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
Excellent quality of food and interesting presentation of many classical dishes. Wines reasonably priced.
What a wonderful hidden gem. The ambiance is classy, the food and service are top notch it is good value for your money. I feel like you’ve been out for dinner and treated yourself without emptying your wallet. We will be back soon
Excellent service and overall experience
The Inn was lovely and nicely decorated for Christmas. I have been there on a number of occasions, but the most recent visit was the first time I enjoyed my meal indoors. All of the waitstaff were wonderful and the meal was exceptional! My only minor criticism is that the music often varied in volume - from barely audible to very loud where it was difficult to hold a conversation. It is a wonderful place to come for a special occasion or just to enjoy a well crafted meal. I will certainly be back.
We all enjoyed our time there! The food was excellent-presentation so nice! We had a very nice efficient waitress! The ambience was lovely and we enjoyed the quietness-we could visit and everyone could hear! We plan to return! Thank you!
We enjoyed a delicious relaxing dinner and were fortunate to have the turret room mostly to ourselves. Our server, (Cathy/Catherine, I believe) was terrific...attentive but not intrusive with a very pleasant and friendly demeanour. When we arrived the background music was a bit loud but was turned down immediately upon request. The food was very flavourful and the chef clearly has the confidence and skill to blend many varied ingredients to create unique dishes. Scallops appetizer and main meal pickerel were perfectly prepared...tender and not over-cooked. The chef certainly knows what he/she is doing! The ambience was enhanced by low lighting, candlelight, and the beauty of the historical inn building decorated for the holiday season. We very much enjoyed our dining experience. While pricing means the Idlewyld will be reserved for special occasions or get togethers, we would highly recommend it for an excellent dining experience!
Everything about the meal was perfect. The location of the table, the service was impeccable and the food delicious plus.
Our hostess who was also our server was excellent. A perfect blend of friendliness, professionalism and humorous. The food was superb.
At breakfast the following morning our plates were brimming over with delicious food.
An excellent inn and restaurant.
A yearly Christmas tradition to meet for lunch with good friends for good food and drink at the Idllewyld. Would highly recommend it but make your reservations early!
Elegant and classy. But remember what time of year it is… that’s right… it’s Christmas party time. A time when loud brash people invade otherwise wonderful restaurants and forget about everyone but themselves.
We travel extensively over the years seeking 5-star service with unique boutique experiences in accommodation. The Idlewyld Inn does it all. We will return more than once! Brian, our waiter was a 10 out of 10 in all capacities! He was extremely personable, enthusiastic as if he was pleased for us to be there! Imagine a dining experience making you feel that welcomed? Very knowledgeable with all the Chefs selections is a very attractive attribute.
We read a review for the beet salad, and it far exceeded anything we could imagine. The warm bread to the Chefs' special soup to our wild boar and venison was delicious! Again, the presentation, and the variety of vegetables to compliment was excellent, perfectly prepared, and very bountiful.
The food quality and presentation (generous portions for gourmet) was outstanding. The Chef is exceptional in all his talents. John, at the front desk was Mr. personable and accommodating to us in every way he could. Especially his enthusiasm for the history he shared with us.
Essentially, the Idlewyld is at the top of our list for places to revisit and stay.
Very nice atmosphere and was decorated festively. Staff was excellent.
Excellent food and service. Very reasonable lunch prices and great selection!
We had a lovely time at the inn, and loved having the restaurant right there. It was so cozy and the food was delicious
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.
A lovely filling lunch, well prepared and tasty. Great service also.
Our server was kind and attentive and personable. The servings were very generous and delicious.
Nice to have a fine dining restaurant in London. Food was very improved since last time we were there which was before covid.
Beautiful setting, great service, good food just a bit pricey.
This is a neighbourhood stop for special occasions. I have always had such appreciation for this grand old home.
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.
Wonderful ambiance. Did not feel rushed. Great assistance from server for menu choices.
Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A memorable experience and will be returning!
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.
Had the most delicious lunch. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a high quality lunch or dinner at reasonable prices.
Highly Recommend! The French onion soup was amazing, presentation of the entree outstanding!
the lamb, caesar salad and soup were terrific, as was the warm rolls and balsamic and olive oil dip.
I enjoy Idelwyld but a tired of the menuwould appreciate somechanges
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.
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.
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 4.9 stars by 199 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.