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.
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.
It was a lovely meal and the usual great, friendly service. Thespians is always one of our favourite places to eat in Stratford-upon-Avon. We will be back there again soon.
Great food if a little on the sweet side for me and great service, wonderful that one can eat high quality food after a play
We visited for a pre theatre dinner which, as usual was excellent. Don’t forget to present your theatre ticket to get a discount on your bill.
We had a great meal with fabulous food and fantastic service. Really worth a visit and one of the few restaurants which stay open late.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.