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Drake Devonshire Inn

4.4
655 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Our exciting menu features farm and lake to table cuisine, paired with outstanding Prince Edward County wine from one of the region's wineries. The Drake cocktail program is in full swing, with a lineup of old classics as well as newly shaken libations invented by our mixologists.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:

Monday - Friday 8AM - 11AM
Saturday + Sunday 8AM - 10AM

Brunch:
Saturday + Sunday 10AM - 3PM

Lunch:

Monday 11AM - 3PM
Tuesday 11AM - 5PM
Wednesday 11AM - 5PM
Thursday 11PM - 3PM
Friday 11PM - 3PM

Food Truck:
Monday 11AM - 5PM
Thursday 11AM - 5PM
Friday 11AM - 5PM
Saturday 12PM - 5PM
Sunday 12PM - 5PM

Diner:
Monday - Sunday 5PM - 10PM

Holiday Hours:
Breakfast 8AM - 10AM
Brunch 10AM - 3PM
Food Truck 12PM - 5PM
Dinner 5PM - 10PM
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Phone number
(613) 399-3338
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Wellington Main St.
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Parking details
If you're unable to find onsite parking, we've arranged additional parking, at the Wellington United Church, one block further East on Main at 245 Main St. (A four minute walk to the Inn). Alternately, parking is available in the lot of the former Wellington and District Community Centre located at 230 Niles St. ( A 10 minute walk to the Inn)
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Entertainment
Looking for things to do in Prince Edward County? Drake is proud to host some of the best up-and-coming and established indie music acts. We also offer a range
of cultural programming, from artist talks and author visits, to salon style round tables with local luminaries. Check the What's On section of our website for our latest events + performances.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 655 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful location, great atmosphere and amazing service.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very much enjoyed the atmosphere at the Drake. Low key but hip. We had our glass of sparkling wine at the bar and moved to our table for our anniversary dinner.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

I find the setting of the restaurant (which is on the shore of Lake Ontario) very appealing. The food choices are not particularly appealing and the food preparation is rather bland. The prices are very high for the quality of food provided.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food! Sangria was a little weak - everything else was awesome.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I would not recommend the Drake Devonshire as it was incredibly over priced (hotel and restaurant). This survey forced me to choose something, no option for “none” so I chose “seasonal”.

I cannot wrap my head around the cost of the Inn. For that price during peak season, you could easily fly to Mexico, Cuba, or the Dominion for an all-inclusive for that price.

At dinner, my husband had the steak. He requested to have it medium rare. It was served extremely well done and the beef appeared to be old. He sent it back and another was brought out... this time it was unevenly cooked - still over cooked in some areas and undercooked in other. Unfortunately, he ended up getting ill from it.

I understand that this is a boutique hotel and it is a quaint feeling. I would certainly love to support our Canadian businesses before going abroad but, this was certainly not worth the money (hotel, restaurant, view... and not much to do in the area that was included).

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Amazing views, staff and food. A must in Prince Edward Country

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was delicious !!!!

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The Drake Devonshire has done an excellent job of marketing itself as being a hip destination in Prince Edward County and is relying on its Toronto reputation. The result is that it is a pretentious, self important, over designed, over priced, out-of-place establishment. The decor is ridiculously self indulgent with just too much of everything... it needs to be "curated" -- reduced in every way.

The food is uninteresting, uninspired, over priced and just not very good at all. The crab cakes or crab balls were doughy and tasteless, the beet salad was bland and the beets were not all cooked through, the steak tartar was so boring and the meat was chunky and mealy, and the frites were about the level of a McDonalds offering at 100 times or more the price.

The best things was the coffee which was actually very good... a cappuccino.

The service was mediocre... our server greeted us cooly and didn't even look us in the eyes. We did not feel connected to any of the staff from the moment we entered the place.

The location is wonderful.

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Steak was over cooked.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This was our first time here, the view is spectacular and the restaurant quaint and very pretty. My brunch came cold, but was replaced very quickly with a hot one. The service was outstanding and we will try it again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

A stormy night outside on the lake, but a cozy feeling inside the big, busy room with the picture windows. The service was excellent; the dishes were outstanding. What a change from the Devonshire Inn of old!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The food was fine, but the Drake, Queen Street, has superior food at this point.

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1.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I must say I was not impressed with our visit to the Drake Devonshire. Everyone’s meal had some issue and it led me to believe that the chef in charge got in the weeds. Over cooked steak, poorly sautéed over cooked greens, insignificant small chicken legs (seriously?!) , no oysters, sloppy plating. I would hate to think that our retirement celebration being on a Tuesday evening was the excuse for unprofessional attention to detail.

I spoke with other visitors to this restaurant and they all agreed that the Drake is not scoring any brownie points. Poor servers and even poorer food.

Management needs to address this restaurants approach and sincerity before it ends up empty. Again.

Finally I know that tipping is presently a controversial topic. The menu states that parties of eight plus will automatically be charged 18% tip. So tell me why did our party of 7 get placed in this ruling. Desperation?

Get it together people.

Chef Patricia Forster
Seasons Fine Foods

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Amazing Service. Amazing food (brunch) and great ceasars and old fashions.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our server was extremely skilled and courteous so want to state that upfront which helped smooth over the situation! The entrees especially the apps took way too long to reach our table or maybe just altogether forgotten which may have been attributable to the kitchen being inundated due to some private event that evening. We were reimbursed for a couple of the apps due to this issue so we appreciated that.

The room and the view was also very pleasing and would have helped to soothe but unfortunately it was undermined by the overall noise and activity in the place - at times it felt like just another boisterous Saturday night in Toronto’s South Core! I’d prefer to leave the city scene behind and a change of pace when coming out to PEC rather than bringing it along. I’ve been to the other Drake venues in the city and this just felt like more of the same so I’m not sure if that’s intentional or whether you had a different thing in mind with this PEC venture?

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I had the Black Cod, not impressed. They served me the piece next to the tail, mostly spine plus lots of small bones, was not the nice fillet I was expecting. The ambiance is very nice but too dark to identify all the small bones so very difficult to eat. My wife had the truffled lasagna which was good but not great.
Nice wine list including many good local wines, serving staff were all very good. It's a busy, fun atmosphere with good staff but very disappointing food.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

20 min long wait to be seated, even though we had reservations. Very loud, couldn't really have a conversation. Got delivered the wrong food. The wait for food on a Pre Fix menu was 20min. Food was OK, clearly a lot of effort in preperation and presentation. It was something I would not have made and home so the culinary experience aspect of it was nice but it was. The portions were good. Coffee after the meal was served cold which but was replaced right away (well in 5 min). Overall it was "Meh" on food. People watching was good and atmosphere was electric.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

A good friend of mine and I went to The Drake Devonshire on Friday April 20th (this was my first experience at this restaurant). We had a lovely time. The staff was very pleasant, friendly and helpful. Everyone (even the other patrons) were all in a great mood - but that may because it was bright, sunny and the view was memorizing.
We enjoyed the recommended wines, white - Weingurt Hirsch Gruner Veitliner (Austria) and red - Horse shoes and Hand Grenades Syrah, Cab Sav (USA)... excellent! The menu had so much to offer we decided to order share plates: Charcuterie, meat and cheese with sourdough bread and PEI mussels (the broth was amazing).
I will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Drake Devonshire is beautifully situated with a relaxing atmosphere. The food was lovely and the service was excellent.
Always a pleasure

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, service and ambience. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and service with a tremendous view! Beautiful property that was an easy drive, before heading to a few local winery's!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food (scones, pork hash and eggs benedict) we’re off the charts!! Our waiter was great and the lake view was a perfect start to our morning.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful service and great food! Will definitely return

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great meal, great service, fantastic view! Well done!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Although we love the Drake, we have found over the past few visits that the quality of food is going down and the price is going up. We will try the drame another time, but if the experience is the same as last time, we will have to find another place for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food had some definite highlights... But was marred by the less than good offerings. Pork hock was amazing, but the grid chicken was over cooked/dry and the accompanying fried rice was was crazy salty. (and I quite like salt). The carrots were neither sweet, savoury or well cooked. The fries and aïoli were delicious.

This meal was greatness and awfulness, if there were great dishes and mediocre ones I would have said it was very serviceable, but i don't forsee myself returning over some of the other local offerings.

Cocktails were amazing and this is definitely a solid spot for a cocktail, conversation and view.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Loved the ambience! Loved the brunch food! Loved the classy, upscale, rustic, friendly atmosphere. Still thinking about it and can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We feel fortunate to have the Drake within driving distance in this area which needs so badly such good places to go to. It is a special treat to take our friends out to this lovely spot. We hope the business will do very well and we will be able to enjoy it for a while. The service is perfect and the choices on the menu rich. Thank you for your service and originality.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The Avocado Toast is a fan favourite of mine and my daughters. We keep coming back for more.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Friendly staff providing great food in a beautifully decorated restaurant. Our table was perfectly positioned for a beautiful view of Lake Ontario.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic as always. Guinness Pie and Black Cod entrees. Worth the drive. Beautiful views and great service.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great location and excellent décor. Food was disappointing, no vegan options.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We enjoyed the entire experience at the Drake. From the personable service, to the outstanding view of the lake, it was well worth the drive from Belleville. We had a toddler and a baby with us and the staff were very accommodating. More importantly, the food was exceptional. The deep fried chicken was a surprising hit. The fresh eclectic bread choices were also delightful. Of all of the restaurants we have eaten in since our move to Belleville two years ago, this one is now our new favourite. It is well worth the drive.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was a lovely meal overlooking Lake Ontario.
The food and service were great in a fantastic spot
The Drake Devonshire Caesar is my new favourite
Unfortunately it is a bit pricey, especially by County standards

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great atmosphere and service but food was average considering the price. Would recommend checking it out for a drink but I don’t think I’ll be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, except the lighting was pretty dim. The staff were super friendly and took time to chat with you and ask you questions or make suggestions. Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

From walking in the door, to leaving at the end, Drake Devonshire was on the ball ensuring every guest enjoyed themselves. Will be back for a third time soon.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had a lovely time! Wholeheartedly reccommend! Can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The view and ambience are just wonderful, as is the great food, creative cocktails and the quality of the ingredients. Service was excellent, great wait staff & well taken care of - my only less than five stars would be receiving no bread at the table while awaiting the meal & the vegetarian option was small for the price with no side or even a garnish which left a sense of meagre-ness despite being delicious and thoughtfully prepared.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Celebrated our wedding anniversary over dinner at the Drake Devonshire. Fantastic ambiance and a delicious meal. Everyone working there made sure our evening was special. We ended up going back the next morning for brunch and had an equally wonderful experience, both service and food. We will be back for sure and will likely stay on the property overnight.

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