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Lupin Dining & Pantry, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS

Lupin Dining & Pantry

4.8
4.8
161 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Lupin is a small farm-to-table restaurant on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Chef Kim MacPherson and her team give you a dining experience highlighting dishes inspired by flavours of the Maritimes with Italian and French influence. Watch our staff gather ingredients right from the garden and taste the freshness of locally sourced food in every bite. Enjoy an elevated dining experience either from the a la carte menu or our frequently changing chef's tasting menu while soaking up the tranquil country scenery. Take home our house preserves, and products from our pantry made seasonally in small batches.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, French / Canadian, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 981-6651

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kim MacPherson

  • Neighbourhood

    Musquodoboit Harbour

  • Parking Details

    Regular parking lot on lower driveway.Accessible parking lot on upper driveway.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 161 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

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  1. B

    Britthiggs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great evening out with friends to try the chef’s tasting menu. Our first time at Lupin and we will certainly be back!
  2. KD

    KarenD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lupin never disappoints. I love the new tasting menu! What a brilliant way to try smaller portions of 4 dishes plus a dessert. Amazing value. Truly farm to table experience and lovely service.
  3. NS

    NSfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fresh and delicious. We were an early sitting, so it was not noisy as some people had previously commented. We were a party of three and we all ordered the Sirloin. Mine was a little overcooked but the other two were cooked just right. I mentioned it to our server, and the kitchen quickly replaced it with another that was prepared to perfection. Needless to say, the service of both the server and the kitchen was fantastic. The deserts were spot on, and the appetizers were as good as the main entrées. The presentation of the food as well as the quality and freshness were excellent. As a foodie and experienced traveler, Lupin reminded me of fine dining in Europe. We were skeptical until we ate there and were pleased to receive such quality meals and service. The other reviews are true. Try it ! You will be pleasantly surprised:)
  4. RM

    RebekahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed with the quality of food, flavour and service. A small, quaint location with a beautiful property. Absolutely would recommend this restaurant!
  5. B

    shaneB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was incredible, I just felt the main course could have been bigger. I had the Cornish hen.
  6. DJ

    DeveryJ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another wonderful dinner at Lupi. The staff is extremely friendly and food is excellent!
  7. O

    Odessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A real gem find in Nova Scotia. I have been dreaming of rural farm to table restaurant for years now I found it. The food was thoughtfully composed and delicious. We felt lucky to be there on a Thursday as the restaurant was not very full- I imagine that when it is full, the noise level might be a bit higher then would be pleasant - an issue that is consistent with many good food establishments. The work Lupin is undertaking to grow food and execute a high quality detailed menu is impressive! I highly recommend that you treat your self to this special offering so rare to find.
  8. C

    Cjose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food an experience. This hidden little Gem shines through and is worth the drive to dine. The staff were all great very fun and made the night more memorable. Will definitely be back and you need try everything
  9. SC

    SueC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Charming setting with the chef's garden visible from the seating area. Beautifully crafted meals bursting with flavour. It's a bit of a drive to get there but that really just adds to the charm.
  10. LM

    LindaM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is excellent …. taste, texture and presentation.
  11. DB

    DarrellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quoting my wife"great to have a restaurant of this quality in our commuunity". The Presentation, Flavours and Quality of the food were supurb. One of our party had her own seasonalIndonesian restaurant in Northern Ontario and to quote her "I've not had food this good and well presented in years. We all highly recommend and will be back.
  12. MT

    MelissaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Our first time here and we will definitely be back!
  13. V

    chrisVic

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Lupin, the staff are the best, the vibe is perfect and the food is mind blowing.
  14. MC

    MarleneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It as one of the most amazing meals I have ever had!!! Got dessert twice!
  15. TS

    TraceyS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although it was a very hot day, sitting outside by the garden was just lovely. The service, food and ambience, as always, was exceptional
  16. JM

    JeriM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Kim is wonderful creative chef, her farm to table food is exceptional cuisine. It was quiet and relaxing dinner even though the restaurant was busy Definitely will dine at Lupin again
  17. E

    Ellen

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We ordered only one dish, as we were headed to a reception later in the evening. We both had the chowder-in-a-bread bowl, which was delicious and presented beautifully. I found the serving small for $17. It seemed to be a cup of chowder, not a bowl. Service was excellent. We will likely come back, now that we know what to expect. Next time we will drive to the second driveway for the accessible parking and ramp instead of climbing up a gravelled pathway to stairs. We did not see the small sign for the second driveway. I think signage could be improved.
  18. RH

    RuthH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lupin, a small farm to table restaurant on the West Chezzetcook Road on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore is a real gem. The menu with gluten free options and fresh vegetables from the garden is innovative. and I really enjoyed the roast beef, cooked to perfection followed by the cherry dessert. Both were outstanding . Service was impeccable and the ambience outstanding. Lupin is the ideal place for a special occasion meal!
  19. JM

    JayelleM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! It never disappoints l. Seeing the gardens where your meal grew is so enticing.
  20. RP

    RexanneP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal beginning with the local cheese plate, right through to dessert. Our main courses were all exquisite and the desserts to die for. We’ll be back.
  21. PP

    PaulP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all had a great time at Lupin, as always. The staff is attentive and humorous. The food is always fresh and creatively presented. Our favourite restaurant in Nova Scotia. Can’t wait for next weeks new menu!
  22. DM

    DonnaM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We shared a tomato salad as our Appy - it was delicious but took 50 minutes to come to the table from the time we placed our order. We then waited an additional 30 minutes for our main. My sister's meal was delicious but I had the haddock and the fish was way overcooked. I was not charged for it but seafood cooked incorrectly is not a mistake that should be made in the Maritimes! Setting was lovely but noisy, waitress was very nice, wait time was way too long in between courses - I even resorted to ordering a bread board when I was told how long we would be waiting for our "main" but we didn't get that before the main was served so I canceled that. With the exception of my fish, the quality of the food was exceptional and we would have liked to have stayed for dessert but if the wait time for the first and then second course was any indication, we would have been waiting yet another 30-40 minutes.

    Lupin Dining & PantryResponded on August 19, 2022Hi DonnaM, I am terribly sorry for your high wait times. We recognize where things went wrong and we are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure it doesn't happen anymore! We apologize for your halibut not being cooked to preference and have also adjusted cooking times with staff. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. This is how we learn and grow.

  23. M

    Mandy

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great restaurant on the Eastern shore. Lots of flavor and beautiful presentation.

    Lupin Dining & PantryResponded on August 19, 2022thank you so much Mandy!

  24. C

    coastalCav

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and service! Quality of food is excellent.
  25. BS

    BarrieS

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet again we had a fabulous meal. The staff are great. Couldn't ask for a better experience this evening.
  26. JT

    JoshuaT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank god that there is finally a bistro-type restaurant worthy of the name in Nova Scotia, where the cooking is technically perfect, inventive enough to be interesting without straining for juvenile effect (hello, place that sells things battered in root beer - so passe), and the atmosphere is laid back enough to make the whole thing enjoyable. Yes, there are many fine places at the joint level, pubs and fish n chips and a good Indian place and a good German place and so on; AND there are also a few so-so tablecloth restaurants in Halifax which try to offset culinary mediocrity with the pretentiousness of their servers and hosts. But this place fills the gap that's been missing: sound cuisine, rooted in solid technique and good sourcing of ingredients, without any of the snobbiness that ruins a good time.

    Lupin Dining & PantryResponded on August 19, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words!! We always hope to give our customers a great experience with high quality food in a comfortable setting and we soo appreciate that you mentioned this! We hope to have you back again soon!

  27. I

    Ilikefood

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Lupin is simply amazing. The chef is inspired in what she decides to make, and yes there is a menu for you to choose from. Drinks are well priced but the food, mmmm, so very good. Shared a tomato salad with my wife and had chili green beans with Indian cheese as a main. Dessert was a very light and tasty custard. Two people can rest and drink quote comfortably for 150 or so. Definitely worth the drive if you can find it. Ha. Enjoy

    Lupin Dining & PantryResponded on August 19, 2022Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again soon!

  28. D

    goDining

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, lovely fresh local and seasonal dinner options. All delicious. We love Lupin!
  29. AA

    AdrianeA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is world class. Nothing disappoints and the flavours are sheer artistry.
  30. j

    jjmoo

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    So nice to have farm-to-table restaurant on the Eastern Shore. Fresh, healthy and full of flavour. Only two entrees offered, rest are smaller plates.
  31. RB

    RaeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu was great and we love that it is farm to table. You can truly taste the freshness in every bite. The tomato salad was one of the best I have ever had and the beef and gnocchi was outstanding. Beautiful presentation. Lupin did not disappoint and we will definitely be back for more delicious dishes. Thank you for a lovely experience.
  32. JT

    JanetT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of the Shore!
  33. M

    Michael

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    dinner outside on the deck on a lovely summer evening was charming. Chowder was amazing
  34. V

    Vich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite restaurant in NS. The food is incredible the servers are fantastic and the vibe is always perfect. Never disappointed.
  35. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot, delicious food, great ambiance, have been recommending this place to my friends, will definitely go again!
  36. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful birthday dinner, the food was amazing! We will be back!
  37. S

    Seth

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Wanted to order an item that had salmon but the wait staff didn't know if the salmon was farmed or fresh. It would be helpful to know that sort of thing. The food was delicious but seemed a little high priced.
  38. RW

    RhondaW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner with my partner at Lupin Dining & Pastry. Located a little out of the way, but well worth the trip. Farm to Table. Atomosphere was relaxing, friendly Staff and outside seating with fire pit for later if you like. Started with the Scallop Ceviche with black sesame twill…..wow. Share with 2 and lots of scallop for both, just needed to be served with 2 twills. Had the crusted Halibut and the other was Beef w/Gnocchi. The Beef was tender and the gnocchi were cooked to perfection. The sauces on both very tasty. Ended with dessert of Rhubarb Almond Gateua and Lemon Tart both very nice. They offer a tented glamping experience right on the water if you have time to stay a night or two. Future accommodations will be a full amenity cottage in the meadows. Reservations required. Thanks Kim and Mark for a great start to our first time Nova Scotia vacation experience, you set the bar high.
  39. D

    goDining

    Toronto

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lupine never disappoints. Lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere and fresh for early summer. The gardens provide delicious herbs and produce. The wines are well chosen. Service is always excellent.
  40. M

    Michelle

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kim is an outstanding chef. Her skills and imagination combined with delicious local ingredients, some of which she grows herself, make every dining experience memorable. The wait staff make you feel at home and the location is spectacular. The beautiful drive is part of the experience. Take a stroll along Martinique Beach after dinner. I highly recommend making a reservation!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Lupin Dining & Pantry is rated 4.8 stars by 161 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Lupin Dining & Pantry

1196 W Petpeswick Rd, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J 2L0

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Musquodoboit Harbour

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, French / Canadian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Regular parking lot on lower driveway.Accessible parking lot on upper driveway.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kim MacPherson

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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