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The Parlour Inn, Stratford, ON

The Parlour Inn

4.3
4.3
840 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
The Parlour Inn has been welcoming guests to the heart of Stratford Ontario's downtown core for over 150yrs! It is a local favorite and a popular destination for theatre goers. Full of charm, and character, with modern day luxuries and amenities The Parlour Inn offers an inviting atmosphere, superior service and an innovative menu that puts a twists on classic fare. Locally sourced product ensures that quality and freshness is infused in every recipe. Local draughts and vintages are selected to compliment the menu and bring out the flavor of each course. Enjoy the causal yet elegant atmosphere of the main dining room, and lounge or relax on the patio. The Parlour Inns historic hospitality will enhance your dining experience!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Creative Western, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 271-2772

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Nichol

  • Catering

    240 seat, historic restaurant in downtown Stratford, 1 block from the Avon. Easily accessible free parking. Dining room consists of beautiful woodwork and stained glass, reminiscent of the 1800's when the building was originally built in 1871. Selection of 3 Private dining rooms available for groups of 20 to 100 people. *** PATIO OPEN, JOIN US TODAY !!!

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available for groups of 2 to 100 people (minimum spent, rental charges may apply) High Tech Executive Boardroom 65" Touch Screen TV, 14 Executive Leather Chairs, Set Up - Boardroom, "U" Shape, Classroom, Video Conference, Telephone Conference,

  • Neighborhood

    Stratford

  • Cross street

    St Patrick

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Pre/post theatre

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. LH

    LawrenceH

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch, good food and drink plus great service!
  2. MD

    MarieD

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    An average to poor meal with uneven service. We did a pre show dinner and despite being very early the food was slow, the quality only ok with those who opted for the basics: burger and fish and chips, enjoying their food way more than those of us who opted for the shrimp and salad options. Fine if you are stuck but avoid if you can.
  3. JD

    JaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With a brand new menu, although our server had not tried any of the dishes, she was knowledgeable in what was in them. I thoroughly enjoyed my pasta!
  4. JD

    JDianne

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    It was very disappointing to arrive and find the menu was not what was posted online and was the first night of a new menu. Also when the plate arrived, it was not even the same as the description on the new menu! The food was tasty but not what we expected, small portions and overpriced.
  5. RJ

    RebeccaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service. Would have liked more choices on the menu or option to choose selections from lunch menu at dinner.
  6. PT

    PatriciaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My key cards didn't always work. Hotel is locked after 9 pm.
  7. BW

    BeeW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful spot - excellent service. Food - not a lot of variety and was good - not outstanding as it has been previously. They still make the best Pavlova dessert though!
  8. o

    outtodinner2

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent steak and chicken entrees, very quiet atmosphere and friendly, efficient service. A welcome reprieve from the noisy, crowded restaurants in downtown Stratford.
  9. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the salmon, cooked perfectly with a nice maple glaze and crust. Service was excellent.
  10. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Disappointing unfortunately - we were looking forward to a nice meal but my steak was tough and the prime rib was overdone (although they did reduce the price) and not very flavourful- we did enjoy the vegies and the wine
  11. V

    Visitor

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was not great. Dessert was phenomenal (Get the pavlova). Service was excellent. Excited to try again when new menu is created. Dinner entrees are boring and extremely limited.
  12. F

    Fishhead

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and ambience was very good. Chrissie(?) was a great server. She had helpful advice and accommodated our requests.
  13. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We have been to The Parlour many times. This last experience will affect my choice to go back. The service was very slow, although pleasant, but the food we received was blah and overcooked, while the price was high. 3 tough shrimp were $22, and the Caesar salad was unpleasant. Don't ever stop making the Pavlova, as it was the only treat. Quality was absent on Sept 12th.
  14. I

    Ivan

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not bad, but out of really short list of entrées steak was unavailable on Sunday evening. Salmon was really good, although.
  15. JW

    JanetW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael was just a great server! Personable and engaging. The food was excellent too! The fish and chips are the best.
  16. JW

    JillW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good fast service with time to socialized with dinner partner.
  17. KD

    KarenD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Very disappointing. We experienced food quality comparable to a fast food drive through. The chicken was unedible. Our server was lovely & did discount our meals. So disappointing when you know that Stratford has many excellent dining options. This is definitely not one of them.
  18. SG

    SusanG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favourite for us! Great food, good wine selection, lovely staff!
  19. CB

    CatherineB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was good and the service was excellent. The gazpacho was tasty and the fish was moist and well battered.
  20. I

    Irish

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location to have a delicious dinner before heading to the theatre.
  21. C

    Customerover15yrs

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Wedding anniversary
  22. JM

    JenM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but it took just shy of 2 hours to get our meals (4 meals-3 pasta and one fish and chips). Place is unique but not so sure we will venture back there, meals that are generally quick to prepare took way too long.
  23. RA

    RuthA

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service. Great atmosphere. But the boneless breast in my sandwich was quite tough- overcooked I think and chewy. Should have stuck with my first choice of a Caesar salad.....
  24. D

    Dorothy

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was a birthday celebration and the hostess took time to come to our table to ask who was celebrating their birthday. A very nice touch. Our server was very pleasant, in that it was not busy in the restaurant she spent time to chat with us. When there was a problem with the credit card machine she agreed that I could leave and go to the bank close by and come back with cash. All in all a very enjoyable afternoon.
  25. DN

    DawnN

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice, casual, not noisy, my burger was very good.
  26. PA

    PAQU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again our dining experience here was top notch. The Prime Rib was spectacular as was the Pavlova.
  27. RR

    RRob

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous. The drinks and pavlova were wonderful. Entree of the day sounded promising beef over polenta but beef was tough and was hard to cut. It was supposed to be fork tender.
  28. J

    Jazzy

    Toronto

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party enjoyed the Fish and Chips as well as the Chicken with Brie. The servings were ample, chips were excellent and the fish was lovely and tender with a very thin and crispy coating. The Chicken with Brie was delicious even if a bit messy to managed. Would certainly order these again. Highly recommend The Parlour for a quiet, relaxed meal at any time.
  29. Q

    Queensshopper18

    Toronto

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great Restaurant in the parlour in hotel food is good quality stuff are amazing and it’s nice to know you have a place to eat right where you were staying. Love the boutique hotel and the restaurant too.
  30. WG

    WilliamG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We dined at The Parlour on three occasions this month. On the 12th. and 24th. items on the menu were not available namely the salmon, we were told the delivery hadn't happened on both days, I know these things happen but to occur on both days? We did order something else but not our first choice. On the 16th. everything was available which made up for what was lacking. Our waitress (Ashley) was most attentive and a delight, as were the others. Be assured that our experience hasn't dampened our recommendation to others and when again in Stratford we'll be back. William Goodfellow.
  31. A

    Andy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Would definitely eat at the Parlour Inn on our next visit to Stratford. Our waitress Kathy was very attentive and gave excellent service. The four of us all enjoyed our food and drink.
  32. AM

    AndrewM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great good, great service, great ambience.
  33. AV

    AnnaV

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience! I would recommend this place to my friends! Thanks for the perfect birthday celebration for my Mom :-) Cheers, Anna
  34. SP

    SandyP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food has not been as good as lately. The Fish & Chips & Burgers are always great but it has been very hit and miss with the Pasta dish, Salmon etc. Sad because we try to support you weekly. Love the atmosphere and staff are excellent.
  35. JB

    JohnB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    For a prime rib special @ 50.00 I was very disappointed in what was served as Yorkshire pudding. It was a round of “Hardtack” btw Yorkshire pudding should be served with gravy this also was missing. I’m sorry but we won’t be back for a while now, once bitten… Is it true the Yorkshire pudding is made in the morning and not closer to service hours? Yuk!
  36. NN

    NNew

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for us to meet after the play. Our meals were wonderful and the server was knowledgeable and answered our questions. The beer recommendation was spot on!
  37. AB

    AdamB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely experience and we will be back again. Great service and good food.
  38. CW

    ClaudeW

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent! Quality was very good, except that at least one of our prime rib specials was relatively tough.
  39. a

    andrewb

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was great, friendly and happy to provide recommendations . Very helpful - just make sure you have a reservation. The food was alright. The menu was limited so variety was on the menu. Prime rib was done well, and it is worth it to pay extra for the shrimp and mushrooms - the stars of the meal.
  40. FM

    FranM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at The Parlour many times and have never been disappointed. Our main meal (steak) was excellent but, let’s be honest, we were there for the Pavlova!! The best we’ve ever had!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Parlour Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 271-2772.

The Parlour Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 840 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for The Parlour Inn

101 Wellington Street, Stratford, ON N5A2L4

Additional information

  • Cross street

    St Patrick

  • Neighborhood

    Stratford

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Creative Western, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Nichol

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (519) 271-2772

  • Catering

    240 seat, historic restaurant in downtown Stratford, 1 block from the Avon. Easily accessible free parking. Dining room consists of beautiful woodwork and stained glass, reminiscent of the 1800's when the building was originally built in 1871. Selection of 3 Private dining rooms available for groups of 20 to 100 people. *** PATIO OPEN, JOIN US TODAY !!!

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available for groups of 2 to 100 people (minimum spent, rental charges may apply) High Tech Executive Boardroom 65" Touch Screen TV, 14 Executive Leather Chairs, Set Up - Boardroom, "U" Shape, Classroom, Video Conference, Telephone Conference,

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