Bradley’s Latest “Do Try” Restaurant List
Our Walters Dinner Theatre is in full swing with shows daily other than Sunday. I’ve been enjoying visiting with many of my blog readers at the shows. A number of you have been asking me to post my latest NEW restaurant recommended list so here it is! Unfortunately lately a number of the “new for me” restaurants I’ve tried have ended up being very disappointing experiences so those restaurants didn’t make this list. As always let me know of any of your local restaurant favourites and possibly they’ll be added next time. Many of you continue to dine at restaurants that I’ve recommended in the past. I still highly recommend those restaurants but this NEW list might encourage you to try something different! Enjoy!
The Common – 80 Wellington St
This is one of the newest restaurants in Stratford. Chef Tim Otsuki has created an interesting menu. The interior is nicely decorated but its the plain outdoor patio that attracts actors from the Stratford Festival. I’ve really enjoyed the tasty “staff meal” special both times I’ve eaten here.
Madelyn’s Diner – 377 Huron St
If you have a craving for delicious fish n chips and gooey butter tarts this is the place to head for.
Nith River Chop House – 1193 Queen’s Bush Road
The interior is nothing special but the food is made from scratch. You can also purchase their yummy house salad dressing to bring home. Its a scenic drive from our theatre to Wellesley so Mom and I often end up dining here. You sometimes have to wait a while for your food to arrive but its worth the wait. Mom typically orders their schnitzel or meatloaf.
New Hamburg, ON
Chef Brenner’s The Garden Stand – 90 Wilmot Street, Unit B
This isn’t a restaurant – Chef Adam Brenner prepares scrumptious gourmet meals to go. His dips are addicting – “dill pickle hummus”! I always leave with an armful of food. His preserves are excellent too. Much like a “Travel With Bradley” Journey its always a “surprise” what he is going to have in stock. Tonight its his monthly, “Fish n Chip” evening. It’ll be the first time I’ve tried his fish n chips. I pre-ordered for the family and will pick up after todays theatre matinee performance at 4:45pm. In my freezer at home I have a couple of his salmon and chicken entrees. They are handy to heat up when there isn’t enough time to prepare a meal. Everything I purchase from Adam is always scrumptious!
REDS – Square One Shopping Mall
This is another restaurant where everything is made from scratch. Breads and desserts are baked daily and their signature roasted chicken is marinated in-house for 24 hours. Their mini butter tarts are a nice treat to bring home! They have a couple other locations in the downtown core of Toronto too.
The Cheesecake Factory – Yorkdale Shopping Centre
You probably all ready know that the Cheesecake Factory is a Walters Family favourite. My brother, Darren makes it a point to dine at every Cheesecake Factory he can find when he travels throughout the USA. This is the first Canadian location. I suggest you arrive when they open at 11:30am or you’ll be waiting for a long while to get a table. They feature over 50 signature cheesecakes and there are over 200 entree items in their massive menu.
Cactus Club Cafe – 77 Adelaide St W
This casual chain from Canada’s west has been in business for almost 30 years. I often take my Vancouver groups to Catcus Club Cafe for dinner. This is the first Ontario location but they are soon opening another one at Sherway Gardens Shopping Mall. I’m anxious for the Sherway Gardens location to open because its a much more convenient location for those of us that live west of the big city.
Camp 31 BBQ – 22 Paris Rd
The Walters Family can often be found here on Monday nights after we finish cleaning up our theatre when the matinee show ends. Mondays feature a chicken wings special. We ask for them to be prepared extra crispy with thai dipping sauce on the side. Try their corn bread. Camp 31 BBQ’s basic interior fits their Real Southern BBQ theme.
Paris Surf Pizza Place – 24 Mechanic St
Yes, its all about the pizza – unique toppings – fun, trendy atmosphere. Great place to take your kids and grandkids.
Cambridge and Waterloo, ON
A tourism group visiting from Nashville, TN took me for dinner at the Waterloo location last night. These restaurants are always packed so are often noisy but the food is consistently very good.