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Top Restaurants in Stratford Ontario

Heading to Stratford to discover some small towns in Ontario? Here are the top restaurants in Stratford Ontario to eat at during your visit. There are so many great towns to visit and Stratford Ontario should be on the top of your list. Stratford Ontario is a city where people visit in the summer and fall mainly for the famous Stratford Theatre Festival. Here are some of the top restaurants in Stratford Ontario that are worth a visit.

Restaurants in Stratford Ontario

I was impressed with Stratford’s food scene and definitely worth a visit for the restaurants alone. There are so many great restaurants to choose from. Here are some of the places I visited.

Revival House

70 Brunswick St., Stratford

Revival House is a popular food, drink, and events venue in the historic  McKenzie Memorial Gospel Church downtown Stratford, Ontario. Rob Wigan revived the former Church Restaurant in 2015 and re-launched as Revival House.   

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There is a wonderful menu selection that focuses on local ingredients. Many of the menu items are Asian inspired like the Tuna Tataki Salad with seared sesame ahi tuna, arugula, radish, scallion, tomato, carrot, cucumber, rice crisp, and a citrus vinaigrette and the Traditional Laotian Nam Khao with crispy red curry coconut rice, house-cured pork, cilantro, mint, green onion with lettuce, lime and toasted chili. You have to try the stuffed mushrooms, a favourite menu item.

The Restaurant at The Bruce 

89 Parkview Drive, Stratford 

The restaurant at The Bruce is the perfect spot for dinner. The Restaurant at The Bruce is a romantic restaurant decorated in soft airy tones and a vaulted ceiling. The Restaurant is committed to sourcing local ingredients within Canada with an emphasis on local producers.

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We started with sunchokes in lardo, cattail and cress and bison tartare. The main courses were Maitake in kale, cabbage and garden pea and duck three ways with blueberry, Foie Gras and Quebec toast.

The desserts were equally delicious and well worth the calories.

If you are a foodie then you will love the dishes prepared by Executive Chef Brandon Clemens who returned to Ontario after spending time at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Savoy in London, and many more.

Edison’s Café Bar 

46 Ontario St., Stratford

Enjoy breakfast at Edison’s Cafe Bar located just steps away from the Airbnb. This cafe is a tribute to Thomas Edison who was a resident of the Inn at the upstairs accommodations in 1863.

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Breakfast at Edison’s Cafe Bar in Stratford Ontario

The menu is mainly plant-based and the baked goods are dairy, grain, and refined sugar-free. I would highly recommend the avocado toast with smoked salmon and a poached egg. Don’t forget to pick up a cup of coffee to go, their coffee is delicious. I would highly recommend picking up some peanut butter & raspberry chia jam cups and tahini-stuffed dates for the road. They are highly addictive.

The Planet Diner

118 Downie St., Stratford

The Planet Diner is Stratford’s first Vegan focused restaurant and the menu items are absolutely delicious!

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This diner has a cool retro vibe and has an incredible vegan comfort food. They also offer a couple of carnivore options. There is something for everyone. The Chick’un Burger is a favourite. Leave room for dessert. They offer a wonderful selection of vegan donuts.

Restaurants in Stratford Ontario Conclusion

This is just a short list of some of the top restaurants in Stratford Ontario to enjoy during your visit. There are so many wonderful things to enjoy in Stratford. It is a wonderful small town to explore. I am looking forward to heading back and finding some more gems. Let me know if you have any recommendations.

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