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Rundles

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French, International, Contemporary, Canadian
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9 Cobourg St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 3E4, Canada
+1 519-271-6442
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5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 2015 Season: May 22 to September 19. "On the bank of the River Avon...
2015 Season: May 22 to September 19. "On the bank of the River Avon, Rundles is an idyllic spot for pre-theatre dining in Stratford. The room, all grey cement and pale wood, feels like a Mies van der Rohe-designed spa. Chef Neil Baxter, who's been head chef since 1981, has a flair for the dramatic, in a good way. The tender poached lobster with salmon roe, cubed cucumber, yuzu jelly and dill oil sparkles like a mosaic of multicoloured sea glass and tastes bright and clean. Flawless panfried rib-eye showcases classic training and finesse. At the end of the meal, the server suggests "the famous lemon tart." The bruleed concoction, studded with toasted pistachios and sided with smooth orange sorbet, lives up to its recommendation." (Toronto Life) Pre-theatre seating times: 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, or 6 pm. Late dinner seating available. Closed: Monday.
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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We were invited there under a special deal and still it was costly. However, the food was excellent, the service slow at first but great once it got started (we were with a group). Atmosphere was really really nice, could visit with other people in the group without having to shout. Was... read more

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4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Stratford, Ontario
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I always look forward to eating at Rundles when I visit Stratford--it is truly a fantastic restaurant! The food is exceptional and the staff is very friendly. It is always a treat to eat at Rundles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had two dinners here on visit to Stratford. Our hosts Richard and Jim were most welcoming. Good was very tasty and service was superb.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been dining at Rundles on our annual visits to the Stratford Festival for over 20 years. It has always been one of the highlights of the visit. The combination of excellent ambience, service, food and wine makes Rundles irresistible to us. We recommend it.

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Stratford, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were invited there under a special deal and still it was costly. However, the food was excellent, the service slow at first but great once it got started (we were with a group). Atmosphere was really really nice, could visit with other people in the group without having to shout. Was really nice as a special treat. Did I... More 

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Cortland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Rundles is Stratford's restaurant scene at it's best. The menu features local items from soup to dessert prepared and served in an elegant but comfortable style . The setting is modern, the food is delicious and the bread is the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A perfect meal with delicious food and elegant plating. Service was first class. I would have scored it perfect except for the limited wine list. Although they obviously spend a lot of time pairing wines for their dishes, I still prefer to order wines that I like (Napa Cabs, Australian Shiraz etc) We will definitely make the trip back to... More 

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Evansville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Restaurant was fantastic! Our stay at the Rundles House with our personal chef, Richard, was the absolute highlight of our trip!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Rundles Restaurant has consistently been our number one choice for a special dining experience. The ambience's is warm and welcoming with an old world grace and charm without being stuffy. The restaurant takes advantage of all the natural light with a lovely garden to enhance the calm atmosphere. The soft evening lighting enfolds each table to provide an intimate space.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a number of times over the years and have had consistently excellent meals. I am vegan and they were fairly accommodating. I haven't been to a better restaurant in Stratford.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have never had a poor experience at Rundles. The thing I like about Rundles is that I always enjoy every course and everything is always perfect...other restaurants always seem to get one course wrong. Highly recommend Rundles to anyone who wants to have a very special experience.

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Additional Information about Rundles

Address: 9 Cobourg St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 3E4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-271-6442
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 53 - 95
Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Cobourg St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +1 519-271-6442

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 53 - 95
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

2015 Season: May 22 to September 19. "On the bank of the River Avon, Rundles is an idyllic spot for pre-theatre dining in Stratford. The room, all grey cement and pale wood, feels like a Mies van der Rohe-designed spa. Chef Neil Baxter, who's been head chef since 1981, has a flair for the dramatic, in a good way. The tender poached lobster with salmon roe, cubed cucumber, yuzu jelly and dill oil sparkles like a mosaic of multicoloured sea glass and tastes bright and clean. Flawless panfried rib-eye showcases classic training and finesse. At the end of the meal, the server suggests "the famous lemon tart." The bruleed concoction, studded with toasted pistachios and sided with smooth orange sorbet, lives up to its recommendation." (Toronto Life) Pre-theatre seating times: 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, or 6 pm. Late dinner seating available. Closed: Monday.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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