The Jam House is backed by ex-Squeeze keyboarder and TV presenter Jools Holland. The club is spread over three airy floors, the top one being an open-plan restaurant serving modern world cuisine. The menu is set, although it changes regularly. Music, however, is the driving force with live acts nightly, and even a traditional Louisiana gospel brunch on Sundays.
All your favorite balti dishes are here at Celebrity, and there are some appetizing chef's specials too. A popular dish is the Dhamaka Balti- a chicken curry with chilies, capsicum, tomatoes and brandy. There are seven veggie baltis, five different naans and papadums and dips are complimentary.
Thespians specializes in Bangladeshi food, Northern Indian dishes and Kashmiri baltis. Located in the heart of Stratford close to the tourist areas, Thespians' spacious, stylish ambiance is enhanced by excellent service and an extensive menu. Choose from a variety of fish dishes, balti specials, chicken or lamb entrees, tandoori specialties and house recommendations such as a mouth-watering 'Jinga Masala'.
Egon Ronay recommended this 18th-century pub—a pub where there is every chance of rubbing shoulders with Shakespearean actors and that is only 100 yards from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. This two-name pub has two separate areas. The Black Swan side is very like a pub would have been in the 1700s: a rather austere drinking-bar look preserved with simple tables and old settles. The Dirty Duck side of the pub—the name by which the Black Swan is affectionately known throughout the world—is also a restaurant with bar snacks available.
The Garrick Inn was built in 1594. It acquired its current name from the Shakespearean actor David Garrick in 1769. Today, the Inn boasts a delightful 50-seat restaurant. Old wooden beams surround you, and the only modern touches here are those that add to the comfort of its guests. There are two small bars, one for non-smokers and the other for smokers. The menu offers great quality and excellent choices.
Cox's Yard is an ideal place to experience Stratford from medieval times right up to the present day. This former historic timber yard has been sympathetically restored and transformed into an unique leisure venue. Today it includes a traditional English pub, cafe, and stage for events.
Enjoy a lovely spread of Caribbean cuisine at the Caribbean Feast in Dudley. The restaurant serves authentic flavored jerk meat that is coated in flavorful sauces, leaving you craving for more. The main specialty is the Jerk Chicken. The staff is friendly and attentive and provide quick service. Caribbean Feast also offer take-away and delivery services.
Recommended in many guides to good food, the Rajnagar deals in Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine of a very high standard. That's why you have to pay a little more here than in some curry houses of less repute. All food here comes recommended, particularly the many fish dishes (including Bangladeshi specialties) and any of the Chef's Specials. Other factors that may interest are car parks at the front and rear, air-conditioning and a no-smoking policy.
Formerly known as the Opposition Restaurant, this small restaurant that is none the less comfortable and welcoming was affectionately given its new name as a favorite of those having visited Stratford. Oppo boasts a patio garden for warmer days. This is the place to savor well-cooked, simple, Continental food as French, Spanish and other European delicacies are all served here. Note that vegetarians are well catered to. Somewhat ingeniously, the Opposition's evening opening hours are set to coincide with the nearby Royal Shakespeare Theatre, making it a firm favorite for pre- and post-theater meals.
This Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant is stylish, comfortable and air-conditioned. Recommended in Real Curry Restaurant Guide, Usha has been graded as a five-star restaurant in the Master Chef Roll of Honor. The food here is a delicate blend of Bangladeshi and Indian with madras and tandoori specialties like lamb pasanda or chicken tikka masala. Note that Usha's specializes in catering for weddings, parties and other celebrations.
How would you like a free escort home after a hugely satisfying meal? Sounds unbelievable, but Robbie's offers just that; well, provided you're headed anywhere within a 10 mile radius of the establishment. Tucked into a 15th century building, the restaurant plays host to an ever-changing line of dishes, all unique creations of a single chef. The staff is cheerful and the chef moves around, greeting patrons. The a la carte menu has specialties, such as Braised Ham Hock and Pan-seared Duck Breast, while the Mango and Ginger Crème Brulée slides down with ease.