Café Football is the latest restaurant to open its doors on Westfield Stratford’s parade of shops and eateries, commonly known as The Street.
Backed by two of Manchester United’s greatest, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, Café Football serves up tweaked versions of match day and traditional pub meals curated by chef Michael Wignall (who runs a two-Michelin star restaurant in Surrey), and cooked up by executive chef Brendan Fyldes.
“Oh great, football,” I hear you cry. Fear not, although ostensibly a football themed restaurant, the décor is top-notch (if you ignore the screens showing moments of how football brings people together). You will of course find the occasional ‘back of the net’ pun, numbered shirts on the menu, and themed cocktails and dishes (Pistachio Turf, anyone?).
The drinks menu offers more than 20 wines from ten different countries, together with a range of hand-selected international craft beers and some great cocktails to try. Although coming in at the expensive end of reasonable, Café Football offers a superb niche dining experience, with the quality of the food and detail of the décor more than making up for the price.
You might be hesitant at visiting a football themed restaurant at first, but give it a go. This 140-seater restaurant does it in style.