Puddicombe House

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyle and Karen are awesome hosts and run a great restaurant. The food is always amazing, the prices reasonable and the atmosphere perfect for a dinner date or with friends.

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great ambience

AV
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stopped in on our way to Stratford. Elegant setting but somehow casual with very good food. Only complaint was food came out too fast between courses. Need to allow a bit of time to have conversation and eat. Great place!

MW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, dining room and service were all terrific. We look forward to visiting again soon.

RR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service and good food. An excellent place to stop on the way to or from the Stratford Festival.

c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My guest and I were very pleased to see an updated menu. Food was very good - we both enjoyed our meal; starter salad was a little small and I prefer a "traditional Romaine Caesar" but lovely dressing. All in all, the best meal I've had at Puddicombe!

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was an unexpectedly excellent meal. Beautifully presented. (Mains were steak and trout.) Recommended for an early dinner at 5 or 5:30, to get to Stratford for 8pm play.

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were quite disappointed. Warm plates would have been good. Asparagus was “stringy”. Dessert was lovely. Overall we found it a bit over priced. Our server was lovely. There was noise from workmen at front. Maybe we picked a bad day

ES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent eating experience in a historic ambiance. Great place to relax and meet with your family/friends. Very attentive and friendly staff. We'll be back!

DM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food quality and food temperature as well as its presentation were excellent. I enjoyed the scallop appetizer but found the portion size small relative to the price.

The server was friendly, helpful and attentive.

DS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent evening; food, servers, and ambiance were excellent.

PF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great burger and excellent blonde beer brewed in house

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was very delightful . We enjoyed our lunch. I had the soup, delicious. Serving was a little on the small side considering it was my main dish. It was perfect size for an appetizer. Would have been ok with paying a little more for a larger serving.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I have dinned at Puddicombe House dozens of times, and have always had a great experience - ambience, meal, and service. The menu is seasonal so it does rotate. I highly recommend the burger, or any pasta feature they have on the menu! Always delicious. It's a beautiful relaxing restaurant in a fantastic historic building that is full of charm. If you are stopping in for dinner, or simply for a cocktail on their great patio, you'll be sure to have a wonderful time. Be sure to check it out!

KM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Other than our service being a little slow....(coffee was finished when we got our desserts) everything was fine!

JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great atmosphere, thank you Puddicombe !!

RD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable meal with family on the patio. Great atmosphere, great food and great service!

RO
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Because of the fact that the restaurant is broken up into smaller rooms due to the fact that it was once a private home the noise level is very low and the ambiance terrific. We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant.

DE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very friendly and excellent.We chatted with our server and she helped make our experience there exceptional. Our food was so very good. The chicken and peach dish is something I have never tried before but would definitely order again.

JN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was in the bar area with another large group; the noise level in other areas of the restaurant would probably be lower. The food was well prepared with some interesting specials and the service was attentive. This was our second experience dining here; we'll be back.

VG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a small restaurant in a historic house in a quaint mid-Ontario village. Would be a good experience for someone looking to celebrate a special occasion or immerse in history.

HC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinning experience and ambiance! Great date night!

DM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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 July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

HH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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 June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

RO
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ES
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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 May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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