Where to dine

COVID-19 in Stratford has our city and fellow businesses doing the 'fundemental'. Changes happen daily so we're leaving our old blog below up, but we'll update you when you make a reservation on all the goings on and about town. Let us be you concierge and tour directors for your stay in Stratford in 2021

We aren't offering breakfasts in 2021, we are encouraging our guests to help our friends at the restaurants with your patronage. We appreciate your understanding with this initiative.

There are many fine restaurants in Stratford, we can't list all but feature those that are consistently good. We change our recommendations periodically to reflect comments and input from our guests as the season rolls.
Please support our small and independent restaurants/bakers/deli's downtown for your picnicing needs. Look for Butcher Baker, Milky Whey, Soup Surreal, coffee shops etc.

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 we call them!

AO Pasta A local hangout. Now selling fresh pasta to cook at home. Black Swan on tap. Pasta dishes are excellent. Take out available. Tue-Sat. 20 Wellington Street.
 
Fosters for excellent steaks or simply mingle with the actors on their patio after the evening show. Best vegetarian burger in Stratford, hand made on-site unlike most in Stratty-consider yourself informed! Winter menu changes weekly, Thurs-Wed.

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.

The Common, Chef/owner Tim has travelled much of the world, menus reflect this. Patio available 2021

Keepin' it Creole, just opened at 26 Erie St. 'Brings music to your taste buds with authentic Louisiana flavour. One dish at a Time…..low and slow!!'

Revival House, with their wonderful patio!

Stratford chefs school have their winter dinner series running.

The Prune have freshened up the restaurant and the patio is a beautiful spot to relax at.
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 151 Albert street with their hidden patio garden-grab your sandwiches to go there. Mon-Sat.

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 and Avec

Rene's Bistro have moved to 38 Albert street (old Annex restaurant site)

The Alley- Formerly Keystone got a major makeover despite covid-19. It's beautiful, check it out for yourself. 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!
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. Sister resto to The Alley.
Pazzo have 2 restaurants. Their speedy pizzeria downstairs. Cafe Bouffon  French food served in a stunningly redesigned space on the main corner of downtown Stratford. Formerly Pazzo Taverna. 519 273 6666

Sirkel Foods Mon-Fri 8-3. Homemade bread, salads, sandwiches, baked goods. Call ahead if possible for take out. 519 273 7084
 
Red Rabbit Dining room currently closed, take out only.
 
An excellent bread bakery is Downie Street Bake House....Thursday to Saturday. Pick some sourdough up before leaving town-it's the best to be found in Perth Co or maybe even Ontario.
 
Local pubs worth noting include The Boars Head and Molly Blooms.

One last thing-we have a wonderful coffee houses here, Revel Caffe (519 301 1600) It's at 37 Market Square.
Edisons cafe at 46 Ontario St with picnics to go in summer. (Vegan friendly)
The original Balzac's coffee is a minutes walk from the house, opens at 7am but sadly does not roast onsite anymore.
You can also access a useful restaurant publication from nearby London featuring a lot of Stratford restaurant reviews called eatdrink Online version only available during Covid-19.