Wellington Court Restaurant + Catering

4.5
159 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Fine cuts
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday
Lunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Snacks 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(905) 682-5518
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Erik Peacock
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Catering
With our extensive experience and portfolio you will feel more than comfortable leaving the details in our hands.
Wellington Court Catering offers clients a full range of catering services including canapes and hors d’ouvres, food stations, and plated or buffet style meals. From the most spectacular wedding or anniversary celebration to a more formal business affair Wellington Court Catering will handle all the details, from food to rentals to staffing and much more.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Church Street
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Parking Details
Small private lot next to the restaurant for customers. First come first serve.
Large paid lot surrounding restaurant for daily use.
Evening street parking is free and plentiful.
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Entertainment
Friday Night Summer Jazz on the Patio
7:30-10:30pm
(Weather Permitting)
Casual fun atmosphere, amazing local entertainment, great food on one of the prettiest patios in town!
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Special Events & Promotions
Wine makers dinners, Vineyard Harvest Suppers, Yoga Lunch Social and more!
Check out our website for more information or sign up for our newsletter to have event information delivered to your inbox.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 159 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience at Wellington Court for an annual friends Christmas dinner. Our food was phenomenal from appetizer to dessert.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely birthday lunch. Delicious food ,friendly,knowledgeable and efficient staff. Thank-you Sherry.

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f
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our evening was just right in most respects. But what is off-putting is that the Open Table request for 7:00 was met with the choice of 6:30 or 7:30.
We took the earlier option, at the end of a very busy week, but although the food and service were both great, there really did not seem to be the traffic that would justify “locking out” 7:00 that evening.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food excellent. A notch above the typical restaurants we frequent!

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d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wellington Court has been my favourite place to dine since it opened!!
I’ve never been disappointed.

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic Meal! The house pate melted in my mouth!

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SW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant is fantastic. The owner was also helping the staff and is very proficient. It would be a better experience if the chef would find a roast beef or steak sandwich to include on the lunch menu.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good as usual food outstanding and nice live music on that occasion

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Wellington Court restaurant was a lovely spot to have dinner for my significant and I to celebrate our first anniversary! Right on the edge of downtown St. Catherine's, it is quite convenient to go from the station and have a nice stroll to the restaurant. It gives the feel of a quaint, quiet and cozy place to have dinner. There were very few tables for some couples and groups, but overall small - which was great for conversation as the volume was not very loud. Service was exceptional, which was fast, polite and helpful. However what was most delightful was the quality of the food which was absolutely delicious. It was easy to tell the ingredients were well prepared, and attention was given to preparing our food. Every bite along with the sauces it was served with was top notch. For five dollars I would definitely recommend the fingerlings, they were absolutely exceptional as a side dish. Overall would definitely recommend eating at this restaurant to a friend!

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Has been one of our go-to places for decades, but menu was uninspired, service absolutely deplorable and food so-so. It was a Saturday night and almost no other diners. It would appear we aren’t the only ones to have noticed the decline.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Amazing food.
Amazing service.
Just tons of flies and gnats flying around screwing up the ambience.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This is one of our favorite restaurants on the Niagara Peninsula. Last night may have been the 4th time we've gone since May. Normally the food is delicious! Wasn't as exciting as usual last night, particularly the sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate dessert. The noise level was also very loud last night. Adding something to absorb the noise level would be an excellent idea! But we'll still keep going as no place can be perfect every time and we've enjoyed Wellington Court very much for many years.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were super and the good fantastic

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F
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Friday night out with friends. We sat in the lounge on the patio. The DJ was fantastic - the music set a fun and funky vibe. Food was delicious (the cauliflower tempura and zucchini parm are incredible) and our (many) cocktails were amazing (the Negroni 2.0 especially so). Service was excellent - prompt, professional and friendly! Will definitely return.

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RS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding from greet to bill!!!
First time visit. Was an anniversary dinner.
Wonderful secluded spot in the corner with soft music, delectible lighting and comfy decor.
No salt & pepper on the table!? None needed!!! The food served was Gordon Ramsey worthy! Highly, highly, highly recommend. Thank you for making our special day so memorable.

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GM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spent several enjoyable hour visiting with friends. The food was excellent, the service friendly and appropriately timed. Will definitely be back.

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f
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice lunch ... I had the perch sandwich ,very nice proportions ,well presented ,very nice service and very good value (in my opinion), recently redecorated.... giving the ambience a fresher feel ! I was very impressed and intend to come back more often , lunch menu was nicely balance as well ....giving a good number of options as well as catering to vegans, vegetarian's as well as those people that like the their meat

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D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

To celebrate our daughter's birthday...delicious food and outstanding, friendly service.
Most enjoyable!

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding food, friendly, prompt service, lovely dinner jazz in the background. Our fourth visit and by no means our last!

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BC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been around, traveled all over the world and still do, eaten at a number of fine restaurants, from NYC to Istanbul, Hong Kong and all points in between. This is a wonderful restaurant and you will not be disappointed.

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CR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a consistently excellent meal.
We have dined here many times and are always impressed.

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KA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

Great food, NOISE RUINED OUR DINNER . 94 Decibels at max!!!! . An amplified speaker laying phat beats in the tiny central dining room. We had the misfortune to go on a damp Friday evening, so the young regular patio DJ set up his speaker ( larger than the tabletops for two) INSIDE in the centre room, and cranked it . At 8:00 pm. Retired academics at tables for four, a family with two small children, a romantic couple in their fifties.

We all agreed the noise was not enhancing our dining. Three times we asked the manager/owner to turn it down, and three times the DJ fiddled with the knobs and cranked it back up.I guess he wanted the tables in the front and back rooms to hear his brilliantly curated self-absorbed set, but I was in a small room with hard walls hearing nothing but reverb and the incomprehensible sounds of shouted conversations around me. I left before finishing my main dish and stood outside until my friends finished theirs and settled the check. We skipped the planned desserts and digestifs.

Stupid owner came out and apologized repeatedly, but refused to open the patio and let us take desserts out there--the storm had passed-- because then EVERYONE would want to go outside. Huh? And although I pointed out my decibel app with the 94 red zone reading, and that she was paying the man but losing the income, she wouldn't TELL him to STFU and go home.

PS. I'm 61 years old, excellent hearing, not ancient, and with a son who's a professional drummer . No amplification above conversation level should EVER be in a room that size. Even an acoustic guitar or piano would be iffy as people come to Wellington Court for great food and great service and the expectation of being able to have a conversation with their friends or family.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

I have eaten here before and service and food were excellent but this trip was disappointing. They were out of two of the four white wines....no Sauvignon blanc and no Pinot Grigio. I ordered salmon and received a two by three inch end piece. Even by lunch standards, that was a very poor serving. The vegetables were excellent. We did not stay for dessert. My last experience was very good so this was a very disappointing visit, especially since I had really talked it up with my husband.

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Extraordinary band. Awesome experience

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L
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered the chicken and the duo of beef. Both were fantastic. Discovered a new wine that we enjoyed (Creekside Eatates Syrah Cab). Too many great dessert options to decide! However, above all, our host/ server was professional, friendly and unpretentious. We’ll definitely return if we are in st Catharines again!

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

wonderful evening ! was a reward from " ask Karl " - real estate agent. meal was superb!! I had the beef (melt in your mouth ) wife had the salmon ( brilliant ) and the pavlova desert ( to die for ). we will be back !!
JohnP

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SW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Roast beef on a bun would be nice to have on menu again.

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PA
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found this little gem of a restaurant when searching for a place to eat before the theatre. It has a lovely ambience, wonderfully professional service and the food was outstanding. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting in St. Catharine’s.

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SW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would be really perfect if they would bring back the shaved roast beef for lunch.

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NM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere with local art adorning walls. Very chic and clean styling and food was very good. Portions are a little small for price.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been to Wellington court twice this summer & had the best food that we’ve had on the Niagara Peninsula all summer. Really delicious!

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C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Inside was busy and very noisy, so we chose to sit out on the patio, where it was quiet and the evening was perfect for al fresco dining!

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CR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another excellent meal and amazing service at Wellington Court. Never disappoints!

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DL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hidden Jem! Food-focused on local ingredients. Loved sitting on the outdoor patio. A great medley of flavours. Food was divine, everything we had was quite tasty...chilled zucchini soup, calamari, pickerel, a duo of beef & sticky toffee pudding. A must try!

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PP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner on Thursday July 5 before seeing Norm Foster play at the Performing Arts Centre. Cold soup of zucchini & ginger was delicious. Fresh pickerel with local green beans was perfect. Sticky toffee dessert was oh so sweet! Would definitely love to eat here again the next time I come to St. Catherines.

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LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch the other day as Wellington Court is a favourite for my friend's birthday. Food was delicious ( Rigatoni, sticky toffee pudding) and service is always wonderful and one never seems rushed.

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t
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Celebrated a birthday here. The restaurant was not very crowded for a Saturday night. The food was good but portions were small. The strip lion steak was not well trimmed and very fatty. We had room for dessert but my husband was still hungry when we got home.

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a wonderful find! We were in St. Catherine's on holiday and could not have been happier with our experience. Our meals were incredibly tasty, artfully presented, and full of local flavor. Our server was kind, competent, and friendly. The pate was fantastic as a starter and the sticky toffee pudding with hazelnut praline was scrumptious. Thank you for a wonderful meal on our last night in Canada!! I highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, the food and service were great! The pate and ribeye steak were simply delicious!

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PH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great meal, great atmosphere and great service. Recommend this place highly.

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