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 2020

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.

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!

AO Pasta A local hangout. Now selling fresh pasta to cook at home. Black Swan on tap. Pasta dishes are excellent. Take out available. Happy hour 3-5 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.

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!!'

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 Jamie Crosby, watch this name! His menus are crafted and executed with sublime aplomb. Closed during winter months.
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 (Taverna) or their speedy pizzeria downstairs. The Taverna has had a winter redesign, now featuring a pop up French restaurant for the Lights On Stratford Illuminations. Go celebrate-why not!

Sirkel Foods Mon-Fri 8-3. Homemade bread, salads, sandwiches, baked goods. Call ahaed if possible to take out. 519 273 7084
Red Rabbit Dining In Only For Guests Within A 50km Radius, take out available.
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. Mollies have entertainment 5 nights a week for the night owls.

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 is another one to check out. (Vegan friendly)
The original Balzac's coffee is a minutes walk from the house, opens at 7am but sadly does not roast onsite anymore. Mind you we have our coffee available in the sunroom at 7am.
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.
Click here for Stratford's Menu Guide, but mainly contains adverts and not many menus from some members of Tourism Stratford.