Chef Blake Anderson

Blake Anderson is the new Head Chef at the Red Lion Room.
He has lived in Stratford since 1995 and has worked in the local restaurant industry for years. He has spent over 16 years searing, grilling and smoking all styles of cuisine.


Chef Blake has worked as a sous chef for the last seven years in the most popular and busy restaurants in Stratford. He has learned his theory and practical skills working under some of the most renown and talented chefs that work in this rich culinary city. He has left his mark on many of the current menus in the downtown core restaurants.


Blake is passionate about BBQ and Creole food styles. He looks forward to serving his interpretation of these styles of cuisine, bringing the smokehouse experience to the piano/jazz bar and feeding the amazing local people and tourists from all over world.

History of the Red Lion Room

The Red Lion Room was officially re-established in 2019. Pictures from c.1979, tell us the Red Lion Room was here before. We are not sure how long it was here, or how long it lasted, but it was here. 

The Red Lion Room is located in the Windsor Hotel. “The Windsor Block” was built in 1873 and extended to Downie Street. Over the last 100 years, the hotel has carried a few other names, 23 Albert Place being one; finally, it arrived back at the Windsor Hotel.  

The decision to open the Red Lion Room as a jazz lounge was easy, especially after speaking with many people in Stratford and looking at what Stratford was missing after Down The Street sold and was remodeled. 

Simple understandable food; support for the craft beer movement; delicious value vino; a quiet place to relax. That’s our twist on history.

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