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Waupoos Restaurant, Picton, ON

Waupoos Restaurant

4.5
4.5
181 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.

The Restaurant’s philosophy is simple – use sustainable, fresh ingredients grown or raised on our property for a true Farm-to-Table experience. For dinner and brunch/lunch services, the restaurant offers a multi-course prefix menu showcasing a combination of family style and plated courses in a refined yet casual dining experience. r.

Walk ins are welcomed when available, and for groups of 9 or more, please contact the restaurant directly to make the reservation.

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.

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Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 476-8338

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott McInerney

  • Neighborhood

    Kingston

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

$115. Menu subject to change due to seasonal availability and harvest quantities

Featured Items

  • Bread

    House-made sourdough rye served with buffalo sour cream and black garlic butter

    • Pâté

      Served with selection of preserves and crisps

      • Soup

        Romano bean soup served with maple braised ham hock pressée, crispy winter greens and potato julienne

        • Pasta

          Handmade linguine, estate rosemary cured pork jowl finished with garlic and white wine

          Main Course

          Mains are served with seasonal family style vegetables from our farm. Choice of:

          • Poached Herring

            Poached Bay Williams' "catch" with shaved radish and sorrel infused velouté

            • Chicken Confit

              Estate-raised confit chicken with white bean purée, mushrooms and bacon

              • Lentil Risotto

                Green lentil risotto with black kale, tomato passata and pepper coulis

                • Lamb Pithivier

                  Braised lamb neck and seared loin pie with gooseberry gastrique and jus

                  Sweets

                  • Hazelnut Praline Mille Crepe

                    with estate-grown sour cherries, swiss meringue and rosemary gelato

                    Last updated: April 13, 2022

                    What 181 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.5
                    4.5 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.6Food
                    • 4.5Service
                    • 4.4Ambience
                    • 4.2Value

                    NoiseModerate

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                    1. LM

                      LudovickM

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                      Pretty much everything was ok, except one of the main dishes, the lamb, wasn’t good at all. We were not able to cut it, even less chew it. It was exchanged for something else, but no apologies were offered. It happened to at least another customer from what I know.

                    2. AW

                      AmyW

                      Toronto

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined 6 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We came with two families with two young children (one with food allergies) and they were very accommodating. The ambiance and food were top notch!! Damian the server was wonderful. Definitely will go back. Best tasting brunch I’ve ever had

                    3. DW

                      DavidW

                      Toronto

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was delicious and unique. Ingredients all come from the farm or locally sourced and presented beautifully. Lovely setting with a view of the lake.

                    4. S

                      Stu2

                      New England

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      The food was better than we even imagined, and while it isn’t an inexpensive brunch, you get a lot of delicious food for the fixed price. We sat outside and the view was beautiful, but there was a lot of back and forth activity as if they were taking down from an event. It wasn’t that disruptive but would’ve been nice to know, since we were entertaining out of town guests. Overall a great experience and we will be back!

                    5. A

                      Adunn

                      Toronto

                      3 reviews

                      2.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall2food2service4ambience3

                      We have been returning customers for many years especially for Mother’s Day . But our recent trip was less than memorable . We got the brunch with a bone broth soup / and some of us got the asparagus salad , which was just cooked asparagus( Probably the best thing we ate ) the bone broth soup was brought out with tiny cut up raw veg’s and a Luke warm bone broth poured over them. The vegs were still raw and the soup itself was just not very good , uncooked veg is soup is just unappetizing. Our meals mostly of the pork belly Benny would of been lovely because the eggs were fresh but the pork belly was like a tough very flavourless piece of meat. Not a lot to chose from to begin with but for the price of everything , I was so disappointed . We have been so many years but this year I found the menu flat and the farm to table experience really hard to replace the quality of dining they offered before. Not to mention the bathroom we were told to use was very unkept and the soap was an old hand sanitizer with water added to it. I felt so strange being there this year , almost as if it was a completely different place. Lastly with brunch we were charged for 2 people drinking tea and coffee $10 for specialty coffee and tea and they charged my mom for a refill on her coffee. I’m so disheartens by this whole experience.

                    6. EM

                      ElaineM

                      Vancouver

                      4 reviews

                      1.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                      overall1food3service1ambience2

                      Everything that could go wrong did. Considering there were only 2 other tables the service was horrendous. I asked for a decaf latte and my friend a regular latte. When they arrived I asked which one was decaf, he said neither......I drank it anyways. I ordered salad with NO beans and the omelette, my friend ordered the soup and mushrooms on toast. Two soup arrived, I said I ordered the salad, then my salad arrived WITH the beans. The omelette was barely warm and very bland. I asked for salt and pepper and they never arrived. Very disappointing and will never return.

                      Waupoos RestaurantResponded on April 13, 2022

                      Hi Elaine. Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry that your experience was not up to the standard we aim for here at Waupoos Estates. While it is no excuse, we do have several new seasonal staff that are in training at the moment and it seems this may have negatively impacted your visit, but rest assured we will bring your feedback to all staff to ensure this is a one off. We also hope you will change your mind and allow us another chance in the future to get this right. Thank you again.

                    7. c

                      cmdacos

                      Toronto

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Absolutely outstanding food and service during our brunch although certainly an off season timing evident in some ongoing renovations that took slightly away from the ambience. The food quality and presentation though more than made up for the renovations. Amazing meal, view and experience.

                      Waupoos RestaurantResponded on April 13, 2022

                      Thankyou for the feedback, we're really happy to hear that our (slightly delayed) renovations didn't impact your overall experience too much. We look forward to welcoming you back to Waupoos again, hopefully one day soon.

                    8. DS

                      DarrenS

                      Toronto

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Great brunch on a rainy Saturday in March. The food and service were fantastic, I can only imagine how great this place is in the summer! hope to be back!

                      Waupoos RestaurantResponded on April 13, 2022

                      Thank you for the feedback! We hope you'll be back in the summer too!

                    9. ZM

                      ZoeMillsRogers

                      Toronto

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Brunch was absolutely outstanding. Hands down the best eggs Benedict I have had in my life. Beautiful atmosphere. amazing service . Can't wait to go back for their 5 course dinner.

                      Waupoos RestaurantResponded on April 13, 2022

                      Amazing! We're so glad you enjoyed your brunch and we look forward to welcoming you for dinner one day soon.

                    10. KM

                      KimM

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      Each of the five course of the prix fixe menu was very well executed and served. My husband and I had lamb shanks for our main course and the portions were immense. I would say my only disappointment was a lack of ambiance. When I could not get a reservation for Saturday ( it turns out it was booked for an event ) and the only times offered for Friday were 5:30 or 6:30pm I expected a full restaurant. As it turned out there was one table at 5:30 and our table of four. The restaurant was not at fault and I’m sure it would be absolutely delightful in the summer.

                    11. SG

                      ShannonG

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                      We really enjoyed the meal and knowing everything was grown on the property. It is a special place.

                    12. JB

                      JBTRF

                      Toronto

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on November 6, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Waupoos Restaurant offers a unique dining experience. Every delicious morsel and wine in our glass is produced, farmed, harvested, made, smoked on the estate (except for the salmon which is farmed in neighbouring Cobourg, close enough). The flavours are simple yet complex. There is such an elegance to Chef Scott's execution. Pretty humbling to have that kind of creativity & skill manifest onto our plate. The service is phenomenal. Damien, their GM, works the room with such ease that you can't help but feel special yet comfortable. And he is knowledgeable of all things County! Everyone we encountered from the person that greeted us at the door to the fellow that cleared our table were pros. If you want exceptional, dine here.

                    13. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Toronto

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on November 3, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Tonight dinner was exceptional. We all loved the whole experience!

                    14. JA

                      JoanneA

                      Montreal

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on October 30, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Excellent. Food, presentation, service. We'll return.

                    15. PR

                      PierreR

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 21, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Magnificence meal! Superb, friendly service. A must while visiting PEC. Cheers !

                    16. r

                      ronw

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 21, 2021

                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                      The server was outstanding . What else can I say. The food was excellent except the steak was a bit grainy; the fish was perfect

                    17. F

                      Frewman

                      Toronto

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on October 20, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Fabulous meal! Wonderful exhibition of locally produced foods. After being seated a large group arrived and was seated in our area. Restaurant staff were completely understanding and friendly about moving us to another table. Very professional.

                    18. RH

                      RHam

                      Detroit

                      18 reviews

                      5.0

                      18 reviews

                      Dined on October 14, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent cuisine ! Loved every bite ! Celebrated our anniversary at Waupoos and will fondly remember this evening for years to come.

                    19. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Toronto

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 13, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      One of the finest dining experiences my wife and I have ever enjoyed. Waupoo has overcome the accute staff shortage the region is experiencing by attracting great employees. The food and wine is grown entirely from their property and their chef is world class.

                    20. G

                      George

                      Toronto

                      13 reviews

                      5.0

                      13 reviews

                      Dined on October 12, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Beautiful venue! Would love to come back in summer to see the lake while dining. Great service and delicious food! Hats off to the Chef and staff

                    21. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Vancouver

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on October 9, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Outstanding! What a beautiful dinner…the taste and presentation was spectacular. Chef Scott always outdoes himself!!!

                    22. R

                      Rachel

                      Toronto

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 9, 2021

                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                      The menu was outstanding , Every dish was tasteful set up, there was more than enough time between appetizer ,soup, main and desert. For once no rush to seat the next shift..great. one of the restaurant we went to in Canada....we're coming from Belgium (Belgium) and didn't experience a lot of great restaurants so far. Congratulations , one point can better the ambiance...

                    23. C

                      Chica

                      Ottawa

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 9, 2021

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      We had a lovely meal October 9 at the Waupoos Winery restaurant. We had not realized it was a five course prix fixe dinner, so we perhaps did not need quite as much food that evening. Nonetheless, the quality of all the dishes was very good and the service throughout the evening was excellent. We chose pickerel and short ribs as our main dishes and both were very good. Less popular with us was the charcuterie board, but the restaurant-baked bread was outstanding and a pasta dish was superb. All in all, a very nice evening.

                    24. TE

                      TerryE

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 7, 2021

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Waupoos delivered a meal to remember. We, a party of eight, enjoyed a variety of delicious tastes from the surrounding gardens. The service was excellent and we really appreciated the enlightening and amusing commentary from the chef. The only disappointment was the goat, which we found tough and grizzly. However, all the other courses were delicious and delightful.

                    25. JT

                      JacquesT

                      Montreal

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on October 1, 2021

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      The break was awesome ... The other services very good.

                    26. NL

                      NancyL

                      Toronto

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on September 30, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food was fabulous and the portions were very generous. We dined overlooking Lake Ontario on a lovely fall evening. Our server was excellent and very entertaining. We would definitely go again.

                    27. A

                      Anne

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on September 28, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Wonderful and creative food. A real gem in Prince Edward County!

                    28. MN

                      MarkN

                      Toronto

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on September 28, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Our server was timely and courteous during the entire service. He even took the time to open the wine shop back up so we could purchase some bottles. The chef took the time to bring each course out personally and explain each dish. The food is was both delicious and interesting in the way that each dish was something unusual and wouldn’t necessarily be something that, as a diner, one would think of. All of the food that we ate was locally sourced. The food was mostly sourced from the grounds of the winery and everything that wasn’t from there was sourced locally. My wife and I loved that they made the effort to do this and showcase the quality of local ingredients. Our overall experience and meal were top shelf. If you’re in Prince Edward County please make one of your dinner choices Waupoos Restaurant.

                    29. T

                      Tess

                      Toronto

                      5 reviews

                      3.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on September 23, 2021

                      overall3food3service5ambience2

                      The restaurant is clearly trying to achieve. The setting is lovely. The service was good. The food was okay but generally lacked flavour and character. The pasta dish, for example, had no taste, although it was cooked well. The online menu suggested that they would have dry aged beef, which is certainly not what was presented; to be fair, there was a caveat that the menu could change due to availability. As we were going in the chefs were discussing how much chicken to cook and they noted that they had one left over from the previous night, which did not inspire confidence. The dining room is all hard surfaces and too noisy to suit us. The food was okay, and there was a lot of it, but I can't see going back unless the food (and wine) substantially improves.

                    30. JB

                      JohnB

                      Toronto

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on September 22, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      In our opinion the best restaurant in the County. Creative and beautifully presented dishes using local products. Scott McInerney's beet carpacio with house smoked salmon was a particularly inspired combination. We both had the fish which was excellent and very well prepared highlighting it's freshness. The house made custard with peach preserve was lovely. The weakest dish was the cheese with fermented plum which overpowered the delicate cheese. Overall a great meal and well paced attentive service. Check it out when in PEC.

                    31. C

                      Carmin

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on September 22, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      My wife and I are still talking (seven days later!) about the warm-tender-amazing pita served to start. Everything that followed was very good. We liked the concept of one price for the whole 6 course meal (our favorite restaurant in Granby, QC does the same).

                    32. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Phoenix

                      12 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      12 reviews

                      Dined on September 21, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      What an outstanding experience! We absolutely loved the Chef’s six course tasting menu as we celebrated my husband’s Birthday! The quality and attention to detail created a farm to table dinner to remember! The ambiance of the restaurant and waterfront location added to the peaceful and beautiful setting! Highly recommended for all foodies 🥰!

                    33. TK

                      TomK

                      Toronto

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on September 18, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    34. s

                      swaupoos

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on September 17, 2021

                      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

                    35. LM

                      LucieM

                      Montreal

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on September 17, 2021

                      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.

                    36. J

                      Junie

                      Toronto

                      8 reviews

                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on September 17, 2021

                      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

                    37. SH

                      SerenaH

                      Toronto

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on September 17, 2021

                      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.

                    38. JD

                      JimD

                      Toronto

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      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

                    39. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      2.0

                      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.

                    40. SG

                      SteveG

                      Toronto

                      31 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      31 reviews

                      Dined on September 5, 2021

                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                      Very nice food in a lovely setting. Highly recommend.

                    Safety precautions

                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                      • Contactless payment available

                    FAQs

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

                    Waupoos Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

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

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                    Booked 10 times today
                    Google Map for Waupoos Restaurant

                    3016 County Road 8 Picton, ON K0K 2T0

                    Dining areas

                    Additional information

                    • Neighborhood

                      Kingston

                    • Hours of operation

                      Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                    • Cuisines

                      Contemporary Canadian, Farm-to-table, Winery

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Dining

                    • Dress code

                      Smart Casual

                    • Parking details

                      Private Lot

                    • Payment options

                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive chef

                      Scott McInerney

                    • Additional

                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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