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Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort
All guests sharing a table must be from the same household.
All guests must check in at the front desk upon arrival for clearance protocols.
Our staff are required to adhere to several safety measures(i.e. wearing masks), we ask that you be respectful of their role in providing all of our guests with a safe and enjoyable outing.
Currently we may not be able to accommodate all allergen or special diet requests. Please bear with us as we learn how to be creative in a new environment.
We continue to offer food raised or grown on local farms, including our own, and we look forward to hosting you in our new physically distant and safe surroundings.
Thank you from the Elmhirst Family, management, and our kitchen and service teams.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
Amazing food good service beautiful location and not crazy expensive for hugh end food! Would definitely recommend any meal there
I had big expectations for the brunch and it did not disappoint!
Homemade smoked salmon is great. Very nice view and friendly service.
Attended Elmhirst's Sunday afternoon buffet. With the exception of the roast beef, which was a bit chewy, the food was high quality, with lots of variety. Staff were efficient and pleasant. Would have assigned 5 stars however we were seated by the busy kitchen door and an out-of-tune piano which was played throughout our meal. The pianist was very talented and competent but the sour-sounding house piano detracted from the experience. That said, an enjoyable outing. We'll be back!
Our family went to Elmhirst resort for Family Day weekend Sunday Brunch. The food and selection was fabulous. We were entertained by a pianist who played beautifully. The waiters and waitresses gave excellent service. After brunch we took a tour to the barn to see their famous horses. There was crafts for the children downstairs and even a trivia event happening . It was a great day for everyone !
We went for a birthday brunch recently. Really enjoyed it all. Excellent home produced brisket and seafood items plus sumptuous sweet table which was thoroughly sampled. The celebrant was brought a birthday sweet. My only very minor complaint is that the cutlery could have been replaced more frequently as used items were taken away when plates were cleared. I thought the value was excellent and the birthday girl really enjoyed it.
The service was excellent. The sea food was super. We loved the music.
View from the table was excellent and they had a musician playing piano whole time. Food was delicious, too. Love their shrimp and cakes.
On water, beautiful scenery, personable service, tasty food, varied choices.
A great way to spend New Year!
Entertaining dinner and tasting.
Very special setting overlooking the lake with panorama view. Food was exquisite, tastefully displayed for brunch. An excellent choice for an intimate meal with friends.
Food was excellent and service was good.
Birthday food was great service from Andrew our waiter couldn’t be better
Very nice evening will be back for sure
Fantastic brunch, very nice updated, clean 4 bedroom cottage.
Not a good lake for swimming.
Float plane ride was fun.
The quality of the Brunch fell short of my expectations. It was 1pm and the hot food was warm.
Dessert while there was selection the variety and quality was lacking.
Great Ambiance, food was fresh and hot for our Sunday Brunch. Will definitely return again
Would not recommend Monday buffet. Very little selection for warm food. Most food in steam table cool-wsrm. Desert and salad selections okay. Servers did not offer alcoholic beverages nor was there any wine options. Overall not impressed.
We were a party of 8 friends who drove from Toronto for Sunday brunch and loved it.
Took parents/in-laws for owed Mother’s/Father’s Day experience. Flew in from Stoney Creek for brunch. Haven’t been for a couple of years. Much improved food and service.
Fabulous brunch. Amazing food and service. Stunning views. This is our 6th visit for brunch and always enjoy the afternoon. The only negative is the care and cleanliness of the washrooms. The need attention on ever occasion.
Celebrated my parents 40th anniversary there. Amazing food and the view was spectacular. Thank you so much
Food available was very good, I just expected a little more choice. Only meat was roast beef.
Atmosphere was nice.
In the thirty plus years that we have been going to Elmhirst the service and food has steadily declined!
We usually come by boat and / or waverunner and the docks are a shambles! Finally someone repaired some of the pergolas !!!
Maintenance is substandard clearly !
Peter Elmhirst must be ashamed .
We are going to try the Sunday brunch .....if that has deteriorated also then we are off to somewhere else!!!!!
The waitress did s fair job, but all by herself?
It was our anniversary (45 th)
The servers were very friendly and accommodating. Some of the staff in charge of the food stations were unfriendly and seemed like he didn’t want to be there. For the price, the amount of choices were a bit disappointing.
We had a very poor experience on Monday. Your online bookings over booked and we were the unfortunate group that had to eat in the pub area. Heidi came to our table and said that we would have a server to ourselves and all we had to do was get our plates of food from the other room. Well we sat there for half an hour with no server. Went for our meal. Came back and asked at the front desk for drinks. Server showed up and i asked for more water. He put jug of water on table and didn't even fill our empty glasses for us. No coffee or tea was ever offered and we had to ask the front desk for our bills. The food was delicious. No complaints there. The sevice was terrible. Non existent actually. We are asking for compensation for our bad experience.
The relaxing view overlooking rice lake is why I go to this restaurant. The buffet has plenty to offer but the actual food is disappointing. The view outways the mediocre food.
What a great way to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary. May have make this an anniversary event.
As always the buffet was delicious. Hot foods were hot, mashed potatoes and gravy always a hit with my husband. Salads plentiful and varied
Desserts mmmmm. Chocolate mousse and pecan pie are my favourites. The crumble and bread pudding a favorite with most others at our table.
Disappointed that more did not take advantage of the lovely weather and the setting
Excellent meal and service, will be going back again.
Lovely varied menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients with options for anyone with dietary restrictions. We sat overlooking Rice Lake, staff were attentive and we weren't rushed. We were there for a business lunch but I wouldn't hesitate to go for a special occasion, brunch or just for a meal when you don't feel like cooking.
We really enjoyed our Easter Sunday with you. All staff was super attentive and the variety of food and abundance of food was great! Thank you
will be back for sure
Service was excellent
Some of the food could have been a little hotter but tasted great
Once the ice is out and the grass green the view from the dining room should be fantastic
Food was amazing, and they brought us out a complimentary dessert to celebrate our getting married!
We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. The food was amazing and everyone had a fabulous time. Will be back for sure!
Always an enjoyable pleasure to be at the Elmhirst Resort, for dining or staying in a cottage.
We come to Elmhirst every year for my son's birthday and it was a very good experience. The food was presented beautifully and although there were many full tables the line for the waffles and omelettes moved smoothly. The food was delicious and the service was great.
Portions were a bit on the small side, and the salad that I ordered was not actually the salad that I received, but the food was good, the server was friendly, and the food arrived in a timely manner. The view from the restaurant was amazing, and our lunch was a very pleasant experience.
A wonderful New Years evening! The dinner and wine tasting were delicious and the hosts were very informative and fun.
Definitely recommend Elmhirst resort for a special occasion
First time Bruncher and non-baker, so I was completed amazed and entralled by the 20+ perfect desserts on this buffet.
Lovely meal and bonus of a free dessert for my birthday. Really enjoyed it.
Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.