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Idlewyld Inn and Spa, London, ON

Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.8
4.8
283 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!

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Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 432-5554 ext. 0

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Trevor Stephens

  • Neighbourhood

    London

  • Cross Street

    Ridout Street

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • Traditional Country Breakfast$14.95

    Your choice of bacon, ham or sausage, 2 eggs done your way, home fries, toast, fresh fruit, grilled tomatoes

    • Yogurt Parfait & Berry Compote Waffles$13.95

      House-made granola, berries, yogurt

      • House Cured Salmon Lox Bagel$14.95

        Caper cream cheese, radish, cucumber, red onion, home fries & fresh fruit

        • Eggs Benedict$16.95

          Poached eggs, choice of cured salmon, spinach or Peameal bacon, toasted English muffin; Hollandaise sauce

          • Daily Featured Omelet$15.95

            Please ask your server

            Last updated: February 3, 2022

            What 283 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

            NoiseModerate

            Loved For

            • Southern Ontario

              Best Overall

            • Southern Ontario

              Best Ambience

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            1. S

              Sherry

              Toronto

              5 reviews

              5.0

              5 reviews

              Dined 1 day ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              What a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary! The food was superb, artfully presented and so flavourful service was discrete and pleasant.

            2. CB

              CB76809

              Exclusive

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 1 day ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Wonderful meal, as always! Pickerel was amazing! Thank you

            3. PA

              PAtH

              Toronto

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined 2 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Best restaurant in London by far.

            4. T

              Tala

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 7 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The beet terrine was fresh and light. The butternut squash risotto was creamy and satisfying. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted wonderful.

            5. VK

              ValK

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 14, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We had the most delicous meal! Service and ambience were top notch! For a special meal, I'd highly recommend Idlewyld!

            6. L

              Laura

              Toronto

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 8, 2022

              overall3food4service2ambience3

              This was not worth the money. A simple buffet that they could have charged $30 for. They seated us in a basement cellar, and luckily moved us when we complained. The coffee was cold and the experience took way too long. Waited to be called to the buffet and waited to pay because they could not find the machine.

            7. MS

              MichelleS

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 8, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Absolutely delicious! If you’re looking for excellent service and high quality food you won’t be disappointed. We sat in a private room with a cozy fireplace. The ambiance and atmosphere was lovely. We’ll be back! :)

            8. KW

              KevinW

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 6, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Definitely one of the tastiest meals I have had in London. And, unlike most ritzy restaurants, the food was abundant in quantity. I literally felt stuffed to the gills when I got up from the table. My wife and I have found a new restaurant to frequent, and all just a short walk from our home.

            9. AM

              AMenegoni

              Toronto

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on May 6, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              once again, the Idlewild dining experience delivered. It was an early Mother’s Day celebration, and I was made to feel very special. Our server, Catherine, was funny, warm, deeply knowledgeable, and highly skilled at her job. The wine bracket Poppy bracket was delicious, starting with a glass of bubbly was a great idea. Our meals were cooked to perfection. I had the strip loin, husband had the Pickerel, and daughter had the chicken. All of which were absolutely scrumptious and elegantly presented. Hubby started with the famous beet and goat cheese salad, which has got to be one of the most beautiful presentations of any dish I’ve ever seen. This is our second time in as many months… We will be back!

            10. KH

              KimH

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 5, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We always have a wonderful dining experience at Idlewyld. Our waitress was tremendous & provided some great humour during our lunch. The food is always delicious. Would recommend to anyone looking for an elegant, quiet spot to enjoy the company of family or friends.

            11. LH

              LarissaH

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 2, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience3

              Excellent service and delicious food. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

            12. JT

              JurgenT

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on May 2, 2022

              overall4food4service5ambience5

              Over all our meal was excellent. The service was attentive and the server Brian was very helpful with his suggestions. The only complaint was with my wife's meal. She had ordered the rack of lamb, and was disappointed in the quality of the lamb. The chops were small and hard to get off the bone. This was especially evident as we had celebrated a birthday five days earlier at another restaurant in Milton where the lamb tenderloin portion was enormous, each section was at least an inch plus in thickness. Thus my wife's expectation was high and she was disappointed. So three of four people were satisfied, the wine was excellent, and the service was wonderful. This was a special celebration as it was our third anniversary, and we were celebrating with the couple that had supported us during our wedding.

            13. s

              stablediner

              West Palm Beach

              65 reviews

              vip
              3.0

              65 reviews

              Dined on May 1, 2022

              overall3food3service2ambience5

              Weirdly poor service. Confused and disorganized. Very unusual for this restaurant. Not sure if the waiter was new or just not himself that day. Food “looked” great. Beautiful presentation. It was dry and pretty flavourless however. We’ll try again but Sunday brunch was a bust.

            14. SA

              ShanA

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 24, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Always great to have brunch here. Love the winter menu

            15. SS

              SandraS

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 23, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We were there for our anniversary. Katherine was lovely. We will definitely be back. Very accommodating to vegetarians

            16. HC

              HectorC

              San Diego

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 21, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Excellen food and outstindig service. highly recommended.

            17. MM

              MarcM

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 20, 2022

              overall5food4service5ambience5

              Very much enjoy the atmosphere and the feel of the whole place.

            18. DW

              DoreenW

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 20, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              they had no problem with us staying and visiting long after we had finished lunch and continued to offer coffee--amazing

            19. TB

              TerryB

              Toronto

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 20, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              There were 4 of us & we each something different from the breakfast menu. We were treating one for her breakfast & the bill came split 3 ways. No problems.

            20. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Toronto

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 19, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Beautiful place to dine. Food delicious and presentation was excellent. Our server was upbeat, friendly and attentive.

            21. P

              Phyl

              Toronto

              14 reviews

              vip
              4.0

              14 reviews

              Dined on April 19, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience5

              Lovely quiet spot on a side street in downtown London.

            22. EW

              EileenW

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 18, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great as always. Been going to Idlywed Inn 4 years. Happy to see it stays the same. Live it!

            23. YM

              YvonneM

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 14, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The food and ambience was superb. The server was very personable and very attentive. She recommended the white Riesling and it was smooth and perfect. Very knowledgeable staff. I always stay at Idlewyld Inn and I always eat at their restaurant... fine dining at it's best ! Highly recommend 🙂

            24. AR

              ArmstrongR

              Montreal

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 14, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Spectacular lunch. The food portions were quite large. The menu items were varied and unique creative dishes were quite impressive. Definitely would recommend this place to friends.

            25. JM

              JimM

              Toronto

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 14, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Jacqui our server, was very pleasant,efficient,and funny. She also made some good food and beverage suggestions for our lunch. AND she checked regularly to see if everything was good (excellent).

            26. B

              Blondie

              Toronto

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 12, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The Inn itself was fabulous. Clean, the service was impeccable and everyone was so accommodating. The food and our waitress Kathryn was amazing. The spa not so much. They were not accommodating at all and very difficult to deal with. I'd highly recommend the Inn but perhaps receive your spa treatments elsewhere.

            27. AW

              AdrianW

              Toronto

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on April 12, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Service was impeccable and knowledgeable! Food ordered was very good and more than what we could eat. Lovely salad with the Chicken Cutlet.

            28. K

              Kara

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 9, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The food was amazing and atmosphere was so relaxing!

            29. AM

              AMenegoni

              Toronto

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on April 9, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We had a most unexpectedly spectacular meal at the Idlewyld on the evening of April 9. We had heard it was good, but had no idea the treat we were in for. My husband ordered the beetroot salad which arrived at the table so gloriously presented he didn’t want to touch it! The salad tasted just as gorgeous as it looked. The pickerel was also artistically presented, and was savory and buttery-tender. I went for the prime rib (rare). Easily the most tender and delicious prime rib I’ve ever had. And the brussels sprouts were rich and crisp… I couldn’t get enough of them. We accompanied our meal with a bottle of Tall Poppy - not available at the LCBO -which was absolutely delicious. The portions for both our meals were outstanding, and the service was excellent. We will certainly will be back!

            30. JH

              JudyH

              Toronto

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on April 9, 2022

              overall5food5service4ambience4

              This restaurant exceeded expectations. I was prepared for a traditional steakhouse meat and potatoes fare, but it was imaginative in presentation and delicious as well. Lots of options to choose from. Beautiful atmosphere in an historic home that kept much of its original charm.

            31. CS

              ChristineS

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 8, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              The ambience was lovely and our host was very attentive and full of historical facts. Every plate served was a medley of unique flavours Really a work of art We really enjoyed ourselves immensely!

            32. DS

              DorrisS

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 8, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Fantastic! We will definitely be back. Everything and everyone was amazing ❤

            33. SK

              ShaunaK

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 8, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Our waitress was fab and food delicious, as usual!

            34. JE

              JeannetteE

              Toronto

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on April 3, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              We had a lovely lunch followed by a relaxing spa visit in this beautifully restored inn.

            35. MM

              MarthaM

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 31, 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              Lovely atmosphere, great food, excellent service! Will definitely return!

            36. SN

              SherryN

              Toronto

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 30, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              High quality chef! Great menu. Delicious food and Cocktails. Wine list excellent. Brian, our waiter, provided excellent personalized service.

            37. FA

              FevenA

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 29, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Amazing place! From the history of the place to the service abd everything else. We had a great experience and the staff is just amazing. Do urslef a favor and try this place

            38. EH

              EileenH

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 29, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              I have already written a glowing review on your website!

            39. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Toronto

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on March 27, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Amazing night out. Food and service incredible as always

            40. EG

              EoinG

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on March 26, 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Firstly, the building itself is beautiful! The food was outstanding! The service was prompt and professional! We will definitely be going back as soon as we can! Our waitress Elle was awesome too!

            Safety precautions

            • Cleaning & sanitising

              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
              • 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
              • Diner temperature check required
              • Staff temperature check required
              • Contact tracing information collected

            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 283 OpenTable diners.

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

            Make a reservation

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            Booked 6 times today
            Google Map for Idlewyld Inn and Spa

            36 Grand Avenue London, ON N6C 1K8

            Dining areas

            Additional information

            • Cross Street

              Ridout Street

            • Neighbourhood

              London

            • Hours of Operation

              Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

            • Cuisines

              International, Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea

            • Dining style

              Casual Elegant

            • Dress Code

              Smart Casual

            • Parking Details

              Hotel Parking

            • Payment Options

              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

            • Executive Chef

              Trevor Stephens

            • Additional

              Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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