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The Church Restaurant & Belfry

70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 , Canada
519 273 3424
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Ranked #36 of 111 Restaurants in Stratford
Price range: $30 - $61
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had Sunday brunch at the Church Restaurant before attending a play at the Festival Theater. The atmosphere in the restaurant is excellent with the staff being attentive and knowledgeable. My wife had the Quiche with salad. It was perfectly portioned and light. I had the Eggs Benedict which was also perfect. We would recommend the restaurant, especially if combined... More 

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Church1-11, Manager at The Church Restaurant & Belfry, responded to this review

I am pleased you enjoyed your brunch the other week. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Stratford. More 

Elora, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Pleasantly greeted at the door by a cordial gentleman who led us up the stairs to the Belfry. He hung our coats and seated us. The service was prompt and friendly and the steak and chicken that we ordered was yummy. We would definitely return.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food, service and ambience of this establishment is just excellent. I've never been there when there hasn't been actors, directors, etc. there. It's a lovely, lovely evening out. They would never, never rush you, but are very understanding regarding getting you to the theater for curtain times. Very expensive -- and worth every loony and tooney!

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Church1-11, Manager at The Church Restaurant & Belfry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at my restaurant. More 

Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

In a world always seeking the newest and best the two of us decided instead to revisit a restaurant that has been in Stratford for quite some time. When created The Church heralded a wave of restaurants in the city offering gourmet food in an exciting venue. The venue his is exactly as the name implies, an old church with... More 

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Rochester, Michigan, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My traveling companion had booked a meal at The Belfry at The Church for a Friday evening. We had just attended a performance at the Avon Theatre, which was a short 3 minute walk to the restaurant. It has been over 30 years since I ate at The Church and discovered it still to be as charming while providing an... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat here. We go at the end of our week long annual visit to celebrate the great plays we saw. As usual, the service was excellent and placement was nice. It was 1/2 full, and we were all scattered about. Very nice. The short ribs were wonderful and the tenderloin was great. Capped off with a... More 

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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

In a converted Baptist church, remodeled beautifully with four levels of tables, former church floor, balcony, choir loft and belfry (for parties) this place offers a reasonably priced menu of fresh local food served with imagination. Table service is cheerful and attentive. Free parking. In easy walking distance from Festival theaters.

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Wellington, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

$114.00 for Four scallops, salad and desert is way over priced. 30 years ago this was an excellent dining experience, I'm afraid this time around it was extremely disappointing. The salad was excellent but not $18 worth. Four scallops at $46 is overpriced by any standard. The restaurant was about 20% full which should have been a clue.

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Church1-11, Owner at The Church Restaurant & Belfry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to inform me of your experience at my restaurant. I am pleased that you enjoyed your salad. We seem to have a problem with the math. Salad $16.00 Scallops $46.00 Dessert $16.00 Total $78.00 More 

Cobourg, Canada
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Church is one of the traditions of Stratford. It has been there almost as long as we have been attending the Stratford Festival - since the mid 1970s. In those days we would go to The Belfry for a late supper after an evening show. Sadly you can't do that any longer - I don't think you can eat... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I visited The Church Restaurant & Belfry for the first time three weeks ago. We booked our dinner here before attending an 8pm play. It is a very neat concept – a restaurant inside of a church, but it lacked appeal once we arrived. The dining room was extremely dated – small tables, white table cloths, and... More 

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Additional Information about The Church Restaurant & Belfry

Address: 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 , Canada
Phone Number: 519 273 3424
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm  11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 61

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