Idlewyld Inn and Spa

4.9
152 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.

Currently offering a three course $50 prix-fix menu for dinner!

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!

What 152 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
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5.0
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4.9
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Cathi
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We hadn't been out for dinner since March so it was extra special for us to be in such beautiful surroundings with fabulous food. The service was exceptional. The Christmas decorations were just lovely as well. Thank you!

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JacquelineF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance for any meal. Beautiful setting, attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience with great food & service - thanks Catherine! Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most warm and welcoming staff and an excellent traditional meal for a very reasonable price. We loved everything about this place!

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Amber
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish, our server was lovely, and the Inn was the perfect setting for a date night.

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MichaelS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Definitely great for special occasions.

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Onor
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening!!! Our first and me and my husband had a wonderful evening to remember for a long time :). Who would have known Cauliflower (cauliflower steak) was that super delicous!!! everything was. Food was outstanding! coming back for sure . Thanks!!! Leonor & Rob

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TomB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top marks across the board. Old world meets new world perfectly.

JH
JeffH
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely lunch ( first time for lunch and we loved it. The outdoor setting was perfect, food and service was impeccable.

Excellent job by all

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken was amazing!
Fish was delicious!
Service was superb!

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Brentd
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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Sullana
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good place for dining...the menu was very limited, but that has been the trend during this pandemic. Our server was awesome

LM
vipLaurieM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely meal and wonderful service. Would highly recommend for special occasions

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Lena
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service as always, beautiful place.

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AmyP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th wedding anniversary

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KeithA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here. Food was great, atmosphere on the front porch was very relaxing, did not feel rushed at all. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Overall a great experience.

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CdnGirl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal. Had a lovely covered spot on the front porch. I heard the courtyard was also nice. Our server, Katherine, was wonderful. She was attentive without lingering and very pleasant. We will definitely go back!

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HowardS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined in the courtyard. Very relaxing, plenty of shade on a warm, sunny day.
Menu selection was reasonable, as were prices. Service was excellent, very attentive and polite. Made suggestions about our selections and beverage pairings.
Definitely a great spot for lunch or dinner.

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KarenMac
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to dine since covidi. The back patio is a great space you can easily self distance. Great evening. Only negative thing to say would be washroom should be sterile at this time and it was not very clean. I know staff are kept very busy during this time however during the pandemic this should not be overlooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast on the patio!

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MarcN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the steak. It’s amazing. This place is amazing

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bfarrell
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building and very well preserved
Food was outstanding as was the service... nothing fell short and we will be back !!!

TJ
TrishulJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The place is beautiful! Great experience and wonderful staff!! finished valentines night of with a lovely rose as well!

As for the food, my girlfriend ordered from the regular menu and loved the food! I ordered from the pre-fix menu and was disappointed with the polenta appetizer (soupy not very seasoned) and lentil wellington (way too dry) but loved the desert!

Overall great experience but wish I ordered from the regular menu!

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KateK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great service, great food. I've been here a few times now, food quality is always excellent.

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Corey
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here would definitely come back again. My wife and I both loved it. The food was exquisite, The best we have had in London in a long time. The chef is amazing,Great dishes with tons of flavour and interesting combinations.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We took our son for his birthday along with his wife. Meals were very well presented and sufficient in size. $300 for 4 with wine and tip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was slow. Felt like they were short staffed. We’ve been here many times before, and this is the first time the service was poor.

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BrandonK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend came here for our anniversary. The staff were excellent, professional, and went above and beyond to make sure our night was special. The food was amazing and delicious. We will definitely be coming back.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience my family and I had a great time

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to welcome you back again for another delightful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in London Ontario

Idlewyld Inn and Spa
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to welcome you back again for another tantalizing endeavor.

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ValeW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love going to Idlewyld Inn because it is like being at home. The staff is welcoming and attentive. The Victorian decor at Christmas is beautiful. My only complaint is that it was a little chilly.

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CatherineT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing bad to say. Most enjoyable and will return to sleep in the beautiful bed in room 101.

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VIOLETH
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience and the ambience is splendid. Recommend to all who truly enjoy a rare dining experieince.

JH
JeffH
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent with this reservation

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TrevorD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very interesting location. Couldn’t be happier ! Only issue is some of the tables feel like you are on a highway with servers and guests constantly moving beside you. So it’s a little cramped. But the food was amazing. I’ll be back for sure

LM
LiaMichelle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a phenomenal dinner. The prime rib was incredible and the seafood linguine was delicious. Our server was attentive and very pleasant and the room was quaint and intimate. It was a lovely dinner from start to finish.

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DavonaH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent elegant dining, well thought our menu and presented so beautifully. Great attention to detail from waiting staff.

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MandaV
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant/Inn. Lunch was delicious, service was exceptional, atmosphere wonderful!

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StevenB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here before a few years ago (2012) and we were not pleased. The last two times ,everything has been over the top. Service,food,value,portions,ambience. We loved it. Our new favorite restaurant in London now. Thanks!!

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IngridC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The turret room is a lovely spot for lunch with friends.

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Idlewyld Inn and Spa is rated 4.9 stars by 152 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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