After London we stopped in Milton Keynes for a Rugby World Cup match and some uninspiring food options (apart from the fact that a small town pub in England actually offered a really decent veggie burger). And then we were off to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. It was lovely, filled to the brim with history (in fact many of the building seems to actually be sagging with it!),
We bought tickets to Henry IV for a true Shakespearian evening and then headed out in search of pre-theatre meal. Like many cities there seemed to be an abbundance of Italian restaurants in the theatre district (and pubs, this is still England after all). We hadn’t had Italian at this point on the trip so thought it would be a nice change, but menu after menu offered only a mushroom risotto for vegetarians (our London host Nancy had warned us that this was the British standard veg option). Then we got to Zizzi which had a few options and a big sign for their rooftop patio! Yes, we could definitely soak in some more of this strange English sunny weather so up we went!
Looking back at this photo the napkin should have been a clue that this was not just an Italian restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon, but a Britain wide chain that we then saw in most of our future stops! But with this visit it definitely fooled us and did not really feel like a chain experience.
On the left Brent enjoyed his Skinny Pizza Primavera and on the right was my yummy Ravillo Di Capra.
But the real stunner here on a sunny rooftop patio was the ice cream I had for dessert. It was vanilla, sea salt and honey and one of the tastiest ice creams I have ever experienced. It doesn’t look all that impressive (kind of vanilla.. ha ha ha), but the sea salt and honey combo worked perfectly. If I ever get to the point where I make my own ice cream I will be re-creating this one ASAP!
So long for now sunny skies of Stratford-upon-Avon….
Zizzi Stratford-upon-Avon #VeggieTravels Report Card
Décor and Atmosphere: A+
Variety of Options: A-
Quality of Food: A-
FINAL REVIEW: A-