Puddicombe House

4.8
107 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Welcome to the Puddicombe House, we offer casual fine dining in an elegantly restored 1868 mansion in downtown New Hamburg. Executive Chef Lance Edwards leads the culinary team. Trout and Scallops have become the most popular menu on the items over the years but we still make a wonderful burger that held the title of “Best Burger in Waterloo Region” We also offer overnight guest rooms, banquet facilities and even a salon and Spa if your looking to make it a weekend trip.
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HC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another wonderful meal! We went to Puddicombe House for dinner Saturday night, party of 4. We sat on the porch as it was a nice evening and they provided warm blankets for us if we got cold, so thoughtful. We ordered scallops and the bruschetta, both were amazing, 3 of us had the short rib, meat was so tender it was falling apart and so tasty. The other person had the special which was the salmon which he said was excellent. Desserts were all good and the owner Nick always finds time to come over and chat. It’s a charming place, food is always amazing, well priced, friendly attentive service and a Victorian era house beautifully decorated. We’ve been here so many times and enjoyed every meal. Always a pleasure to dine at Puddicombe House and well worth the drive to New Hamburg.

A
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with my girlfriend and everything was awesome. The vegan food and fish both were delicious and we liked them. Also all the staff were so welcoming and kind. The patio on that great weather was just like heaven! Thanks Puddicombe.

VD
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was different than that available in most restaurants. The waitress was attentive. We were pleased with the cost of the meals.

T
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinning experience and ambiance! Great date night!

DM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been staying here for years. Part of the reason is the food is fantastic. We were there on Wednesday for Date Night and had the steak and wine special for $60.00. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the accompanying vegetable medley a warm welcome from the usual most places serve.

LY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would highly recommend Puddicmbe House for a unique dining experience in a small town country setting! The cuisine was VERY GOOD as was the service. An evening that will be remembered as a truly outstanding country inn with superb SHORT RIBS!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious. Our second time here and no doubt we'll be back again. Thanks so much!

HH
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, lovely, restful background music at a pleasant level. Service was adequate, but staff seemed very busy.

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to the Puddicomb House to celebrate a birthday with friends. Our main course and dessert was delicious. The only disappointment was the selection of beer on draught. No wheat beer available and the fact that they were out of all premium liquors.

JS
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurant meals I have ever had. The short ribs were fantastic as well as our server Emma

LY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Our server was very personable and efficient. The food was very flavorful with unique ingredients. The presentation was beautiful. Everything was delicious. I would certainly go back again.

LG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, the food was excellent, the service amazing and the ambiance wonderful! There were 8 in our party and we sat on the veranda. It was relaxing and we all enjoyed ourselves so much we are sure to return again and again!

f
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the ambience and history. The food was excellent and service was efficient and friendly.

RO
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. We love the ambiance of the restaurant and the fact that there are several, small rooms which helps to reduce the noise level. Also they do not have any background music which can be annoying. Overall an excellent experience at a reasonable price.

BK
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olivia our server was excellent. Knowledgeable with a good sense of humour

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my visit to Puddicombe the food and service were excellent

S
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Puddicombe House and would recommend to friends. I only have one minor suggestion, I would ensure there is cream for the coffee that is offered near the rooms. The outside areas were awesome and we loved having pre-dinner cocktails on the wrap-around veranda.

BF
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely visit. I was a little dissappointed that the Thai bowl didn’t have at least a little heat included. It was sweet and no heat which left the flavour a little flat for my taste. The wine was perfectly chilled and the service was very good. A little candle or some flowers on the table would have helped the atmosphere. Also a lumbar pillow would have been nice —- if I put my back on the chair I was in a recliner position. Overall though, I had a great time and look forward to visiting again. Thank you!

LG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can’t say enough about how much we loved Puddicombe House. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and the portions were generous. The wait staff was efficient, professional and went out of her way to insure that our experience was perfect. We will definitely return and recommend Puddicombe to our friends! I give it 5 stars on all categories!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for the mother's day brunch, the food was great and service also great but the buffet itself was not as grand or presented in an appealing way for the price tag it was associated with. Cambridge Mills brunch is always presented beautifully whereas here I felt like we were in a fancy cafeteria. I have yet to try their actual restaurant which I am will look forward to since the main building looks so pretty.

KL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dining experience was a wonderful experience. We took my Mom and Wife to celebrate Mother’s Day based on a previous review. The entire two hours was very enjoyable. Our server Monica was especially attentive and engaged in great conversation with us. The food, what can we say, absolutely delicious, with just the right portion size.
Definitely will recommend and be back in the future.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charming restaurant with good service & excellent food,. Decent & reasonably price wine list.
Shared scallops w/ watermelon radish was a big hit & all agreed we will order our own next visit. The short rib was melt in your mouth delicious. My wife had the cranberry/ pomegranate trout & loved it. Our daughter had the steak & was also pleased w/ her selection, and the finally w/ flourless chocolate cake was a terrific finish.

BO
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal, many choices for lunch, beautifully presented, in a unique setting. Very comfortable chairs help you linger over amazing desserts.
My only complaint was the water was very chlorinated. I always have tap water instead of specialty water, but taste was very strong.
Just a minor detail.

RH
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

9 of us sat for dinner and all I heard was WOW! I had a back rib that melted in my mouth. A night table on both sides of our bed would be great but things worked anyway.

Breakfast was also a superb meal.

Thanks for an excellent overnight stay.

KB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Puddicombe house to a friend. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and tremendous service. We will definitely be back.

MM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem. The food was great, along with the service. The bill at the end of the evening was a pleasant surprise. We'll be back again for sure.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day celebration

2
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our dinner was delicious and the service was outstanding. We went on “date night” and the special was a great value. The only thing I think they could do to improve the dining experience is maybe have white tablecloths and candles. However, we would not let that prevent us from going again and we would definitely recommend it to our friends.

CB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with the taste of the food although disappointed in the small portion size. We would recommend to a friend based on the beautiful surroundings but would also warn them not to arrive hungry. The service was outstanding!

t
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

have been there on a few occasion, last time 3 yrs ago, 20 min drive . Food has always been very good , same with the service. the burger is exceptional, thats why we went. We had the same waitress as before, which says a lot. only minor complaint was the tea and coffee after the meal arrived luke warm. Coffee was good but warm. waitress refreshed the tea pot but it wasnt much better. Most places get the tea temp wrong anyway, so not such a big deal. the front veranda is a nice touch in the summer months, so next time it will be a pint instead of tea.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and feel of the place! Would recommend to anyone looking for quality food and a nice atmosphere. Great for celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, etc.

PP
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s a great place to have lunch or dinner with friends and the fact that it’s right in our neighbourhood (Stonecroft) is a bonus.

JB
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I had high hopes as I just love the look of the building. I had reservations but they seated us at the casual bar side. We felt rushed ...before they brought our drinks they asked us to order. We arrived at 7pm on a Saturday night as per our reservation but were told it was slow so they would be closing earlier. Not once did anyone offer another beverage. Ice cream was plated on a rectanglular slate piece that was warm so it was mostly melted and slid off the plate onto the table! Actually we did have a good laugh at a few things! But sadly the experience was not that we would come again.

KF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my mother here for lunch and the waitress was happy to make arrangements with the chef to ensure my mother could eat all her food. We had a great experience.

KC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Puddicombe House on a number of occasions. We were very surprised to have a 20 minute wait for our reservation. We have never experienced that before. We were, however offered a free round of drinks, although only two in our party drank alcohol. Other than that the service, food and ambiance were as usual outstanding.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu lacked creativity, prices beyond the value delivered

SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent place to stay and dine. Relaxing and restful stay. Beautiful food

RR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner and I’d definitely go back. A great place to stop on the way to the Stratford Festival.

JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely dinner in a beautiful setting on a warm summer’s evening.

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