Wellington Court Restaurant + Catering

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203 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Located in the heart of the Niagara Region in the city of St. Catharines, Wellington Court established as one of the top spots. Known for contemporary Canadian farm-to-table cuisine, a clever Ontario wine list + classically crafted cocktails. In the summer enjoy the pretty patio and Friday night musical entertainment under the stars. The second floor of the restaurant, UP at Wellington, is a contemporary private dining + event space available for celebrations and meetings. The food, service and atmosphere are a reflection of the love Erik and his wife Dale, who manages the front of the house, have for Niagara and the hospitality industry. Erik + Dale also operate The Coach House Cafe located at Henry of Pelham Winery, Chilero - damn awesome tacos located at the Outlet Mall in Niagara on the Lake, as well as The Duke airbnb, a fun modern space feating 3 bedrooms and awesome location!
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The fish special entree at $30 was too expensive for lunch.

MO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

One small criticism...broccoli was very over-salted, could not finish. My husband’s steak as well was quite salty. My husband likes salt but could not finish his steak or fries because there was too much salt.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. However the music on the patio was way too loud.

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for dinner. I am a big fan. The pasta dish was amazing. Cheers

J
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb in every way! Do not miss! Roasted squash entree was subtle, very unusual and more than filling. Duck entree made to perfection. Appetizers were very unique and complimented with flavorful sauces. Desserts did not disappoint. Wine suggestions added the perfect note to meal. Service warm friendly impeccable

LC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The patio is so lovely . What a relaxing evening although some cushion on the chairs would be welcome . I had the Manitoulin Trout and it was delicious . I would have been happy with less grains though and just some simple greens it was so filling . The Kale salad was also amazing

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Made reservation last minutes and arrived just before closing time. Chef was nice to reopen kitchen and served us a fabulous meal.

K
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience and made us feel comfortable. Food was delicious and they were accommodating of our special needs.

DB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, attentive service and nice atmosphere

T
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always excellent service, food and drink. Our favourite St.Catharines restaurant.

WV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful and friendly. Excellent value. Celebrated wedding anniversary and was treated very specially.

h
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Gotta fix the Cappucino machine . The server did her best and apologized, but wasn't able to create any foam , and it was lukewarm. She didn't charge us and was very apologetic.
You have done such a great job of upgrading and redecorating the restaurant and the patio, but you MUST finish the bathroom updates. The old vanity and sink are tired and weary and don't mesh with the investment you have made to upscale the place.
We love Wellington Court and often recommend it- but please- finish the update on the bathrooms

FS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous meal with old friends. Respected one of our six with her food allergies. A gem mostly overlooked.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our food was delicious
Nice presentation
Prices way too high on the menu
Not enough food.....

M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our first time to Wellington Court, and we will definitely go back. Brendan was very personable and knowledgable. Even though the menu was smaller, there were several items that we wanted to try. The wine list was also varied and very reasonably priced. I'm looking forward to returning and introducing our friends to Wellington Court.

JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Some 30 years ago, before moving into town, my builder took me here as his favourite spot. It has
remained consistently great throughout that time. It has been a while since I have returned, but
it has managed to maintain it’s excellence in ambience and cuisine, both things that I appreciate as an old restaurant operator myself. You will not be disappointed.

M
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Fantastic beef and duck. Need to work on dietary specialities. Gluten-free, dairy-free in each stage of the menu would better live up to this restaurant's reputation.
Would definitely return for the entrees.

RY
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our second visit and brought a group of 5. It was as great as first visit. Wonderful attentive staff great food!

OT
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner out! Food was wonderful! Had the Oysters and Tuna Tataki as apps, wonderful flavours! Pasta with Beef and Short Rib special was delicious 😋.
They have a good selection of Canadian Wines, but also do corkage if you prefer something different.
Great service in a old home in Downtown St. Catharines.
Will be back again for sure.

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always, the food here is the best in St Catharines. Service is friendly and prices competitive. A lovely ambiance with the decor refresh. The calamari with candied lemon peel is always a favourite shared appetizer. My salmon was excellent as was my guest's Rigatoni. Sticky toffee pudding is always great for those who have never tried it here; just be forewarned everyone at your table will want a bite!

TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always expect the best in food quality, imaginative menu and dedicated professional service - a must for any visitor to Niagara!

EB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great quality food and service, and it is such a nice atmosphere!

CL
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Our overall experience was pleasant, but we are both vegetarian and found the vegetarian main to be very weak. Cauliflower "steaks" do not visualize as a pile of cauliflower florets...which is what we were served. Truthfully, I'm not sure if we would return, even though everything else was nice.

FS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A local gem. Been going for years and always very consistent. Have never had a bad meal/ experience and Dale’s great smile puts my evening over the top.

H
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been a customer since Eric was a waiter. Still think it's the best in St. Catharines.

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I must say it's the first time I've been to Wellington Court. Shelley greeted us at the door and sat us at our table. She explained the changes to the menu and served us our drinks very quickly. We had a couple of appetizers and I must say the calamari were probably the best we've ever had. the caesar salad was large and again very very good. I had the lamb shepherd's pie and not only was it filling it was great. I expected ground lamb but no it was so tender you could cut it just using your fork. My wife had the cod and enjoyed it along withe rapini and rossato. Although I would have liked to try the pickerel it must be just coming into season. All i all I would highly recommend the Wellington Court restaurant to everyone.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Totally excellent in every way!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Some fantastic food, and great atmosphere. Despite the higher prices, the food is absolutely worth the price you pay.

DL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Continues to impress on every visit
Great starter, carrot, apple soup with candied pecans with fresh focaccia. Super wine selection, including some I have never tried. Enjoyed Ravine’s Sand and Gravel blend. Yum!

SW
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent staff.

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LH
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

I tell people that wellington Court is the best restaurant in St catharines but we were a victim of a bad seating situation. Out for a special occassion dinner, we (a couple) were seated beside a large family with two small children who shrieked and hollored most of the time. There were 2 other tables for two in the adjoining room that we could have been offered.
The service was very good and Ross midgley's cooking is suberb. Unfortunately the evening was marred by a total lack of ambience.

RY
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience . Smaller menu but excellent choices something for everyone. Chef is outstanding and accomadation. Service was excellent. Will go back and recommend it.

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had been recommended to this restaurant by friends who eat out a lot, so I'm not sure if it was just a bad kitchen night or its regular standard.
It was a prix fixe menu from Valentines Day - already disappointed because no where on its website did it say that. Limited choices of food - good for restaurant's bottom line, not so much for the diner - unless you're Pearl Morrisette and it's been lovingly curated.
Do we give it another try? Not sure

KS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food, exceptional service, overall just an amazing experience. We will be back!

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

There were some unfortunate experiences that were had on the night in question. Though we showed up on time as per our reservation we had to wait for our table still, and there is really no where to wait. We had to dodge patrons and wait staff while people navigated between the upstairs and downstairs. Also I ordered the lobster bisque, as well as the prawn and lobster risotto. The bisque it would seem broke, and while flavourful as it was runny and not characteristic of a bisque at all. I had to send the risotto back the as the rice was not cooked and basically had to watch my partner eat while I waited for them to make another one. The entire experience was a more negative one than positive one, and because of this I feel I will not be back.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. All four meals were excellent.

AZ
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time at Wellington court. I was dining alone and my server was attentive, friendly but knew that I was also looking to be independent and have my space. The food was excellent, but the chicken a little too salty for my taste. Their split pea soup was amazing, however and if they have it as a feature on the menu I’d highly recommend it. Also great cocktails!!!!

P
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always , the tastes are perfect. The menu is small but covers all the tastes I might want. Music lovely and not intrusive. Service great. A great meal experience.
Did miss the mushrooms on toast!

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

dinner was fabulous and the waitress was wonderful

VS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent food. excellent service. Nice to meet people

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