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Idlewyld Inn and Spa, London, ON

Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.9
4.9
308 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
International
Welcome to Idlewyld Inn - London's Historic Boutique Hotel.


Featuring simple, yet elegant cuisine and a strong focus on sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary experience as you dine in style at the Idlewyld restaurant, surrounded by the elegance of our Victorian mansion.

Please contact us directly for current patio availability.
Our 70-seat dining room offers a locally-inspired menu of contemporary and traditional favourites and decadent desserts, complemented by our selection of award-winning wines, and draughts and ales on tap.


Savour every moment in the comfort of our sun-filled dining room, enjoy some al fresco dining on our gracious front porch, or escape to Idlewyld’s hidden Garden Courtyard.


Don't forget to check our events calendar, and join us for an evening of live music or Murder Mystery Dinner!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 432-5554 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Trevor Stephens

  • Neighborhood

    London

  • Cross street

    Ridout Street

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    International

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Ambiance

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  1. SM

    SanamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful stay and dinner. Lived my Victorian dream :)
  2. CD

    CathyD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions were large so two of us took food home. Service was excellent by Katherine, no hurrying and the food was hot and delicious. Great experience celebrating a Christmas gift in June for my 93 year old mother. We also stayed the night as part of the gift. She loved the whole event.
  3. ML

    MikeL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place so much we keep coming back to celebrate special occasions. Food is always outstanding and of high-quality. Wait staff are professional, polite and engaging. Very enjoyable to dine to romantic music by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, and others. Convenient to book a reservation through OpenTable as well.
  4. JM

    JerryM

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A most enjoyable experience staying at the Inn! We were treated courteously and professionally. There was nothing that they couldn't have accommodated us with, just for the asking. Every attention to detail was well executed. The dinner was exceptional and prepared with care. Highly recommend the octopus appetizer. They will take care of any food allergies as requested. But, always best to inform ahead when reserving a table. Our server, Brian, was absolutely amazing and answered any questions. Enjoy your stay and dining! We did!
  5. LN

    LouisaN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect from start to finish. Beautiful room. Friendly staff. Awesome food. We will be returning for sure. Exceeded our expectations.
  6. TM

    ThomasM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Requested courtyard dinning however placed on front porch. Disappointed with that but was very pleased with the service and the meal was fantastic.
  7. MN

    MarjonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Brunch! Great Waitress and great company :-)
  8. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Professional relaxed atmosphere. Always good food and service. Good variety on the menu. Will be back.
  9. MD

    MaridonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious. All three of us enjoyed it very much. We ate out back in the courtyard and, despite it being a cool evening, heaters were provided and there was a canopy overhead so we were very comfortable. Our server, Brian, was very efficient and courteous. A wonderful way to spend a special birthday.
  10. FK

    FrankK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Catherine, our server, was the best and made this a wonderful experience
  11. EM

    EllenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service, the patio is lovely. One of our favourite spots.
  12. RD

    RickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second stay at Idlewyld Inn & Spa was highlighted by our dinner there. Katherine was a warm and engaging server and the food was one-of-a-kind, elegant and spectacular.
  13. LD

    LynD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond our expectations. Wonderful cuisine, exceptional server and a beautiful setting on the porch made for a perfect Western student graduation family celebration.
  14. MS

    MichelleS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience! We had the Beef Tenderloin, octopus, and Scallops. The lemon blueberry dessert was delicious! The cocktails are amazing too!
  15. CC

    CathyandColleen

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful porch with tables and inside too. Fabulous food - try the seafood linguini with shrimps and Digby scallops! My partner had vegan risotto and the deserts were to die for! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the wine. Can’t say enough about this place. ps we stayed overnight in a pretty room in the renovated old building.

    Idlewyld Inn and SpaResponded on June 11, 2022Thank you!

  16. RT

    RichardT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I would like you to give the 2 waitress we had this morning ( Elle and Kathryn ) rating of 12 out of 10. They were excellent. Was able to talk with the Chef too,. I also give him a 12 out of 10 rating. This was the second time we were thee and I can honestly say there will be a 3rd visit. Thank You Richard Turner

    Idlewyld Inn and SpaResponded on June 11, 2022Thank you!

  17. PA

    PAtH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal as always. We both had the beef tenderloin and it was so tender and a generous size. I had the scallops for a started and they were cooked perfectly. The prices have gone up though as with everything else these days. Still for a special occasion it is worth the price!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and quality of food is excellent!
  19. s

    stablediner

    West Palm Beach

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with my daughter at the end of a busy day. Beautiful outdoor table. Terrific meals. Charming, attentive service from Katherine. Overall, great value and another wonderful experience. Our family’s favourite restaurant in London.
  20. SS

    SarahS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Idlewyld never disappoints. We dined on their porch with friends for a special occasion. The food was amazing and our server was so thoughtful and knowledgeable about the menu options.
  21. RO

    ROBERTR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience. A treasure in the midst of fast food and loud music venues.
  22. E

    Emma2

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around! Thank you Albert and Jacki for the great service. Compliments to the chef and staff on a fabulous brunch. Always a 5 star experience . We will be back again and again.
  23. CM

    CathyM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue to enjoy friends and family for an excellent dinner
  24. LB

    LauraB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    School/work celebrations.
  25. S

    Sherry

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary! The food was superb, artfully presented and so flavourful service was discrete and pleasant.
  26. CB

    CB76809

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal, as always! Pickerel was amazing! Thank you
  27. PA

    PAtH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Best restaurant in London by far.
  28. T

    Tala

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beet terrine was fresh and light. The butternut squash risotto was creamy and satisfying. Everything was presented beautifully and tasted wonderful.
  29. VK

    ValK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most delicous meal! Service and ambience were top notch! For a special meal, I'd highly recommend Idlewyld!
  30. L

    Laura

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    This was not worth the money. A simple buffet that they could have charged $30 for. They seated us in a basement cellar, and luckily moved us when we complained. The coffee was cold and the experience took way too long. Waited to be called to the buffet and waited to pay because they could not find the machine.
  31. MS

    MichelleS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! If you’re looking for excellent service and high quality food you won’t be disappointed. We sat in a private room with a cozy fireplace. The ambiance and atmosphere was lovely. We’ll be back! :)
  32. KW

    KevinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the tastiest meals I have had in London. And, unlike most ritzy restaurants, the food was abundant in quantity. I literally felt stuffed to the gills when I got up from the table. My wife and I have found a new restaurant to frequent, and all just a short walk from our home.
  33. AM

    AMenegoni

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    once again, the Idlewild dining experience delivered. It was an early Mother’s Day celebration, and I was made to feel very special. Our server, Catherine, was funny, warm, deeply knowledgeable, and highly skilled at her job. The wine bracket Poppy bracket was delicious, starting with a glass of bubbly was a great idea. Our meals were cooked to perfection. I had the strip loin, husband had the Pickerel, and daughter had the chicken. All of which were absolutely scrumptious and elegantly presented. Hubby started with the famous beet and goat cheese salad, which has got to be one of the most beautiful presentations of any dish I’ve ever seen. This is our second time in as many months… We will be back!
  34. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful dining experience at Idlewyld. Our waitress was tremendous & provided some great humour during our lunch. The food is always delicious. Would recommend to anyone looking for an elegant, quiet spot to enjoy the company of family or friends.
  35. LH

    LarissaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and delicious food. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
  36. JT

    JurgenT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Over all our meal was excellent. The service was attentive and the server Brian was very helpful with his suggestions. The only complaint was with my wife's meal. She had ordered the rack of lamb, and was disappointed in the quality of the lamb. The chops were small and hard to get off the bone. This was especially evident as we had celebrated a birthday five days earlier at another restaurant in Milton where the lamb tenderloin portion was enormous, each section was at least an inch plus in thickness. Thus my wife's expectation was high and she was disappointed. So three of four people were satisfied, the wine was excellent, and the service was wonderful. This was a special celebration as it was our third anniversary, and we were celebrating with the couple that had supported us during our wedding.
  37. s

    stablediner

    West Palm Beach

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Weirdly poor service. Confused and disorganized. Very unusual for this restaurant. Not sure if the waiter was new or just not himself that day. Food “looked” great. Beautiful presentation. It was dry and pretty flavourless however. We’ll try again but Sunday brunch was a bust.
  38. SA

    ShanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to have brunch here. Love the winter menu
  39. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our anniversary. Katherine was lovely. We will definitely be back. Very accommodating to vegetarians
  40. HC

    HectorC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellen food and outstindig service. highly recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Idlewyld Inn and Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 432-5554 ext. 0.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa is rated 4.9 stars by 308 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 5 times today
Google Map for Idlewyld Inn and Spa

36 Grand Avenue London, ON N6C 1K8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ridout Street

  • Neighborhood

    London

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Contemporary European, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Trevor Stephens

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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