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Travellers' Choice2023
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South African inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired Braai (BBQ) as well as a wood-fired pizza oven. Classy and elegant dining environment highlighting some of South Africas most well-known dishes with our own creative twist.
PRICE RANGE
C$25 - C$50
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
African, Barbecue, Canadian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed November 10, 2023

Great find for dinner in downtown Stratford that exceeded all expectations. The food was amazing and the service top notch. This will be our new "go to" spot every time we're in town.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 7, 2023

This restaurant has it all. It has a fabulous newly designed dining area, even the bathroom had great features. The food was by far outstanding. The menu was simple but perfect. Unfortunately the waitress we had was rude. Our friends tried to engage her but...she was not interested. I think this is Stratfords new gem!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 2, 2023 via mobile

Excellent service, the best food around, incredible menu with proper portions. Will definitely be back. Loved the scallops

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 30, 2023

The food was very good but the service was lacking making for an overall bad experience. The restaurant was full of people who had to be out by 7:30 for theatre in Stratford. For this reason, they offer only a three-course fixed price menu from...5-7. The concept is that this speeds up service (makes sense). We sat for over 15 minutes with just water. Our appetizers came almost an hour after we arrived and we had to rush through our dinner to be out in time. Our mains did seem like they had been sitting for a while before they were delivered to us. With respect to what we ordered, despite the name of the appetizer, it had little to do with Biltong. I tasted no biltong in the steak tartar that I was served. The Fogo Island cod was good (but has nothing to do with South Africa). Also did not taste the Amarula (which I love) in the ice cream. Won't be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 20, 2023 via mobile

Everything was superb. Food, service, atmosphere. Undeniably the BEST restaurant in Stratford. Will be back again. Book early as others know it is excellent

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 10, 2023 via mobile

It has been a while since every single phase of a restaurant visit hit it out of the park. This one did! From fabulous cocktails, to a delicate appetizer of scallops, to duck roasted to tender perfection and a steak that was drool-worthy, this was...the best. On top of this, the ambience is warm and the staff superb. From the greeting at the door, to the advice and banter from David at the table, to the conversation with the mixologist - everyone was wonderful.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023

This is an atmospheric place on the ground floor with a slightly more casual bar setting on the first floor. There is a small alleyway with a few tables outside as well. At one time, a previous restaurant located here was named The Keystone Alley...Café. It now has a South African theme to it. The food was very good, but unfortunately, also vastly over-priced. They also have very limited hours so it's best to reserve during the busy theatre season in Stratford.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed September 16, 2023

Amaaaaazing! It’s hard to top this food experience. Sophisticated blends of flavour resulting in a party in my mouth! True perfection. Love the vibe too!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2023

Such a hip place. Lovely outdoor dining on the rear deck. Service is very professional. Great wine selection with a focus on South African. Food is excellent. The smoked duck present is wonderful. A fairly new player on the Stratford restaurant scene. Good luck. You...have a great concept! Recommended. Go!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 2, 2023 via mobile

Excellent experience. Food was well presented, interesting and very tasty. Servers knowledgeable and pace of the meal was great. I love that the entire wine list is South African. Would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 1, 2023

Great food, great service! The 3-part meal was so delicious and well-prepared. The service could not have been better and the sommelier is to be commended for his service. Kudos to the chef for interesting dishes!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 10, 2023

We had a glorious dinner here. The main restaurant is upstairs and there’s a bar on the first floor. The ambience of the restaurant is really cool clean and modern but with interesting lighting. They also feature a patio outback and on the first floor...outside the bar. We sat at the chef‘s table, which was an amazing experience. Getting to see the chefs work in a calm kitchen, where everything was so organized and nothing was rushed was really a thrill. The food was outstanding. The smoked cauliflower appetizer was so amazing we found out it was soaked overnight in soy sauce and brown sugar and other things. It was such a complex dish that I was thrilled with it. We also had the fries, scallops, and the Shishito peppers. Everything was delicious. Service was also good! Can’t wait to come back again next summer!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 28, 2023

We waited 30mins for drinks and waited over 1hr for our food Very very disappointing Too bad cuz ambiance is pretty chic

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 15, 2023 via mobile

Lovely dining experience in Stratford. The food was amazing and perfectly prepared. The server was attentive and well informed about the menu and drink options. Price is on the high side but quality is excellent.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 6, 2023

Grabbed a bar top reservation last minute pre theatre, but they were able to accommodate us into a little booth. When they knew we had to get out on time for a show, they offered us the a la carte menu, which was great for...my "less adventurous" daughter who wasn't feeling the tasting menu. We had a fantastic pizza (the Elgin - so tasty), grilled shishito peppers (a favourite!), and she devoured her truffle fries. Cocktails were delicious and unique - we wanted to try more but it will have to wait until next time when we can walk to the Avon afterwards :). Fantastic service and atmosphere - would love to try the bar and patio downstairs too - reason to come back!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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rebecca m
January 27, 2023|
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Response from CanadaReviews | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Yes they absolutely do. My partner is Gluten Free and we have been there many times. They sell Pizzas and right now they are not gluten free but I have been told they are working on it and hope to have a Gluten Free... More
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Response from Keystone H | Property representative |
Hi there! Unfortunately we do not have an elevator. Our sister restaurant, The Alley, is right below us though!
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Accessibility may be a problem. On the night we dined there we were led through a somewhat awkward outdoor set of stairs which were not many but a bit difficult due to the numerous others at the bar + perhaps awaiting... More
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