Idlewyld Inn and Spa

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131 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.
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!
Sign up for our Celebration Club, and enjoy a complimentary dessert when you join us for your Birthday or Anniversary.
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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful building and very well preserved
Food was outstanding as was the service... nothing fell short and we will be back !!!

TJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

The place is beautiful! Great experience and wonderful staff!! finished valentines night of with a lovely rose as well!

As for the food, my girlfriend ordered from the regular menu and loved the food! I ordered from the pre-fix menu and was disappointed with the polenta appetizer (soupy not very seasoned) and lentil wellington (way too dry) but loved the desert!

Overall great experience but wish I ordered from the regular menu!

KK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great service, great food. I've been here a few times now, food quality is always excellent.

C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time here would definitely come back again. My wife and I both loved it. The food was exquisite, The best we have had in London in a long time. The chef is amazing,Great dishes with tons of flavour and interesting combinations.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We took our son for his birthday along with his wife. Meals were very well presented and sufficient in size. $300 for 4 with wine and tip.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was good. Service was slow. Felt like they were short staffed. We’ve been here many times before, and this is the first time the service was poor.

BK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend came here for our anniversary. The staff were excellent, professional, and went above and beyond to make sure our night was special. The food was amazing and delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

AH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful experience my family and I had a great time

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to welcome you back again for another delightful time.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place in London Ontario

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to welcome you back again for another tantalizing endeavor.

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VW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going to Idlewyld Inn because it is like being at home. The staff is welcoming and attentive. The Victorian decor at Christmas is beautiful. My only complaint is that it was a little chilly.

CT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have nothing bad to say. Most enjoyable and will return to sleep in the beautiful bed in room 101.

VI
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience and the ambience is splendid. Recommend to all who truly enjoy a rare dining experieince.

JH
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All was excellent with this reservation

TD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and very interesting location. Couldn’t be happier ! Only issue is some of the tables feel like you are on a highway with servers and guests constantly moving beside you. So it’s a little cramped. But the food was amazing. I’ll be back for sure

LM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a phenomenal dinner. The prime rib was incredible and the seafood linguine was delicious. Our server was attentive and very pleasant and the room was quaint and intimate. It was a lovely dinner from start to finish.

DH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent elegant dining, well thought our menu and presented so beautifully. Great attention to detail from waiting staff.

MV
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant/Inn. Lunch was delicious, service was exceptional, atmosphere wonderful!

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been here before a few years ago (2012) and we were not pleased. The last two times ,everything has been over the top. Service,food,value,portions,ambience. We loved it. Our new favorite restaurant in London now. Thanks!!

IC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The turret room is a lovely spot for lunch with friends.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, food, and drinks! thank you so much!

MM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a great experience. Keep up the great work

IC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We had Sunday brunch so limited to 5 choices. Service was slow, but we were not in a hurry. I find it off putting when the table beside you is cleared and reset while you are dining.
Made the wrong assumption that a glass of house wine would be cheaper. I was also surprised that coffee would not be included in the brunch price. It was our first visit.
I was glad I had a gift certificate.

MN
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, food was very flavourful, rich in taste. Hats off to the chef! This is how fine dining is suppose to be, and the atmosphere was perfect.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hello Michael, Thank you very much for the positive feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us due to the exceptional service, flavourful food and atmosphere! If you have a moment to share your review on Trip Advisor we would greatly appreciate it. I will be sure to pass on your glowing review to our staff. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

My wife and I were celebrating our 30 years anniversary of marriage, I booked at dinner time for me, my wife, and two of our closest friends, it is a good place, but...... for my wife and I we had the same orders Caesar Salad (the worst I have ever eaten) and (medium) Roast Rack of Lamb which we are still struggling (my wife and I) is it a real lamb or just rubber lamb (as we see in old Chaplin movies) the rack of lamb jumped out of our dishes many times we kept laughing all the night from that unexpected anniversary. I ordered non-alcoholic beer but the waitress said we have one only last so I left it to my friend, and I ordered soft drink which came in a small glass with a lot of ice, after 5 minutes it turned into watery soft drink......I am not recommending that restaurant for my friends

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your review, I am very sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner with us. I spoke with our supervisor and we did offer to replace the lamb and prepare a new dish for you. I spoke with the chef and he will check with our supplier if anything changed. Mr. Fahmy, I am very sorry again and hope you will give us a second chance.

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OT
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good meal in a historic home, now an inn. The service was excellent and the staff very committed to their work at the inn. We had halibut, which was beautifully prepared, though I thought there were too many competing flavours on the plate. Great bar service!

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed the elegant feel of the place. The staff was friendly and efficient. The and beverages and wine were fine. We both had rack of lamb and it was disappointing. The traditional savoury taste was not there and there was no mint sauce or jelly. Also, the rack was difficult to cut and slice. I would not order that again. Therefore I rate the dinner only 2 stars.

SI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a beautiful little sleeper of a place! It is a lovely, with professional staff and great food. The decor is a bit old school, but is definitely part of the charm if you are expecting it. The food is delicious and always the right portion size. The wine list moderate and appropriate.

HY
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service. Very good food. Nice quite atmosphere

JH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time. We loved it! A perfect spot for our occasion. My only comment is that the air conditioning was so cool that we were chilled but it then turned off and warmed up. The service was very attentive, the meals were delicious and the presentation was really lovely. Thank you.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sisters Day with my family We had a wonderful dinner. Delicious

JE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The chef created wonderful dishes with different textures and great flavour combinations. One of the best dinners that I can remember.

IH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch at the inn was delicious and the service was excellent. The atmosphere and overall experience was great

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on October 17, 2019

Hello IanH, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us due to the delicious meals, excellent service and great atmosphere! If you have a moment to share your review on Trip Advisor to help us maintain our strong presence we would greatly appreciate it. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards.

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V
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and it was a great experience.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 28, 2019

Hello Victor, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed celebrating your 3rd wedding anniversary with us! We certainly hope to welcome you back again for another great experience. If you have the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor to help us maintain our strong presence we would greatly appreciate it. Warm regards.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Beautiful surroundings. A professional server and fabulous meal.

p
Toronto
133 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Elegant environment. Some well thought dishes. Truly enjoyed the Digby scallops, to bad the accompanying plantains were almost burned... the combination was a good idea! The house made strawberry ice cream was delicious.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hello parajoloco, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We sorry to see that you find our restaurant 3 out of 5 stars in all aspects due to how the plantains were cooked. We are happy that you did enjoy the environment, thoughtfulness of the dishes and the strawberry ice cream. We hope that you will be back for another dining experience with us. We certainly hope to welcome you back again for another great experience. Warm regards.

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is the best place to eat in London. The food was amazing and the server was outstanding. Will recommend this place to everyone I know. Can't beat it!

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hello RobM, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you so much for the wonderful recommendation! If you have time to share your review on Trip Advisor to help us maintain our strong presence that would would be great. We certainly hope to welcome you back again for another great experience. Warm regards.

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PS
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal! Three different entrees, all excellent.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Hello PhyllisS, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us due to the excellent food. I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to the Chef. If you have a moment to share your review on Trip Advisor to help us maintain our strong presence it would be greatly appreciated. We certainly hope to welcome you back again for another great meal. Warm regards.

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KF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Excellent for a special night out!

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Hello KristiF, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us due to the amazing food and service. We certainly hope to welcome you back again for another excellent night out! Warm regards.

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JR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

I’ve dined here many times and have always enjoyed it very much till this time. Usually the food and service is top-notch, but it was a bit off this time. Nonetheless, I’d still highly recommend it.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Hello JeffR, I am sorry to see that you did not find your dining experience with us up to par. Your feedback is highly valuable to us as we are continually looking to improve and exceed expectations. We will address your concerns with our staff. Your patronage is of the utmost importance to us and we appreciate your continued recommendation. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again to provide our usual level of excellence for you. Warm regards.

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J
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful night away celebrating our anniversary! Staff is very friendly and accommodating! Food was delicious!

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on September 8, 2019

Hello Jennym, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us due to the accommodating staff and delicious food! If you have a moment to share your review on Trip Advisor to help us maintain our strong presence it would be greatly appreciated. We certainly hope to welcome you back again for another wonderful night. Warm regards.

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