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Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier

3.9
3.9
738 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Located within the elegant walls of the chateau, Wilfrid's Restaurant is offering a wide selection of culinary experiences created by the Fairmont Château Laurier’s Executive Chef David De Bernardi and his team. The beautiful dining room offers wonderful views of the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Locks. It is the perfect place for a breakfast or a special event.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Continental

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–10:45 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 241-1414

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    David De Bernardi

  • Catering

    With four elegant ballrooms and 12 meeting rooms, Fairmont Château Laurier can help you plan your special event, wedding, meeting or conference. For more information call 613-241-1414 or visit us at www.fairmont.com/laurier

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Cross Street

    Mackenzie and Rideau

  • Parking Details

    Fairmont Château Laurier offers a limited number of self-parking spaces for guests. Alternate parking is available within a short distance from the hotel.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Family Style Brunch at Wilfrid's

    $49.72 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Relax and reconnect with friends and family over a family-style Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Discover local flavours and seasonal ingredients with a new menu each week!

What 738 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Brunch

  • Ottawa

    Lunch

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  1. m

    melanierichard52

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    La seul bémol est qu’il a peu d’option sans gluten, ce qui est dommage.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded todayNous sommes très heureux que votre visite ait été agréable. Nous espérons vous accueillir à nouveau un jour bientôt. Cordialement, Gregory Voge Directeur de la restauration

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect 5 star restaurant, all is great!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on June 27, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to the next. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  3. N

    Nancy

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very comfortable chairs with gentle piano music piped in. Staff very competent and friendly

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on June 27, 2022Dear Nancy, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to the next. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day Brunch. Delicious!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on June 27, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed Father's Brunch at the Castle. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  5. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    So I expect a lot from.a Fairmont because it delivers. This was not one of those times. It is usually special and unique and I can't say this was not one of those times. I was underwhelmed and a fiarmont should never be that. The high tea is fabulous by the way.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on June 27, 2022Dear Lisa, Our mission is to turn moments into memories and we regret that we failed to do so during your recent visit. We hope you return one day allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  6. DB

    DanielleB

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    We went to Wilfred restaurant at the iconic Château Laurier for Father’s Day brunch and were so disappointed with the underwhelming buffet. The food was cold, the presentation was awful and the choices were very limited. The fruit table offered melon, pineapple and yogourt only! No fresh berries, even though local strawberries were in season. The hot dishes were bacon, sausage, overcooked scrambled eggs, very chewy French toast and soggy crepes. The only other offering was a bread table. With tax and a 15% gratuity, the final cost was $200.00. No alcohol, just 3 cups of lukewarm coffee came with our meal. How could such a beautiful hotel serve such substandard fare, especially on Father’s Day?
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We shared with the waitress that it was our anniversary. She was very kind to bring a little sweet surprise to the table to celebrate us. But to our surprise, we were charged for that dessert. $10. We didn’t ask for it. we were paying for a buffet! So paying $10 for a surprise we didn’t ask for it’s very strange. We did pay it. I honestly felt embarrassed to discuss that. But food for thought. Thank you!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on June 27, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Rest assured that we take your comments to heart. This was an oversight and do hope you return one day. We would love the opportunity to show you true Fairmont hospitality. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining here for breakfast. The service was very good. The fruit plate was fresh with vibrant color! The buffet was also nice but options are limited. Overall a beautiful place to start your day off!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on June 10, 2022We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us in Wilfrid's and we hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food and Beverage

  9. FG

    FranceskaG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I've been to Wilfrid's when it had a more elaborate buffet (roast beef etc), and there were tablecloths and salt and pepper shakers on the tables plus servers. This felt like I was off a tourist bus at a roadhouse on the side of the road. The food was pedestrian as was the experience. The price of the buffet is highway robbery. There was very little value for money and I nor my friends and family will be returning. Frankly, the Chateau should be ashamed. Franceska Gnarowski
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    5 star prices but 2 star experience. Sunday breakfast/brunch for 2, we booked in advance and asked for a table at the window, on arrival this had not been noted. The breakfast buffet had no chef and most on offer was depleted or there was none left. Really poor selection. Some of my coffee came in a cup and about 1/3 of it was in the saucer; the saucer was removed and I was left with just the cup and a reduced amount of coffee. I have been to this hotel several times and this was definitely the worst experience; the $40 charge (each) for the buffet (plus $6 for an OJ) was poor value, there are better options nearby. Suggest give this one a miss.
  11. LA

    LinaA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Friday morning. It wasn’t busy. Good selection of food in breakfast buffet. Fruit was fresh and nicely presented. The crepe was delicious. The rosemary potatoes were excellent too. I only wish there was valet parking for restaurant visitors. The Fairmont website states the valet parking is available only for overnight stays.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 31, 2022Dear Lina, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments with us. Due to the limited capacity, we are currently only offering valet parking to overnight guests. However, plans are underway to build a complete new parking garage and we will reinstate valet parking for all guests at that time. We appreciate your patience. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  12. TG

    TiffanyG

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We went for brunch and it was very disappointing for the price that they charge. For nearly $40/person, you get less than what you would get at a standard breakfast chain. And the quality of the food itself was lacking. While our server was nice, we were very disappointed with the food.
  13. LG

    LisaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Food delicious. Staff warm and friendly.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 24, 2022Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  14. SO

    SarahO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The amount of food at the buffet when we went was absolutely pathetic. We’ve heard such great things and how it was a must do, we couldn’t disagree more. We sat at our table without anyone coming over for far too long so we decided to just go and get food. There was so little selection we actually inquired if we were missing another part of the buffet. We were told that was everything. I’ve had included hotel breakfasts with more food and selection. For the price point this was absolutely ridiculous. We will never be going back
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    arthure

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    A complete disappointment. Compared to what we experienced many times a couple years back this time was a very poor outing. I wanted to bring my wife to somewhere I was sure that we could count on to celebrate her recent promotion. Anyways it is what it is. An unbelievable downgrade in food and service experience.
  16. M

    Monalisaisntsmiling

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    This was my birthday brunch, my girlfriends and I made plans to celebrate together. First: The service was wonderful and amazing no complaints at all. 100/100 Second: The food--I was really disheartened by the lack of selection and flavor, It was disappointing. The cost wasn't worth the quality/ items or experience. Compared to what I had last year, this time it paled in comparison, there were some dishes that are worth the trip, but nothing special enough to entice me to come back soon.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments with us. We are delighted that your birthday brunch was a memorable one and we hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  17. KR

    KathrynR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    You cannot visit Ottawa and not enjoy brunch (or afternoon tea) at Chateau Laurier. It’s a tradition that NEVER disappoints!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 17, 2022Dear Kathryn, We agree that our Afternoon Tea and Brunch are experiences not to be missed! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  18. S

    Snebehsn

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Mother’s Day brunch. Extremely underwhelming and disappointing . Buffet choice was far less than expected. Some Items ordered from the menu were never received. Food that was served was lukewarm. Bathroom was a mess. Food quality was only so so. For the price we paid this experience was very very disappointing. The service staff tried their best and were friendly but were run off their feet. I expected and usually get far more quality and service from fairmont. If this is the norm from Wilfred’s then I would suggest to save your money and go elsewhere.
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    Deb53

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I booked the Wilfred’s brunch for Mother’s Day. I requested a table on the main level since my mother is in a wheelchair and was accommodated 10 minutes earlier than our reservation time which was nice since we had arrived almost 1/2 early. We were immediately greeted by a smiling Natalie who informed us the moms got a free Mimosa which we agreed to and my husband ordered a tea. Unfortunately the promising good service went downhill from there. Although my mom and I received our drinks quickly she forgot my husband’s tea We also told her we wanted to order table side dishes since they had just started a buffet again for some items and the reason I booked the buffet in Wilfred’s (at a much higher cost) instead of the less expensive buffet in the ballroom was for table side service since my 102year old mom can’t manage a serve yourself buffet. When Natalie left we assumed it was to get the forgotten tea and then take our order. We were wrong - she started serving other tables that were seated after us and after more than 20 minutes of waiting tried to get someone’s attention ( a lot of servers were talking amongst themselves and walking back and forth) before someone said they’d get Natalie. After 10 more minutes I managed to get another server’s attention who brought the forgotten tea and another mimosa for my mom and I for the long wait. My husband finally went to get some items from the buffet table to curb his hunger. It was over almost an hour after the first time when Natalie finally returned to take our order (we saw her her taking orders and serving tables that arrived much after we did so felt we were being ignored). We were told the side dishes would take 15-20 minutes to arrive so my husband went back up to the buffet to get some food to tide us all over - understandably, I did not want to leave my legally blind, hard of hearing elderly mother at the table by herself. The food we had was delicious but the service ruined what should have been special
  20. JK

    JocelyneK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We waited over 35 minutes for our table despite having a reservation. We then waited for over 20 minutes for someone to take our drinks order. In fact, I had to stop a staff member to bring that to their attention. All in all, rather disappointing g especially considering the price of the Mother’s Day brunch.
  21. LF

    LFar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was absolutely scandulously not value for money. For 4 people it cost more than 500 CDN. There was a huge lineup at the buffet and it was ill-organized. The table service, however, was very good.
  22. CM

    CatsMeowOfSundayBrunch

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The 2022 May 8th Mother's Day brunch at Wilfrid's was our first time back for Sunday brunch in 2 years! We found that the service was excellent -- friendly and accommodating over a very hectic brunch period -- especially impressive was our server, who was amazing under all that pressure. We miss the all-buffet style in Wilfrid's from before but we could get used to ordering the delicious side-table dishes -- we ordered seconds of our favorites! Lining up and going through the breakfast buffet -- definitely not as much choice as before, but still very good quality and all very delicious. At the buffet line, it was very busy, and had to go back after they replenished certain items like those signature maple crepes we had not had in over 2 years! Likewise, the selection of desserts is less, but that flourless chocolate cake is even better than we remembered, and I had no more room to try other desserts! So need to go back! We missed seeing "Jimmy" at the omelet preparation station, of which there is no more, again less choice now, but what they do still have is excellent. In the past, we have fondly remembered Wilfrid's Sunday brunch as it has been a go-to destination for us to mark many of our special celebrations and occasions. All-in-all, now that we have whet our appetite again, we look forward to going back during a more normal Sunday brunch in the near future to maybe experience a more relaxed ambience.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 10, 2022We are delighted that you celebrated Mother's Day with us. It is always a pleasure to receive compliments such as yours! We have anxiously looked forward to welcoming back all of our valued guests and customers to the castle! We just opened our patio, La Terrasse to rave reviews! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  23. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic! Delicious food, fresh fruits and attention to details. Also, the best Eggs Benedict I ever had! Strongly recommend for all your special celebrations!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 10, 2022Dear Julie, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Wilfrid's and we hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  24. TH

    TiffaniH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Not what it used to be! For a 5 star price point it was a 2 star experience. Food and service not worth it.
  25. FB

    FrancoisB

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top quality breakfast brunch at Wilfrid's. We loved that there are buffet style choices as well as à la carte and served table side items. All included in the price of the brunch. Everything we ate was delicious. Service was also excellent and attentive.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 16, 2022Dear Francois, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests, especially as they pertain to colleague performance. We agree that we have the best in the business! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  26. T

    Troy

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Maybe because of Covid19, maybe because of inflation, but the offerings are not as great as they were. This is a glorified breakfast, not a brunch. And I am not crazy with needing to order food - that is supposed to be in the buffet - and to get it in small plates.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 4, 2022Dear Troy, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. Please rest assured that we do take your comments to heart. We strive to make improvements each and every day! We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  27. LN

    LauraN

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service ! Always a go to when I travel to Ottawa!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on May 3, 2022Dear Laura, It is always a pleasure to hear compliments from our guests and clients. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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    daniellev

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and quality of the Sunday buffet brunch

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on April 25, 2022Dear Danielle, It is always a pleasure to receive compliments from our guests and clients. We are grateful for your feedback and hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  29. GW

    GWSW

    Ottawa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Hadn't been to Wilfred's weekend buffet since pre-covid. While the experience was still very good, the buffet process has changed. Limited items on the buffet itself and a list of things to choose from that are prepared fresh in the kitchen (eggs benny, French toast, mixed sausage plate, beans, crepes). Hopefully they will revert to the old buffet with all the items in the near future. Food was good but need more items to justify the $50 price.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on April 25, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. Rest assured that we do take your comments to heart. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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    Dilly

    Ottawa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We always attend their new year's day brunch and so we expected equally good value for the money - unfortunately this time, there wasn't much selection and we felt it was overpriced for the food and service (18%) that was charged upon reservations.
  31. CZ

    ColetteZ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Disappointing expensive Easter Sunday brunch. Bad live piano entertainment, limited buffet options (no real breads at all just pastries), powdered scrambled eggs, side table orders too fancy cakes the buffet. The entire menu didn’t seem to go together. For a $95 per person buffet I would expect a linen tablecloth or at minimum paper placemats so that the cutlery I had to reuse the entire meal (vs being provided fresh cutlery) didn’t have to sit on a questionably sanitized bare table top. Definitely NOT worth the $214 before tip brunch.
  32. AB

    AlexB

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Easter Brunch - what a disappointment! First the bad: service. It started almost immediately when our waiter brought water; there were three of us but he only gave us two; after another 15 minutes when we finally saw him again we asked for the missing water, which he forgot again - along with my wife’s drink order. All that to say, after asking again (about both) we finally got the water and my wife’s drink after 45 minutes. Service continued to be poor as, while the menu of items you can order fresh is a great concept, if the service team is incapable of delivering them to your table, it equals a failure. We watched several items for us being attempted to be delivered to other tables, and vice versa; very disappointing. Even worse were the lame excuses from the lead waiter, though by the end of the meal he did admit to his errors and that several of our orders had been delivered to wrong tables. At least the food, when we did get it, was generally very good, though small things seemed to be missing, e.g., one dish was described as including micro cilantro, another was supposed to have gold flakes, etc, etc. In summary, not what I expected for $95 a person, and after a similarly disappointing Easter brunch at The Empress in Victoria a few years ago I recommend avoiding the Fairmount chain for any special occasion in the future - I know I will!
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    terryP

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the Easter brunch and it was fabulous. Enjoyed the selection and how certain items were made to order. Simply delicious. Service was excellent along with the ambiance. Piano player was a bit too loud for our taste but it was still lovely and added to the overall experience. Would definitely recommend.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on April 21, 2022Dear Terry, It is always a pleasure to hear compliments from our guests and patrons. We are delighted that you enjoyed Easter Brunch. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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    Grasshopper

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Nous y étions pour le Brunch de Pâques. Tous les aliments du "buffet chaud" étaient température pièce. L'impression que nous avons eue est que les plats du buffet chaud étaient là depuis un bon moment déjà. Les crêpes au beurre d'érable manquaient de son ingrédient principal: le beurre d'érable. Elles étaient très décevantes. Même les entrées chaudes servies à la table étaient tièdes. Pour un service à 95$ par personne dans un Fairmont, je m'attendais à beaucoup, beaucoup plus que cela.
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    SylviaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We were surprised to see that they were serving buffet again. In fact, it was the 2nd day that they started to do the buffet. So the buffet had all the cold items, such as salads, bread, croissants, fruit, and warm scrambled eggs/sausage/bacon. Hot food items such as meats were ordered through the waiter. I personally didn’t like the selection of food. For a perfect Sunday Brunch, I needed to have a hot creamy soup with fresh hot bread. There were no soup, the bread and croissants didn’t taste fresh. I would say, worse than supermarket quality. I preferred my eggs prepared right in front of me to my liking. The Eggs Benedict on the hot food menu were the only thing worth trying . Pork shank was chewy, and chicken leg was mediocre. The dessert plate was pathetic. Nothing was freshly made. For $50 per person, this brunch was NG. I would have enjoyed a McDonald’s breakfast more. Very disappointed. They shouldn’t have done the buffet unless they were ready to do it. Clearly they were not ready. Don’t come here for the buffet brunch. I didn’t have any photos to share because I didn’t feel like taking any photos, which was very rare of me.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on April 12, 2022Dear Sylvia, We regret your disappointing visit to Wilfrid's. Please rest assured that your experiemce is certainly not indicative of our usual high standards. We hope to welcome you again one day soon, thereby allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

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    JeanF

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

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    Restaurant closed one month ago. Did not even care telling me before the morning of my reservation…. Bad bad bad.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on April 12, 2022Dear Jean, We regret not contacting you in advance of your trip to Wilfrid's. Currently, Wilfrid's is only open for breakfast. We do hope that you had the opportunity to visit Zoe's instead. We hope to welcome you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our experience was nice. Seating and buffet served at your table were good adaptations to the pandemic situation. My only criticism is that some of the main dishes were not hot when brought to our table. But overall, we had a lovely experience.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on April 5, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Rest assured that we do take such comments to heart. We hope to see you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  38. MP

    MarinaP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the brunch! Different and delicious!

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on March 30, 2022Dear Marina, We are delighte dthat you enjoyed your brunch and look forward to seeing you again one day soon. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  39. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went out for a special birthday breakfast here and I had high expectations. Although I really enjoyed the view and comfortable seating, I was disappointed by the level of service and quality of food. The coffee cup I was first served had vibrant red lipstick stains and the coffee pot left on our table was lukewarm....no steaming coffee for us! I had to ask for both a new coffee cup and new pot of coffee. We waited a long time for our food because apparently they had to make the French toast from scratch (even though it was at 9am). I ordered the salmon eggs benedict, which was delicious.....but also served cold. I hate to be someone who keeps complaining at restaurants, so I didn't say anything about the cold eggs that cost $34. Just was overall disappointed at the quality of this place, given the price and status of the location.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on March 30, 2022Dear Sandra, Our mission is to provide our guests with a grand experience and we regret that we failed to do so on this occasion. We do hope you return one day, allowing us the opportunity to regain your trust. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

  40. SQ

    SaraQ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible food with an expensive bill. Also the restaurant needs renovations as the furniture looks ancient.

    Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau LaurierResponded on March 30, 2022Dear Sara, We regret your disappointing experience, which is certainly not indicative of our usual high standards. We hope you return one day and give us another chance. We are confident you will not be disappointed. Sincerely, Gregory Voge Director of Food & Beverage

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Wilfrid's Restaurant - Fairmont Chateau Laurier is rated 3.9 stars by 738 OpenTable diners.

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1 Rideau St Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Mackenzie and Rideau

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:30 am–10:45 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Canadian, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Fairmont Château Laurier offers a limited number of self-parking spaces for guests. Alternate parking is available within a short distance from the hotel.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    David De Bernardi

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 241-1414

  • Catering

    With four elegant ballrooms and 12 meeting rooms, Fairmont Château Laurier can help you plan your special event, wedding, meeting or conference. For more information call 613-241-1414 or visit us at www.fairmont.com/laurier

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