Where to dine

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 dining or picnicing needs.

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! Open 7 days a week. Good breakfasts. Check MARTHA'S CORNER at Foster's. A tribute with help from Rod Beatty in pictures and art of which will rotate in and out monthly. Sit with a glass and contemplate Ms.Henry's stunning career, we miss her.
Lovage, Think French Bistro. Fun. Tue-Sat

The Common, Chef/owner Tim has travelled much of the world, menus reflect this. Wonderful quiet patio at the rear of the property.
Elizabeth. Ohh, what can we say. Thank you for coming to Stratford. Tue-Sat.
Bluebird Resto & Bar Casual, carefully curated quality fare. Tue-Sun.

Stratford chefs school have their winter dinner series running Nov-Feb.

The Prune fine dining restaurant has moved to The Chef School dining room for the 2023 season (closes for winter Oct 1) a quick walk as they're nearby at 136 Ontario St. Enjoy!

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. 7 days a week

Stratford Thai Cuisine is inexpensive but tasty eaterie. Green curried chicken is my favourite there. Set 2 course menu at lunch is about $16.
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. 

Sirkel Foods Mon-Fri 8-3. Homemade bread, salads, sandwiches, baked goods. Call ahead if possible for take out. Quick service 519 273 7084

The Butcher and The Baker Shop. Local and Euro speciality grocery store. 26 Wellington St.
Soup Surreal In house soups, stocks, chilli (along with Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, & Vegetarian items)
We get our take out sushi from Mr.Kim just down the street at The General Store- 136 Ontario St. It's terrific. Take out! YOU MUST CALL AHEAD 519.275.2726.
The Milky Whey for your international and local cheeses.
An excellent bread bakery is Downie Street Bake House....Wednesday to Saturday. Pick some sourdough up before leaving town-it's the best to be found in Perth Co or maybe even Ontario.
BowlBar Sit in or take out. 'Fast food, made with only wholesome ingredients'. Mon-Sat
Wild Hog Country Market for meats, cheese, produce and grocery and more recently take home meals. Edge of town - you'll need a vehicle! Closed Sun & Mon.
Local pub worth noting include The Boars Head, closes at 9pm. Tue-Sun

For your daily 'booster' shot:
We have a wonderful coffee houses here, Ann 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 149 Ontario St.
Nancy at the BuzzStop on 17 York St, for coffee and cigars.