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US$30 - US$81
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
European, British, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with both the food and the service. 1. Starters were salty to a point where they weren’t edible at all 2. Someone tried to invent a fusion menu but it all Looks and tastes like that person has no clue about combining ingredients....3. Pork chop was chewy and it was 80% fat so we had literally two bites of meat out of the whole piece 4. Halibut was overcooked and looked atrocious served in a massive plate full of something that looked like soup. 5. No change of cutlery between starters and mains, no sharing plates offered, no knives for the meat so we had to ask for everything and the look the waiter gave us wasn’t particularly expressing kindness 6. Apart from the person mentioned above the staff are friendly but not professional enough 7. Terribly overpriced for the quality of the food they serveMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

Best restaurant in Stratford. I had the halibut and I do t remember eating a better fish dish. My fault are the beef and lamb and it was all delicious.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Just returned from the darkhorse after a fantastic lunch. All three of us enjoyed both mains and deserts but I still believe my pork chop was tops. Superb food, fantastic wines and friendly service, thanks to my sister in law’s recommendation this somewhere we’ll definitely...return toMore

Date of visit: May 2021
DaddyG123, Owner at Darkhorse Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2021

Thank you for the kind review and we are glad you enjoyed dining with us . We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

We ate here during Covid Tier 2, the staff were very good with a nice friendly attitude but attention to detail which provided efficient service. The food was tasty and I had game pie (please see photo). Well worth a visit if in the Stratford...area.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020

We have been to The Dark Horse a number of times and it has never failed to delight. The owners, Ian and Lee are incredibly skilled and provide a food and drink experience that we keep returning for. This is exactly the sort of local...restaurant that should be supported, The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. There is never any rush, and everything on the menu is excellent. A real gem of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Really tasty food and the service was excellent - we had great chats with our waiter. Restaurant has a nice ambiance too. Croquette starter and fig & burrata were stand out starters. All 4 mains we had were tasty and so was the hot chocolate...brioche pudding! Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

We visited here with family For Sunday roast We had the squid starter which was delicious Sunday roast portions were ok Not overly big, 2 portions of veg -no Yorkshire puddings!! Roast potatoes were tasty We had to ask for more gravy Staff helpful Tasty...foodMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020

Just a small restaurant, nothing fancy about it, in a quiet area close to Stratford International and Olympic Stadium. The food was fantastic, I was totally surprised about its quality. We could also enjoy some good French wine, some Argentinian malbec was also available. For...sure a place to revisit, even if the food menu is not too long.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 4 March 2020 via mobile

Tasty food but ...Very limited Gluten Free options, portion sizes are a tad too small for the price and staff politely rush to get you out (and get themselves home) on a Sunday afternoon so don’t go if you want a leisurely afternoon!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

We have been to DarkHorse many, many,many times. The food is always delicious, the cocktails sublime, the service friendly and welcoming. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Date of visit: February 2020
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2 August 2016|
Response from goody123456 | Property representative |
Hi there , we serve Howling Hops , Hammerton, Wildcard, Gipsy hill brewing beers
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Response from Mark F | Reviewed this property |
It's very close, a walk of less than ten minutes. Dark Horse is close to the cycling veledrome but all the venues are withing short walking distance of each other.
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Darkhorse Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4