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Founders House Dining & Drinks, Annapolis Royal, NS

Founders House Dining & Drinks

4.8
4.8
454 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
We want you to feel welcomed & comfortable when visiting Founders House Dining & Drinks. Our dining room & bar are adorned with the warm tones & lush colours of our rustic New Scotland landscape – a nod to the Annapolis Royal 2017 Celebration Tartan. Our patio offers a refreshing salty breeze on warm summers days while boasting a stunning view of the Annapolis River & North Mountain beyond. Soft Celtic music playing in the background & fragrant aromas drifting from the kitchen will fill your senses while you sip on a local creation from behind our bar.

Our passion is locally sourced ingredients for dining, along with locally sourced beers, wines, ciders & spirits for our drinks. It’s about the astonishing quality we find in the Annapolis Valley & throughout Nova Scotia. It’s about making sure you always feel welcome with a creative taste of home served up with remarkable customer service in an absolutely beautiful setting. It's about Elev

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 532-0333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Christopher Pyne
  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis Royal
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pride Drag Brunch

    CA$18.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 14, 2024 only
    Let them eat cake ! Hosted by our 3 artists joined us for a perfect Sunday brunch. Please note that tickets are sold per seat not table. All ages welcome.

What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

454 Reviews
  1. ElizabethY

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Your app is out of date. No longer Founders House, now Whisky Teller. A down market eating experience.

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  2. DianeC

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was absolutely delicious. Understandably busy because it was Mother's Day, but our table was located in the door opening and closing bringing lots of cold air in. Otherwise it was a delight! Thank you!

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  3. HeatherC

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu really great flavour profiles the halibut was amazing and those desserts wow We had the 6 course always a treat to see the Francis and his team

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  4. KeithG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This is the 2nd time my wife and attended the valentines special. We invited friends are were very excited to attend as the food was second to none and the service was great. All 4 of us had the 6 course as the 3 course may not have been “sufficient” and we wanted the extra time to enjoy the “experience”. The food and service did not disappoint. It was fantastic!! However, 14 Feb was a cold night. When we got to the door to the dinner, I said to my wife “I hope we are not on the bar side” due to the proximity of the door and cold air. Not only were we on the bar side, we were seated right at the door behind a plastic panel. The place was full so we decided not to ask to be moved. Mistake. It was freezing. My back was so cold I did not enjoy the evening. My friend commented his feet were like ice. The door opened and closed MANY times in the 3 plus hours we were seated. It was very disappointing to say the least. My wife and I love to go out however we very seldom treat ourselves to an experience like the Founders House (most due to the price point). We were excited to book this but I have to say I will not be booking any event at you establishment in the Winter months as it was not enjoyable. It is a shame because as I noted, the food was spectacular.

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  5. TaraSz

    Atlantic Canada

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentines menu did not disappoint! Every course was delicious, and other than a brief mix up with our neighbour’s courses(it was extremely busy!) that was quickly detected and deftly resolved, our experience was pretty near perfect.

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  6. BillyA

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended both the New Year's Eve Brunch and Dinner. The food was outstanding for both meals! Done to perfection! The wine pairings with dinner were perfection! The Whiskey Teller staff were attentive, knowledgeable and polite, making the evening enjoyable.

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  7. MarcW

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall. New Year's Eve, so it was celebratory noise.

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  8. HeatherC

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch all food well cooked & presented very affordable

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  9. ValerieS

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are never disappointed. Best brunch in Nova Scotia! It was very busy but the service was exceptional as always. Thank you Francis and Chef Pyne for another great experience.

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  10. LexieC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good. People that came in after us their orders were taken before us and served before us. We were there 50 mins before getting food. Not well organized for a brunch.

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FAQs

Founders House Dining & Drinks is rated 4.8 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Founders House Dining & Drinks

3816 HWy 1, Allains Creek RR #2, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Annapolis Royal
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Christopher Pyne
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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