Welcome to our Bistro...

The epitome of waterside indulgence, our Bistro serves drinks all day and home-cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We use all the same local suppliers as the farm shop and all our food is freshly prepared. Our team is always on hand to make your experience unrivalled.

Whether you choose to dine inside, enjoy a relaxing drink on the decking or celebrate a special occasion with family & friends in our unique cedar houses – it’s a canal-side escape where you can treat yourself to great food and great service in beautiful surroundings.

Our quality food is matched by our finely-crafted drinks menu which features: award-winning single estate coffees, locally brewed beers and ciders, a perfectly matched wine list and range of sophisticated liqueurs.


Award-winning Bistro dining in Staffordshire

Foodies looking to indulge their love for good food need look no further that the Bistro at Stone’s waterside foodie haven, Aston Marina.


Set overlooking the tranquil waters of the marina, the Bistro provides a cosy, elegant backdrop to intimate meals for two, delicious lunches or group celebrations. You can rest assured of a warm welcome by our friendly front of house team, whilst a well-stocked bar offers plenty of choice for a pre-dinner drink whilst you mull over the bistro menu.


The Bistro menu covers breakfast, lunch and dinner – with everything from light bites to hearty evening meals served in this delightful waterside setting. Thanks to the Marina’s location on the edge of the north Staffordshire market town on Stone, with junctions 14 and 15 of the M6 within easy reach, it’s a great spot to meet up with friends from further afield.


Seasonal Bistro dishes using quality, local produce
In classic Bistro style, rather than a generic menu listing dozens of dishes you’ll find a choices tailored by our chefs to use the very best local, seasonal produce as stocked in our own Farm Shop, butchery and deli. Unlike the majority of restaurants, we cook everything in-house from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Lamb in spring, lush summer salads, rich game in winter and both fish and pasta dishes using seasonal veg are all common themes; ensuring that the ingredients are at their very best when they feature. Such seasonal highlights appear alongside Bistro menu classics like our freshly made pies, burgers and sausages and our delicious range of 28 day hung Staffordshire steaks from the grill.


We pride ourselves on offering creative vegetarian dishes that are enough to tempt even dedicated carnivores whilst, for those with food allergies or intolerances, a gluten-free menu is available. For those with a sweet tooth, the Bistro’s dessert menu is packed with treats, whilst for cheese lovers our cheese board is a real show-stopper, packed with varieties from our deli cheese counter which ranks among the top 10 in the country. For younger members of the family, our children’s menu features freshly cooked ‘real food’ to encourage young diners to develop a taste for healthy, wholesome meals.


Value is also something we take seriously at the Bistro – on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 6pm-9pm a set menu is available alongside the A la Carte option; priced at £12 for 2 courses of £15 for 3 courses; whilst on Tuesday ‘Steak Nights’ our legendary steaks are available at reduced prices.  

A venue for all occasions

Whether you’re planning a breakfast meeting with colleagues or clients, are planning an informal lunch to catch up with friends, want to enjoy an intimate candlelit dinner for two or have something to celebrate as part of a large group, the Bistro at Aston Marina is a great choice. Combining a beautiful setting with a relaxed atmosphere and a menu that celebrates the very best in local, seasonal produce it has gained a reputation as one of Staffordshire’s leading eateries.


But don’t take our word for it – no less than six dishes developed in the Bistro kitchen, a number of which still feature on the menu, have gained Great Taste Awards and we have a loyal following of regular customers who enjoy sampling the changes on our seasonal menus.



Breakfast at the Bistro is served daily until 11am, lunch between 12 noon and 3pm and evening meals between 6pm – 9pm from Tuesday to Sunday. Full Bistro menu available at http://www.astonmarina.co.uk/alacarte/. Reservations strongly advised to avoid disappointment - call 01785 819702.


What our customers say...

Myself and my fiancé enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Bistro. We loved the atmosphere and thought the service was excellent. We would strongly recommend Aston Marina to anyone!
— Anne, Derby

To make a booking at Aston Marina call us on 01785 819702

PLEASE NOTE: Booking is highly recommended for the Bistro  - especially during summer