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Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

4.5
4.5
144 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Farm-to-table

Thank you for joining us as at our beautiful lakefront dining room! Due to current public health regulations, please note that limited seating is available and reservations are highly recommended to avoid availability disappointment.

In anticipation of your arrival, please note the following:

All guests must check in at the front desk upon arrival for clearance protocols, and to show proof of vaccination (as required).
Masks are mandatory in our main building and dining room.
Our staff are required to adhere to several safety measure s(i.e. wearing masks), we ask that you be respectful of their role in providing all of our guests with a safe and enjoyable outing.
We continue to offer food raised or grown on local farms, including our own, and we look forward to hosting you in our new socially distant and safe surroundings.
Thank you from the Elmhirst Family, management, and our kitchen and service teams.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Steak, Canadian

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am
    Brunch
    Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 295-4591

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Peterborough

  • Cross Street

    Settlers Line and Lakeview Road

  • Parking Details

    Private asphalt parking with a garden fringed walk to the Dining Room.

  • Public Transit

    Not Available

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Ron Goodacre plays a wide assortment of favourites at Sunday Brunch....a local dining institution.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

menu

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What 144 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Ontario

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Ontario

    Healthy

  • Central Ontario

    Lunch

  • Central Ontario

    Romance

  • Central Ontario

    Special Occasion

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  1. EA

    EileenA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love going there or dinner. We highly recommend! Staff are always. Top notch.

  2. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice. We had a very enjoyable meal on a snowy night.

  3. DM

    DawnMc

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Exceptionally good service! We’re already looking forward to our next Heartside Dining experience.

  4. LW

    LynnW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful. Delicious food! Loved it!

  5. LW

    LynnW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful! Loved the ambience and the food! Excellent!

  6. PL

    PaulL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Went for our anniversary. Waiter was ausome as well as the scenery. Have been her several times , even had our daughters wedding here. Food has always been good but unfortunately this time not so much. I had the ribeye steak and my wife had the trout. The steak was cooked perfectly but had no taste . It was very bland . My wife's fish was overcooked. Veggies and potatoes were good. I noticed a similar review a couple of days ago about the steak. Maybe time to look into this complaint!!

  7. TF

    TravellingFam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    What a spectacular view of the lake! Massive windows to take it all in. Lovely dining room and atmosphere. Food was fine. The liver and onions presentation was extremely unappetizing. Was not kid friendly at all. Needed to constantly ask for extras (napkins, straws, pepper, spoons etc).

  8. TF

    TamaraF

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service was amazing. The meat loaf was delicious and so was the creme brulee. The steak was perfectly cookex but lacked flavour.

  9. CL

    CatharineL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff, service and breakfast was exceptional. Highly recommend.

  10. G

    Gemini66

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A lovely, welcoming place, with attentive and friendly staff.

  11. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was absolutely fantastic! Our server was Matt and from the minute he greeted us at the door, he was very attentive. The meal was incredible; we had the roast beef and a lovely bottle of red wine. We highly recommend and will be returning more often!

  12. TN

    TrishN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    We have always enjoyed very good dining experiences and a couch potato package over the years. Disappointed when we arrived even with a reservation no one was available to meet and seat us. Discovered later the "complimentary" birthday cheesecake was included in the bill.

  13. N

    Nick

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service

  14. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Service excellent! Our server Matt, was outstanding! Food was very good. Flies a little annoying!

  15. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere with beautiful view. Food was excellent and wine list was very good.

  16. EC

    EileenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon at The Hearthside Dining room on Aug 29.Our waiter was attentive and pleasant.The food was very good.The sausage Skillet was amazing along with the beef satays for the starter. Dessert was interesting with the three small offerings.Only query was ..a small chocolate donut amongst the three for a sweets offering?

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Waitress was very good she agreed and took the mains off the bill. Left hungry! Food not so much chef special

  18. SH

    SandraH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere,scenic view right from your table. The staff were welcoming! One comment about my meal is only order the Vegetarian Linguine if you love eggplant because it was chock full of it. I don't mind it but I would have made a different selection if I had known it was basically an eggplant dish.

  19. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Beautiful view Delectable smoked trout platter Trout smoked on premises Melts in your mouth combining with homemade croustinis , cream cheese , onions and veggies Rib eye steak - from the Angus herd owned by Elmhirst family Cooked perfectly accompanied by silky smooth masked potatoes and al dente green beans The homemade brownie didn’t shine but perhaps I was full or should have dressed it with ice cream Lovely meal overall

  20. BK

    BobK

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Remarkable locally sourced beet salad and duck linguine Garlic bread is to die for Service is friendly but not top shelf Not a deal breaker here if you focus on the food Limited wine selection Beautiful view

  21. R

    Rich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic quality dinner. Great views. Just an amazing all round dining experience! Thanks!

  22. CA

    CarinA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful service. Our waiter went above and beyond. Food was delicious. Looking forward to returning.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fathers Day meal with the family. Our server Andrew is our favourite. Love coming back to Elmhirst for a great meal .

  24. LV

    LisaV

    Toronto

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Social distancing to the max! Elmhirst really makes sure everyone is comfortable. The Sunday Best brunch was excellent. Coffee was a French press and it was delicious! The Eggs benny was perfect and the desserts great! I'd definitely go back!

  25. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service and of course, an awesome view of the lake!

  26. T

    Theresa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time, we had the restaurant to ourselves as we celebrated our 30 year wedding anniversary overlooking the lake. The food was delicious the atmosphere was warm and cozy. Ryder was our host/waiter and he was amazing. Very friendly young man. We will certainly recommend this place, actually I have already : ) You may see me come back with the girls for your wild women's weekend lol. Sincerely Theresa Wilson

  27. DF

    DaveF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Elmhirst Burger and it was absolutely delicious! It was so delicious my wife reordered it the next night

  28. DF

    DaveF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Fish & chips were good. The chicken breast entree was good however the breast was rather small for the price charged.

  29. SB

    SandraB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful view! Great food! Paige was very attentive. Enjoyable experience.

  30. L

    Lillsie

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The overall experience was good. Our server, Sarah was excellent - attentive, efficient and very pleasant. The food was hot and tasty. However, the menu choices were more for pub fare (Wild Blue Yonder) than a fine dining restaurant. We were hoping for more choice than was presented.

  31. JF

    JohnF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was excellent! Our server Sara is the best!

  32. JF

    JohnF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience5

    Steak and fries for $29, with the steak being a very tough round. Pan seared trout was good though.

  33. JT

    JackieT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Very clean and very comfortable. Staff were amazing and very very kind and friendly. Menu was the same each day which was disappointing. Food was great! Awesome fries. Only the steak frites were a bit chewy😞

  34. T

    Tony

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Family of 4 dining during our visit in August, 2020. Good food and service. Thanks!

  35. JY

    JennesseY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved this place! Amazing atmosphere, friendly and accommodating staff! Food was fantastic, would have gave 5 starts except steak was cooked well done, asked for medium rare but we LOVED the season veggies and the desserts were amazing. Menu was reduced but assuming that’s due to COVID. Sanitizer everywhere which was fantastic.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was nothing but positive. We had great service, a great view of Rice Lake, and definitely plan to be back.

  37. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Elmhirst is a hidden gem overlooking the shimmering waters of Rice Lake. I’d add several stars if Covid wasn’t affecting the restaurant I’m sure there’d be many more stars! Can’t wait to get back to enjoy the setting, the fine food and excellent service.

  38. PL

    PatriciaL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great restaurant. Loved the server (believe Alexander)

  39. S

    Savannah

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food good service beautiful location and not crazy expensive for hugh end food! Would definitely recommend any meal there

  40. TO

    TedO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had big expectations for the brunch and it did not disappoint!

FAQs

Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 144 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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Google Map for Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line Keene, ON K0L 2G0

  • Cross Street

    Settlers Line and Lakeview Road

  • Neighbourhood

    Peterborough

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am
    Brunch
    Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:30 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:30 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Steak, Canadian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private asphalt parking with a garden fringed walk to the Dining Room.

  • Public Transit

    Not Available

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Pianist Ron Goodacre plays a wide assortment of favourites at Sunday Brunch....a local dining institution.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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