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“We chose The Belfry”
Review of The Church Restaurant - CLOSED

The Church Restaurant
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 61
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Reservations
Canada
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“We chose The Belfry”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Our waiter was very attentive but the service was slow. I am a vegetarian and my only choice was Risoto, so I chose two very ordinary starters and finished with the Pavlova.

Visited July 2012
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Thank CanadaSylvia
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Montreal
Level Contributor
127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Much ado about nothing”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Went for pre-show dinner recently and had a fairly poor experience at the Belfry. Apart from the interesting decor, the rest of the evening was mediocre at best. Our party of four had difficulty with making choices for the main course and none of the desserts were even appealing enough for us to order any. Only two small crusts of bread were placed on our bread plate. The caesar salad was drenched in dressing. The steak was thin and not worth the over $30 pricetag.The service was fair - when asked for pepper, we were brought a plastic pepper mill and instructed as to how to use it. Wine ordered by the glass was not poured at the table as in many other fine restaurants.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank ReadyToTravelYUL
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Toronto, ON
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“You simply MUST eat here!”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

If you want great food, fine dining and fabulous service...this restaurant rivals some of the best we've been to in Toronto, and around the world. The menu changes year to year and is a taste of local meats and produce. The cost may seem steep but the food is worth every penny. If you only do this once a year...splurge! You will not be disappointed!

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank cbesler
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San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great food, service, atmosphere!”
Reviewed 11 June 2012

We have been going to this restaurant on every trip to Stratford for years. I was concerned because of some of the recent reviews, but of course we still went anyway! Ate in the Belfry this time, very nice cozy atmosphere and wonderful meal. Courteous and attentive staff. Just expect to pay more than a normal meal and you won't be disappointed. I think some people don't expect the prices to be high, but they are, and if you know this going into the experience it won't disappoint you. We really enjoyed it, as usual, and even spoke to the GM and Owner regarding the recent reviews. They were very friendly and eager to share the background behind the reviews (shame on the group that all wrote them from the same table and just out of spite.) We will return again and again... nice nice place and a special dinner.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Lindsey514
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Florianopolis, SC
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A real church”
Reviewed 28 April 2012 via mobile

With pipe organ and all that belongs to a classic church. A great setup for a fine dinning.

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1 Thank GutoFrohlich
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