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Idlewyld Inn and Spa, London, ON

Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.8
4.8
622 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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 Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm 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

What 622 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    International

622 Reviews
  1. Wendy

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time at Idlewyld Inn. We celebrated a friends birthday. Sat on the patio with perfect weather. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. Would highly recommend the Idlewyld Inn!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night. Great food and an even better server whom made a very special birthday. Thank you so much! We’re looking forward to our next visit already

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The prime rib could not have been any better. Best I’ve ever had! Cat was an excellent server, lots of fun. Thankyou

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience and the waitress was very nice. Great over all experience. Would highly recommend If you wanna celebrate an occasion.

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  5. ML213

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing as was the food, especially the presentation. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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  6. Campbellatte

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was expected and cared for from the minute I arrived. I regularly dine alone and sometimes establishments treat single diners as an inconvenience. This is not the case here. I was given a table that offered a great view and wasn’t in the corner near the kitchen. My server asked just the right questions and offered advice and great service. It was just a spectacular experience.

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  7. Mike

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere. Our server Michelle was great!

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  8. carolw

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, server (Kathryn) was exceptional.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Situated in a lovely neighborhood- kind of reminded me Niagara on the lake.

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  10. TadeA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We highly recommend.

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  11. RamonaD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food is always perfect. The staff go out of their way to make the dining experience memorable.

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  12. JanetC

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable lunch - from start to finish! A place one doesn’t think of often to go to but should.

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  13. TWest

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A return visit to Idlewyld Inn for lunch with a friend. Excellent server who recommended a great wine, but even better tea later. The food was plentiful and tasty as always. Overall a great experience.

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  14. Melissa

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were the only ones in the restaurant. It’s a cute atmosphere but the food was overpriced for lunch and not very good. French Onion Soup came out luke warm (again we were the only people there) and sent back another dish. Salad dressing looked and tasted like it was out of a bottle. Our server was very nice and attentive. I wouldn’t go back. This is the second time I’ve been now and it’s just not very good. Such a shame because the vibe has such potential.

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  15. LyndaB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We always go there for special dinners, and this one was no different. I love the risotto stuffed squash especially.

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  16. DebbieV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have had this server once before for Mother’s Day. Our second time with Sarah as our server was equally enjoyable. She was excellent in providing another special occasion with our mother. We will certainly ask for Sarah again.

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  17. Pugmom25

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous dinner and our server was attentive and friendly. Loved that it was quiet as so many restaurants these days a quite loud. If you are looking for a relaxed and top notch dining experience then this is the place for you.

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  18. DarleneW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first visit and I was very impressed. The smaller spaces made the dining experience feel more personal. The food selection for lunch was excellent as was its quality. We were not rushed to order or to leave. We were able to chat easily despite all of the tables having diners. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  19. LoriA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, we celebrated our wedding reception here 25 years ago. It is as beautiful as it was then. The food and atmosphere were absolutely perfect! A memorable evening for sure.

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  20. KristaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely dining experience. The food was phenomenal, and presented well! Would highly recommend!

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  21. sher

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish we've ever had at this restaurant has been fantastic and the service is outstanding as well. It is an expensive restaurant, so do keep that in mind, but it's well worth it ...a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  22. AndreL

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Crispy tofu sandwich was too tall and it seemed like the sandwich had a whole block of tofu on it. I had to cut it up into bitesize pieces and make a sort of salad to eat it.

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  23. LyndaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was lovely, our waitress -one of the Catherine’s- was exceptional !

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  24. DebC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and they were very accommodating for gluten-free. We came for brunch, but we were disappointed to find out they don’t do brunch on Saturdays (only Sundays). A friend came from out of town, and we were having a nice visit catching up, but after an hour and a half we were asked to leave because they needed our table for tea service (restaurant was half empty). Felt rushed especially after what we paid for lunch ($150 for lunch for 3).

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  25. StevenN

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Presentation and quality of food was phenomenal. Service was attentive yet not intrusive. Atmosphere a little more stuffy then what we prefer but overall Excellent experience one again. Steve and Sandra

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  26. HeleneT

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and ambiance. We are always served very well and the restuarant is very cozy.

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  27. EPpppppp

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the wait was long (understandable during the weekend before Valentine's) the food was delicious!

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  28. Susan

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Nice variety with the menu. Excellent food-tasty.

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  29. KellyPR111

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my husband for his birthday and we had a wonderful experience, the food was phenomenal the salmon poached to perfection and the prime rib tender and delicious. Our server Jenn was fabulous, and the quiet atmosphere was exactly what we were seeking. We will definitely be returning sooner than later.

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  30. KeithG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took advantage of the "set price" menu as part of Londonlicious. The selections on this menu were amazing and lots of options. Allie, our server, was very attentive and did a great job with us. The ambiance is very nice. Would definitely go again.

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  31. LindaZ

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Idlewyld. Love the fish and chips. Jacquie is the absolute greatest. She remembers me always, her service is A+. Enjoyable.

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  32. Sharib13

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and overall ambiance, food was excellent with amazing presentation.

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  33. GaryR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favourite special-occasion restaurants in London - especially in the summer when the outdoor patio is open. The menu is focused but enticing, the staff are well-trained and friendly, and the environment is comforting. I’m looking forward to my next visit there….

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  34. Dorothy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My dinner was excellent! My husband’s prime rib was better last year (less fatty and better prepared to his liking) It was still a nice experience. Our daughter’s wedding shower was there so it brings back nice memories. Great service. I did bring a friend for the afternoon tea last year and it was awful. I do not recommend that as service and food was not good.

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  35. QTime

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Neighbouring table of older women were loud. One server so service a bit slow (not her fault) Food-very good!

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  36. PamC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable experience. Food was good and service was excellent.

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  37. Susieq

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute pleasure dining here. The beet salad was wonderful and dinner presentation and dessert excellent. Porkchop may have been slightly overcooked. Very impressed with sensitivity to my husband’s celiac issues. Service was wonderful

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  38. JonG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. We go back regularly. We live this restaurant.

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  39. TeenaM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, service and food were decadent! Perfect venue if you are looking for something special,

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  40. CathieT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tenderloin was amazing. Katherine was a sweetheart. Our night out was excellent.

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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 622 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.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • 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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