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.
The Square Peg is a good stop for a budget meal, cocktail or drink and a good start to a night out. It offers sandwiches, steaks and has variety in its liquor menu. The staff is friendly and equally quick in serving a more or less crowded place. Located in the heart of the city, The Square Peg is surely a place that at once is classy and spells home comfort.
Housed inside the Great Western Arcade in Birmingham, Anderson & Hill is a fine foods delicatessen with an impressive collection of European cheeses, cured meats and other charcuterie-type items. This classic shop with a chalkboard inventory, wine racks and innate quaintness also stocks olive oil, preserves and jams as well as miscellaneous gourmet food items. Personalized gift hampers for special occasions and festivals are also available here. Come afternoon, this store also doubles up as a restaurant that serves excellent cured meat sandwiches, loaded with smoked cheese and salami.
Sushi Passion is a great little joint, dedicated to all the Sushi lovers out there. Located in the heart of Birmingham, this quirky place is known for serving a plethora of options, starting with traditional Japanese sushi to Sashimi. The décor has been designed keeping an ethnic Japanese theme in mind. There is a sushi bar table where you can view the chefs preparing the delicacy. Do try the Beef Sashimi garnished with spicy coriander, for they are a classic favorite. Order a drink after a stomach-filling meal. If you're in the mood for delicious sushis, this is a fantastic place to visit!
La Vera located on Martineau Place cooks their delicious pizzas in a robust Modena wood-fired oven, ensuring fast service at affordable prices. The pizzas are loaded with marvelous mozzarella cheese that makes it to La Vera's kitchen all the way from Italy. That is not the only thing fresh on the pizza, as the dough is skilfully kneaded fresh daily. Pick from any one of La Vera's delicious pizza choices, with classic traditional tastes that don't disappoint. Finish off with an indulgent Nutella calzone dessert.
Enjoy prime brewed coffee with a snack at Colmore Row’ 200 Degrees Coffee. The casual and chic coffee house has industrial and hip interiors and a cozy vibe. Serving an interesting mix of brews along with pastas, salads and sandwiches, the café has a rotating menu. You can sip on to your drinks while reading a book and enjoying alone time, or simply hang out with your friends here. The places also has a barista school and a meeting room.