Sabai Sabai is a firm favourite amongst the Birmingham Thai Restaurant Scene winning awards such as ‘Restaurant of the Year’ in the Birmingham Awards 2015 and ‘Best Oriental Restaurant’ in the Birmingham Food & Drink Hospitality Awards. The owners, husband-and-wife team Torquil and Juree Chidwick, already run two successful restaurants. Their first branch, located in Moseley, opened twelve years ago and is smaller and cosier than their Harborne branch, which opened in 2011 and possesses a modern, chic feel. This company has moved from strength to strength and unveiled the latest addition to the Sabai Sabai family to us – the most luxurious restaurant yet situated slap-bang in the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon, a stone’s throw from the Royal Shakespeare company.
The restaurant comprises of two floors and can seat up to 150 people. Torquil and Juree have successfully managed to retain the traditional nature of the Grade-II listed building with exposed oak beams around every corner, but kept true to their brand; successfully combining traditional with contemporary. It is the ideal location for both large parties as well as intimate meals.
During the launch event we were treated to sumptuous acoustic live music and were able to discuss this latest venture with the welcoming owners and their team. The highlight of the evening was sampling their extensive menu of home-cooked traditional Thai canapés, which all feature on the restaurant menu. For starters we tucked into a myriad of platters including sweetcorn cakes, chicken satay, Toong Tong Pak (golden bags stuffed with minced vegetables), mini duck salads, tempura king prawns and spring rolls all accompanied with a plum sauce or sweet chilli dip. After filling up on these delicious canapés, we were surprised to see that that was just the beginning! We tried the individually sized mains of sea bass, lamb Massaman curry and Pad Thai next, my personal favourite being the sea bass. Just when I thought I couldn’t eat any more, the homemade chocolate brownies with raspberry coulis arrived. The restaurant menu is extensive allowing plenty of choice for everyone. I was also pleased to see that there is a whole section of the menu dedicated to vegetarians.
Overall, the new Sabai Sabai impressed us all. If you’re day-tripping to Stratford-Upon-Avon (which I highly recommend) and you’re a Thai food lover, stop here for either lunch or dinner for a taste of Thailand without having to step foot on a plane.
Thank you to Sabai Sabai and Delicious PR for the invitation to the launch event.
19-20 Wood St, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6JF
+44 1789 508 220