Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.9
199 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 199 people are saying
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DavidH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality of food and interesting presentation of many classical dishes. Wines reasonably priced.

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JoAnneL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful hidden gem. The ambiance is classy, the food and service are top notch it is good value for your money. I feel like you’ve been out for dinner and treated yourself without emptying your wallet. We will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and overall experience

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SheriP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn was lovely and nicely decorated for Christmas. I have been there on a number of occasions, but the most recent visit was the first time I enjoyed my meal indoors. All of the waitstaff were wonderful and the meal was exceptional! My only minor criticism is that the music often varied in volume - from barely audible to very loud where it was difficult to hold a conversation. It is a wonderful place to come for a special occasion or just to enjoy a well crafted meal. I will certainly be back.

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LornaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our time there! The food was excellent-presentation so nice! We had a very nice efficient waitress! The ambience was lovely and we enjoyed the quietness-we could visit and everyone could hear! We plan to return! Thank you!

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Rockgardens
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious relaxing dinner and were fortunate to have the turret room mostly to ourselves. Our server, (Cathy/Catherine, I believe) was terrific...attentive but not intrusive with a very pleasant and friendly demeanour. When we arrived the background music was a bit loud but was turned down immediately upon request. The food was very flavourful and the chef clearly has the confidence and skill to blend many varied ingredients to create unique dishes. Scallops appetizer and main meal pickerel were perfectly prepared...tender and not over-cooked. The chef certainly knows what he/she is doing! The ambience was enhanced by low lighting, candlelight, and the beauty of the historical inn building decorated for the holiday season. We very much enjoyed our dining experience. While pricing means the Idlewyld will be reserved for special occasions or get togethers, we would highly recommend it for an excellent dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the meal was perfect. The location of the table, the service was impeccable and the food delicious plus.

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LarryW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess who was also our server was excellent. A perfect blend of friendliness, professionalism and humorous. The food was superb.

At breakfast the following morning our plates were brimming over with delicious food.

An excellent inn and restaurant.

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A yearly Christmas tradition to meet for lunch with good friends for good food and drink at the Idllewyld. Would highly recommend it but make your reservations early!

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Archeus
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and classy. But remember what time of year it is… that’s right… it’s Christmas party time. A time when loud brash people invade otherwise wonderful restaurants and forget about everyone but themselves.

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RonO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel extensively over the years seeking 5-star service with unique boutique experiences in accommodation. The Idlewyld Inn does it all. We will return more than once! Brian, our waiter was a 10 out of 10 in all capacities! He was extremely personable, enthusiastic as if he was pleased for us to be there! Imagine a dining experience making you feel that welcomed? Very knowledgeable with all the Chefs selections is a very attractive attribute.
We read a review for the beet salad, and it far exceeded anything we could imagine. The warm bread to the Chefs' special soup to our wild boar and venison was delicious! Again, the presentation, and the variety of vegetables to compliment was excellent, perfectly prepared, and very bountiful.
The food quality and presentation (generous portions for gourmet) was outstanding. The Chef is exceptional in all his talents. John, at the front desk was Mr. personable and accommodating to us in every way he could. Especially his enthusiasm for the history he shared with us.
Essentially, the Idlewyld is at the top of our list for places to revisit and stay.

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BobR
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and was decorated festively. Staff was excellent.

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very reasonable lunch prices and great selection!

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ErinB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at the inn, and loved having the restaurant right there. It was so cozy and the food was delicious

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AngelaN
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent. Would recommend to anyone.
Big shout out to Tobias who went out out of his way to arrange a table for us on Christmas Day for dinner at 4:00 pm. You are very fortunate to have exceptional staff who always ensure that customers feel valued.
See you Christmas Day.
Angela Nirta

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TWest
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely filling lunch, well prepared and tasty. Great service also.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was kind and attentive and personable. The servings were very generous and delicious.

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SheilaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice to have a fine dining restaurant in London. Food was very improved since last time we were there which was before covid.

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MichelleO
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service, good food just a bit pricey.

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TerryB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighbourhood stop for special occasions. I have always had such appreciation for this grand old home.

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Leah
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allie was amazing! Food was perfect! Everyone at the inn is super friendly. The dining room is beautiful. Not too many places comparable to the experience and cuisine provided at the inn. Top notch.

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Nezzy
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance. Did not feel rushed. Great assistance from server for menu choices.

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AliciaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. A memorable experience and will be returning!

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AdrianW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dinners were a work of art. The appetizer of scallops was incredible and tender. Had to send the glass of wine back as it was a chardonnay and not the Sauvignon which I asked for.

The meal was very flavourful and full of spices not usually used.

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Mightymom3
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most delicious lunch. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a high quality lunch or dinner at reasonable prices.

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LauraS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommend! The French onion soup was amazing, presentation of the entree outstanding!

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DeborahP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the lamb, caesar salad and soup were terrific, as was the warm rolls and balsamic and olive oil dip.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I enjoy Idelwyld but a tired of the menuwould appreciate somechanges

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DoctorFine
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great old Victorian home in the heart of London, Ontario...a perfect location for an upscale restaurant.

Menu is diverse with pasta, meat, fish and seafood options a-plenty! Service is just right. The meal was well-presented and delicious. Had the salmon main course - extremely tasty.

Will return...

DJ
vipDrewJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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ChristopherB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special treat. Highest quality location, food and service

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Babs
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Didn’t love the Brunch Menu. Disappointed.

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Obbligatto
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked as it was in the neighborhood and we needed an accessible option for a family member. Very accessible, food was amazing (prime rib special got raves) and our server Brian was exceptional. Beautiful surroundings too.

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SuzanneL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had dinner and breakfast at the Idlewyld Inn and Spa.
I had the striploin for dinner and it was delicious. The steak and the vegetables were perfectly cooked. The steak was tender. The flavours were amazing. Idlewyld has a good selection of cocktails and wines by the glass.

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BennyCPA
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location, great food and attentive service.
It is always a joy dining here.

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KarenMac
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the front porch for a birthday. Food as always delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely atmosphere with excellent food and superb service. I brought my mother for her birthday brunch and would recommend this to anyone looking to brighten someone’s day.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are thrilled that you and your mother enjoyed celebrating her birthday here with us. I will pass on your kind remarks to our staff here and we certainly hope to welcome you back again.

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Lena
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always come back to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 27, 2021

Hello Lena, Thank you for your continued support. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing Sunday brunch! Staff was great and food was delicious.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 21, 2021

Thank you very much and thank you for the support.

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KarenMac
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff that was entertaining as well as very efficient Food was excellent. The Harp’s fish and chips and the seafood linguine get top marks.

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on July 21, 2021

The staff is our biggest asset, thank you.

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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 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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