The market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, 22 miles south of Birmingham, is known more for being the birthplace of the Bard and the home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre than as a place where lovers of spicy Thai and pan-Asian cuisine can get their fix. That’s all changed with the introduction of Bamboodle to the action along Union Street. Bamboodle’s mandate goes beyond simply Thai, with Asian tapas and a rotisserie grill, plus live music most Fridays.
The focus at Bamboodle Bar & Grill is on social dining, with small bites and rotisserie boards to kick things off: sticky pork BBQ spare ribs, crispy pork and shrimp wontons, lime, chilli, and garlic king prawns, and whitebait fritters with ginger, lime, and garlic mayonnaise are all tantalising, Asian-cuisine influenced ways to begin a meal at this Union Street restaurant. When it comes to Thai cusine, Stratford-upon-Avon has rarely seen better. Mains at Bamboodle includes classic like pad Thai, spicy Singapore noodles, green Thai curries, chow mein, and wok-fried sea bass.
It’s a pan-Asian smorgasbord at Bamboodle, and the food doesn’t exhaust this restaurant and bar’s possibilities. Indeed, besides serving up great Thai and pan-Asian food, Bamboodle doubles as an entertainment venue, with live acts gracing the bar several times a week. Stratford-upon-Avon Sundays spent at Bamboodle are a great way to take in both good food and good music. Reserve a table for Sunday at this Union Street venue and sample Bamboodle’s Sunday lunch board, a feast of rotisserie chicken, duck, sirloin steak and roasted vegetables that’s perfect for sharing, while you take in some classic jazz with Retrojaz.