Where to dine
We get much of our take out sushi from Mr.Kim just down the street at The General Store- 136 Ontario St. It's terrific. Take out! CALL AHEAD 519.275.2726.
Pizza Bistro, a hit with locals is moderatly priced and greek/mediterranean inspired food. You'll find wonderful greek wine on the list you can't get elsewhere-wee gems I call them!
Okazu 85 on Downie, (5pm-2am Wed-Sun) Newer dining spot is great for late night cocktails, conversation or Asian/Mexican inspired tapas food. No TV's!!!!!!!!! Fun spot after an evening performance.
Bijou continues to amaze-a fab bistro and now has expanded their space to next door. Recommend-'Farm to Table' 3 course meals available to take the guess work out of your evening with wines to match. Tapas menu is a hit too.
The Common, Chef/owner Tim has travelled much of the world, menus reflect this. Ask about the 'staff' special!
Stratford chefs school have cooking and sommellier classes during the summer.
The Prune have freshened up the restaurant and the patio is a beautiful spot to relax at. Chef Jamie Crosby, watch this name! His menus are crafted and executed with sublime aplomb.
Chef Ryan O'Donnell has added a vibrancy to the Mercer Hall menus (think bar food meets Japanese small plates) and who now have an extensive list of craft beers on tap & in bottle. Think 100 bottles of beer on the wall...you know how it goes from there! York street kitchen (previously on Erie st)moved back to 55 York St-grab your sandwiches to go there.
Stratford Thai Cuisine is inexpensive but tasty eaterie. Green curried chicken is my favourite there. Set 2 course menu at lunch is about $12. Also on Wellington street is Red Rabbit Bistro.
Rene's Bistro move to 38 Albert street for 2020 season. (old Annex restaurant site)
Keystone Alley has really stepped up their game, the alleyway patio is a great retreat in the summer from the heat and noise of regular downtown patios. They now make wonderful brews for onsite comsumption-make sure to try one or three! Watch for their new addition Braai House restaurant which opened late July 2019 and is fast becoming a favourite in Stratford. Late night/after theatre cocktails and food cooked over fire available.
You can also access a useful restaurant publication from nearby London featuring a lot of Stratford restaurant reviews called eatdrink
2020 Season Playbill
Much Ado About Nothing
Wendy and Peter Pan
Monty Python's Spamalot
TOM PATTERSON THEATRE
All's Well That Ends Well
Here's What It Takes
Three Tall Women
The Rez Sisters
LAZARIDIS HALL at THE TOM PATTERSON THEATRE CENTRE
An Undiscovered Shakespeare
Full 2020 details at Festival website