Drake Devonshire Inn

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Our exciting menu features farm and lake to table cuisine, paired with outstanding Prince Edward County wine from one of the regions wineries. The Drake cocktail program is in full swing, with a lineup of old classics as well as newly shaken libations invented by our mixologists. According to the New York Times “Everyone and everything looks good and smells good.” Around every corner is art: murals, installations, sculptures.

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We are excited to host you X-Mas Day ’19! Beginning at 4PM we are offering our Festivus Turkey Dinner $45pp. In the visit notes, please note how many plates you would like to pre-order. (NOTE: regular dinner menu will not be available, only snack menu + turkey dinner)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 1118 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
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4.7
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3.8
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RC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

In an area known for outstanding restaurants the Drake delivers, but also seems to have a reputation that it rests on.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at the Drake Devonshire did not disappoint! We spent our mini honeymoon in the county and made sure we carved out some time for the highly recommended Drake Devonshire. From the moment we walked in we were greeted by warm, friendly staff, the most romantic atmosphere, and plenty of surprises to make us feel special. The food and wine were absolutely to die for! Highly recommend and we cannot wait to come back!

AP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were on our way to a wedding and had lunch here. Excellent food and service! The view of the lake for November with waves rolling in was spectacular.
I will return in the summer to try to get a seat in the patio.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality food and presentation. Excellent service and professional yet with an absolute attention to every detail with the perfect balance of warmth and niceness...something restaurants either fall on the far end of nice which is phoney or inappropriate to dismissive and inattentive. They hit the mark on attentiveness without being annoying...well trained and standard across staff.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter and I had a lovely evening at the Drake Devonshire last Friday. The food was great and the service was excellent. Will definitely return

DM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed, attentive, timely service and great menu. Nice setting on the lake’s day very conveniently located in town close to shops, galleries, and accommodation.

BF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food good except that it was very cold which spoiled it. Service corrected it.

EW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We didn’t stay at the hotel, but we enjoyed a beautiful, quiet, and charming brunch. The food was delicious and our service was great.

JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

After finally getting the chance to dine at the Drake Devonshire this past weekend, I have to admit I have mixed reviews. I made a reservation almost a month prior for a table for six. When we arrived, our table was ready, but it was way off to the side, completely out of the main dining area. For a group of ladies getting together to enjoy a good meal in the county, this was very disappointing - especially given our long standing reservation. We ordered the countylicious special, which was quite delicious and included a good variety of food choices. However, upon ordering, some of our party ordered a specific dessert - with no apparent issues. When dessert time came around, we were told there were no more of that dessert left - this was disappointing, given we had ordered it initially and it was countylicious which includes there dessert choices - to run out of one of three on a Saturday night seems like poor planning. Though service was fine, we were never asked if we wanted another beverage throughout the meal. I expected more from this establishment. I am wiling to try again, but when someone has a reservation for six a month ahead, give them a great table. Thank you.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

Overpriced to be missing the mark on food. Half dozen oysters for $23 and two were inedible because of a lousy shuck. If I wanted a rock sandwich Is ask my son to cater.

CT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

Awesome place. The view is outstanding. Food is good. They have to work on their drink or hired a bartender. We live close and enjoy this place. Ambiance is great, staff is friendly. The Drake have a little something special ❤️

MH
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for making our anniversary so special. Darren was amazing.

AM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and setting. Food took a long time. Food was good, but not as good as expected or we had heard about. Brussel sprouts were excellent! I think it was too expensive for what it was. The meat portion was very small.

KM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Service was too slow, and bacon was poor. Lovely place overall, but wasn’t up to Drake standards based on previous experiences at all their restaurants.

LK
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hey Katie! Thank you for your attention to detail!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Have been before and really enjoyed it. But this time it felt very impersonal, very Toronto in PEC rather than letting the county vibe be front and centre. Our server was very distant and uninterested and didn’t give us a sense of excitement about the food or wine. Won’t go again on future trips and will focus on the restaurants that feel like they are part of the community.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've eaten here a number of times in all seasons. Each time, we've left feeling like we truly had a memorable and special outing. The ambiance is incredible, the food always delicious, and the staff is top-notch. It's pricey but definitely worth it. We'll keep coming back and recommending it constantly to friends and family.

WS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous location, friendly staff, excellent food, and a good selection of local wines. Definitely would come back.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful experience. The service was fabulous and the food first-class

VF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

So disappointed, been there many times, this time invited friends and it was awful. food took over an hour to come and was cold. True we didnt complain because we were so hungry by that point, and didnt want to make a bad experience worse.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Shame the menu is exactly the same as the Toronto restaurant.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

We arrived 30 minutes early to find our table was ready. In fact there were at least 4-5 empty tables, begs the question why we could not book before 9 pm.
Atmosphere was great along with service.
Food was unacceptable.
The Chef should be embarrassed

k
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

3 couples for lunch .. inside as it was a bit windy and less than 20c .. we all had different meals and all very happy with the outcome ... no left overs as we hoovered it all since it was so good. our waitress was great to deal with our food sensitivities and also chatted with us about things to do in the neighborhood .. great experience overall.. THANK YOU !

N
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We planned our dinner to fall within the hour of sunset which was so beautiful!

AT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good service
Excellent view
Average food
I am not sure I would go back
Sorry

JT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic visit to The Drake for Thanksgiving this year! The location is prime with the best water view in eastern Ontario, in my opinion. The staff were amazing and our meal was out of this world!
Can’t wait to go back. Next time for a weekend getaway at the Inn.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I had brunch on Thanksgiving Monday and the service wasn’t great. It was a steady morning of customers but I was able to see that the staff/waiters had the time to come check back at our table to see if we needed refills or anything but did not come over to my table for over an hour. After we were served our meals we were asked by the waitress if we needed anything else and I asked for more coffee. Which never came nor did our waiter until we were done our meals and at that point we were ready to pay and leave. The restaurant has a great spot on the shores of Lake Ontario however the quality of service of the staff is lacking.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch but they weren’t starting that menu for another 45 minutes. Was a shame to not be offering it on a long weekend. The food we ordered was tasty, the Drake Breakfast especially was a good choice. The atmosphere and venue were beautiful and left us feeling very happy. Also, not the worlds best coffee, but definitely better than anything else in PEC.

T
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Great place to discover some local wines. Nice view.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, outstanding view of the lake

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The hip Drake Devonshire looks the part but fails to deliver and on both service and, more importantly, it’s cuisine. Visiting PEC for the Thanksgiving weekend seemed to necessitate a Sunday lunch at the Drake. The limited brunch menu (which seems a copy of its Toronto haunt) was both unimaginative and unremarkable. Its kitchen product, equally so. Service was mediocre to meh. The only thing that was extraordinary was the bill...larger than warranted.

There are other options in the area to experience and utilize your hard earned dough.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

The PB and J was a total let down - recommend doubling the amount and seasoning the whipped peanutbutter.

The eggs benny were cold and over cooked and we tried to tell the server but no one came by during our whole meal.

Everything looked very pretty and instagrammable - but that's all it is. Instagrammable plates to send nice pics back to Toronto.

Definitely will not recommend going further.

d
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fabulous. I was happily surprised by the spectacular view. Being celiac, I was also thrilled to see that I had so many gluten free choices that were delicious ,including the strawberry shortcake.Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. I look forward to returning

NS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience as usual. Jay’s greeting and service was on point. Rachel’s service was great despite a very busy evening. We had a great table with the view of the lake.
Thank you Drake Devonshire and happy Thanksgiving!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

really cold in there, below average service. night before sitting at bar had great service though!

S
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

The food and service were terrible. We did not eat until over an hour after ordering. Tons of other parties were served before us that got there after us. I think the waitress forgot to enter our order. She was extremely unhelpful and inattentive. When we finally got our food the manager brought it over and dropped one of the plates on the table causing a mess. The food was expensive and subpar at best. We ordered quinoa wraps that sounded delicious. It was just bland quinoa on lettuce wraps which cost $22! We asked for our bill as soon as the plates came and of course, the waitress forgot that too. The manager comp’ed us one of the plates at least. I would literally never go back unless it was only to take in the view, which is nice.

NP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Très très beau restaurant, avec un emplacement de choix, mais nos repas étaient vraiment décevants.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

The Drake was great when it first opened. Food has declined. We had burger and veggie burger + fries. Average at best. What happened to the great fries with crispy rosemary bits? Could have dined at Harveys for a fraction of the price. Plus restaurant is starting to show wear and tear. (Women's middle bathroom stall was not even working, and delay to be seated. Ugh!) Lot more venues in PEC to choose from now. Won't be returning.

K
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible! What a beautiful spot, we went for dinner and as it's fall it was dark by the time we arrived so we were unable to take in the view. The food was incredible and they had a great selection of wines. Really enjoyed ourselves. Would highly recommend it to everyone!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It started off well, as they were aware it was a special occasion and brought us two glasses of bubbly on the house. The server was very attentive and polite! When we ordered our food, my wife’s meal had three peppers that were extremely hot and that is no exaggeration as I am from Mexico and we eat hot peppers regularly. There was no warning either on the menu or from the server that those peppers were nearly not edible. My wife ate one of the 3 peppers whole at the beginning of her meal, and unfortunately it ruined the rest the meal. Otherwise the food would have been great, my steak was cooked perfectly to what was asked for.
Maybe for next time, have some sort of warning about those peppers that cake with the shrimp and grits.
Atmosphere and decor were great!

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