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 2023


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! Winter menu changes weekly, Open 7 days a week. Good breakfasts.
 
Lovage, Think French Bistro. Opens at 3pm for small plates and wine until10-11pm 72 Wellington st, 519 305 1999

The Common, Chef/owner Tim has travelled much of the world, menus reflect this. Wonderful quiet patio at the rear of the property.

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

The Prune have freshened up the restaurant and the patio is a beautiful spot to relax at. Closes Oct for the season.
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 $13.
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

SELF CATERING OPTIONS:
 
AO Pasta Shop have wonderful meals, raw pasta and tasty foccaccia for those that want an easy, affordable and very tasty treat. A small selection of wine and beer available for take out. Also serving dine in lunches.
 
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. Sausages are excellent along with a 'Woodfire' bagel. 
 
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.
 
Local pub worth noting include The Boars Head, closes at 9pm.

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.

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.