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Annex Room Cafe

Pizza, Contemporary, Pasta, Canadian
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38 Albert St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K3, Canada
519.271.1407
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bon appetit

We always dine here at least once during our visits to Stratford. The food is excellent and the service is frindly, well-informed and ready to try to accomodate special requests (dietary restrictions, etc.)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Mississauga, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We always dine here at least once during our visits to Stratford. The food is excellent and the service is frindly, well-informed and ready to try to accomodate special requests (dietary restrictions, etc.)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had dinner at the Annex before an 8 pm show. They recommended reservations at 5:30 so we arrived promptly at 5:30. The restaurant was nearly empty. We placed drink orders and even though the place was not busy, the drinks took longer than expected. We decided to order everything immediately when our drinks arrived because it seemed that the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food here was good -- when I wasn't so insulted that I stayed to eat. That was three years ago or so; although even then the place was a zoo, with everything running late & taking too long (we almost missed our show). This time, my family showed up a few minutes early for our 7pm reservation. There was... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have visited The Annex Room for 16 seasons. Perfection every time. The wood stove pizza is the best. The entire menu is wonderful. You must have a martini! The cosmopolitan martini at The Annex Room is perfection. A word of warning; if you drink two Annex Room martinis in an evening, and you are attending theatre that night, you... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The gluten-free options, including gluten-free beer, pizza, and pasta are numerous and excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful. Our favorite restaurant in Stratford. Its central location is perfect for the theatre-goer.

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Bloomfield Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Annex Room Cafe is a true Stratford gem, and I'm surprised more people don't know about it. I've eaten here for years, and I've always had top-notch service and food to match. Don't miss the chili oil pasta with smoked turkey, peppers and spinach. Best appetizers ever: seafood cakes, spring rolls and tempura avocado that's out of this world. Pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This same restaurant is actually listed twice on TripAdvisor, once as the "Annex Room Cafe" and the other as "Annex Inn & Cafe". The reason for the confusion is that the Annex Room also operates an inn with rooms in the same building. We've eaten here while visiting the Stratford Festival since the restaurant opened a little over 10 years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It is a pity that almost all better dining places in Stratford seem to require reservations, leaving those who arrive just that evening or who are looking for a place to eat before a play quite often literally out on the street or in the rain. If you are lucky enough to get into the Annex due to a just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

great service food flavour good location tasty great drinks went back several times close to avon theatre try out the dicersity good food and prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a 5:00 reservation and was out just after 7:30 pm. to walk across the street for our performance. Food portions were great and price point is avg. ($15-30) for the area of Stratford. We would return again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Albert St., Stratford, Ontario N5A 3K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 519.271.1407

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary, Pasta, Canadian

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