The Strand is a unique upscale restaurant and Piano bar located in the heart of Collingwood. Housed in a converted bank building, its high ceilings, chandeliers, combined with the dulcet tones from our grand piano promise a special and elegant dining experience.
The Strand is the ultimate venue to hold your special event, From weddings to corporate presentations, we have options to ensure your special occasion is indeed special. See below for more details.
Growing up in his family house in Italy (also a restaurant), Andrea has cooking in his blood. At the tender age of 14, Andrea won a place in the exclusive De Filippi chef school in Varese, Italy.
Since graduating, Andrea worked as a chef for 13 years in the UK, and 13 years in Canada. We are fortunate that Adrea has chosen to settle in Collingwood. The Strand offers Andrea what he really wants, and that is to cook great food, hands on every day for your enjoyment. Andrea has a passion for food, its in his blood.
To be the ultimate dining experience in the region.
Our raised dining area seats up to 50 people with an additional private room in "the vault" - a converted bank vault on the main floor) which seats up to 12.
Our bar dining area is set up with low top and high top tables accommodating up to 20 people with a further 14 that can be seated at our expansive and very comfortable bar.
The bar is a casual place, perfect to enjoy a cocktail, a bowl of your favorite pasta, a steak perhaps, or something lighter? Whatever your choice, we are sure to have an excellent glass of wine ready for you as you soak up the atmosphere of The Strand.
We have an extensive wine list at The Strand with over 1,000 bottles in inventory, mostly stored in the original bank vault deep in the basement. This room provides a naturally perfect environment for storing wine. Our knowledgeable staff will help you with wine sections from our comprehensive selection of wines by-the-glass, up to our Strand Cellar of fine wines from all around the world.
We only sell our own wines, we do not provide a corkage service.
We have a private car park at the rear of the building with 9 dedicated spaces, including a handicapped car parking space, this leads to a wheelchair ramp into the restaurant via an assisted access door. On the main floor, we have a fully equipped unisex handicapped washroom. The main customer washrooms are in the basement.
Cozze & Gamberi 17
King tiger shrimp and mussels
a) white wine & cream sauce
b) marinara sauce
Polipo alla griglia (Grilled Octopus) 20 (GF, V)
Toscani olive olio, lemon Mondena balsamico reduction
Pepperoni Belvedere 16 (GF, V)
Three colored grilled peppers pan seared with balsamic vinegar of Modena,
topped with goat cheese
Carpaccio 21 (GF)
AAA Tenderloin in a lemon and Tuscany olive oil served with radicchio salad and aged parmigiana Reggiano cheese
Fritto Misto 16
Deep fried calamari rings and prawn served with spicy tomato sauce
Scaloppe Saltate 21 (GF)
Pan Seared scallops on a bed of squash puree and lemon butter sauce
Polenta Funghi & Zola 15 (V)
Grilled polenta with sautéed mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese
Salad & Soup
Classic Cesare Salad 14
Salad Mista 14
mixed greens and lemon dressing
Salad Arugula 15
Arugula,cheery tomato and shaved parmigiano cheese
Red Beet Salad 17
Fennel, citrus, goats cheese, fresh mint and toasted walnuts
Warm Chick Pea Salad 16
Chick peas, rappini & pancetta
Soup of the Day 8
Egg drop soup, parmigiano cheese and parsley
Pasta & Fagilio 10
Spaghetti Cabonara 20
Egg, pancetta & parmigiana cheese
Tagliatelle Scoglio 24
Mixed seafood and tomato sauce
Tagliatelle Bolognese 21
Fusilli Pesto & Crema 19
Pesto & cream
Penne Salmone & Vodka 23
Salmon, vodka, tomato & cream
Linguine Puttanesca 24
Tuna, black olives, cherry tomato
Duck Tagliatelle Bolognese 25
Ravioli Lobster 27
Radicchio, cream cheese and cream sauce
Panzotti Al Fungi 24
Wild mushroom and truffle sauce
Gnocchi Quatro Fromages 22
All pasta sauces available with Gluten Free Penne Pasta at a $2 supplement.
Meat & Fish
Tagliata (10 oz NY striploin) 32 (GF)
Grilled (and carved) served with ratatouille
Filetto (6 oz filet) 33 (GF)
In a red wine sauce, served with seasonal vegetables
Rack of Lamb 34 (GF)
Black kale salad, pine nuts & parmigiana cheese
Filet of Branzino 33 (GF)
Broccolini & Cannellini beans
Grilled Atlantic Salmone 32 (GF)
with seasonal vegetables
Truffle Fries 9 Truffle Mashed Potato 9
Organic Baby Spinach 10 Sautéed Mushrooms 10
featuring American songbook and other popular favorites. Special requests encouraged
The Strand is an ideal venue for your special event, including weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, holiday parties, etc. (up to 100 guests). Enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705.293.7979.
Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during weekends and high season.
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People make all the difference.
Head Chef : Andrea De Matteis
Sous Chef : Kim Taylor
FOH Supervisor : Shelly-Ann Williams
We would like to thank Shelley and the entire staff at the Strand for making our wedding dinner extremely enjoyable and memorable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Shelley made us laugh the entire night! She was very knowledgeable with the different types of wine available.
The restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere was great. It was a very relaxing evening. The food was incredible and the presentation was 5 star! Virginia and I will be coming back on a regular basis to explore the rest of the menu and to enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Thank you again for making our night special!
Cody & Virginia Ness
On the corner of Hurontario and Simcoe, The Strand is located on the original sight of the Grand Hotel (1869). Following a devastating fire, the (bank) building that is now our home, was built in 1922. The conversion to a restaurant started in the fall of 2015 and took 6 months of hard work to complete, but we hope you agree, it was worth the effort! We now have The Strand, a bold and unique investment at the heart of this vibrant and growing community that is Collingwood.
The Strand Collingwood was inspired by the iconic deco hotel, the Savoy, located on the street, "The Strand" beside the river Thames in the heart of London, England. The Savoy is not only home to one of the finest restaurants in London, the Savoy Grill, but is also the home for the American Bar, perhaps the most famous piano bar in the world. We wanted to bring just a little piece of that elegance and style to Collingwood and create a place that we would ourselves choose to go. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.