Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.8
186 reviews
CAN$51 and over
International
Welcome to Idlewyld Inn - London's Historic Boutique Hotel.


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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 186 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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ErinB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely time at the inn, and loved having the restaurant right there. It was so cozy and the food was delicious

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AngelaN
Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone.
Big shout out to Tobias who went out out of his way to arrange a table for us on Christmas Day for dinner at 4:00 pm. You are very fortunate to have exceptional staff who always ensure that customers feel valued.
See you Christmas Day.
Angela Nirta

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TWest
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely filling lunch, well prepared and tasty. Great service also.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was kind and attentive and personable. The servings were very generous and delicious.

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SheilaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice to have a fine dining restaurant in London. Food was very improved since last time we were there which was before covid.

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service, good food just a bit pricey.

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a neighbourhood stop for special occasions. I have always had such appreciation for this grand old home.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Allie was amazing! Food was perfect! Everyone at the inn is super friendly. The dining room is beautiful. Not too many places comparable to the experience and cuisine provided at the inn. Top notch.

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Nezzy
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Did not feel rushed. Great assistance from server for menu choices.

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AliciaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A memorable experience and will be returning!

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AdrianW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The dinners were a work of art. The appetizer of scallops was incredible and tender. Had to send the glass of wine back as it was a chardonnay and not the Sauvignon which I asked for.

The meal was very flavourful and full of spices not usually used.

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Mightymom3
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the most delicious lunch. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a high quality lunch or dinner at reasonable prices.

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LauraS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly Recommend! The French onion soup was amazing, presentation of the entree outstanding!

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DeborahP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

the lamb, caesar salad and soup were terrific, as was the warm rolls and balsamic and olive oil dip.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

I enjoy Idelwyld but a tired of the menuwould appreciate somechanges

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DoctorFine
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great old Victorian home in the heart of London, Ontario...a perfect location for an upscale restaurant.

Menu is diverse with pasta, meat, fish and seafood options a-plenty! Service is just right. The meal was well-presented and delicious. Had the salmon main course - extremely tasty.

Will return...

DJ
vipDrewJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very special treat. Highest quality location, food and service

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Babs
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Didn’t love the Brunch Menu. Disappointed.

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Obbligatto
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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SuzanneL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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BennyCPA
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent location, great food and attentive service.
It is always a joy dining here.

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KarenMac
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the front porch for a birthday. Food as always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 27, 2021

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.

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Lena
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always come back to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 27, 2021

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing Sunday brunch! Staff was great and food was delicious.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you very much and thank you for the support.

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KarenMac
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 21, 2021

The staff is our biggest asset, thank you.

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GillesC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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 !

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LynneE
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!😄

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KenG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Proud
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and atmosphere was great. The patio was comfortable. We really enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a date night. It was amazing and staff was right on point. The ambiance was refined and elegant. We will visit soon.

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Wan2fly
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No complaints great service food and staff

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JessB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We got married at the Idewyld so we always enjoy the opportunity to enjoy a quiet dinner with outstanding food as well as experience

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Cathi
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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JacquelineF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance for any meal. Beautiful setting, attentive staff

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KarenW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable experience with great food & service - thanks Catherine! Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most warm and welcoming staff and an excellent traditional meal for a very reasonable price. We loved everything about this place!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delish, our server was lovely, and the Inn was the perfect setting for a date night.

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MichaelS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service. Definitely great for special occasions.

FAQs

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 186 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.

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