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Waupoos Restaurant

3.8
122 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Located just below the winery, nestled amongst the vines, overlooking Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County is the Restaurant at Waupoos Estates Winery.

Our focus is Farm to Table – our estate has a fully operational farm where we raise poultry, game birds, lambs, goats, pigs and rabbit. We have several sections of garden totalling 100 acres and multiple herb gardens. Located across the street from the restaurant you aren’t a mile away from where the proteins and produce we grown is located.

We are proud members of FeastON – Ontario culinary tourism – connecting foodies with restaurants showcasing Ontario produce, proteins and a focus on Farm to Table cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 122 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmandaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlotteC
1 review
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.

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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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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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 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

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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
2 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!

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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.

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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.

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CarrieS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food is not great, not fans of the wine, setting is gorgeous, good place to hang out. Order beers & walk around the property. Beautiful at sunset.

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MikeDacommie
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wines, oldest Winery in Prince Edward County, the food is locally sourced, so no lobster, but everything is great. I suggest reservations!

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MarisaL
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Staff and ambience compliance with Covid19 was excellent. However, the indoor dining room "stunk" something awful as they were either pickling something or fermenting something in these huge blue vats at the back of the dining room. The food, a half rack of St. Louis ribs, and the steak that we ordered were "ok" ribs were tender, but after a couple of them, I tired of the flavour. The french fries came with both orders and they were great. The most disappointing part was the recommendation to buy a bottle of their House Red. Not at all what we were hoping for and for $75+ per bottle, I wish we had asked how much it was. A taste of the wine would have been a better option. Such a lovely location, and I know it has been a highlight of the area, but sadly, Covid or not, the main dishes were disappointing. We didn't stay at the Inn, we only went for dinner. Wishing them all the best, but we likely will not return if we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Upon arrival, the 3 waitstaffs at reception were rude to us. I told them that we made a reservation by OpenTable and she insisted that I was wrong or confused with another restaurant. When I showed her my OpenTable email confirmation she rolled her eyes and said it wasn’t meant to be able to allow us to book. So why is that our fault? No “Hello and Welcome”. That is not how you greet guests coming in to dine.

There were plenty of seating at 11:30am anyways but they kept us standing there for first 3 minutes arguing with us. My husband finally said, “we are here for my birthday lunch, do you have room for us (2 of us) - even if we weren’t suppose to be able to book through OpenTable?”

Then we were shown to a table. No smile or a welcoming feeling to explain or highlight the menu.

The red wine by husband ordered tasted “off” so we asked our waitress what kind of red wine was it? She replied: “it’s the wine we produce onsite here.” Duh?! We knew that. But it didn’t taste like what we ordered. Then she said they didn’t have the one he ordered so they substituted for a baco noir. Well, it would be nice if they said they when she brought the drinks out or mentioned that when we first asked about the wine.

Food was unremarkable for the prices they charged.

The table next to us finished their meal while we were beginning ours and the girls clearing their table were so loud piling on the plates and the cutlery sounds. Hardly a nice atmosphere for a relaxing winey lunch.
There was absolutely no mention to say “Happy Birthday” to my husband or even offer of dessert even though we mentioned we were here to celebrate his Birthday.

What a waste of our time and an unenjoyable lunch.

They need better staff training and change the menu prices to reflect the quality of the food served.

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Leah
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation, were seated and then ignored for 30 minutes. We were so disgusted with the service we left. When we tried to address the issue with someone who represented herself as management, she essentially called us liars and said the restaurant doesn't take reservations. Save yourself the frustration and find another restaurant, this one is not worth your time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

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vipFOODIE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was poor! Waitress was uninformed with menu and wine. For a winery the wines selection was terrible. 2 White Chardonnay with description and the red was listed as Red Wine no description. Food was awful we ordered the platter of chicken and ribs to share, both were terrible!! Ribs were back ribs under cooked and tough, chicken too spicy, veg was dry over cooked!
Never suggesting this place and won’t go back!

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Blackfoot
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Locatiom is one of the nicest on the lake.The staff were very great when a thunder storm came and we moved to a open tent on the grounds to habe our appi and wine.

The only thing that was disappointing was the use of plastic cups instead of wine glasses. They said due to covid however other restaurants in the region using real glasses.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely outdoor spot, beside the vineyard with a view to the lake. We took a nice stroll through the grounds after dinner. Attentive service and solid fare, if a little expensive.

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miceliaj
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fantastic outdoor patio with a fantastic menu that will include something for everyone. Their chef’s specials are fantastic, the pasta I had was 👌🏻

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LaurieR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and friendly. Food was delicious. We had the smoked salmon app, smoked ribs and turkey sandwich. I would recommend it all. The setting is lovely.

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KathyH
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great spot to go. Service was friendly but slow.

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StacyL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the food we ordered was very tasty. We also had beer and wine, which were great as well. The pickerel dish was very good, but the portion was a little on the smaller side. The grilled fresh zucchini was the best I've ever tasted. Server was attentive and the ambiance was very relaxing.

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ChrisM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting - we really enjoyed a very tasty Sunday brunch with our family overlooking the lake on a bright, sunny day!

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vipMWS27
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!

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AlexandriaH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible - the food, the view, the service. Highly recommend this wonderful spot.

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Diana
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant features a farm-to-table menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. The staff was very accommodating to our excited family. They suggested for us to explore the site while our food was being prepared. Within the property, they have a tasting room, a chocolatier, an outdoor tent, an expansive vineyard, and a small lookout towards the lake. Close to the property, there is a petting zoo, a store for local produce and ciders, and a pick-your-own blueberry farm.

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KathyM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful visit & meal with my adult daughter.
Unfortunately we didn’t expect so many families with children in a winery restaurant. Changes the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place overlooking the water. Sat on patio on a weekday so not busy. Then walked around. Looks like a great place to host a party as they had a tent, bar etc outside. Not a lot of walking from parking to restaurant to water which is good if you can’t walk a whole lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great , food was mostly great except the kitchen made my stEak well done instead of medium rare . I was too hungry to take it back so ate half of it and they only took 6 dollars offf ? Anyways everything else was good . Just hit or miss with the dishes .

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JANNEKES
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I would recommend only because of the location .
Food portions were small and did not rate a 10. Just a 4.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Fish and chips was good. The Green Curry was crap: under seasoned, rice was overcooked, green peppers we're to large, chicken still had the skin on it. Told the waitress but I doubt she told the kitchen

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Patty
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was not good. Tough, dried out ribs. Fat throughout the ribs. Pork and beans with hard chunks of pork that are not good for anyone to eat. Last time they had fries with it, but not this time. For the price that was supposed to be a special, the cost was way too high for what we got. They sat an entire group of young kids at a birthday party, beside us. The noise was unbearable. They could have sat people differently to not have the kids in with the other customers. Terrible sewer smell walking to the restaurant and terrible sewer smell in the washroom in the winery, that is always there and not pleasant.

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Escoffier
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience at Waupoos counts for a lot -- the scenery is unmatched and the location in the middle of vineyards gives it a certain -- and very desirable -- flavour. Since we last visited the restaurant has added a terrace with the same menu as indoors. It was a hot day but the breeze from the lake kept us very comfortable, snd there were thankfully no bugs. Comfortable also describes the food -- very good fish and chips and a nice hamburger for us.

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CathleenPyn8
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, the smoked Salmon appetizer was delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the wine. The atmosphere is very open and bright. We enjoyed a stroll around the property after our dinner. I would recommend this restaurant and will probably return on our next visit to Prince Edward County.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great meal on the patio overlooking the lake and vineyards. It was lovely!

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GaryT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Service, presentation and food just mediocre. Great location, wine was fine but unlikely to return

FAQs

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

Waupoos Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 122 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.