellent and we were totally relaxed regarding the social distancing they have everything well organised. We can’t wait to go back :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 08, 2020
Maralyn H.

Absolutely great. Well organised , Covid safe, lovely service and excellent food


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 17, 2020
Catherine G.

Steak and chips was v good. Service was excellent. Obviously Covid restrictions affected the ambiance and, of course, the time of year meant eating inside where the decor lacks something; eating outside in the summer is far better.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Nancy M.

Authentic and tasty tapas, with generous portions. Beautiful and friendly service. Such a treat in a small town.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
David T.

1..Reason for 9 in the overall experience was it was too cold with the doors open.. but better when the table heater was turned on. 2..Loved the volume of the music-has been too low in the past.. 3..food was delicious but i missed the granga bean/pepper dish, and steak n chips. 4..staff great..shame not more spanish staff like the old days..miss junie .understand the old ‘shots’ had to go economically.. thanks v.much Dave Tennis and Ann..


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2020
Susanna M.

We had a great evening - our first outing since lockdowm as a family . Lovely friendly service and delicious food. Didn't give a 10 for ambiance simpy because it was a little quiet because of COVID restrictions.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Lorraine B.

Really enjoyed our dining experience at el cafe - thank you.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 26, 2020
BEVERLY E.

Staff were very welcoming on arrival and we were given a glass of cava as it was our anniversary. The menu was explained and we were given sufficient time to make our choices. The service was efficient but not rushed. The table felt a little sticky, hence the score and we had to wait a while to pay but otherwise, a lovely evening and we will return.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 10, 2020
Claire D.

The staff were great - making everyone feel comfortable. The food was fantastic, with great options for both adults and children.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 02, 2020
Tony G.

Difficult to be constructive at this time but the tweaked menu was appreciated and the Covid rules followed impeccably. Well cooked and well delivered overall experience. Well done Dave and your Team


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 11, 2020
James S.

Great to be back! Excellent food and service as always.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 08, 2020
Kavita M.

Lovely place, with really friendly staff. Ashame some of the drinks were unavailable due to not having the produce. Some of the food was a bit bland. Overall lovely date night!