Where to dine

There are many fine restaurants in Stratford, we can't list all. 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! 519.275.2726. Monforte Dairy on Wellington St restaurant has closed. Pizza Bistro, a hit with locals is moderatly priced and greek inspired despite it's name.
Fosters for good steaks or simply mingle with the actors on their patio after the evening show-try the cobb salad. Bijou continues to amaze and will expand into the building next door in July.
Rundles has closed.  Stratford chefs school have cooking and sommellier classes during the summer now. The Prune have freshened up the restaurant and the patio is a beautiful spot to relax at. Try their new Bar 151 in the front lounge. 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!
Stratford Thai Cuisine is inexpensive but tasty eaterie. Green curried chicken is my favourite there. Set 2 course menu at lunch is about $11 and good value. Renees and Pizza Bistro have proved themselves well over the last few years. Also on Wellington street is Red Rabbit Bistro. Keystone Alley has really stepped up their game, the alleyway is a great retreat in the summer from the heat and noise of regular downtown patios.
Pazzo have 2 restaurants (Taverna) or their pizzeria downstairs, the menus look great. Renes is popular too. A good soup shop for the quick lunch or afternoon snack is Soup Surreal on Wellington St-everything made in house.
An excellent bread bakery is Downie Street Bake House....Thursday to Saturday (Sunday's at Slow Food Market). Pick some sourdough up before leaving town-it's the best to be found in Perth co.
York Street Kitchen on Erie is good for take out sandwiches, moved to 24 Erie St, a 3 minute walk from their old site on York st. Woolfy's has moved to downtown St.Mary's now operating as Little Reds. Try the bison burger with all home made condiments or the Fish & chips (Fridays) from English chef and owner Chris are the best-worth the 12 minute drive out. I don't recommend talking to him about 2nd place Spurs in the EPL!!!
Local pubs worth noting include The Boars Head and Molly Blooms. Mollies have entertainment 5 nights a week for the night owls. The Church restaurant is now known as Revival House. Check out the Frank Holt chandelier above the bar area.
 
FYI; if you're coming to Stratford from across the border around the Niagara area, you might like to know of a lovely restaurant called Lake House Restaurant. (35 kms westerly from Niagara Falls on QEW) It overlooks the lake and food is excellent. Ask for a lakeview window.
 
One last thing, we have a few new coffee houses here, but Revel Caffe (519 301 1600) is the one to check out. It's at 37 Market Square. All the coffee is fair trade and organic mostly from Las Chicas Del Café, the coffee chicks who's family stretches from London to Nicaragua, cutting out all the middlemen too "from plantation to cup" as they themselves say! Anne also makes all the coffee using the expresso machine before 'doctoring' it. Lots to choose from - I like to ask Anne for a regular Cafe Americano or try their drip extraction cold coffee.
You can pick up Las Chicas (Don Rey) freshly roasted beans there too or sample with our dinners served at the B&B.
You can also access a lovely restaurant publication from nearby London featuring a lot of Stratford restaurant reviews called eatdrink 
 
Click here for Stratford's Menu Guide.
 

 

2018 Season Playbill


SHAKESPEARE

The Tempest
Directed by Antoni Cimolino
Festival Theatre

Coriolanus
Directed by Robert Lepage
Avon Theatre
Julius Caesar

Directed by Scott Wentworth
Festival Theatre

The Comedy of Errors
Directed by Keira Loughran
Studio Theatre (tentative)

MUSICALS

The Music Man
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore
Festival Theatre

The Rocky Horror Show
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore
Avon Theatre

MODERN CLASSICS

To Kill a Mockingbird
Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams
Festival Theatre

Long Day's Journey Into Night
Directed by Miles Potter
Studio Theatre (tentative)

An Ideal Husband
Directed by Lezlie Wade
Avon Theatre

Napoli Milionaria
Directed by Antoni Cimolino
Avon Theatre (tentative)

WORLD PREMIÈRES

Brontë: The World Without
Directed by Vanessa Porteous
Studio Theatre

Paradise Lost
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
Studio Theatre

Full 2018 details at Festival website