Windermere House

4.5
46 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Succulent steaks, traditional sushi and deliciously fresh seafood make for a winning Muskoka dining combination. You’ll find our appealing bill of fare accommodates your taste for selection and style. Fine food. Superb surroundings. Spacious seating. Attentive service. And the charming, relaxed Windermere House ambiance nestled in the heart of Muskoka. It’s a rewarding recipe for marvelous memories.

Windermere House is committed to keeping all guests safe. This year we have updated our services to reflect the guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Health. All of our waitstaff will be wearing masks, employing safe hand cleaning measures, and will be receiving shift-start temperature checks. We will be offering linen wrapped cutlery, linen-like wrapped cutlery, and sealed disposable cutlery.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 46 people are saying
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vipsusans
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast was. Rey good and those serving were attentive.

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vipsusans
Savannah
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good restaurant. Very nice location. The service was good and attentive but the waiter did not know that a dessert had nuts in it, not just as a garnish. This could present problems for some people.

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HansP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place to stay, dine and play golf in the Muskokas.

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Bubbles
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID, one is never sure what to expect when travelling and often concerned about the safety of doing so. The Windermere House exercised so many precautions, that I never once felt in any kind of jeopardy. The quality of the food, the professionalism and the hospitality of the entire team from start to finish, was fantastic!

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HansP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place to come on the fall. Great golf nearby. Nice staff and people.

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JoanH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was great! Free with our reservation. Dinner menu is pricey. Not a lot of selection.

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TinaL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ate outside and the view of the lake was beautiful. The food was very good. Try the vegetarian “crab cakes”, my kids even liked them. The pizza was delicious.

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TonyM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very peaceful. Great view of lake. Expected more choice in food. Only burgers and salads for lunch.

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vipMelissaC
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a great view!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a vacation destination. The Milford Bay trout was excellent, as was the service. We ate their 3 evenings and every meal and the service were great.

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viptjdunn48
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

tables were dirty, food could be found in cracks on tables, dirty forks and plates, not cool in these times of COVID-19. Food otherwise was VERY tasteless, saw another table have the fish tacos they did not eat them, should have known. And their version of a Cuban sandwich is a disaster ... it was served on rye toast, overly buttered, should have been a Cuban bread loaf, did not hold together well, meat tasted off too. Other than that the wine was good, a nice bottle of La Crema. Their version of a Moscow Mule was tantamount to drinking from a garden hose. Not good either... But is was a nice view, compounded by a dirty table, come on ... you can do so so so much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast. Our server Ashley was kind, helpful, considerate and very attentive. Had a pleasant experience enjoying our breakfast in the rain on the beautiful patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Excellent service. Highly recommend. Just another reason that made our stay so amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is delicious but it’s pretty over priced they were also very busy so service wasn’t amazing but it was good enough

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service, nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot top the Veranda view! Staff extremely friendly and they do everything to properly sanitize during COVID. can’t wait to return!

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RachaelK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was really good!

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TerriA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The double braised rib was absolutely delicious. It was out of this world.
The fish & chips were also very good. Decent portion size for the fish & chips.
We were on the patio. You couldn't ask for a better view. The hollyhocks were in full bloom & beautiful. Grounds very well maintained. Would recommend The Windermere & will return

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CherylR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff! We had Cassie as our server both nights we were there. She did a fabulous job!

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DenisH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. I was expecting fine dining given the premium status of the hotel so was a bit disappointed. At least the cost of the dinner was in line with the average quality of the food.

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SusanE
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good as was the Sevice from our waitress. She was very attentive and helpful. Little disappointed with the wait time between our salads and the main course (far too long) especially since the restaurant was not busy that night. Otherwise everything else was good. Great anniversary craft beer.

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Manitoulin2013
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had wanted to try Windermere House for dinner for several years. The food was excellent as was the ambiance. Service was very attentive and professional. We will return again next year.

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DwHh
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional, attentive staff.

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DonB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was wonderful & the menu varied. The setting in the veranda was beautiful & serene. Service could be greatly improved. It took us 1 hr & 45,minutes to get our entre even though mentioned the wait to our server & the restaurant manager.

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Leanne
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They should advertise that there is no sushi available on Monday and Tuesdays. We were disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous spot for a lakeside lunch on our Muskoka holiday. Excellent gourmet food and service. A cool relief from the hot sun in the inside Rosseau Grill. Highly recommend the Rosseau Salad and Milford Bay Trout.

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rob88
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best view in Muskoka... wonderful food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipTeehan
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Sushi was excellent and not horribly priced - it is Muskoka after all. Wife and daughter had pasta dishes that we fine but not exceptional for the price. Was a busy night and service a bit slow so don’t expect a quick meal but view and ambiance outstanding.

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AngeloB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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kiml
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for family member

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vipDraganV
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We celebrated Canada Day at the restaurant and opted to dine outside. Beautiful lake Rosseau and grassy slopes provided great outdoor ambiance. Unfortunately, the terrace patio setup was fair but did not match the outdoors spectacular view (Verandah).
Cocktails (Old Fashioned & Cesar) were carefully prepared and had a good, precise taste.
We shared two appetizers: crispy calamari and Milford Bay Trout Pate.
The calamari was well prepared, and the pate was spectacular.

I consume lamb frequently and like it rare. They prepared Ontario lamb, and all other ingredients were local. One of the best lambs in my long history of lamb consumption.
Taste and the structure of the rarely cooked lamb were phenomenal. Dijon mixed with rosemary provided a perfect backdrop for fingerling potatoes. Our party selected a bottle of Catena Malbec since we ordered different mills. Shiraz might fit a superior lamb better but have to admit that Malbec did very good.

The chocolate-based desert ended our dinner nicely.

I would warmly recommend Windermere House as an excellent fine-dining lakeside spot.

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LeslieW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's become a tradition to have lunch on the veranda each year for fathers day.
The view never disappoints and the pitchers of sangria and sushi is always
wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The meal was outstanding.

The spacing between our ordering, appetizers, main course and desserts was very long. But we had lovely company and it’s a lovely spot.

Our waiter’s excuse for everything was it was his first official day, his third day on the job or he was just new. He was friendly but absent minded. And not overly attentive to details.

It’s a lovely restaurant, the food is amazing. We will be back.

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Alarie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. Felt a little rushed to eat. No bread with the meal and waiter took a long time to return. The meals came quickly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was good - menu is a bit limited; would be great if they had some features. As it is, a bit tough to stay there for a few days and vary the entrees. Food quality is good a the service was decent. Would go back again.

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Marie
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had three different options. My husband had the veggie rolls and completely enjoyed them. My mom found her caesar salad and did not enjoy the fact the lettuce came as a full piece and needed to be cut but did enjoy the taste. I had the fish tacos and unfortunatley the blackened pickerel was so blackened and dried out. I found I did not taste the fish, only the spice. I did not finish my meal. The staff was exceptional and prompt. I will return and try something else on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, the only complaint is my husbands main came out about 10 -15 minutes before mine which wasn’t a problem as he ordered sushi. We started on the patio but the wasps became a problem and so the server happily moved us inside.

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HollyH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great, service was exceptional. However portion sizes were very small for the prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spencer our server was fantastic. Very engaging and attentive. The food was very good - very large portions. Great view from the patio - can’t beat it!

FAQs

Windermere House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 769-3611 ext. 605.

Windermere House is rated 4.5 stars by 46 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.