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The Church Restaurant & Belfry

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70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 , Canada
519 273 3424
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Today
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a wonderful experience

Absolutely loved our experience at the Church. Food was fantastic, thought we would get lost in the huge space, but plenty of servers with the upmost attention to details made it intimate and lovely. Food was delicious.. We went after the theatre, so late service, and had the pleasure of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Bellapont
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Montreal, qc.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montreal, qc.
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Absolutely loved our experience at the Church. Food was fantastic, thought we would get lost in the huge space, but plenty of servers with the upmost attention to details made it intimate and lovely. Food was delicious.. We went after the theatre, so late service, and had the pleasure of sitting beside Christopher Plumber.. The stars come often we were... More 

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Brunswick Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 6V6 , Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 519 273 3424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 61

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
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

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