The Barrel House Grill at Peller Estates

4.1
64 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Burgers
Meet us on the patio! Experience the beauty of wine country's most picturesque patio at Peller Estates Winery. Join us at the Barrel House Grill to savour fresh, local ingredients to feed your hunger and enjoy a warm casual atmosphere to feed your heart with a glass of our premium VQA wine in-hand.

The Barrel House Grill is poised to be one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must visit destinations for locals and visitors alike.

Please note the Barrel House Grill is an outdoor restaurant and weather dependent. While we take limited reservations, we welcome you to walk-in for a table anytime during business hours. We look forward to your visit!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 64 People Are Saying
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4.2
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
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LauraM
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite the cold rain, our burgers and fries were nice and hot and delicious! Service was great and so was the wine! Second visit for us, nice spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nicely and efficiently welcomed (reservations using OpenTable worked perfectly). Really good service / truly beautiful surroundings overlooking the vineyards / very good burgers - would definitely return.

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DorothyR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great on nice day with view overlooking the vineyard. Only negative was arrogant host.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The burgers, beer and service on the patio were great. We would pass on the seafood poutine next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We felt very safe and comfortable dining outdoors on the patio. Food was delicious and service was great.

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WilliamP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the food was amazing....Imagine how good ice wine bacon is! and on top of a delicious burger. Great staff and atmosphere and the food arrived very quickly. Thank you!

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MelissaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It was ok not many choices if you burgers then it’s the place for you to go.

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KrissyV
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

View was beautiful and the burger was absolutely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Just stopped in for the charcuterie board, salad and some wine. Excellent service. Nice view as it was sunset over the vineyard.

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Lilyapple58
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service was awesome and pleasant. Food acceptable portion size. Pleasurable taste but ho-hum presentation.

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vipLoveToTravel
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The host and wait staff were very good. Seated in a great spot to see the vineyard but with an overhead heater as it was getting cool. Much appreciated.

We knew that the food options were limited but we were disappointed in the burger that we thought would be great as it is really almost all that is offered. Not really that hot and actually seemed like it was not freshly cooked but perhaps warmed up and then assembled. At least that's the way it seemed. Certainly not a burger to rave about.

Would likely return for drinks.....wine and/or beer and a snack......but not for dinner.

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SLAL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was very tasty and portion sizes were generous

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SidneyN
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service
Beautiful view

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SylvieD
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

We e not told that beforehand that there was a one hour limit per table. Covid was stated as the reason…. Otherwise we would have gone elsewhere.
We were meeting put-of-town friends and were rushed through the meal. We could not order a second bottle of wine and were told that there was no coffee, no tea, no dessert. They really wanted us out of there! Yet there were empty tables everywhere and it was 1:00pm on a Tuesday.
We are quiet, mild-mannered retirees, with money to spend but they obvisouly did not want ours!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good service / refreshing cocktails / tasty burgers in à picturesque vineyard setting.

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paulb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had out anniversary lunch. Beautiful spot looking over the vineyard. Tables were socially distanced. Great food, and great service

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CandiceJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome and the atmosphere was beautiful and relaxing.

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vipGranpa
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience5

The food offered was very good. Same the service. I only gave them 3 stars as they have only one dessert ( ice cream) which I understand, however, when we were there, the ice cream machine was out of service and no other dessert offered. Considering that there is another restaurant on the premises an alternative should have been available. I found this very arrogant behaviour, when we are in a pandemic and trying to help the industry.

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Victoria
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

I would only recommend the barrelhouse to a friend for the ambiance and the booze. The food from the barrel house was nothing special when compared to a backyard barbecue. Worst meal we had when visiting Niagara on the lake. Disappointed in the quality of food given the expectation based off of their actual dining room food quality.

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AlanH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect setting and as always great service from Nicole

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AlexB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great view over the vineyards and food was tasty.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

VERY limited menu. Basically just burgers which were dried out through overcooking. The 'bowls' were not 'bowls' but just small salad plates. The lobster poutine was tasteless with canned lobster tossed on it.
There was no dessert as we were told the ice cream maker was not working.
We are locals. Have previously had good experiences here, but shall not return!

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DianaP
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Birthday, service was great, and location is perfect

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AlanH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome and especially the service was outstanding. We have had the pleasure of dining in various restaurants around Canada, US and the UK and our server on this day was one of the most professional, friendly and knowledgeable person we have had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you again.

A. Hancock

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MartinI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We did not like the Chefs Signature burger patty at all. It had a gamey flavour - but not in a pleasant way- our general impression was not pleasant. (I've had all kinds of burgers, from picanha, lamb to turkey and pork)
On reading the menu I missed that the default Chefs Signature patty was not 100% beef (because the other alternative option was a 100% beef patty)
Supposedly that day the patty was a mixture of pork and beef - however consensus at our table was that it was closer to lamb or something more gamey.

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Mirella
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

The grill food and service is not up to par with the main restaurant. Good was average, came to table cold.

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Anglala
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Cold food. Not so friendly service. View of vineyard was disrupted by some construction of a wedding being set up.

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Josephine
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

This restaurant was great and the server was amazing. We had a great time. However, upon arrival the hostess who was a grump man led us on a wild goose chase around the different restaurants all for our reservation that was simply right in his area. He was very rude, told us to wait behind a pillar and helped the people behind us and said “please move on the other side while I seat my guests” but we were his guests too. Weird.

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vipConsistencyiskey
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The burgers and poutine were average. Service was average. View was nice. Bottled wine was costly.

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SharonC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

With a pretty awesome day planned with a friend for a long time we got dressed up and headed to The Barrel House Grill. It was highly recommended to me. Overall the experience was not what we were expecting. From the table setting to the poor quality and presentation of the food. The server was good and attentive but I would not recommend and very disappointed with the experience. I had booked to take my husband on Friday night for date night but have will cancel the reservation.

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gabrielai
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing! Drinks, delicious!

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PattyA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had a reservation for 5:30pm, made a week in advance. The patio was about 60% full and we were seated and brought water, then no one came back to the table again.
Twenty minutes later and with multiple wait staff passing us but not stopping to even take a drink order, or acknowledge that they would be coming over as soon as possible, we left and went to Inniskillen instead.
My husband let the hostess know why we were leaving on the way out, she did not seem surprised.
I cannot comment on the quality of the food or drink since we didn't have any but I did think the menu was quite limited and the drink options were expensive.
This was our first and last visit to Peller Estates.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic lunch on the patios!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went for a patio lunch on an incredibly hot day with very little breeze. They should consider ceiling or floor fans to move the air around, it was crazy hot. The food was delicious, a bit pricey but good! Overall a good lunch but check the menu before you go as it’s pretty limited. The frozen Riesling was yummy!

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NancyH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We all had burgers and they were all good. One person had fries and they were pleasantly surprised how good they were because never had salt and sugar on before. Our waitress was very good and the grounds are very beautiful. Good time was had by all.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The choice of music was horrific, I felt as though I was watching a horror movie just before something bad was going to happen. When we asked the server to change it I heard someone tell them the manager would not allow them to change it. Not a good response.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Average grill food, nothing exceptional. We were seated in a timely manner but remainder of service was very slow for a day that was not busy.

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TammyR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

I expected a quality burger

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nonaMe
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Save your money the food is terrible. One of the worst meals I've had in a long time.

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naomiiiiii
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

The restaurant had an amazing view of the winery but the food was subpar. I forgot my bag of candy I had bought earlier in the day and came back and witnessed the host give it to another table with a child and when he saw me complaining to the servers he took it back and gave it to me - horrible.

FAQs

The Barrel House Grill at Peller Estates offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-6528.

The Barrel House Grill at Peller Estates is rated 4.1 stars by 64 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.

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