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Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort, Keene, ON

Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

4.9
4.9
199 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Farm-to-table
Elmhirst’s Resort is an all season, cottage resort and conference facility. It offers a spa, excellent dining and a host of activities for the whole family. Our collection of cottages is nestled on the pretty shore of Rice Lake. It is managed by a fifth generation of Elmhirst family and continues to offer the very best of the Kawarthas — much of it grown here, raised here or sourced from our very own 240-acre property.

This property is the cornerstone of the Elmhirst’s Resort experience, and we’re committed to preserving it. Toward that end, we pride ourselves on environmental sustainability. In every aspect of our operation, we strive to use resources respectfully, and are always looking for new ways to ensure the land’s continued majesty.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Steak, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 295-4591
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Private Events available and based on current public health guidelines and protocols during Covid-19. Please contact us directly to inquire.
  • Private party contact
    Pamela Henderson: (705) 295-2144
  • 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

What 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

199 Reviews
  1. NancyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the beet salad was the best of anywhere I’ve had it!

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  2. AnnieM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely Valentines Day dinner overall. Delicious food!

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  3. MartinP

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Red Fife bread and Elmhirst sausage rolls were amazing. Excellent meal.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An enjoyable dinner overlooking Rice Lake! We were there on a Wednesday evening so the dining room was quiet. The server was awesome and engaged with us in conversation. We chose trout and liver & onions … SO GOOD! Truly is farm-to-table because of their farm.

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  5. cherrygirl

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal at Elmhirst to celebrate a family member's birthday. The food was fresh and delicious, the desserts were exquisite. Our server was warm, friendly, helpful and attentive. The view of Rice Lake was spectacular. There was ample parking and every staff we interacted with were pleasant and eager to help. We definitely will be returning!

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  6. Mary

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The local food was excellent; fresh, tasty and healthy and presented beautifully. The view from the dining room is beautiful and the restaurant and resort staff are so friendly and accommodating! We had a super experience

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  7. Winnie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good lunch with lake view. It’s our first visit, will be back for summer time.

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  8. Stargazer88

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed yesterday‘s dinner. Great view a Rice Lake, beautiful table, great service. Food was excellent. The only problem: we ate too much but we have to blame ourselves for that.

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  9. BarbaraT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I really enjoyed my meal and the service was great. Due to a large group, it was a bit noisy, not really their fault, just the acoustics are not ideal. You have decorated the dining room very nicely and the view is always great. thank you for a wonderful meal - my best regards to the chef and to AJ's great service. Barb

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  10. HRNJr

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A little bit disappointing. Our server was great, very personable, the view was fantastic, but the food was a little lacking based on expectations and price point. Both steaks (ribeye and filet) were overcooked for what we ordered. Still flavourful, but overcooked. We didn't send back as we didn't want to waste food and wait for another entree to be prepared. Spinach and artichoke appetizer was excellent though. Will give another try at some point as it may just have been an off night for the kitchen.

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  11. Vivian

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality beef, friendly service, beautiful view on the lake.

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  12. Morgan

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The liver and onions and mashed was perfect. The filet was cooked to perfection. That’s where it ended with this meal. The mashed were very lumpy (couldn’t figure that one out)! And the crème brûlée had to be sent back and the replacement was only passable. The “crackling “ on top was more like a semi hard skin, so a big disappointment Service was exceptional so kudos to the staff. Have rated this a 4 out of 5 as the liver dinner was perfection.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t beat the views and the Saturday Roast Beef dinner is a great deal!

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  14. AnitaO

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent server Made my husband’s birthday special Delicious steaks done just as you want Mouthwatering

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  15. MICHELLEE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have frequented Elmhirst's restaurants a number of times and they are above and beyond each time. Our server Kim at the Hearthside was excellent - very engaging and professional and we really enjoyed her energy. Saturday's roast beef dinner can't be missed and our table also enjoyed the Pasta Bolognese and the Vegetable Curry. Everything is beautifully prepared and served fresh - Farm-to-Table goodness just as advertised. Absolutely a 5+ Star experience.

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  16. DSid

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, lots to eat at Sunday Best. Good service.

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  17. GloriaC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Elmhirst's Hearthside Dining Room is always a joy. The staff are friendly and very accommodating and the food is always delicious. The views from your dining table overlooking Rice Lake are spectacular. Love this place. We will be back.

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  18. PamelaS

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice experience beautiful view. Food was nice. Servers were friendly and engaging. The resort looks gorgeous.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    August 16th 2023

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  20. CandaceB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely table overlooking Rice Lake and the service was excellent!! The food choices were very good and our meal was amazing. I don't remember the last time we received such superb service 👍

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  21. AngelaC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were amazing and helped to make a 60th wedding anniversary very special!! Thank you so much!!

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  22. AnnieM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. Great spot to celebrate an occasion.

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  23. MichaelM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. The wait staff were very attentive. The view is spectacular.

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  24. lynS

    Tallahassee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the diners enjoyed their meals- Fresh Trout, Beef Ribs, Fish and Chips and Meatloaf. Service was prompt. The view of the lake was amazing. We will return

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  25. JaneM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner with a view of the lake. Food was amazing and our server Michele was very pleasant and helpful. We really enjoyed that we were not rushed. We will return

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  26. DawnG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The trout was fabulous.

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  27. DianeC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will definitely return and tell others to visit as well. It was so lovely to spend a hot summer day looking out at Rice Lake while enjoying our lunch. All our menu selections were delicious. I would just say that the Caesar Salad entree seemed small. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. I will write a good review on Trip Advisor as well.

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  28. JaneS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our time at Hearthside dining room. Food and setting was great.

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  29. BoydW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clean and comfortable with excellent service. Our meal was delicious from beginning to end. We love the 'Sunday Best' with the variety of choices. Always a good time at Elmhirst's Resort.

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  30. Yumm

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner! Michele was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious! The view was fantastic. And even with a wedding next door the noise level was totally fine! Highly highly recommend!!!! Claire

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  31. Christine

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service provided by Emma was outstanding. The food was great. The portions were very large so we brought home the left over food and enjoyed it the next day. The view over the lake was spectacular. We were very happy customers. Thanks for a great evening.

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  32. SarahM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service and the food was delicious.

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  33. BevW

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely spot to have a leisurely lunch with old friends!

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  34. GregS

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Sunday brunch for Mother's Day. Buffett no longer offered. Hollandaise sauce was very thin and flavorless. Steak and eggs were not enjoyed as steak had little flavor, overcooked and eggs were hard fried, not over easy. Overall, was ok in a nice setting but not outstanding.

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  35. RussellG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant was beautiful, with linens and ambience. The service was excellent, even though our server, Avery, was new to the job, but was attentive to our needs on a timely basis. Overall was a very pleasant evening.

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  36. ValerieB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a one rib dinner, a specialty dish, but it was full of grizzle and fat, definitely not edible. Duck carbonara was mainly pasta with 3 or 4 very very small pieces of duck again not worth the money. 3 of the 4 diners had a horrible, but expensive dinner. Such a disappointment since we thoroughly enjoyed our experience last year. Waitress was lovely

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  37. JWMMC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. The server was a bit slow with a few items but it did not impact our enjoyment.

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  38. Nancie

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did have a lovely time. The place is lovely and so was the service. The meal not as much. The started I think was called cinnamon brioche. It was mini cinnamon buns with icing on. I just found that very odd. It was more like dessert. The shared app was good but there was barely a tablespoon of baba ghanoush to dip everything in. The pasta serving was very small. I feel the meal would probably be better on regular nights and would recommend to a friend.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, fresh local ingredients. Beautiful view.

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  40. LynnW

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal. Delicious food and we love the fireplace.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort is rated 4.9 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene, ON K0L 2G0

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Settlers Line and Lakeview Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (705) 295-4591
  • Private party facilities
    Private Events available and based on current public health guidelines and protocols during Covid-19. Please contact us directly to inquire.
  • Private party contact
    Pamela Henderson: (705) 295-2144
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