Waupoos Restaurant

4.7
149 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Towards the water’s edge you’ll find The Restaurant at Waupoos Estates, a gazebo-style building nestled amongst vineyards with a panoramic view of Lake Ontario. What started as a humble outdoor eatery has since evolved to entertain guests year-round with (when permitted) both indoor and alfresco dining.

The Restaurant’s food philosophy is simple – use sustainable, fresh ingredients grown on our property for a true Farm-to-Table experience. Our multi-course prefix menus offer a combination of family style and plated courses in a refined yet casual dining experience. We showcase the region’s seasonally fresh ingredients, with vegetables and herbs stagger-planted in the property’s garden plots and proteins such as cattle, pork, lamb, poultry and game birds raised on our estate farm.

The Restaurant at Waupoos Estates is a proud member of Feast ON, a not-for-profit that connects foodies with restaurants dedicated to Farm-to-Table cuisine, showcasing the best of Ontario produce.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 149 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, scenery is wonderful, food was delicious, service outstanding.

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swaupoos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was spectacular. Our waiter sommelier was knowledgeable on top of being extremely kind and generous.

Food wise, some plates stood out more than others (the home made pita bread was divine) and the plate presentation lacked finesse at times.

Overall, great experience

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Junie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The prices were very reasonable for both the food and wine. The location was amazing and the staff very professional. We even had a visit from the chef which was a nice touch.

The only issue we had was transportation. We were enjoying the lovely wine so chose not to drive. We managed to get a cab from Picton to dinner but really struggled to get a ride back later at night.

Thanks to the Waupoos staff!
June and Andrew Smyth

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LucieM
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very good meal, and we recommend it to everyone who wants to have a good evening. The place is outstanding, the staff very attentive and courteous and the very talented chef certainly has a bright future ahead of him.

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SerenaH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We really loved our dinner at Waupoos Winery. We enjoyed all of the food except the mains. The chicken was dry & the texture of the beef was off even though it was cooked correctly. The waitress never refilled our wine & our bottle sat empty for awhile before we flagged her down for another drink. Otherwise, it was a stunning location & the rest of the food was excellent.

JD
JimD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time there. The food was excellent and the Manager and rest of staff very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We had lunch here on Sunday and had the fixed price menu. The atmosphere was breathtaking but the service was so slow. It was over an hour before we got our main coarse which was surprising. The restaurant was not that busy, and given there was a set menu you would think it wouldn’t take that long. Also others that were seated way after us received their food in half the amount of time. It’s like we were forgotten about. We ended up having to take our dessert to go. For a lunch that cost over $100 I wasn’t impressed.

SG
vipSteveG
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice food in a lovely setting. Highly recommend.

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Mockasian
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed a flavourful meal with a beautiful view from the terrace. It was also great that they had kid’s meal options too. The service was excellent too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is unbelievable and the atmosphere is wonderful. Andrea was our server and she is incredible.
The chef came out to see us at the end and explained a lot of the prep process which was really cool and very kind.
Love this place!

FF
FoodFanatic
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely amazing meal and experience. In the top 3 of restaurant meals I have had in my life Highly recommend.

RW
RobW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a surprise find in PEC.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

waupoos winery was great. the prix fix menu was perfectly curated for a great experience. Ana was an amazing server as well! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, very attentive service, good ambience. Well designed menu to taste the freshness local ingredients.

KW
vipKW444
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with the special Countylicious menu. Food and wine were great.

CM
CharlesM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Waupoose Restaurant!
My wife and I stayed at the ClaFeld House across the street from the Waupoose winery restaurant this past Saturday. We lucked out as that was the last day before it closed for the season. We chose from the countylicious menu. Everything from the cesar salad, smoked salmon, beef and lamb to the dessert was fabulous!
The service was excellent. We were very impressed with the COVID-19 protocols and how seriously they adhered to them.
We hope to stay at the house again this summer and will reserve for dinner at this restaurant once again for sure!
Cathy and Grant (Charles)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The host was friendly, attentive and was pleasant to chat with. The food was hot and delicious, while the lighting and music were at appropriate levels. The owner had a very fun and colourful face mask on and genuinely wanted us to have an excellent evening at his establishment.

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GabiG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service and food excellent. Beautiful location overlooking the vineyard on Lake Ontario.

DA
DianeA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices, quality and generous portion size. We had very attentive service in a lovely setting.

BM
BorisM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Would certainly recommend and will definitely be back.

JM
JannaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed the food. Tables spaced well apart and felt comfortable eating there.

SB
StuartB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fact that most of the ingredients for the meal came directly from the County.
Everything we ate was delicious. Highly recommend the bread pudding!
We'll be back.

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Nicki
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

2020 Countylicious dinner; first time there for dinner. Surprised at the simplicity of the ambience given the prices but the food and service were good.

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vipFoodie
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We always look forward to going to Waupoos winery for dinner during Countylicious. We particularly like the less frenzied pace of the off season. Smoked salmon and Caesar salad were excellent, I had the pickerel which was good and my husband had the steak which was cooked perfectly. We both enjoyed our desserts (creme brûlée’s and bread pudding) immensely. We were happy with our wine choice although we would have preferred a larger selection. Service started off a little slow but made up for it as the evening went on. Would definitely recommend! Bring your mask and wear it whenever staff approach your table.

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LauraV
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was lovely and the meal was delicious. All COVID safety precautions were carefully taken.

AG
AmandaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting and delicious food. Dinner menu was a bit pricey but well worth it for the quality.

JA
JohnANDCeciliaINOttawa
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Perhaps the experience would have been better had it not been during pandemic measures. We were cold, as the door was left open. It was frustrating to see a couple seated in the inner circle, in warmth and luxurious chairs, while the rest of us ate in the outer circle. The food may have been delicious but it had been over salted.

CC
CharlotteC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

There was absolutely no ambiance in this restaurant. Fluorescent lights were on and the waiter’s covid mask was Halloween themed with a scary bloody clown smiling on it! Very unprofessional and unsettling for what was supposed to be a finer dining experience at a winery. There were also buckets full of dirt and unpotted plants right behind our table as if we were dining in a greenhouse. The food was okay but the real issue was the total lack of ambiance.

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CatherineO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and we feel special beings checked in from time to time even by the chef to ensure we have a perfect thanksgiving dinner.
Great service and wonderful place to bring the family.

CB
ChantaleB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Ribs were not cooked to perfection.
A bit disappointed.
Cold in the restaurant.
Covid precautions were very well respected.
Would not return.
They need to light the walkway from restaurant to parking!
It was pitch black!

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Disappointing
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ordered a steak with a side poutine. They served my steak on top of the poutine. Ordered a bottle of wine and they gave us plastic cups. Also served me a warm cider. Apologized for the temperature of the cider and offered me ice for it. It took over an hour for the table beside me to get their food as-well.

I ate there in the past and had a great experience and time but this time I spent 120$ and really came out feeling like it wasn’t worth it.

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Mikek
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We were greeted by a rude host, no water was served. Beer was warm without carbonation and waitress offered us ice cubes to go with it. We waited 85 minutes for sandwiches and when we asked why, the staff answered that they were focusing on making steaks and chicken off the "after 4p" dinner items. Food was not terrible once we got it but if you are looking for elevated food synonym of eating at a winery then this is 100% not it. Expect overpriced pub food with little taste and poor service that is becoming increasingly a trend in Prince Edward County. If you thought they did not like tourists before COVID-19, you have seen nothing yet.

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Wino
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The best way to describe this restaurant is "meh". The food is passable, but not exquisite, if you are thinking you are going to a winery in Niagara, where the restaurants are great, it is not.
Started off with the caprese salad and poutine, salad was good, poutine they used processed gravy, unfortunately they do not make their own...salad was a 4 out of 5 poutine was a 3 out of 5
I had the chicken, skin was rubbery, not crispy, polenta was good. my date had the ribs with fries which was reminiscent of a chain restaurant that sells side ribs, both were a generous 3 out of 5
It is a winery and they have barrels of fermenting things inside the restaurant which would account for the sour smell that you get a whiff of every once in a while.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is a cool concept. But... It was cold, had a very strong garbage smell (the lake?) and flies! For our anniversary with a request for a window seat we were seated at the back next to a storage area.
It is definitely a casual and energetic fun place to grab a burger

LJ
LoriJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Good food but unwelcoming attitude from the Manager (?) front of house staff. Wouldn’t go back or recommend.

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Tanya
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the property alone is stunning. You are in the vineyard in a circular restaurant. Our weather was chilly and we could not sit outside, but they made sure to allow us to have an excellent view of the water. Our server was super bubbly and friendly and had no problem telling us the specials and recommendations. We had the smoked salmon plate to start and it was DELICIOUS. After for our main course we had the 28 aged prime rib and to say delicious, was an understatement.....it was UNREAL! The food melted in our mouths.

It was a super nice treat and we would DEFINITELY go back. One of the nicest meals we have had in ages!

CM
CristyM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our time at Waypoos restaurant. Service was very good.

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Emilyyy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was a little bit skeptical after reading the reviews of this restaurant, but oh my goodness they were wrong.

The location is absolutely breathtaking and the food was delicious. When you book in a location like this I often think I am paying for the view but this time I was wrong because the food was fantastic.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the county it was fabulous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful as always. Unfortunately it was chilly for eating outside but had to be that way to keep everyone safe during this pandemic.

FAQs

Waupoos Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 476-8338.

Waupoos Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 149 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.