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Hearthside Dining - Elmhirst's Resort

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109 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Thank you for joining us as we re-open our patio for dining. At this time we have restricted hours, and in keeping with provincial guidelines, we have minimal seating available.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 109 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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SavannahH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food good service beautiful location and not crazy expensive for hugh end food! Would definitely recommend any meal there

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TedO
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had big expectations for the brunch and it did not disappoint!

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Scotties
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Homemade smoked salmon is great. Very nice view and friendly service.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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!

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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FredP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The sea food was super. We loved the music.

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YoungK
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View from the table was excellent and they had a musician playing piano whole time. Food was delicious, too. Love their shrimp and cakes.

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Mark
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On water, beautiful scenery, personable service, tasty food, varied choices.

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RobertA
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great way to spend New Year!
Lovely reception
Loved accommodations
Entertaining dinner and tasting.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday food was great service from Andrew our waiter couldn’t be better
Very nice evening will be back for sure

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DonP
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic brunch, very nice updated, clean 4 bedroom cottage.
Not a good lake for swimming.
Float plane ride was fun.
Don

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Ambiance, food was fresh and hot for our Sunday Brunch. Will definitely return again

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DaveL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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WilfredV
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 8 friends who drove from Toronto for Sunday brunch and loved it.

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AngelVBr
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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BobT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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LaurieE
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my parents 40th anniversary there. Amazing food and the view was spectacular. Thank you so much

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food available was very good, I just expected a little more choice. Only meat was roast beef.
Atmosphere was nice.

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JerryD
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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)
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jacklynm
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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.

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DonnaJ
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

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.

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Barb
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great way to celebrate our 43rd Anniversary. May have make this an anniversary event.

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RuthD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobertC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, will be going back again.

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BrendaW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

JD
JillD
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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
Jill

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KimA
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and they brought us out a complimentary dessert to celebrate our getting married!

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Christopher
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. The food was amazing and everyone had a fabulous time. Will be back for sure!

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KarenB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always an enjoyable pleasure to be at the Elmhirst Resort, for dining or staying in a cottage.

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ChristieH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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LouL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipVictoriaH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time Bruncher and non-baker, so I was completed amazed and entralled by the 20+ perfect desserts on this buffet.

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EmmaC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and bonus of a free dessert for my birthday. Really enjoyed it.

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