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Side Trips from Toronto Restaurants

Church Restaurant and Belfry

  • 70 Brunswick St. Map It
  • Stratford
  • French

Updated 09/12/2013

Fodor's Review

Constructed in 1873 as a congregational church, the building has most of the original architecture in place, but today white tablecloths gleam in the afternoon light that pours through the stained-glass windows. The artfully plated modern French meals—grilled rib-eye steak with red-wine braising jus, celeriac pomme puree, and wilted spinach—are complex production numbers. The menu usually includes lamb, at least one fish entrée, and an interesting three-course tasting

menu (C$55). The bistro-style and slightly less expensive Belfry ($$$), upstairs, has more down-to-earth but still-stylish food, such as ice wine–glazed quail with double-smoked bacon, boudin noir (blood sausage), and baby vegetables.

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70 Brunswick St., Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6V6, Canada

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Church closed Mon. and Jan.–Mar. Belfry closed Sun. and Mon. and Jan.–Mar.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 09/12/2013


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Church Restaurant and Belfry Review

The Church is a fun experience w/ a staff to match. Food-wise though, for us, there were a couple of head-scratching moments ("do 3 pieces of beet constitute a starter?") and some "lowlights" (2 separate fish dishes were dry).

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