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Idlewyld Inn and Spa, London, ON

Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.8
4.8
329 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

10:00 PM


Booked 14 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 329 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 recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    International

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Southern Ontario

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Ontario

    Romantic

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  1. JC

    JillC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday here and ate outside. It is a beautiful place with outstanding food. Very lively!
  2. BH

    BonnieH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was top notch. We sat on the porch and it wax lovely.
  3. T

    Teyman

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate off the barbaque menu in the courtyard. Everything was outstanding . The food , sevice and the dining area in the courtyard. The special music was also a special treat.
  4. SB

    SarahB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the service and atmosphere. We come for special occasions and will return for years to come. Highly recommend for anniversaries or birthdays.
  5. b

    bfarrell

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Hmmm. Long time patrons of this amazing restaurant however it’s starting to slip in the food department. The last few times we have had incredibly salty food and lacklustre flavour. I think the head chef needs to retrain his staff to the standards of the Inn. Barry
  6. J

    Jackie

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable lunch outside in the courtyard…food was delicious , service was great!!
  7. DD

    Danny2Dine

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal with outstanding service! Highly recommended spending a night at the inn and having a special dinner at their amazing restaurant. All food and drinks were incredible and they have a fantastic scotch collection.
  8. Y

    Yamuna

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly the best meal I ever had all of last year.
  9. TW

    TWest

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a return visit for lunch with a friend. The fish and chips were excellent, the batter appropriate, and the fish very fresh. Server was really helpful and efficient. Will return soon!
  10. C

    Cheryl

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Idlewyld!
  11. WD

    WayneD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff are superb. The food is excellently prepared with plenty of choices. The wine list is well chosen. The courtyard ambience is fantastic with umbrellas, etc. for protection from the elements.
  12. LM

    LaszloM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never been there before. Our waitress was a sweetheart. Truly impressed with everything! Thank you. Laszlo and Donna Meszaros
  13. k

    kimg

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    I have eaten here before and this time was below usual standard for service and quality of food. I am undecided if I would eat here again.
  14. AW

    AndreaW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly attentive service ! The front porch was the perfect spot to add to the charm of this historic inn. It is Surrounded by beautiful gardens . You feel like your in the country!
  15. KM

    KaiMc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Idlewyld for our anniversary and it was an amazing experience! The food was delicious, well-priced, and filling. Our server (Sarah) was very friendly and attentive and convinced us to try the sangria and the incredible mango creme brulee, despite being stuffed. Everything was perfect and I will definitely be returning.
  16. MH

    MikeyH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great way to spend our anniversary. Lunch on the patio!
  17. CF

    CharlotteF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We chose Idlewyld Inn for the outdoor courtyard for a birthday lunch as our preferred courtyard Inn was closed. The service was good but the food was mediocre for the price.
  18. P

    Paulv

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It is a great spot for lunch (or dinner). Sat on the porch. The perfect spot for a perfect day.
  19. MA

    MaryA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was good. I only recommend desk person have more enthusiasm and a bit more friendly also no information was given to us we had to keep asking questions. . I don’t mind paying money for great food but 2 scallops for $27 is a bit ridiculous. Also you need to have appitizers for people to share.
  20. LS

    LacyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal in the courtyard with friends. Beautiful setting, no mosquitoes and amazing food. Our server was attentive yet gave us the space we needed to enjoy and linger all evening. It was perfect!
  21. SM

    SanamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

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

    CathyD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    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.
  23. ML

    MikeL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  24. 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!
  25. LN

    LouisaN

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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.
  26. 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.
  27. MN

    MarjonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Brunch! Great Waitress and great company :-)
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. LD

    LynD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

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

    stablediner

    West Palm Beach

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.8 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 14 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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