Traditional Cocktails – Quality Fare – Elevated Comfort.
Welcome to Brian Clarke, owner of the new Elizabeth. at the corner of Ontario St and Waterloo St. This 34-seat restaurant has been booked solid the last two weeks and it’s no wonder why. With ingredients sourced locally, Brian creates his menu almost daily, with his main goal being to “not taking away from others, but fitting into Stratford.” He offers unique menu items, such as fan favourites Fried Halloumi & Seafood and Mexican Street Corn Ribs with help from recently hired Danny Nabitu who has just completed a practical year at the Stratford Chefs School in pursuit of a second career.
Elizabeth. is an ode to Brian’s grandmothers – one Elizabeth (whose favourite colours were green and gold hence the restaurant interior) and the other, Dot (Dorothy). Grandma Elizabeth used to exclude Brian from the kitchen, permitting only his two sisters to learn how to cook. He found himself yearning to discover their secrets and this led to many months and years spent overseas, in the kitchens of French and Italian chefs… anyone who would offer to take him in really – learning the tricks of this “mysterious” trade that happened behind closed doors in his childhood.
Brian has worked in the restaurant industry in London and also at Bayfield’s Black Dog, with his most recent venture in that town being the Finer Things Market that he owned and operated with a partner.
The back room at Elizabeth. has seating for 30 people and can be reserved for wedding receptions or celebrations. And Brian’s life partner, Sarah Sylvester, owner of Little Shed Flowers offers her expertise on decor for the occasion!
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 4-10PM
Reservations by email only at [email protected]
ELIZABETH. | 159 ONTARIO ST
@elizabeth.restaurantstrat | elizabethstratford.ca