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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
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Very cool venue for a small band

We saw a three piece band, had a few beer and snacked on great fries. I think you are really meant to have dinner while watching a band but we were not hungry and they still treated us very well. Service was excellent and our friends that ate said it was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Mark K
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We saw a three piece band, had a few beer and snacked on great fries. I think you are really meant to have dinner while watching a band but we were not hungry and they still treated us very well. Service was excellent and our friends that ate said it was very good.

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Stratford, Canada
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Church has been sold. THE REVIVAL HOUSE will open sometime in May after a complete renovation. We are excited to see the result and look forward to trying it out a new menu!

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Montreal, qc.
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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192 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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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: Romantic, Doing business
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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