Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Featuring simple, yet elegant cuisine and a strong focus on sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary experience as you dine in style at the Idlewyld restaurant, surrounded by the elegance of our Victorian mansion.
Please contact us directly for current patio availability.
Our 70-seat dining room offers a locally-inspired menu of contemporary and traditional favourites and decadent desserts, complemented by our selection of award-winning wines, and draughts and ales on tap.
Savour every moment in the comfort of our sun-filled dining room, enjoy some al fresco dining on our gracious front porch, or escape to Idlewyld’s hidden Garden Courtyard.
Don't forget to check our events calendar, and join us for an evening of live music or Murder Mystery Dinner!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Seared Digby scallops, black tiger shrimp, slow roasted tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, spinach, herbes de provence, white wine shallot preserved lemon cream sauce
Harp Battered Fish & Chips
Battered haddock, charred lemon, vegetable slaw; house-made tartar sauce
Romaine hearts, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, house cured pork belly lardons, olive oil brushed baguette croutons; house balsamic Caesar dressing
A very special treat. Highest quality location, food and service
Didn’t love the Brunch Menu. Disappointed.
Booked as it was in the neighborhood and we needed an accessible option for a family member. Very accessible, food was amazing (prime rib special got raves) and our server Brian was exceptional. Beautiful surroundings too.
I had dinner and breakfast at the Idlewyld Inn and Spa.
I had the striploin for dinner and it was delicious. The steak and the vegetables were perfectly cooked. The steak was tender. The flavours were amazing. Idlewyld has a good selection of cocktails and wines by the glass.
Excellent location, great food and attentive service.
It is always a joy dining here.
We had a lovely evening on the front porch for a birthday. Food as always delicious.
Such a lovely atmosphere with excellent food and superb service. I brought my mother for her birthday brunch and would recommend this to anyone looking to brighten someone’s day.
Thank you very much for your feedback. We are thrilled that you and your mother enjoyed celebrating her birthday here with us. I will pass on your kind remarks to our staff here and we certainly hope to welcome you back again.
Always come back to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Hello Lena, Thank you for your continued support. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
Had an amazing Sunday brunch! Staff was great and food was delicious.
Thank you very much and thank you for the support.
Lovely staff that was entertaining as well as very efficient Food was excellent. The Harp’s fish and chips and the seafood linguine get top marks.
The staff is our biggest asset, thank you.
On Canada Day, we decided to have lunch in London. We booked at Idlewyld Inn because it accepted reservation, the menu was very interesting and we could be in the patio.
Very friendly welcome. The food is extremely good: we had the seafood linguini, the salmon and the lentil ratatouille. All this with the help of a bottle of Sicilian Pinot Grigio.
Home-made bread. For dessert: chocolate crème brûlée to die for...
The service was outstanding: very attentive and efficient.
We won’t wait next Canada Day to come back !
The back patio is a lovely.serene setting and covered so mostly shaded except a few side areas & no worries if a little rain.
The garden salads are perfect and my rueben was a 10 out of ten.
A glass of sangria is welcomed on a hot summer day!😄
This is a higher end, fine-dining establishment, both by price and reputation, and we were not disappointed. Our server was friendly and accommodating, service was not rushed, food quality was excellent. My wife said the seafood linguini was the best pasta she had ever eaten. My beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly and had great flavour. My daughter's pork tenderloin dish was also delicious. Presentation of the food was appealing. The ambiance of the rear, outside patio was lovely. We all agreed that we would gladly return.
The food and atmosphere was great. The patio was comfortable. We really enjoyed our meal.
We had a date night. It was amazing and staff was right on point. The ambiance was refined and elegant. We will visit soon.
No complaints great service food and staff
We got married at the Idewyld so we always enjoy the opportunity to enjoy a quiet dinner with outstanding food as well as experience
We had a lovely meal to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We hadn't been out for dinner since March so it was extra special for us to be in such beautiful surroundings with fabulous food. The service was exceptional. The Christmas decorations were just lovely as well. Thank you!
Wonderful ambiance for any meal. Beautiful setting, attentive staff
A very enjoyable experience with great food & service - thanks Catherine! Will return!
The most warm and welcoming staff and an excellent traditional meal for a very reasonable price. We loved everything about this place!
Food was delish, our server was lovely, and the Inn was the perfect setting for a date night.
Lovely food and service. Definitely great for special occasions.
Beautiful evening!!! Our first and me and my husband had a wonderful evening to remember for a long time :). Who would have known Cauliflower (cauliflower steak) was that super delicous!!! everything was. Food was outstanding! coming back for sure . Thanks!!! Leonor & Rob
Top marks across the board. Old world meets new world perfectly.
It was a lovely lunch ( first time for lunch and we loved it. The outdoor setting was perfect, food and service was impeccable.
Excellent job by all
Chicken was amazing!
Fish was delicious!
Service was superb!
Excellent all around!
Good place for dining...the menu was very limited, but that has been the trend during this pandemic. Our server was awesome
Enjoyed a lovely meal and wonderful service. Would highly recommend for special occasions
Great food, excellent service as always, beautiful place.
20th wedding anniversary
Celebrated our anniversary here. Food was great, atmosphere on the front porch was very relaxing, did not feel rushed at all. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Overall a great experience.
Absolutely delicious meal. Had a lovely covered spot on the front porch. I heard the courtyard was also nice. Our server, Katherine, was wonderful. She was attentive without lingering and very pleasant. We will definitely go back!
We dined in the courtyard. Very relaxing, plenty of shade on a warm, sunny day.
Menu selection was reasonable, as were prices. Service was excellent, very attentive and polite. Made suggestions about our selections and beverage pairings.
Definitely a great spot for lunch or dinner.
First time out to dine since covidi. The back patio is a great space you can easily self distance. Great evening. Only negative thing to say would be washroom should be sterile at this time and it was not very clean. I know staff are kept very busy during this time however during the pandemic this should not be overlooked.
Lovely breakfast on the patio!
Try the steak. It’s amazing. This place is amazing
Beautiful building and very well preserved
Food was outstanding as was the service... nothing fell short and we will be back !!!
Idlewyld Inn and Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 432-5554 ext. 0.
Idlewyld Inn and Spa is rated 4.8 stars by 170 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 reservations at the moment.