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The Parlour Inn, Stratford, ON

The Parlour Inn

4.4
4.4
791 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

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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 791 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Pre/post theatre

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

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  1. B

    Barelyboo

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel was an excellent server and we totally enjoyed the food. Patio was great.
  2. JS

    JenniferS

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Tamara was a great server. And don’t skip the Pavlova!!!!
  3. VE

    VinjEnzo

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Server abruptly left while we were taking our order and it was a little awkward. The beet goat cheese did not have good flavor. The chef has creative ideas but there flavors don't seem to go well in the dishes. I was confused on the idea of a starter salad for $16 a side salad and a dinner salad. There is no price for the other two options but they do offer it. I believe if your gong to offer it note it on the menu and the price but with high end restaurants i know the idea is just to verbal it. The server never offered the price of those options. Restaurant business is hard so I would still try it out because I would still prefer this restaurant over some restaurants that i would not even consider dining at. The ambience is worth the trip in itself and my friends did say the drinks were good.
  4. C

    Courtney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute location in the historic Parlour Inn. Food was great and our server Rachel was amazing. 10/10 would recommend!
  5. AW

    AmyW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Our server Rachel was amazing. No complaints here! Would highly recommend.
  6. PB

    PamelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love the Parlour restaurant. We dined early, between attendance at two plays at the Festival. Our entrees were a pasta dish and striploin steak, both very good, but the star attraction is the dessert for which we come back year after year: Pavlova. It's SO delicious.
  7. TO

    smmaTO

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great service. 3 of our party of 4 had the prime rib special last Sunday evening--very good and generous portions. The 4th person had excellent fish and chips. We all shared the famous Pavlova dessert, after seeing it being devoured at the table next to us! Nice sitting on the upper patio; we deked under the awnings when a sudden shower took place. Didn't spoil our meal or the overall experience.
  8. MM

    MusicMan

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place always surprises me! The ambience is so wonderfully quiet, unlike most Stratford restaurants, and the food and service are both excellent.
  9. D

    Dennis

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every aspect of our dinner was outstanding! Food, service, ambience could not be beat!
  10. SP

    SandyP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Always have a great evening either inside or outside on the Patio. Like to be able to enjoy the nice weather outside.
  11. SS

    SusanS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The noise level was between moderate and quiet. Loved our fish and chips and of course, the pavlova was to die for. Our server was awesome.
  12. ML

    MLOUH

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot to get lunch before a show. Service was fast and very good. Easy free parking beside the building. Everything we ordered was delicious with generous portions; fish and chips, gazpacho and caesar salad.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Stratford for a couple of days. In all honesty, we are at the Parlour Inn because it was the only restaurant that would take a reservation and boy, did we luck out!! The food was incredible, fun cocktails and our server Ashley was out of this world!! I highly recommend eating here - one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time.
  14. N

    Nanc2013

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner, excellent service. Consistent, friendly staff
  15. A

    Ann1

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, wish I could remember waitress name, very sweet and efficient. She made sure to tell us to come back, which we will.
  16. DH

    DuncanH

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. The home-made mustard on the salmon was an effective combination with the maple. The fish was done perfectly. Rachael was a very pleasant server. We would come back and ask for her. Thank you for the lovely ending to a great day.
  17. DJ

    DouglasJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for dinner with some creative appetizers and solid entrees
  18. SC

    StevenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very quiet and not busy. Food was very good and flavourful.
  19. k

    kellyf

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time. Food was excellent and service was outstanding.
  20. BH

    BrianH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Did not receive the ambience of a quit table do celebrate a special event as requested when booking Salmon was old and tough the prime rib was tough, it appears the chef is trying to disguise their once quality food items with less than enjoyable sauces Menus selection is no longer appealing. Service was under par however we can appreciate the yonder staffing issues
  21. KB

    KBdiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was strictly average, and definitely overpriced. We also got our orders within 5 minutes of ordering which was odd, and certainly strange pacing for this type of restaurant. I would not recommend this unless you are desperate for a reservation before a show.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Eggs in the Benedict were over-cooked (solid, no runny yoke)
  23. I

    Indyfoodie

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great service. Food was average with some veggies undercooked and potato fritters completely tasteless. Not a good value.
  24. BM

    BradM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very comfortable location. Tables were nicely spaced out. The prices of meals were very reasonable with generous portions. Good value for your money. Drink quality was very good as well and again fairly priced compared to other locations in the immediate area. We had a very attentive server who was quite engaging but not intrusive.
  25. EH

    EmHof

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Rhe menu has definitely been deminished from its former grandness. There were only 4 dinner options and from those the chicken was way overcooked and rubbery, the pasta tasted like well water. The only good thing about the meal was the Pavlova. Everything else was subpar. Would only recommend going for drinks and dessert.
  26. KL

    KaitlynnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal. Was a great place for someone with a peanut allergy as the menu is peanut-free. The linguine was delicious and the drinks were phenomenal
  27. HK

    HelmarK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always every visit is perfect and the food is excellent. The service is above what you expect. The staff are always pleasant and go above and beyond Well done
  28. SR

    SuzieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. Pleasing two discerning 91 year olds can be a challenge. Thanks to Ashley’s positive attitude, her patience and exceptional skills interacting with her diners our dining experience was wonderful.
  29. R

    Redfox

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This has become our "go to" restaurant in Stratford after several enjoyable meals, mostly lunches and the most recently, dinner. The salmon was very good and the cole slaw made the fish and chips worth ordering (fish was also excellent!)
  30. KB

    KrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prime rib meal was delicious! One of our favorite restaurants!
  31. ZM

    ZivM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Theatre and dinner
  32. JO

    JOHNS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel our server is a great salesperson. I would not normally spend that amount but she sold it!! Great staff. Attentive and friendly.
  33. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The restaurant looked very nice and has a nice ambience to it. The server was helpful, polite, attentive, she did really well. The starter Caesar Salad was excellent, the dressing was very well done. However once we received our Entrees the meal went downhill. The steak was over cooked, my fiance asked for medium rare and received it and it was done to well done. I had the Linguine Primavera and the sauce was bland, the noodles were overcooked, and the chicken I added was very dry and burnt, with no seasoning. We told our server about the issues with the meal and they gave us 25% off and a free dessert which was amazing. If you are bold enough to only put 5 items on your entree menu for dinner they should be well executed especially for the price of the Parlour Inn. I don't forsee returning anytime soon.
  34. AS

    AnnS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Parlour is a great place for a catch-up with friends or out of town guests. They have a varied menu, both indoor and outdoor dining and even when full it never gets really noisy due to the high ceilings. Our waitress, Rebecca, was lovely.
  35. LG

    LeslyeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, really enjoyed the ambience and quiet, since we had lots to talk about.
  36. ET

    EricT

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We have stayed in your inn before Covid, had many meals there. I chose your restaurant to host a friend on her birthday. I was embarrassed and very displeased with what we all chose chicken with Brie. There were hunks of tough chicken so tough we could not even cut the meat. The cheese tasted off and was a hunk as well. What a disappointment, we all left everything except the French fries which were excellent. We had driven from Chatham and our friend from Waterloo. It was not worth the drive and cost.
  37. JM

    JeanM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This restaurant is good, the food is well prepared and served. The veranda patio is really nice. Our server could have been a bit more attentive, but it was busy, and everything turned out okay. Last time we went there they were still offering bread and flavoured butter and I was looking forward to that, but not now. All in all a great spot for after theatre dining Al fresco.
  38. JM

    JohnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Historic ambience. Nice and quiet for conversation. Tables well spaced. Food good but choice of mains and desserts too limited. Would like bread with soup. Pavlova excellent. Service friendly, efficient and responsive to special requests. Free parking.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly, and we had a quiet corner seat as per our request. We were very satisfied with our meals! We both got the salmon, and found it to be very moist and well seasoned.
  40. CB

    CatherineB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the potions were a good size. We especially liked the gazpacho. Our waitress was very attentive. There was no problem finding a shaded spot on the patio. We will definitely return.

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 4.4 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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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