Drake Devonshire Inn
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.
Food good except that it was very cold which spoiled it. Service corrected it.
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.
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.
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.
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 ❤️
Thanks for making our anniversary so special. Darren was amazing.
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.
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.
Hey Katie! Thank you for your attention to detail!
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.
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.
Gorgeous location, friendly staff, excellent food, and a good selection of local wines. Definitely would come back.
Thank you for a wonderful experience. The service was fabulous and the food first-class
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.
Shame the menu is exactly the same as the Toronto restaurant.
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
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 !
We planned our dinner to fall within the hour of sunset which was so beautiful!
I am not sure I would go back
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.
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.
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.
Good food. Great place to discover some local wines. Nice view.
Great food, great staff, outstanding view of the lake
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.
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.
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
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!
really cold in there, below average service. night before sitting at bar had great service though!
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.
Très très beau restaurant, avec un emplacement de choix, mais nos repas étaient vraiment décevants.
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.
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!
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!
Outstanding meal with fantastic service. Had a fabulous dinner.
Honestly. It wasn’t very comfortable. The view was nice. The drinks were fine. Ceased and a beer. But my burger was pretty boring and Way over Cooked. My fries weren’t salted either which isn’t great. My wife’s meal was alright but bland. It’s like someone forgot to order the salt for the kitchen. All in all we had a good time. Service was good and prompt and the view is great. We will likely only go back with more friends for munchies and drinks.
Always a great time and service was great by Max!
Fantastique!! Délicieux!! L'ambiance est chaleureuse. Une vue superbe sur le lac Ontario.