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5.2 /6 Excellent 87 Reviews

Thespians Indian Restaurant

Centre Indian ££ +100
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About Thespians Indian Restaurant

For a good decade, Thespians Indian Restaurant have been serving Stratford-upon-Avon locals with prime Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. This family-run restaurant along Sheep Street, not too far from Waterside and the River Avon, specialises in delicious tandoori and balti dishes (this last a nearby Birmingham mainstay), and have a fully-licensed bar and no service charges. Thespian’s winning ticket, however, are their pre- and post-theatre specials.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Thursday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Saturday 17:30 - 00:30
  • Sunday 17:30 - 00:00
Thespians Indian Restaurant, 26 Sheep Street, CV37 6EF Stratford-upon-Avon

Further Information

Located along Sheep Street, Thespians Indian Restaurant is perfect for dinner and drinks before or after you and your company watch Britain’s, and the world’s, best actors tread the boards in one of this famous Warwickshire town’s many theatres. Close to Stratford-upon-Avon’s Courtyard Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, diners at Thespians receive a handsome discount when they produce their tickets to a show at either of these prestigious venues.

Thespians menu has been specially curated by a master chef versed in the intricacies of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. With recommendations from Egon Reney and the Michelin Guide, the food from this Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon kitchen is the real deal. The chef’s special recommendations include bokhari gosht gonta (a slow-cooked lamb dish, marinated in exotic fruits, with a medium spice kick), peppered quail, saffron fish, spicy king prawns in a coriander and mint sauce, and deluxe tandoori grills. Always served with a smile, Thespians is the default restaurant for Stratford-upon-Avonites in search of dramatically good South Asian food.


87 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 87 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
13.09.2017 23:11

It was very well lay out food came very fast and the bill wasn't bad lovely food defo going again took my girlfriend out do our 5 months she loved it

1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 11:12

We booked a table for 8pm but after a walk round Stratford were still a bit early so asked if they could find a table an hour early which was no problem..Service and food were great and prices were good too..Thanks for a good night..

1 review so far 6
30.06.2017 07:41

Amazing night , amazing food flavours and spices,so many Indians in Stratford,I would definitely recommend as the food taste so fresh,and good choices of wine.. could have another rose on (dryer one) the menu as only one to choose. Zinfandel too sweet for us so we went for white,which was very nice. Mains came a little quick as was still on my poppadoms,but that's us we like to make a longer evening having dinner. Great time. Going back next week.

1 review so far 6
18.06.2017 06:54

The staff are very friendly, polite and attentive. I had booked a table for ten but arrived with a party of 11 they added an extra table with no fuss even though it was very busy. A few of the party have certain dietary requirements i.e. No yeast or dairy, the staff where very helpful and gave people the right advice and what would suit their needs. The food was fragrant and ful of flavour al the meals went down well. Will definitely be coming here again

1 review so far 6
26.05.2016 08:15

We thoroughly enjoyed our curries, my wife had lamb keema, I had chicken jalfrezi. We were served quickly, our food was nicely presented, my only criticism would be the waiters, they marauded around the diners the whole time, I found that unnerving, usually waiters stand over to the side and if I need one, I just raise my hand and they come over. Other than that, the evening was a very pleasant experience.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 13:28

This is the first time we've booked on-line with Quandoo and it worked very well, even though we booked at the last minute on the day. Thespians was better than we expected and the food was really tasty, all three courses! The staff were very welcoming and the service was perfectly timed. It was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
21.09.2015 11:19

I always pop in here for a pre-theatre meal when I visit Stratford. The staff and food are always spot on. We eat a lot of curries and have to say that the food at Thespians is one of the best. I had a chicken Madras and my husband had a Rogan Josh, insisting it is the best he has had. Can't wait to return. Julie

2 reviews so far 5
14.10.2016 17:42

Great little restaurant. The food is very good and the service is attentive. We visit regularly and are always impressed with the place. The only gripe that we have is a fairly common one with Indian restaurants and that is that it is quite small and the tables are squeezed together very closely. Also the tables are physically very small and not much room for all of that tasty food.

1 review so far 6
15.11.2015 18:54

Myself and my wife both really enjoyed our meal at the Indian restaurant. The food was fantastic, especially the cheese and garlic naan bread (to die for). We went to the same restaurant last year and it was just as good. The service was also very good and the staff were attentive. Definitely go back again next year.

2 reviews so far 5
26.07.2016 08:17

Good food and wine. Friendly staff and good service. Tables tend to be a bit small - there were 4 of us at a table for 4 with wine and when the food came, the table was so crammed that we had to shuffle plates around to move/pass things....this appears to be a universal problem in Indian restaurants though. Whenever we are in Stratford we will go back.

1 review so far 5
06.07.2017 09:53

The only issue we had was wanting a quite sit down together as a couple and being put back to back with a loud table, one diner of whom seemed to think it was OK to lay his arm over my chair back and keep tapping! There were other tables we could have been put at. I never understand why restaurants squeeze diners into one area.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2015 11:10

The food was fantastic and the service was unhurried and attentive. This was a business booking but one of our party had a birthday and the cake and firework candle that the restaurant provided made it very special. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be visiting again.

1 review so far 4
13.08.2015 13:51

Thespians offer excellent food and value. Nice to have popadoms served hot. We have been here before and in our experience the standard of food is consistent. Only down side is they tend to serve the next course quickly after finishing the previous one. Perhaps this is because some diners are going to the theatre or perhaps because their premises is not very big. The food however is well worth the visit.

1 review so far 6
28.02.2016 09:42

We had great food and service. This was my fourth visit and it has been first class every time. The staff also ensure that you have plenty of time if you let them know that you are going to the theatre. I do hope to go again.

1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 14:59

We came for a late evening dinner after the theatre. The restaurant was elegant, the atmosphere restful and the staff charming and helpful. We very much enjoyed our meal - especially the curried hake which we hadn't had before. An original and interesting menu, Thank you Thespians.

1 review so far 6
27.12.2015 08:53

Excellent meal and service was friendly and attentive this was my daughters first visit to an Indian restaraunt and they thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the overall experience. The discount we received because we had theatre tickets was a welcome surprise. Will be visiting again!

2 reviews so far 6
14.10.2016 18:27

Excellent food, great prices and good service. Just a few steps away from the RSC main theatre as well, makes it the perfect place for a pre theatre meal. Especially with them giving 10% off on production of your tickets. Thank you for a perfect meal.

1 review so far 5
26.01.2016 14:51

Fantastic food and quick service. A lovely, cosy restaurant and one of the best Indian meals I have ever had. The tables were a bit cramped which is why I have docked a point, but if you are looking for a cosy restaurant with delicious food then I can thoroughly recommend it.

2 reviews so far 6
23.08.2015 20:04

This was my family's fifth annual visit to our favourite Indian restaurant in Stratford-Upon-Avon. It is the best ending to our evening of Shakespeare and they offer a 10% discount when you produce your theatre ticket. Go there now and enjoy.

1 review so far 6
04.01.2017 12:57

Found them online as looking for a pre-show meal before attending RSC. Turned out to be a very friendly, popular restaurant with attentive staff and great service. On top of that they gave 10% discount when we showed our theatre tickets!